Family Caregiver Quality of Life Scale (FAMQoL)

Nauser, J., Bakas, T., & Welch, J. (2011). A new instrument to measure quality of life of heart failure family caregivers. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 26(1), 53-64. DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0B013E3181E4A313
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Purpose 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.
Domain(s) Life Satisfaction
Quality of Life
Target population Adult
Number of items 16
Administration format self-report
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Availability in other languages Turkish
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Requests for the complete FAMQOL Scale and scoring instructions can be sent to the corresponding author. Correspondence Julie A. Nauser, PhD, RN, 2525 E Meyer Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64132 (

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