[Health related quality of life and subjective health. Overview of the status of research for new evaluation criteria in medicine]

Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. Mar-Apr 1997;47(3-4):76-91.
[Article in German]


Health-related quality of life is increasingly accepted as a relevant endpoint in medicine. Available work pertains to development and psychometric testing of measurement instruments. Theoretical papers are largely missing. However, inclusion of instruments in clinical trials has just begun, especially in oncology and cardiology. Based on a review of available literature, areas of applying of quality of life research are described. Foci of attention are conceptual, methodological and practical challenges, as well as the contribution of quality of life research to assessing the results of medical treatment.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Health Status Indicators*
  • Humans
  • Personality Assessment*
  • Quality of Life*
  • Sick Role*