World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF)
Assessing Quality of Life in clinical and research settings.
Population (Age range)
18 years and older
Time to administer
Time period covered
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.
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