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dc.creatorDžamonja-Ignjatović, Tamara
dc.creatorMilanović, Marko
dc.creatorŽegarac, Nevenka
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-02T12:20:11Z
dc.date.available2021-04-02T12:20:11Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0891-4222
dc.identifier.urihttp://rfpn.fpn.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/638
dc.description.abstractBackground: Families that have children with disabilities face numerous difficulties related to the lack of services support, social isolation and poverty in Serbia. Mostly due to the prolonged effect of social and economic crisis, there are insufficient adequate and diverse community-based services for those families. Aims: The aim of the study was to examine the effect of newly introduced services on the quality of families' life. Methods: A pretest/posttest study was conducted at the beginning of service and one year later to evaluate the effect of services measured by Family Quality of Life Scale (Hoffman et al., 2006). The sample consists of 153 families of children with disabilities from 35 different places in Serbia. Results: The results show that the services generally improved the families' quality of life, particularly in the aspects targeted by services, but also had significant positive effect on family interaction and parenting The services had the highest impact on the families that perceived the lowest life quality before using them. The life quality was improved, regardless of the type of services, but the effectiveness is affected by the severity of child disability. Implications: The results might be useful for further steps in developing and evaluating individually and flexible tailored service that support families' needs and suits them the best.en
dc.publisherPergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford
dc.relationEuropean Union (EU)
dc.rightsrestrictedAccess
dc.sourceResearch In Developmental Disabilities
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen
dc.subjectChildren with disabilitiesen
dc.subjectFamily support servicesen
dc.subjectEvaluation of servicesen
dc.titleHow services for children with disabilities in Serbia affect the quality of life of their familiesen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dc.citation.epage8
dc.citation.other68: 1-8
dc.citation.rankM21
dc.citation.spage1
dc.citation.volume68
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ridd.2017.06.009
dc.identifier.rcubconv_1326
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85021731417
dc.identifier.wos000408293200001
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.identifier.pmid28692947


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