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 2013


Bowling A

OPQOL: Copyrighted © A. Bowling
OPQOL-brief: 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
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)

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