The study protocol for the WHO project to develop a Quality of Life assessment instrument reported here is based on the work and experience of a panel of consultants, as well as the collaborating investigators in each of the field sites. The collaborating investigators in this study are: Prof. H. Herrman, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia; Ass. Prof. Z. Metelko and Prof. S. Szabo, Institute of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, Dr S. Rajkumar and Mrs Shuba Kumar, Madras Medical College, Madras, India, Prof. Dr G. Van Heck, and Mrs J. De Vries, Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands, Prof. Arroyo Sucre, University of Panama, Panama, Prof. Kabanov, Dr Lomachenkov and Dr Burkovsky, Bekhterev Psychoneurological Research Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, Prof Sompotch Sukwatana and Mr Kitikorn Meesapya, Department of Medical Services, Bangkok, Thailand, Dr S. Skevington, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom; Dr D. Patrick and Ms M. Martin, University of Washington, Seattle, USA and; Dr J. Mutambirwa, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. The project team at the Division of Mental Health, WHO, Geneva is Dr N. Sartorius, Dr J. Orley and Dr W. Kuyken.
Technical support and funds for carrying out this study have been provided by the World Health Organization, by the participating centres themselves and by grants from the Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, USA, and the Carnegie Corporation, New York, USA.