Research on medical treatment of chronic diseases focused initially on outcome parameters such as survival and morbidity. In the 1980s it was realized that not only the 'quantity', but also the 'quality' of life after treatment was an important outcome measure. This awareness resulted in a growth of (health-related) quality of life studies and literature. In 2001, the Intemational Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (icf) of the World Health Organizalion introduced a new concept, suitable to assess the impact of diseases and medical treatment: participation. This concept is the central theme of this thesis in a study on social participation of kidney transplant recipients Zie : summary.
|Kwalificatie||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Datum van toekenning||3-jan-0001|
|Plaats van publicatie||Groningen|
|Gedrukte ISBN's||9789077113530, 9077113533|
|Status||Published - 2007|