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Table 1 Factors and items of the DISQOL module (a)

From: The World Health Organization Quality of Life instrument for people with intellectual and physical disabilities (WHOQOL-Dis): evidence of validity of the Brazilian version

Factors and items
Overall
  Does your disability have a negative (bad) effect on your day-to-day life?
F1
  Do you feel that some people treat you unfairly?
  Do you need someone to stand up for you when you have problems?
  Do you worry about what might happen to you in the future? For example, thinking about not being able to look after yourself, or being a burden to others in the future.
F2
  Do you feel in control of your life? For example, do you feel in charge of your life?
  Do you make your own choices about your day-to-day life? For example, where to go, what to do, what to eat.
  Do you get to make the big decisions in your life? For example, like deciding where to live, or who to live with, how to spend your money.
F3
  Are you satisfied with your ability to communicate with other people? For example, how you say things or get your point across, the way you understand others, by words or signs.
  Do you feel that other people accept you?
  Do you feel that other people respect you? For example, do you feel that others value you as a person and listen to what you have to say?
  Are you satisfied with your chances to be involved in social activities? For example, meeting friends, going out for a meal, going to a party etc.
  Are you satisfied with your chances to be involved in local activities? For example, being part of what is happening in your local area or neighbourhood.
  Do you feel that your dreams, hopes and wishes will happen? For example, do you feel you will get the chance to do the things you want, or get the things you wish for, in your life?
Local Module
  Are you satisfied with the opportunities you have to work?For example, with the job offers you receive.
  Are you satisfied with the adaptations of your environment to your limitation?For example, access ramps, adapted restrooms, elevators, in the case of moving difficulty; signaling in the streets, in the case of visual impairment; sign language interpreters, in the case of hearing impairment.
  Are you satisfied with the opportunities you have to study?For example, if you want a school or university to accept you as a student.
  Are you satisfied with your nutrition?For example, with the amount and quality of the food you eat.
  1. (a) DISQOL Module – WHO’s Quality of Life Module for People with Intellectual and Physical Disabilities.