Kidney Disease Quality of Life instrument (KDQOL™)

Carter WB; Coons SJ; Hays RD; Kallich J; Kamberg C; Mapes DL


Basic description

  • KDQOL™ original version developed in 1994
  • A short form exists: the KDQOL-SF™
  • Another version was also created: the KDQOL-36

Carter WB; Coons SJ; Hays RD; Kallich J; Kamberg C; Mapes DL

KDQOL-SF © RAND 1995, 1996, 1997 / KDQOL-36 © 2000 by RAND and the University of Arizona
To assess the quality of life concerns of individuals with kidney disease and on dialysis
Therapeutic area
  • Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications
  • Male Urogenital Diseases
Therapeutic indication

Kidney Diseases

Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
41 translation(s)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Hays RD, Kallich JD, Mapes DL, Coons SJ, Carter WB. Development of the kidney disease quality of life (KDQOL) instrument. Qual Life Res. 1994 Oct;3(5):329-38 (PubMed abstract)

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