quality of life
the degree of satisfaction an individual has regarding a particular style of life. Although assessment tools are available to evaluate physical and social dimensions, an individual's general sense of well being or satisfaction with the attributes of life is more difficult to evaluate.
a patient's general well-being, including mental status, stress level, sexual function, and self-perceived health status.
Etymology: L, qualis, what kind; AS, lif Etymology: L, qualis, what kind; AS, lif a measure of the optimum energy or force that endows a person with the power to cope successfully with the full range of challenges encountered in the real world. The term applies to all individuals, regardless of illness or handicap, on the job, at home, or in leisure activities. Quality enrichment methods can include activities that reduce boredom and allow a maximum amount of freedom in choosing and performing various tasks.