Measuring the quality of life of women with rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus: a Swedish version of the Quality of Life Scale (QOLS).

@article{Burckhardt1992MeasuringTQ,
  title={Measuring the quality of life of women with rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus: a Swedish version of the Quality of Life Scale (QOLS).},
  author={Carol S. Burckhardt and Brigitha Archenholtz and Anders O. Bjelle},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology},
  year={1992},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={190-5}
}
The Quality of Life Scale (QOLS) was translated into Swedish and reliability and validity was studied. The Swedish version (QOLS-S) was given to 100 women with rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus along with the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales and a visual analog pain scale. Disease activity was also measured using the Ritchie Articular Index and a patient version of the Systemic Lupus Activity Measure. Results indicated that the QOLS-S had high test-retest reliability (r… CONTINUE READING