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The World Health Organization's WHOQOL-BREF quality of life assessment: Psychometric properties and results of the international field trial. A Report from the WHOQOL Group
TLDR
Overall, the WHOQOL-BREF is a sound, cross-culturally valid assessment of QOL, as reflected by its four domains: physical, psychological, social and environment.
On Subjective Well-being and Quality of Life
TLDR
The concept of SWB recently converged with the longstanding international QoL definition (WHOQOL Group, 1995) and the separate need for SWB is discussed.
Expecting a good quality of life in health: assessing people with diverse diseases and conditions using the WHOQOL‐BREF
TLDR
This study investigated the WHOQOL‐BREF (UK), developed using novel, person‐centred methods and is a generic patient‐reported outcomes measure (PROM) without robust psychometric performance, which cannot be relied upon to assess individuals.
An International Quality of Life Instrument to Assess Wellbeing in Adults Who are HIV-Positive: A Short Form of the WHOQOL-HIV (31 items)
TLDR
A value of the WHOQOL-HIV short form is in monitoring QoL in multi-national clinical trials, and in clinical practice, and shows good internal consistency reliability and discriminant validity for ‘known’ disease stages.
Advancing cross-cultural research on quality of life: Observations drawn from the WHOQOL development
TLDR
Through a description of the World Health Organisation Quality of Life Assessment instruments and their development, the paper demonstrates how some of the earlier theoretical and methodological challenges have been addressed, together with a critique of its limitations.
The relevance of spirituality, religion and personal beliefs to health-related quality of life: themes from focus groups in Britain.
TLDR
SRPB is relevant to health-related QoL and consensually important facets should be included in generic health care assessments, and their inclusion permits a more holistic assessment and improves the case for a biopsychosociospiritual model of health.
Changes in quality of life and psychological need satisfaction following the transition to secondary school.
TLDR
The findings suggest that support for the needs for autonomy and relatedness would provide the most likely route to the enhancement of student QoL over the transition to senior school.
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