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Quality of Life Assessments

  • Child Health Assessment Questionnaire - self-report and parent report survey for children and adolescents ages 5 or older with different versions that evaluate domains such as physical functioning, role/social emotional, role/social behavioral, role physical, bodily pain, general behavior, mental health, self-esteem, general health perceptions, change in health, parental impact-emotional, parental impact-time, family activities, family cohesion
  • Dartmouth COOP Clinical Improvement System (general & disease-specific) - self-report survey for children and adolescents 10 and older and adults; adult version for dialysis patients evaluates health and function, clinician attention to needs, risk/habits, preventions, bothers/concerns, diagnoses, medications, finances, and provides SF-36 estimated scores
  • Duke Health Profile - self-report survey evaluates functioning domains such as physical health, mental health, social health, general health, perceived health, self-esteem and dysfunction domains of anxiety, depression, anxiety-depression, pain, disability
  • KDQOL Working Group (UCLA) - a group of expert consultants who developed the long form of the KDQOL™ in 1994 with support from Amgen; they tested and validated the survey and subsequently worked on shorter versions and translations. The group is headed by Dr. Ron Hays, PhD, Professor of Medicine in the UCLA Department of Medicine, and Senior Scientist at RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA
  • Kidney Disease Quality of Life (disease-specific) - self-report survey measures all SF-36 domains (physical functioning, role limitations-physical, bodily pain, general health, vitality, social functioning, role limitations-emotional, mental health) plus symptoms/problems, effects of kidney disease on daily life, burden of kidney disease, cognitive function, work status, sexual function, quality of social interaction, and sleep
  • Quality of Life Assessment Instruments Database (QOLID) - the QOLID database is a collaborative effort of several international organizations interested in patient reported outcomes
  • SF-36, SF-12 (both with on-line versions) and SF-8 - generic self-report survey measuring domains of physical functioning, role limitations-physical, bodily pain, general health, vitality, social functioning, role limitations-emotional, mental health

Mental health professionals may obtain almost any other psychological test from:

MHS
908 Niagara Falls Blvd.
N. Tonawanda, NY  14120-2060
(800) 456-3003