M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, S. Jay
Brain--Wounds and injuries; People with mental disabilities; Quality of life
Special Education and Teaching
An exploratory study was conducted to examine the possible differences in satisfaction with specific quality of life indicators developed by Schalock (1996) between persons with mental retardation and those with acquired traumatic brain injuries. A survey comprised of a Likert-type scale was utilized to interview 41 adults with mental retardation and 27 adults with traumatic brain injury to obtain their perceived satisfaction with their quality of life. The analysis of the data suggests that a significant difference exists between the two groups. The sample of persons with brain injuries expressed lower levels of satisfaction on 10 of the 11 items analyzed. An analysis of variance revealed a statistically significant difference between the groups on seven of the analyzed items.
Jarger, Todd, "A comparison of perceived satisfaction with quality of life for adults with traumatic brain injury and mental retardation" (1998). Theses and Dissertations. 1969.