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Assessment Quality of Life-8D (AQoL-8D)

 

The AQoL 8-D is a quality of life instrument. The measure uses 35 Likert-style questions and takes less than 5 minutes to complete. The measure examines the following 8 domains: Independent Living, Happiness, Mental Health, Coping, Relationships, Self Worth, Pain, Senses. 

The AQoL family of measures were initially designed for use in economic evaluation studies (cost utility analysis (CUA). However their use is broader and need not be limited to economic or health related work.

Generic Children’s Quality of Life Measures (GCQ)

The Generic Children’s Quality of Life Measure (GCQ) is used to measure the quality of life in children between the ages of 6 and 14 years. It can be used with children in the general population, as well as those who have specific health or social difficulties. The GCQ is not symptom-oriented or problem-specific, but focused on areas that are interest to all children such as families, peer relationships and school.

General Well-Being Scale

The General well-being schedule is a self-administered questionnaire that focuses on one’s subjective feelings of psychological well-being and distress. The scale assesses how the individual feels about his/ her “inner personal state”. It consists of 18 items covering six dimensions of anxiety, depression, general health, positive well-being, self-control and vitality. The scale includes both positive and negative questions and each item has the time frame “during the last month”.

Four Factor Wellness Inventory (4F-WEL)

The Four Factor Wellness Inventory (4F-WEL) is used to help individuals make healthier living choices by assessing characteristics of wellness. The 4F-WEL was developed from the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL) and measures the higher order wellness factor along.

Five Factor Wellness Inventory (5F-WEL)

The Five Factor Wellness Inventory (FF-WEL) is used to help individuals make healthier living choices by assessing characteristics of wellness. The FF-WEL was developed from the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL) and measures the higher order wellness factor along with five second order factors and seventeen discrete scales.

Family Caregiver Quality of Life Scale (FAMQoL)

The 16-item FAMQOL is a brief, easy-to-administer instrument that has evidence of reliability and validity in family caregivers. Physical, psychological, and social well-being can be measured with 4-item subscales.

Child and Adolescent Wellness Scale (CAWS)

The Child and Adolescent Wellness Scale (CAWS) is a self-report instrument that assesses the social and emotional competencies of children and adolescents. It has been used primarily for research purposes.