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The Health-Related Quality of Life for Drug Abusers Test (HRQOLDA Test)

Instrument description
View/download instrument: The Health-Related Quality of Life for Drug Abusers Test (HRQOLDA Test) (Spanish)
Author/Developer / Address: Lozano, O.M., Rojas, A.J. y Pérez, C.
Publication dates: 2007
Description / Type of assessment: The Health-Related Quality of Life for Drug Abusers Test (HRQOLDA Test)  is a quality-of-life instrument specific to drug abuse and is based on the bi-axial  addiction concept of Edwards and Gross. This instrument is based on an operational definition specific to drug abusers.
Primary use / Purpose: HRQOLDA test has been developed as a standardized measure useful to measure the impact of treatment in health-related quality of life of drug abusers.
Domains measured / Life Areas / Problems Assessed: Operative definition is made up of a physical category that includes the person’s physical functional status, symptoms and dependence. A second, psychosocial category includes psychological dependence, symptoms, deterioration of cognitive functioning, general perception of health, social functioning, and expectations.
Population: Adults drug abusers.
Administration / Completion time: HRQOLDA is auto administer and it takes between 5 – 8 minutes.
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Languages: Spanish
Price: The HRQOLDA is of public domain.
Practicability / usefulness:  -
Related studies
Publications

Lozano, O.M., Rojas, A.J., Perez, C., Apraiz, B., Sanzhez, F., y Marin, A. (2007). Test para la Evaluación de la Calidad de Vida en Adictos a Sustancias Psicoactivas (TECVASP): estudios de fiabilidad y validez. Trastornos Adictivos, 9(2): 97-107.


Lozano, O.M., Rojas, A.J., Pérez, C., González-Sáiz, F., Ballesta, R. y Bilbao, A. (2008). Evidencias de validez del Test para la Evaluación de la Calidad de Vida en Adictos a Sustancias Psicoactivas a partir del modelo biaxial de la adicción. Psicothema, 20(2), 311-317.


Lozano, O.M., Rojas, A.J., Perez, C. (2009). Development of a Specific Health-Related Quality of Life Test in Drug Abusers using the Rasch Rating Scale Model. European Addiction Research, 15, 63-70.

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