A self-evaluation instrument for support plans


Alice Schippers, CHN University, Philadelphia Care Foundation, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands (e-mail: aschipp@chn.nl).


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.