The Quality of Life Index for Adults (A-QLI) is a comprehensive multidimensional measurement tool that is able to reflect the complexity of Quality of Life outcomes in older adults. This instrument features a full range of health and functional outcomes. Older adults taking this questionnaire are asked about their physical, emotional, and social well-being. They are asked to respond to questions about their feelings, moods, personal goals and preferences. By asking these questions the A-QLI can capture the individual’s values and desires for improvement. The A-QLI is balanced enough to have negative and positive responses and can be conducted face to face or over the phone. There are 8 domains to this questionnaire: physical health, self-care, pain, social relations, psychological well-being, other issues, individual importance, and goal attainment.
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Reliability and Validity
The A-QLI is a newer instrument that is following in the framework of the W-QLI which has been validated in numerous studies. Both consumers and professionals who are considered to have expertise and extensive experience with people suffering from severe mental illnesses were involved in the development and validation of the W-QLI. However, the A-QLI is simply following the conceptual framework of the W-QLI and is pending its own validation.
Administration, Analysis and Reporting
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Dissertations that have used the Quality of Life Index for Adults (A-QLI)
Gallardo, Roberto Del Angel. (2014). A Quality of Life Index of Mexican Cities: An Equalizing-Difference Approach. (University of Veracruz).
Jenkins, Jeanne B. (2010). Factors Influencing Quality of Life in Older Adults with Osteoarthritis Prior to Total Knee Replacement. (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
Pitkanen, Anneli.(2010). Improving Quality of Life of Patients with Schizophrenia in Acute Psychiatric Wards. (University of Turku).
Becker, Marion A.; Reib, Lisa M.; & Shaw, Bret R. Quality of Life Assessment Manual.
Bradley, Clare & McGee, Hannah. (1994). Quality of Life Following Renal Failure.