Recent Reports

A listing and content of population surveys to measure aspects of wellbeing: Australian and International

Authors: Robert A. Cummins, Shannon Aiyuen Choong
Date: 2012

This report is produced under the auspices of the Australian National Development Index (ANDI) project. It documents some of the most easily accessible population surveys concerning the measurement of wellbeing.

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Impact of the Limbs of Hope Prosthetic Program on the Physical and Psychosocial Function of Victims of Upper Extremity Amputation in Sierra Leone, West Africa

Authors: Jeffrey Johnson, Kim Kargbo, Matthew Oakes, Stephanie Oakes
Date: 2001

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a comprehensive prosthetic program aimed at restoring physical and psychosocial function to internally displaced amputees of Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Limbs of Hope Evaluation Report (doc 222 KB)

A sociological perspective on CFS: a modern malady in need of humane medicine

Author: Neville Millen
Date: 2001

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Third International Clinical and Scientific meeting, Sydney Dec 1-2, 2001. Neville Millen, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Research Methods, Australian Centre for the study of Quality of Life, Deakin University.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Sydney Conference Paper (doc 71 KB)

A sociological study of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the micro-politics of change in illness construction

Author: Neville Millen
Date: 2001

The Sociological Association of Australia Conference, Health Sociology Section, Sydney University Dec 13-16 2001. Neville Millen, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Faculty of Arts, Australian Centre for the study of Quality of Life, Deakin University.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Sydney Conference Paper (doc 54 KB)

Social Benchmarks and Indicators for Victoria

Authors: Mike Salvaris, Terry Burke, John Pidgeon, Sue Kelman
Date: 2000

The following PDF document is in 3 parts describing a report entitled "Social Benchmarks and Indicators for Victoria". This was created for the Victorian State government in 2000 by the Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University.

It is essentially about a strategy for developing improved indicators and benchmarks of economic, social and environmental well-being both for the State government and for local communities, as the basis for better, more democratic planning, policy making and public debate. It was written for a public readership, and as a kind of resource kit.

  1. Document Chapters (pdf 157 KB)
  2. Document Appendices Part 1 (A-E) (pdf 843 KB)
  3. Document Appendices Part 2 (F-J) (pdf 170 KB)

Subjective Quality of Life and Perceived Control in Carers of people with mental illness: Pre and post participation in an educational course

Authors: Rachel Cousins, Robert A. Cummins
Date: 2000

This report is a research collaboration between SFV and Deakin University, researched by Rachel Cousins and supervised by Professor Robert Cummins.

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