Alzheimer’s Disease Related Quality of Life (ADRQL)
What it measures:
The Alzheimer’s Disease Related Quality of Life (ADRQL) is a multi-dimensional tool used to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) specifically in persons with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other cognitive disorders. (Johns Hopkins, 2017). The original ADRQL is a 47-item questionnaire that describes behaviors associated with five domains of HRQOL including: social interaction, awareness of self, feelings and mood, enjoyment of activities, and response to surroundings. A revised version of the ADRQL was developed based on analyses of the psychometric properties of the original ADRQL and consists of 40 items addressing the same domains (Black et al., 2009).
This summary contains information pertaining to the use of the original ADRQL as well as the revised ADRQL in patients or clients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other cognitive disorders (Black et al., 2009).
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Date: August 16, 2017
Content Type: Test & Measure
Rania Karim, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist.
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