Proxy respondents and quality of life

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Schalock, Bonham, and Marchand [(2000). Evaluation and Program Planning, 23(1),75-85] used self-reports or proxy responses in their analysis of quality of life. This paper examines the appropriateness of that approach and reviews broader issues concerning the use of proxies and consumer:proxy agreement. These issues include: dealing with data from different sources (i.e., consumers and proxies), confounding of information source and consumer characteristics, response biases in self-reports, and future research on proxies. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-93
Number of pages5
JournalEvaluation and Program Planning
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Proxy respondents
  • Quality of life
  • Response bias
  • Self-report data


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