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Perceived Quality of Life Scale (PQOL)

The PQOL is a generic instrument for assessing perceived quality of life among adults.

Danis M, Patrick DL.
Research & Intervention
Adult, 18 and older
Type of Instrument
Quality of Life
Mode of Administration
Self-administered, interviewer-administered
Time recall
Present day
Number of Items
20 items

List of Existing Translations:

  • PQOL is available in US English, Norwegian and US Spanish.

Validation Reference(s):

1. Patrick DL, Darby SC, Green S, Horton G, Locker D, Wiggins RD. (1981). Screening for disability in the inner city. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 35(1), 65-70.

2. Patrick DL, Danis M, Southerland LI, Hong G. (1988). Quality of life following intensive care. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 3(3), 218-223.

3. Patrick DL, Kinne S, Engelberg RA, Pearlman RA. (2000). Functional status and perceived quality of life in adults with and without chronic conditions. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 53(8), 779-785.

4. Patrick DL. (2013). Perceived quality of life. Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research. Springer. In press.

5. Ravenek KE, Ravenek MJ, Hitzig SL, Wolfe DL. (2012). Assessing quality of life in relation to physical activity participation in persons with spinal cord injury: a systematic review. Disability and Health Journal, 5(4), 213-23.

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