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What it measures:

What It Measures:

The EuroQol 5 Dimension (EQ-5D) is a self-report survey that measures quality of life across 5 domains: mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort, and anxiety/depression.

© EuroQol Research Foundation. EQ-5D™ is a trademark of the EuroQol Research Foundation.

Conditions & Test Variations Included in this Summary:

EQ-5D is a group of instruments used to reflect a patient’s health-related quality of life. The intellectual property rights of all instruments belong to EuroQol Research Foundation.

  • EQ-5D-5L (5 levels, developed in 2009)
  • EQ-5D-3L (3 levels, developed in 1990))
    • Uses a descriptive system and a visual analog scale.
    • Less sensitive than EQ 5D-5L; ceiling effect noted
  • EQ-5D-Y-3L (youth version, suitable for children and adolescents)

Only information about the EQ-5D-5L is included in the following summary.

Clinical Insights

  • EQ-5D-5L is indicated any time a generic measure of health status is useful.
  • The EQ-5D-5L can be administered at any time throughout the course of treatment, as it reflects quality of life on the day it is administered.
  • The EQ-5D-5L is time-efficient, easy to both administer and comprehend.
  • The EQ-5D-5L is available in more than 150 languages.

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