A self-evaluation instrument for support plans
Article first published online: 13 SEP 2005
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Volume 49, Issue 10, pages 806–808, October 2005
How to Cite
Schippers, A. P. (2005), A self-evaluation instrument for support plans. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 49: 806–808. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00756.x
- Issue published online: 13 SEP 2005
- Article first published online: 13 SEP 2005
- person-centred plans;
- quality of life-related support plans;
Background Actual practice in the Netherlands has shown the need of an instrument to evaluate the quality of support plans. This article describes the development of an instrument for such evaluation.
Method The concept of quality of life (QOL) domains were used to develop an instrument to evaluate the quality of support plans within a QOL conceptual and measurement model. Information from the literature and client files was used along with expert judgement.
Results Views on support can be divided in two dimensions: an emphasis on the person and an emphasis on relationships. With this information an instrument was developed for self-evaluation and one that is intended for the drafters of support plans.
Conclusion Data from 268 respondents demonstrated the instruments reliability and validity.