Year : 2000  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 415--420

Psychometric Properties of Quality of Life (QLS) Scale : A Brief Report


Nitin Gupta1, Surendra K Mattoo2, Debasish Basu3, Aprajita Lobana4 
1 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012, India
2 Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012, India
4 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012, India

Correspondence Address:
Surendra K Mattoo
Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012
India

Quality of life research in chronic schizophrenia has not adequately focussed upon psychometric properties of the disease specific scales (including Quality of Life Scale); especially in the cross-cultural perspective. The authors attempted to assess certain psychometric properties of the Quality of Life Scale (QLS); modified as per the Indian cultural background Fifteen patients of ICD-10 chronic schizophrenia and their key relatives were administered QLS and rated by two investigators. Patients were also administered Lehman«SQ»s Quality of Life Interview-Brief Version. Correlation coefficients were high for inter-rater reliability and divergent validity and inconsistent for convergent validity. Results support the original construct of QLS and demonstrate its easy crosscultutral applicability to key relatives by clinicians.


How to cite this article:
Gupta N, Mattoo S, Basu D, Lobana A. Psychometric Properties of Quality of Life (QLS) Scale : A Brief Report.Indian J Psychiatry 2000;42:415-420


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Gupta N, Mattoo S, Basu D, Lobana A. Psychometric Properties of Quality of Life (QLS) Scale : A Brief Report. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2000 [cited 2021 Aug 1 ];42:415-420
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