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Adolescent Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire

Name of Questionnaire:

Adolescent Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (AdolRQLQ)


Disease-specific health-related quality of life instrument developed by E. Juniper and colleagues focusing on physical and emotional impact of disease in adolescents aged 12 to 17.


Juniper EF, Guyatt GH, Dolovich J 1


Elizabeth Juniper MCSP Msc
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
McMaster University Medical Centre
1200 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5 Canada



Cost & Availability

Yes; contact E. Juniper for permission to use the instrument


Interviewer, self

Time to complete

10-15 minutes for first administration; 8-10 for subsequent administrations

Number of items


Domains & categories (#)

6 domains

Name of categories/domains

Nasal symptoms, eye symptoms, practical problems, nonhayfever symptoms, activities, emotions

Scaling of items

7-point Likert scale


All items are weighted equally. Domain score is mean of all items within each domain. Overall score is the mean across all items.


a. Test-Retest/Reproducibility: Reported 1
b. Internal Consistency: Reported 1


Established by comparison to conventional clinical symptom measures 1


Reported 1; minimal important difference determined to be 0.5. Change of 1.0 represents a moderate change; change greater than 2.0 represents large change.

Minimally important difference

Reflected by a change in score of 0.5 on a seven point scale 1.

Research use

Yes, including clinical trials 2

Clinical use

Not reported


Original: English (Canada)

Translations: Dutch, German


  1. Juniper EF, Guyatt GH, Dolovich J. Assessment of quality of life in adolescents with allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis: development and testing of a questionnaire for clinical trials. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1994; 93: 413-423.
  2. Meltzer EO, Orgel HA, Biondi R, Georgitis J, Milgrom H, Munk Z, van Bavel J, Wood CC, Drda K. Ipratropium nasal spray in children with perennial rhinitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 1997;78:485-91.

Date of information

July 2000

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