To measure the quality of life of individuals and populations.
The WHOQOL-100 was developed alongside the WHOQOL-BREF by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and published in 1995. It was developed over several years and from 15 centres around the world. The questions stem from multiple statements about quality of life, health and well-being from people with and without disease, and health professionals. It has been tested for reliability and vailidity.
Specific populations or groups with a particular disease, or general populations.
Method of Use
The WHOQOL-100 is patient-reported questionnaire. It comprises 100 questions on the individual's perceptions of their health and well-being over the previous two weeks. Responses to questions are on a 1-5 Likert scale where 1 represents "disagree" or "not at all" and 5 represents "completely agree" or "extremely".
The questions cover six domains of quality of life plus general QOL and health:
- Overall Quality of Life and General Health
- Physical Health
- Energy and fatigue
- Pain and discomfort
- Sleep and rest
- Bodily image and appearance
- Negative feelings
- Positive feelings
- Thinking, learning, memory and concentration
4. Level of Independence
- Activities of daily living
- Dependence on medicinal substances and medical aids
- Work capacity
5. Social Relations
- Personal relationships
- Social support
- Sexual activity
- Financial resources
- Freedom, physical safety and security
- Health and social care: accessibility and quality
- Home environment
- Opportunities for acquiring new information and skills
- Participation in and opportunities for recreation/leisure
- Physical environment (pollution/noise/traffic/climate)
7. Spirituality/Religion/Personal beliefs
- Religion/Spirituality/Personal beliefs (Single facet)
The WHOQOL-100 is available in more than 20 languages.
- World Health Organisation. WHOQOL: Measuring Quality of Life. Available from https://www.who.int/healthinfo/survey/whoqol-qualityoflife/en/index1.html. Accessed 2 April 2020.