Quality of life assessment: The world health organization perspective.

  title={Quality of life assessment: The world health organization perspective.},
  author={Shekar Saxena and John Orley},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  volume={12 Suppl 3},
Assessment of quality of life (QoL) and use of this information towards improvement of health care services is an important area of activity of the World Health Organization (WHO). This paper briefly discusses the conceptual basis and the methodology used in WHO's Quality of Life Project (WHOQOL). It describes the simultaneous development of instruments in widely different cultures to assess subjective QoL. Use of these instruments in the field of clinical trials with psychotropics is… CONTINUE READING

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