MHQoL general description
The Mental Health Quality of Life questionnaire (MHQoL) is a standardized, self-administered measure of quality of life that has been developed for use in people with mental health problems. The MHQoL consists of two parts: a descriptive system, the MHQoL-7D and a visual-analogue scale, the MHQoL-VAS. The MHQoL-7D comprises seven questions, covering seven dimensions (self-image, independence, mood, relationships, daily activities, physical health, future), each with four response levels (e.g. ranging from very satisfied to very dissatisfied). The MHQoL-7D index score can vary from 0 to 21, with higher scores indicating better quality of life. The MHQoL-VAS records the self-esteemed general psychological well-being of the respondent on a horizontal scale ranging from zero (“worst imaginable psychological well-being”) to ten (“best imaginable psychological well-being “).
The MHQoL is currently available in Dutch (Word | PDF), English (Word | PDF), and German (Word | PDF). The descriptive system is currently being valued. Based on the resulting value set, a weighted sum score based on the preferences of the general public can be calculated. The MHQoL-7D value set is expected to be available at the end of 2020.