- The World Health Organization Quality of Life – BREF (WHOQOL-BREF) is a self-report questionnaire which assesses 4 domains of quality of life (QOL): physical health, psychological health, social relationships, and environment. In addition, there are 2 items that measure overall QOL and general health.
- The assessment conceptually fits with the WHO definition of QOL. WHOQOL-BREF can provide data for both research and clinical purposes. Although it is a relatively brief instrument, its structure allows one to acquire specific information covering many aspects of life.
- The WHOQOL(Bref) is short and easy to administer.
- This scale was not developed for individuals with SCI, therefore, it is possible that there are some questions in the scale that are not relevant.
- The WHOQOL(Bref) is grouped into 4 domains of QOL and 2 items that measure overall QOL and general health:
1. Physical health (raw score range: 7-35)
2. Psychological health (raw score range: 6-30)
3. Social relationships (raw score range: 3-15)
4. Environment (raw score range: 8-40)
Can be found here.
Quality of Life