Older People’s Quality of Life (OPQOL)

Bowling A


Basic description

  • Developed in 2009
  • A brief Older People’s Quality of Life questionnaire (OPQOL-brief) version was developed in 2012

Bowling A

Copyrighted © A. Bowling
To measure Quality Of Life in Older People
Therapeutic area
  • Generic
Therapeutic indication


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

Bowling A. The Psychometric Properties of the Older People's Quality of Life Questionnaire, Compared with the CASP-19 and the WHOQOL-OLD. Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2009;2009:298950 (Full Text Article)

Bowling A, Stenner P. Which measure of quality of life performs best in older age? A comparison of the OPQOL, CASP-19 and WHOQOL-OLD. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2011 Mar;65(3):273-80 (Full text Article)

Bowling A, Hankins M, Windle G, Bilotta C, Grant R. A short measure of quality of life in older age: the performance of the brief Older People's Quality of Life questionnaire (OPQOL-brief). Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2013 Jan-Feb;56(1):181-7 (PubMed Abstract)

Bowling, A. Measuring broader quality of life. Chapter 8, in: A. Bowling.  Measuring health. A review of subjective health, well-being and quality of life measurement scales. 4th ed. London: Open University Press McGraw-Hill Education, 2017

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