Alzheimer's Disease-Related Quality of Life (ADRQL)

Black BS; Kasper JD; Rabins PV

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Basic description

Developed in 1999

Revised in 2009 (40-item version recommended by the author)


Black BS; Kasper JD; Rabins PV

ADRQL© 1997, 2009 by Peter V. Rabins, M.D. Judith D. Kasper, Ph.D. and Betty S. Black, Ph.D
To evaluate treatment interventions in Alzheimer's Disease
Therapeutic area
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Mental Disorders
Therapeutic indication

Alzheimer Disease

Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • obsro ObsRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Original version:

Rabins Peter V, Kasper Judith D, Kleinman l et al. Concepts and methods in the development of the ADRQL : an instrument for assessing health-related quality of life in persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Mental Health and Aging, 1999;5,1: 33-48 (abstract)

Black BS, Rabins PV, & Kasper JD. Alzheimer Disease Related Quality of Life User’s Manual. Baltimore, Maryland: DEMeasure. 2000

Rabins PV. Measuring quality of life in persons with dementia. Int Psychogeriatr. 2000;12(suppl.1):47-9 (abstract)

Revised version:

Kasper JD, Black BS, Shore AD, Rabins PV. Evaluation of the validity and reliability of the Alzheimer Disease-related Quality of Life Assessment Instrument. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2009 Jul-Sep;23(3):275-84 (Full text article)

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Black BS; Kasper JD; Rabins PV

- Peter V Rabins, MD, MPH
John Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
East Baltimore Campus
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-7279

Peter V Rabins Publications (PubMed)

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  • English for the USA


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