Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire
Name of Questionnaire
Rhinitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ)
A disease-specific health-related quality of life instrument developed by E. Juniper and colleagues that taps both physical and emotional impact of disease.
Juniper EF, Guyatt GH, Andersson B, Ferrie PJ 1
Elizabeth Juniper MCSP Msc
Cost & availability
Yes; contact E. Juniper for permission to use the instrument
Time to complete
Number of items
Domains & categories
Name of categories/domains
Activities, emotions, sleep, non-nasal symptoms, practical problems, nasal symptoms
Scaling of items
7-point Likert scale
All items are weighted equally. Mean score is calculated across all items within each domain. Overall score is the mean across all items.
Established by comparison to conventional clinical asthma measures (symptoms, peak flow rates, medication use, PFT, airway responsiveness, global rating of asthma), generic HRQL measures (Rand; SIP) 2 , 3 , clinical sensibility of the measure 6 ; symptoms & clinical efficacy 13
Reported 4 , 13 ; 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 4 .
Yes, including clinical trials
Short version for clinical use has been developed
Original: English (Canada)
Date of information
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