There is a great deal of confusion in the literature in terms of defining quality of life. Many studies focus on physical health issues that individuals commonly face. Other studies highlight the psychosocial aspects of health and well being. This document provides a quick reference definition for students to apply to their health-related research papers that encompasses bio-psycho-social, socio-economic, and environmental quality of life influences.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 11:08 pm ad1c9bdddf
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QOL refers to " individuals' perceptions of their physical, psychological, and social well being in life in the context of culture and value systems in which they live, and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards, and concerns" (Edwards et al, 2007; Skevington et al., & WHOQOL Group, 2004).© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 11:08 pm ad1c9bdddf>