Quality of life of families with children with disability in the area of physical wellbeing in Latvia
1 Latvia University of Agriculture, Latvia
2 Latvia University, Latvia
Family quality of life, just like quality of life in general is multidimensional by nature and reflects interaction of different areas and their influence on family life; for this reason it becomes possible to study it in the context of different approaches. Analyzing the areas of family quality of life highlighted by different authors it can be concluded that the analysis of family quality of life must include the following areas: material, physical, social and emotional wellbeing, and also describe the factors that affect family wellbeing. The research of family quality of life is crucial in order to reflect on family's ability to meet their needs, while the possibility for families to meet the needs largely depends on the support provided by the state, municipalities, NGOs and the society as a whole. Based on the study results, it is possible to identify the type of support needed for meeting children's special needs, and also to highlight the tendencies in how the lack of this support in area of physical wellbeing affects their family quality of life. This study reflects the factors that affect the quality of life in the area of physical wellbeing of the families with disabled children.
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