Multicultural Quality of Life Index (MQLI)

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Mezzich, Cohen, N. L., Ruiperez, M. A., Banzato, C. E. M., & Zapata-Vega, M. I. (2011). ThQuality of Life Index: presentation and validation. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 17(2), 357–364.
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Purpose The Multicultural Quality of Life Index (MQLI) was developed to measure health-related quality of life in different cultures and is based on a critical review of global literature, comprising 10 dimensions of subjective quality of life, including aspects ranging from physical well-being to spiritual fulfillment, and a global perception of QoL.
Domain(s) Quality of Life
Target population Adult
Number of items 10
Administration format self-report
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Availability in other languages Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Greek, German, Portuguese
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The Multicultural Qualify of Life Index (MQLI) can be found here.

Non-exhaustive list of psychometric studies

Álvarez, I., Bados, A., & Peró, M. (2010). Factorial structure and validity of the multicultural quality of life index. Quality of Life Research, 19(2), 225-229. doi:10.1007/s11136-009-9581-0

Jatuff, D., Zapata-Vega, M. I., Montenegro, R., & Mezzich, J. E. (2007). The multicultural quality of life index in Argentina: A validation study. Actas Espanolas De Psiquiatria, 35(4), 253-258. Retrieved from

Kokaliari, E. D., & Roy, A. W. (2020). Validation of the Greek translation of the multicultural quality of life index (MQLI-gr). Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 18(1) doi:10.1186/s12955-020-01426-9

Liu, J. S., Mezzich, J. E., Zapata-Vega, M. I., Ruiperez, M. A., & Yoon, G. (2008). Development and validation of the Chinese version of the multicultural quality of life index (MQLI-ch). Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 32(1), 123-134. doi:10.1007/s11013-007-9076-9

Schwartz, K. I., Zapata-Vega, M. I., Mezzich, J. E., & Mozzetta, G. (2006). Validation study of the multicultural quality of life index (MQLI) in a Peruvian sample. Revista Brasileira De Psiquiatria, 28(1), 24-28. doi:10.1590/s1516-44462006000100006

Yoon, G., Mezzich, J. E., Shin, S. -., Ruiperez, M. A., Zapata-Vega, M. I., & Liu, J. (2008). The Korean version of the multicultural quality of life index (MQLI-kr): Development and validation. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 10(1), 73-80. doi:10.1007/s10903-007-9047-9

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