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Measures of quality of life among persons with severe and persistent mental disorders

Lehman, A. F.
In order to provide clinicians: researchers, program evaluators, and administrators with current information on the assessment of humanistic outcomes of services for persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI), the literature on measuring quality of life (QOL) for these persons is summarized. The literature on QOL assessment procedures up to the end of October 1992 for persons with SPMI is reviewed, covering QOL measures that at a minimum assess subjective well-being. Measures are summarized according to purpose, content, psychometric properties, patient subgroups with whom used, and key references. Ten QOL measures are summarized and reflect considerable variability on the parameters examined. Comprehensive, reliable, and valid measures of QOL are available although further development of QOL assessment methodologies is needed. More importantly, we must strive for a better understanding of how to interpret and use QOL outcome information.
Doi 10.1007/Bf00801903
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Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Publication year:
General health perceptions / HRQoL:
Health-related quality of life
Adults (18-65)
Seniors (65+)
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
PRO / non-PRO:
Non-patient Reported Outcome
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
2 - Interviews
6 - Clinical rating scales
CAF - Community Adjustment Form
CQoLI - Client Quality of Life Interview
CWBPCI - California Well-Being Project Client Interview
LQOLP - Lancaster Quality of Life Profile
OQLQ - Oregon Quality of Life Questionnaire
QLC - Quality of Life Checklist
QOLI - Lehman Quality of Life Interview/Index
QoLS - Quality of Life Scale
SLDS - Satisfaction with Life Domains Scale
SSS - Standardized Social Schedule