WHO Quality of Life- HIV BREF

Original/alternative title:  WHOQOL HIV BREF


This tool was developed to collect international and cross-culturally comparable assessment data in HIV population on quality of life. The questions respond to the definition of Quality of Life as  individuals' perceptions of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns.

It is a self-administered or interviewer-administered questionnaire of 31 items. There is also a longer version of 120 items WHOQOL HIV.

Additional information

O’Connell, Kathryn Ann, and Suzanne M. Skevington. "An international quality of life instrument to assess wellbeing in adults who are HIV-positive: A short form of the WHOQOL-HIV (31 items)." AIDS and Behavior 16.2 (2012): 452-460.

WHOQoL HIV Group. "WHOQOL-HIV for quality of life assessment among people living with HIV and AIDS: results from the field test." AIDS care 16.7 (2004): 882-889.