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    World Health Organization Quality of Life assessment instrument (WHOQOL-100 & WHOQOL-BREF)

    Author(s)
    The WHOQOL group
    Purpose
      Pathology:
    Generic

      Disease:
    All

      Objective:
    To assess individuals' perceptions on the quality of their life

      Population:
    Adult
    Characteristics
      Type of instrument:
    Quality of life

      Mode of administration:
    Interviewer-administered
    Self-administered

      Number of items:
    WHOQOL-100: 100 items; WHOQOL-BREF: 26 items

      Existence of database:
    Yes

    [ Identification form available in the restricted level ]

      Time recall:
    In the last 2 weeks
     
    Language(s)
      Original language:

    [ The WHOQOL was originally developed in Australia, Croatia, France, India, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, Panama, Russia, Spain, Thailand, the UK, the USA, Zimbabwe ]

      List of existing translations:
    (the translations may not have undergone a full linguistic validation process. Please check status of translations with Mapi Research Trust / the developers / copyright holders / distributors)

    WHOQL-100:

     Arabic for Saudi Arabia
     English for Canada
     Italian
     Slovak
     Arabic for Egypt
     English for the UK
     Japanese
     Spanish
     Bulgarian
     English for the USA
     Kannada
     Spanish for Argentina
     Chinese
     Estonian
     Korean
     Spanish for Panama
     Chinese for Honk Kong
     French
     Lithuanian
     Swedish
     Chinese for Australia
     French for Canada
     Malay
     Tamil
     Croatian
     German
     Norwegian
     Thai
     Czech
     Greek
     Polish
     Turkish
     Danish
     Hungarian
     Portuguese for Brazil
     Urdu
     Dutch
     Hebrew
     Russian
     Zambia
     English for Australia
     Hindi
     Shona
     

     

    WHOQOL-BREF:

    Chinese  English   Indonesian Russian
    Czech Farsi Polish Thai

     


    Last update: July 2007
    Last update in collaboration with the author: June 2003


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