WHO Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF)
The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) project was initiated in 1991. The aim was to develop an international cross-culturally comparable quality of life assessment instrument. It assesses the individual's perceptions in the context of their culture and value systems, and their personal goals, standards and concerns. The WHOQOL instruments were developed collaboratively in a number of centres worldwide, and have been widely field-tested.
The WHOQOL-BREF instrument comprises 26 items, which measure the following broad domains: physical health, psychological health, social relationships, and environment. The WHOQOL-BREF is a shorter version of the original instrument that may be more convenient for use in large research studies or clinical trials.
Click on a link below to download the WHOQOL-BREF in English or in another language.
WHO Quality of Life - BREF (English)
WHO Quality of Life - BREF (Chinese)
WHO Quality of Life - BREF (Czech)
WHO Quality of Life - BREF (Farsi)
WHO Quality of Life - BREF (Indonesian)
WHO Quality of Life - BREF (Polish)
WHO Quality of Life - BREF (Russian)
WHO Quality of Life - BREF (Thai)
For information related to WHOQOL-BREF please contact WHOQOL@who.int
Murphy B, Herrman H, Hawthorne G, Pinzone T, Evert H (2000). Australian WHOQoL instruments: User’s manual and interpretation guide. Australian WHOQoL Field Study Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
World Health Organization (1993). WHOQoL Study Protocol. WHO (MNH7PSF/93.9).