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Quality of Life Research

, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp 349–351 | Cite as

International quality of life assessment (IQOLA) project

  • N. K. Aaronson
  • C. Acquadro
  • J. Alonso
  • G. Apolone
  • D. Bucquet
  • M. Bullinger
  • K. Bungay
  • S. Fukuhara
  • B. Gandek
  • S. Keller
  • D. Razavi
  • R. Sanson-Fisher
  • M. Sullivan
  • S. Wood-Dauphinee
  • A. Wagner
  • J. E. WareJr.
Special Communication

Abstract

The International Quality of Life Assesment (IQOLA) Project is a 4-year project to translate and adapt the widely used MOS SF-36 Health Survey Questionnaire in up to 15 countries and validate, norm, and document the new translations as required for their use in international studies of health outcomes. In addition to the eight-scale SF-36 health profile, the project will also validate psychometrically based physical and mental health summary scores, as well as health utility indexes incorporating SF-36 scales for use in cost-utility studies.

Key words

Cross-cultural studies health assessment MOS SF-36 quality of life questionnaire translation 

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© Rapid Communications of Oxford Ltd 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. K. Aaronson
    • 1
  • C. Acquadro
    • 2
  • J. Alonso
    • 3
  • G. Apolone
    • 4
  • D. Bucquet
    • 5
  • M. Bullinger
    • 6
  • K. Bungay
    • 7
  • S. Fukuhara
    • 8
  • B. Gandek
    • 7
    • 13
  • S. Keller
    • 7
    • 13
  • D. Razavi
    • 9
  • R. Sanson-Fisher
    • 10
  • M. Sullivan
    • 11
  • S. Wood-Dauphinee
    • 12
  • A. Wagner
    • 7
    • 13
  • J. E. WareJr.
    • 7
    • 13
  1. 1.The Netherlands Cancer InstituteAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.MAPILyonFrance
  3. 3.Municipal Institute of Medical ResearchBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Mario Negri Institute of Pharmaceutical ResearchMilanItaly
  5. 5.National Institute for Health and Medical ResearchMontpellierFrance
  6. 6.Institute for Medical PsychologyMunichGermany
  7. 7.New England Medical Center HospitalsBostonUSA
  8. 8.The University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  9. 9.Jules Bordet InstituteBrusselsBelgium
  10. 10.University of Newcastle WallsendAustralia
  11. 11.Sahlgrenska HospitalGothenburgSweden
  12. 12.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  13. 13.The Health InstituteBostonUSA

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