Quality of Life: A Model for Evaluating Health for All. Conceptual Considerations and Policy Implications

Soz Praventivmed. 1992;37(6):301-6. doi: 10.1007/BF01299136.


The potential of the quality of life (QoL) concept lies in its basically positive meaning and interdisciplinary acceptance. This can be used when the Public Health sector tries to develop health into a resource concept, as is the intention of the WHO Health For All Strategy. Out of different scientific views on QoL this paper synthesizes a theoretical framework of QoL and describes how this concept can be used in practice when evaluating the health resources of a population.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Health Policy*
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Life Style
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Public Health*
  • Quality of Life*
  • Socioeconomic Factors