The success of vocational rehabilitation (VR) services is often measured by the percent of successful closures and employment rates at closure. However, these measures may not present a broad enough picture of the impact of these services, particularly since the ultimate goal of VR is lifelong adjustment for the individual. This paper presents data relating to the perceptions of quality of life for deaf and hard-of-hearing rehabilitants 314 years after closure. These data highlight objective and subjective criteria to describe the long-term adjustment of these rehabilitants. Discussion describes some of the contradictions inherent between objective and subjective data, and makes suggestions for using quality of life data as a tool for both individual and program evaluation of service impact.
Mowry, R. L. (1988). Quality of Life Indicators for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Former VR Clients. JADARA, 21(3). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol21/iss3/4