Caregiver Quality of Life Index

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McMillan SC, Mahon M. The impact of hospice services on the quality of life of primary caregivers. Oncol Nurs Forum. 1994 Aug;21(7):1189-95. PMID: 7971429.
General information
Purpose The Caregiver Quality of Life index is a brief self-report instrument to measure the quality of life of caregivers of patients in hospice care.
Domain(s) Quality of Life
Target population Adult
Number of items 4
Administration format self-report
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Fee for use
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Please contact Dr. Susan Mcmillan for a copy of the measure at

Non-exhaustive list of psychometric studies

Oliver, D. P., Kruse, R. L., Smith, J., Washington, K., & Demiris, G. (2019). Assessing the reliability and validity of a brief measure of caregiver quality of life. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 58(5), 871-877. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.07.023

Weitzner, M. A., & McMillan, S. C. (1999). The Caregiver Quality of Life Index-Cancer (CQOLC) Scale: Revalidation in a Home Hospice Setting. Journal of Palliative Care, 15(2), 13-20.

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