Uses of Information about Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with AIDS and Cancer

  • Paul D. Cleary


The term “health-related quality of life” (HRQL) generally refers to aspects of people’s lives that are important to them and that are directly related to, or affected by, their health or medical treatment (l–5). HRQL is related to the more general concept of “quality of life”, but is less inclusive (6–9). Thus, when we talk about measuring quality of life in medical studies, we usually are referring to factors that can be directly affected by the way care is provided.


Life Satisfaction General Health Perception HRQL Measure Health Status Data Duke Health Profile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul D. Cleary
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  1. 1.Department Health Care PolicyHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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