Abstract

In 1993, The Council on Quality and Leadership in Supports for People With Disabilities (The Council) developed a person-centered outcome assessment instrument, Personal Outcome Measures (1997). The Council has maintained a database (N = 3,630) of Personal Outcome Measures interviews conducted during accreditation reviews. Our purpose in this article is to report findings on (a) the relationships between and among the Personal Outcome Measures (The Council, 1997) and patterns of individual outcome attainment and (b) to examine the impact of characteristic variables (disability, organizational size, residential type, or source of program funding) on the individual attainment of personal outcomes. Alternatives are suggested for examining the dimensions of both quality of service and quality of life for people with disabilities.

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