Mental health

The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL)

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World Health Organization

Overview

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, and to obtain permission to use these questionnaires, please send a message to WHOQOL@who.int