World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF)

World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF)

Recommended use
Assessing Quality of Life in clinical and research settings.


Population (Age range)
18 years and older

Time to administer
10 minutes

Time period covered
2 weeks

Number of items/version
26 (2004 Version)

The WHOQOL-BREF instrument comprises 26 items, which measure the following broad domains: physical health, psychological health, social relationships, and environment. Items are scored using a 5-point scale (1-5). Note that some items are reversed scored.

Development of the World Health Organization WHOQOL-BREF quality of life assessment. The WHOQOL Group. Psychol Med. 1998;28(3):551-8.

Scale Availability
Freely available; copyright and use instructions