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Promotion of quality of life in older age and active ageing: follow-on funding

Grant reference: RES-189-25-0108

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A short measure of quality of life in older age : the performance of the brief older people's quality of life questionnaire (OPQOL-brief)
Promoting quality of life in older age is an internationally recognized priority, requiring valid measurement. We present a short version of the established Older People's Quality of Life questionnaire (OPQOL-brief). The full OPQOL-35 was original in being developed from the perspectives of older people, assessed conceptually, and validated with a population sample using gold-standard psychometric assessment. The OPQOL-brief was also developed by asking older people to prioritize the most important items from the OPQOL-35, next assessed psychometrically with a population sample, and also statistically against the discarded 22 items. The aim was to assess the psychometric properties of the short, 13-item version of the OPQOL (OPQOL-brief), and to compare the performance of included and discarded items. The method was a national population survey of people aged 65+ living at home. The measures were OPQOL-brief, WHOQOL-QOL and CASP-19. The OPQOL-brief was found to be a highly reliable and valid, short measure of quality of life in older age. The OPQOL-brief is of value in assessment of interventions where a rigorously tested, short measure is required. The grounded development of the instrument is consistent with international policy emphasis on user involvement in shaping policy and research.
10.1016/j.archger.2012.08.012
English

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Author Ann Bowling

Additional contributors

Co-author Matthew Hankins
Co-author Gill Windle
Co-author Claudio Bilotta
Co-author Robert Grant

Additional details

56
1
Yes
0167-4943
Elsevier
01 January 2013
181-187
Amsterdam
Pre-print
Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

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Bowling, Ann et al (2013) A short measure of quality of life in older age : the performance of the brief older people's quality of life questionnaire (OPQOL-brief). Archives of gerontology and geriatrics. 56 (1), pp. 181-187 Amsterdam: Elsevier.

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Bowling Ann et al. A short measure of quality of life in older age : the performance of the brief older people's quality of life questionnaire (OPQOL-brief). Archives of gerontology and geriatrics 2013; 56 (1): 181-187.