Göteborg Quality of Life Measurement Scale (GQL)

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Tibblin, G., Tibblin, B., Peciva, S., Kullman, S., & Svärdsudd, K. (1990). " The Göteborg quality of life instrument"--an assessment of well-being and symptoms among men born 1913 and 1923. Methods and validity. Scandinavian journal of primary health care. Supplement, 1, 33-38.
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Purpose The Göteborg Quality of Life Instrument (GQL instrument) was developed in the early 1970s (1).The WHO definition of health led the investigators to go beyond clinical observations and diagnoses, and consider self-assessment of perceived symptoms and physical, mental, and social wellbeing. Initially the GQL-instrument was used to assess the quality of life in a population […]
Domain(s) Quality of Life
Target population Adult
Number of items 49
Administration format self-report
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Sullivan, M., Karlsson, J., Bengtsson, C., Furunes, B., Lapidus, L., & Lissner, L. (1993). "The Göteborg Quality of Life Instrument" - A psychometric evaluation of assessments of symptoms and well-being among women in a general population. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, 11(4), 267-275. https://doi.org/10.3109/02813439308994842

Ivarsson, B., Malm, U., Lindström, L., & Norlander, T. (2010). The self-assessment Global Quality of Life scale: Reliability and construct validity. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 14(4), 287-297. https://doi.org/10.3109/13651501.2010.487217

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