Quality of Life Scale (QOLS)

Burckhardt CS

Distributed by Mapi Research Trust


Distributed by Mapi Research Trust

Basic description


Burckhardt CS

QOLS © Mapi Research Trust, 2016. All Rights Reserved
To assess quality of life for chronic illness populations. It is also valid for healthy populations
Therapeutic area
  • Generic
Therapeutic indication


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

Burckhardt CS and Anderson KL. the Quality of Life Scale (QOLS): Reliability, Validity and Utilisation. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2003 Oct;1:60
(Full text article)

Burckhardt CS, Anderson KL, Archenholtz B, Hagg O. The Flanagan Quality of Life Scale: Evidence of Construct Validity. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2003 Oct 23;1(1):59(Full text article)

Burckhardt CS et al. Quality of life of adults with chronic illness: a psychometric study. Res Nurs Health 1989;12:347-354 (PubMed Abstract)

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Burckhardt CS

Carol S. Burckhardt, Ph.D., R.N.

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Original language(s)

  • English for the USA


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More information on translations

For information on the Hebrew translation, please contact:

Lily Neumann
Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation Department
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Fax: 972-7-640-3534
E-mail: lily@bgumail.bgu.ac.il

Bibliographic reference of the Hebrew translation:

Neumann, L. & Buskila, D. Measuring the Quality of Life of Women with Fibromyalgia: A Hebrew Version of the Quality of Life scale (QOLS). Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, 5: 5-17, 1997

For information on the Norwegian version, please contact:

Astrid Klopstad Wahl
University of Bergen
Post box 7800,
N- 5020 Bergen
E-mail: astrid.klopstad.wahm@hibu.no

Bibliographic reference of the Norwegian translation:

Wahl A, Burckhardt C, Wiklund I, Hanestad BR. The Norwegian version of the Quality of Life Scale (QOLS-N). A validation and reliability study in patients suffering from psoriasis. Scand J Caring Sci. 1998;12(4):215-22

For information on the Swedish version, please contact:

Birgitha Archenholtz
Dept. of Rheumatology
Univ. of Göteborg
E-mail: Birgitha.archenholtz@vgregion.se

Bibliographic reference of the Swedish translation:

Burckhardt CS, Archenholtz B, Bjelle A. Measuring the quality of life of women with rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus: a Swedish version of the Quality of Life Scale (QOLS). Scand J Rheumatol. 1992;21(4):190-5

For information on the German translation, please contact:

A permission is required,  please contact Springer at http://www.link.springer.com

Bibliographic reference of the German translation:

Offenbächer M, Sauer S, Kohls N, Waltz M, Schoeps P. Quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia: validation and psychometric properties of the German Quality of Life Scale (QOLS-G). Rheumatol Int. 2012 Oct;32(10):3243-52

Bibliographic reference of the Mandarin Chinese translation:

Han S-H. Quality of life of persons with sprinal cord injury living in Taipei: A psychometric study. School of Nursing Portland: Oregon Health Sciences University; 1995

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