The General Framework and Methods of the Care Keys Research
What are the determinants of quality of life (QoL) of care-dependent old people; and what is the role of care in the production of it?
What are the determinants of quality of care from the perspectives of the clients and professional carers, and how are they inter-related?
How should care be managed to provide positive care outcomes?
Development of a Toolkit, comprising models and instrumentation for evaluating care outcomes within applied research and care management practice.
To develop a theoretical model of care-related quality of life (crQoL) that also includes concepts of quality of care and management of quality of care.
To select, develop and validate instrumentation for research on crQoL.
Hence, the Care Keys project involved both theoretical and empirical research. This chapter outlines the general theoretical framework of the Care Keys research, and in Part II, the results of our theoretical research are discussed.
KeywordsCare Outcome Target Efficiency Client Outcome Good Quality Care WHOQOL Group
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