Older People’s Quality of Life questionnaire (OPQOL)

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Psychometric properties of the Older People's Quality of Life Questionnaire Validity Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research (2009), p. 298950
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Purpose This 35 item measure is designed to assess quality of life in older people aged 65+.
Domain(s) Goal Pursuit
Life Satisfaction
Positive Affect
Quality of Life
Sense of Meaning
Target population Adult
Number of items 35
Administration format self-report
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A shortened form can be found here: https://ilcuk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/OPQOL-brief-questionnaire-and-responses.pdf

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Bowling, A., Banister, D., Stenner, P., Titheridge, H., Sproston, K., & McFarquhar, T. (2009, August). Quality of life in older age: Psychometric testing of the multidimensional Older People’s Quality of Life (OPQOL) questionnaire and the causal model under-pinning it (Monograph 2). University of Sheffield. http://www.newdynamics.group.shef.ac.uk/nda-findings-2.html

Scott, J. E. T., Mazzucchelli, T. G., Luszcz, M. A., et al. (2023). Factor structure and measurement invariance of the older people’s quality of life scale. Current Psychology, 42, 12732–12742. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021-02507-8

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