World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQoL) Field Centre
Purpose of this website
This website facilitates administration, scoring and interpretation of the Australian versions of the WHOQoL-100 the WHOQoL-Bréf, CA-WHOQoL-100 and the WHOQol-8.
You can find information regarding:
- Development of the WHOQoL instruments (both at an international and national level)
- Details of the psychometric properties of the instruments
- Guidelines for administration, scoring and interpretation
- Copies of the Australian WHOQoL instruments for download
- Australian User's Manual and Interpretation Guide
- Details of academic publications pertaining to the WHOQoL instruments
Use of the WHOQoL
Use of the WHOQoL is free to all users, subject to copyright restrictions.
Researchers wishing to use the WHOQOL instruments must register to use them. Once registered, you can access all the Australian versions of the instruments. You must re-register each time you wish to use an instrument.
To get an inspection copy of the The WHOQoL instruments click here
In 1991, the Division of Mental Health of the World Health Organization (WHO) initiated the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQoL) Project. It is an international collaboration which has developed quality of life (QoL) profile instruments designed to be cross-culturally valid and sensitive. The instruments have wide application in cross-sectional population studies as well as in intervention evaluations, particularly in the health field.
The WHOQoL instruments have been developed collaboratively in over 30 centres worldwide. Each of the initial 15 national versions of the WHOQoL instrument was developed according to a standardised protocol . As new centres have beenestablished, new national versions are developed according to a standardised Protocol for New Centres. These participating centres are collectively referred to as the WHOQoL Group.
WHOQoL Centres Worldwide
The WHOQoL is a multi-centre international project consisting of a coordinating group, collaborating investigators in each field centre, and a panel of consultants. There are more than 30 centres worldwide.
Read about the WHOQoL project.