Gastrointestinal Quality of Life index (GIQLI)

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Distributed by Mapi Research Trust

Basic description

A Short Form was also created: the GIQLI-10

WEBINAR: An Author Webinar on the Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index - Recorded session available here!

The GIQLI was developed in parallel in German and English

English version was published in 1995


Eypasch E

GIQLI © Ernst Eypasch, 1995. All Rights Reserved
To assess quality of life specific for the gastrointestinal tract
Therapeutic area
  • Digestive System Diseases
Therapeutic indication

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • German for Germany
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Eypasch E, Williams JI, Wood-Dauphinee S, Ure BM, Schmülling C, Neugebauer E, Troidl H. Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index: development, validation and application of a new instrument. Br J Surg. 1995 Feb;82(2):216-22 (PubMed Abstract)

Eypasch E, Wood-Dauphinee S, Williams JI, et al. Der Gastrointestinale Lebensqualitätsindex (GLQI)-Ein klinimetrischer Index zur Befindlichkeitsmessung in der gastroenterologischen Chirurgie. Chirurg 1993; 64:264-74

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Original language(s)

  • German for Germany


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Arabic for Oman
Chinese for Hong Kong
Chinese for Taiwan
Dutch for the Netherlands
English for Canada*
English for the USA*
French for France
Hindi for India*
Kazakh for Kazakhstan
Polish for Poland
Portuguese for Brazil
Russian for Kazakhstan
Spanish for Spain
Spanish for the USA* L
Swedish for Sweden
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BiblioPRO: you can find information about the Spanish version here - puede encontrar información sobre la versión española aqui

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More information on translations

For information on, or permission to use the Chinese for Hong Kong translation, please contact:

Dr KM Chu
Department of Surgery
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
E-mail: chukm@hku.hk

Bibliographic reference of the Chinese for Taiwan translation:

Lien HH, Huang CC, Wang PC, Chen YH, Huang CS, Lin TL, Tsai MC. Validation assessment of the Chinese (Taiwan) version of the Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index for patients with symptomatic gallstone disease. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2007 Aug;17(4):429-34

Bibliographic reference of the Chinese for Hong-Kong translation:

Yeung SM, Shiu AT, Martin CR, Chu KM. Translation and validation of the Chinese version of the Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index in patients with gastric tumor. J Psychosom Res. 2006 Oct;61(4):469-77

Bibliographic reference of the Dutch translation:

Nieveen van DijkumEJM,TerweeCB, OosterveldP et al. Validation of the gastrointestinal quality of life index for patients with potentially operable periampullary carcinoma. Br J Surg 2000; 87(1): 110-5

Bibliographic reference of the French translation:

Slim K, Bousquet J, Kwiatkowski F et al. (First Validation of the French Version of Gastrointestinal Quality of life Index (GIQLI) [In French] Première validation de la version française de l'index qualité de vie pour les maladies digestives (GIQLI). Gastroentérologie Clinique et Biologique 1999;23:25-31

Bibliographic reference of the Spanish translation:

Quintana JM, Cabriada J, Lopez de Tejada I, Varona M, Oribe V, Barrios B, Perdigo L, Bilbao A. [Translation and validation of the gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index (GIQLI).] Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2001 Nov;93(11):693-706

Bibliographic reference of the Swedish translation:

Sandblom G, Videhult P, Karlson BM, Wollert S, Ljungdahl M, Darkahi B, Liljeholm H, Rasmussen IC. Validation of Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index in Swedish for assessing the impact of gallstones on health-related quality of life. Value Health. 2009 Jan;12(1):181-4

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