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Measuring the quality of life of clients with severe mental illness: A review of instruments

van Nieuwenhuizen, Chijs, Schene, Aart H., Boevink, Wilma A., and Wolf, Judith R. L. M.
This article describes the current state of quality of life assessment in psychiatry. In total, 11 instruments were reviewed in terms of method and source of information, psychometric properties, and other specific features of the instruments. Results show that only three instruments have been comprehensively evaluated on the grounds of their psychometric properties, that the majority of quality of life instruments are used for evaluation purposes, and that more attention should be paid to whether current instruments cover the quality of life concept adequately enough. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
URL: Record 1096 of 2480 in PsycINFO 1995-1997
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
Publication year:
Overall quality of life:
Overall 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
CQoLI - Client Quality of Life Interview
FLZ - Fragen zur Lebenszifriedenheit (Questions on Life Satisfaction)
LQOLP - Lancaster Quality of Life Profile
OQLQ - Oregon Quality of Life Questionnaire
QLDS - Quality of Life in Depression Scale
QLI-MH - Quality of Life Index-Mental Health
QLS-100 - Quality of Life Self-Assessment Inventory
QoLC - Quality of Life Checklist
QOLI - Lehman Quality of Life Interview/Index
QoLS - Quality of Life Scale
SLDS - Satisfaction with Life Domains Scale