Quality of Well Being
Name of Questionnaire
Quality of Well-being Scale (QWB)
An interviewer-administered general health related quality of life questionnaire measuring symptoms, mobility, physical activity and social activity. Scores can be translated into economic evaluation for cost-effectiveness studies or quality of adjusted life years.
RM Kaplan PhD
Robert M. Kaplan PhD
Cost & availability
$69.00, contact R Kaplan for information; available from MOS Trust
Time to complete
Number of items
Domains & categories
Name of categories/domains
Symptom/complex, mobility, physical activity, and social activity.
Scaling of items
Weighted scores with transformation of scores according to a formula.
0 (death) to 1.0 (asymptomatic optimal functioning)
Content validity reported 3 . Construct validity demonstrated through correlations with chronic conditions and symptoms 3 . Criterion validity shown through correlations with FEV1 and exercise 4 .
No evidence of sensitivity to changes in COPD with pulmonary rehabilitation as the intervention 5 . Changes are reported with cystic fibrosis 6 .
Minimally important difference
Date of information
Comments from developer
Yes (January 1998)
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