Diversitas: Perspectivas en Psicología
Print version ISSN 1794-9998
JIMENEZ CASTILLO, Jeimmi Alexandra; TELLEZ CASTILLO, Camila Andrea and ESGUERRA, Gustavo A.. Conceptualization and Assessment of Quality of Life in Infancy. Diversitas [online]. 2011, vol.7, n.1, pp. 103-124. ISSN 1794-9998.
The purpose of this study consists in revising the concept of quality of life and the basic criteria that are required for adaptation, construction and implementation of instruments in childhood. This collected information from different databases, which was later analyzed by specialized analitical abstracts and tables of analysis. The results show that although different authors argue that there is no consensus on the definition of quality of life for children and that it is not possible to differentiate between thisand the quality of life related to health, the analysis conducted over labor showed that one there is a distinction between these terms.
Keywords : childhood; health; quality of life; quality of life related to health; quality of life instrument.