The multicultural quality of life index: Presentation and validation

  • Mezzich J
  • Cohen N
  • Ruiperez M
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Abstract

Quality of life has emerged as a crucial concept for the assessment of health and the planning of health care. Desirable features for the evaluation of quality of life include comprehensiveness, self-ratedness, cultural sensitivity, practicality and psychometric soundness. An attempt to meet these challenges led to the development of a brief multicultural quality of life instrument and to the appraisal of its applicability, reliability and validity.

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  • Comprehensive diagnosis
  • Culture
  • Person-centred care
  • Quality of life
  • Scales
  • Validation

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Authors

  • Claudio BanzatoUniversidade Estadual de Campinas

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  • Juan E. Mezzich

  • Neal L. Cohen

  • Maria A. Ruiperez

  • Maria I. Zapata-Vega

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