Interpretation of quality of life changes

Qual Life Res. 1993 Jun;2(3):221-6. doi: 10.1007/BF00435226.


The clinical significance of quality of life changes has little to do with the QOL as a measure, but is rather a reflection on the novelty of the measures and researcher's inexperience in their use. This article discusses possible ways of evaluating quality of life measures in terms of patient-clinician interactions and how the clinician can assess the importance of these changes of QOL in terms of treatment and management of disease.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Bias
  • Humans
  • Professional-Patient Relations*
  • Quality of Life*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Surveys and Questionnaires / classification
  • Surveys and Questionnaires / standards*
  • Terminology as Topic
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome