Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Personal Independence Profile (PIP)

Description: A measure of psychological and environmental aspects of independence in persons with disabilities that extends beyond their physical and cognitive functioning [1].

Format: 85 items consisting of 4 subscales:

  1. Perceived control over one’s life (10 items about QoL)
  2. Psychological self-reliance (34 items addressing independence feelings and behaviours)
  3. Physical functioning (25 items that assess independence in performing activities of daily living)
  4. Environmental resources (16 items about housing, employment, and transportation)

The PIP is based on a model of independence that emphasizes controlling one’s life, having options, making decisions, performing daily activities, and participating in the life of the community.

Administration and Burden: Self-administered.

QoL Concept: This is a measure of independence, corresponding to Box E (self-esteem) of Dijker’s Model.

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