1 Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa 2008 Vol: 24(3):. DOI: 10.1590/S0102-37722008000300006

A qualidade de vida de pessoas com deficiência mental leve

People with intellectual disability are often neglected even though it is a question of their own quality of life. Thus, this study aimed to know the opinion of 15 adults with mild intellectual disability related to their quality of life and the opinion of their caregivers about it with an instrument that evaluates quality of life (WHOQOL-Bref). The data were statistically analyzed and compared. The results show that the difference between the evaluations was small in the questions concerning satisfaction with the physical, psychological, social relation and environment welfares. People with disability' evaluation was few higher than their caregiver's evaluation. There weren't significant statistics difference between evaluations, so that we conclude that the people with intellectual disability are able to talk about their own lives with an optimistic view and a very realistic way.

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