Health care providers with little knowledge or experience in agriculture often provide farmers and ranchers with recommendations anticipated to improve health status, but may negatively affect quality of life (QoL) and participation in valued life activities. Scant data is available to identify QoL as experienced by farmers and ranchers.The study purpose is to identify quality of life factors of farmers and ranchers with conditions of aging, chronic health conditions, and disability.Interviews from five agricultural producers were conducted and transcribed verbatim.Tentative inferences of results are that existing and preferred QoL assessment tools do not accurately represent the distinct qualities and characteristics of farmer and rancher QoL, resulting in biased, inaccurate, or irrelevant data.!
Huband, Patricia and Mary Pierce Moran. "A Phenomenological Study of Farmer or Rancher Quality of Life Perceptions Who Have Conditions of Aging, Chronic Health Issues, or Aging." (2014). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ot/5