Talking about Quality of Life

Cross Lag Model showing Fatigue and Social Role SatisfactionOur group presented several things at the International Society for Quality of Life’s (ISOQOL) 21st Annual Conference in Germany this October 2014. Highlights of our findings include:

  • People with active social lives and those who adapt well in the face of stress or adversity were more likely to manage and take charge of their condition better. This is for conditions like multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, or spinal cord injury. Read more about this presentation
  • For people aging with post-polio syndrome, the more tired, weak, and exhausted (fatigue) you feel, the more likely you were to be unhappy with your social life (and vice versa). Over time, we found fatigue and social life were connected. Read more about this poster
  • A number of people have told us how important is it to be flexible and adapt in the face of a challenge, especially aging with a disability. We looked at a measure of goal pursuit and goal adjustment and found out it worked well in people aging with a long-term physical disability. Also, we found that as people age, they become more flexible.  Read more about this presentation