Mental health

The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL)

World Health Organization


The WHOQOL is a quality of life assessment developed by the WHOQOL Group with fifteen international field centres, simultaneously, in an attempt to develop a quality of life assessment that would be applicable cross-culturally.

Adaptations have been developed for people with HIV (WHOQOL-HIV) and an additional 32 item instrument has been developed to assess aspects of Spirituality, Religiousness and Personal Beliefs (WHOQOL-SRPB).

For further information related to WHOQOL-100 Field Trial and WHOQOL-BREF please send a message to

To obtain permission to use WHOQOL-100 and/or WHOQOL-BREF questionnaires kindly fill in the user-agreement form below and return a signed copy to us by email to the following address We will then send you the questionnaire(s) requested as soon as we can.