Audit of Diabetes Dependent QoL (ADDQoL)

Bradley C


Basic description

The original ADDQoL (13-item version) was developed in the early 1990s; The 18-item version was developed in 2002; The 19-item version in 2006.

An ADDQOL-Teen and an ADDQoL14 also exist.


Bradley C

© Professor C Bradley
To measure individuals' perceptions of the impact of diabetes on their quality of life
Therapeutic area
  • Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
  • Endocrine System Diseases
Therapeutic indication

Diabetes Mellitus

Type 1 - IDDM, Type2 - NIDDM
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the UK
62 translation(s)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Original development of the 13-item ADDQoL (now superseded)

Bradley C, Todd C, Gorton T, Symonds E, Martin A, Plowright R. The development of an individualized questionnaire measure of perceived impact of diabetes on quality of life: the ADDQoL. Qual Life Res. 1999;8(1-2):79-91 (PubMed Abstract)


Psychometrics of the 18-item ADDQoL

Bradley C, Speight J. Patient perceptions of diabetes and diabetes therapy:assessing quality of life. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2002 Sep-Oct;18 Suppl 3:S64-9. Review (PubMed Abstract)

Sundaram M, Kavookjian J, Patrick JH, Miller LA, Madhavan SS, Scott VG. Quality of life, health status and clinical outcomes in Type 2 diabetes patients. Qual Life Res. 2007 Mar;16(2):165-77 (PubMed Abstract)


Psychometrics of the 19-item ADDQoL

Wee HL, Tan CE, Goh SY, Li SC. Usefulness of the Audit of Diabetes-Dependent Quality-of-Life (ADDQoL) questionnaire in patients with diabetes in a multi-ethnic Asian country. Pharmacoeconomics. 2006;24(7):673-82 (PubMed Abstract)

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