An International Quality of Life Instrument to Assess Wellbeing in Adults Who are HIV-Positive: A Short Form of the WHOQOL-HIV (31 items)

@article{OConnell2010AnIQ,
  title={An International Quality of Life Instrument to Assess Wellbeing in Adults Who are HIV-Positive: A Short Form of the WHOQOL-HIV (31 items)},
  author={Kathryn Ann O’Connell and Suzanne M Skevington},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={16},
  pages={452-460}
}
Few cross-cultural measures are available to assess quality of life (QoL) in HIV/AIDS. A short form of the WHOQOL-HIV—the WHOQOL-HIV BREF—was developed and tested. Survey data from 1,923 HIV-positive adults (selected for age, gender and disease stage) were collected in 8 culturally diverse centres. The ‘best’ HIV-specific item was extracted from five HIV facets of the WHOQOL-HIV long form using information about item correlations with QoL, health and domains, item discriminant validity and… CONTINUE READING
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