Assessing quality of life for clients of Langs Farm Village Association: A case for inclusion of the social determinants of health approach in addressing quality of life in a community health centre setting
Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty of Science
In my master’s thesis research I investigated the relationship between participant inclusion in Langs Farm Village Association, a local community health centre, and quality of life. A quality of life survey which I developed based on prior research conducted by the Canadian Policy Research Network (2001) was administered to 130 individuals, 65 participants who attended a program and/or service at Langs (Langs group), and 65 participants who did not (non-Langs group). Results of multivariate ANOVA indicated group differences of statistical significance on four out of eleven subscales of my quality of life survey. Community residents who participated in a program or service at Langs Farm Village Association reported higher quality of life on three out of eleven survey subscales. I have described and explained factors associated with quality of life for Langs’ participants related to these survey results. In concluded that quality of life can be improved for community residents (especially those who are most vulnerable or at-risk) who access programs and/or services at Langs. My findings are discussed in terms of addressing the social determinants of health through a community health centre setting in order to improve quality of life for its participants and patients.
Penney, Annette A., "Assessing quality of life for clients of Langs Farm Village Association: A case for inclusion of the social determinants of health approach in addressing quality of life in a community health centre setting" (2006). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 794.