Suitability of the WHOQOL-BREF and WHOQOL-OLD for Spanish older adults

Ramona Lucas-Carrasco, Kenneth Laidlaw, Michael J Power

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People are living longer and healthier than at any other time point in history. Therefore, in the last decade, international interest has focussed on the study of quality of life (QoL) in older people. Our aim was to study the psychometric properties of the generic QoL measure WHOQOL-BREF (WHOQOL, World Health Organization Quality of Life) and specific older adult module WHOQOL-OLD in a sample of 286 Spanish elderly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-604
Number of pages10
JournalAging & Mental Health
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011


  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Depression
  • Female
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychometrics
  • Quality of Life
  • Questionnaires
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Sex Factors
  • Sickness Impact Profile
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Spain
  • World Health Organization

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