Excel calculator for the DEMQOL, DEMQOL-Proxy and DEMQOL-CH patient reported output measure.
online resourceposted on 20.08.2021, 09:06 by Nicolas FarinaNicolas Farina, Yvonne FeeneyYvonne Feeney, Laura HughesLaura Hughes, Sube Banerjee
This is an excel calculator for the DEMQOL, DEMQOL-Proxy and DEMQOL-CH to allow interested parties to use the instruments without the need for specialist software (e.g. SPSS).
Open the calculator for instructions on how to use it.
DEMQOL is a patient reported outcome measure (PROM) which is designed to enable the assessment health-related quality of life of people with dementia.
It was developed according to best quality psychometric principles by a multidisciplinary team including BSMS, KCL, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the London School of Economics and Nottingham and Sheffield Universities. DEMQOL is designed to work across dementia subtypes and care arrangements and can be used at all stages of dementia.
The measure consists of two questionnaires.
1) DEMQOL is a 28 item interviewer-administered questionnaire answered by the person with dementia.
2) DEMQOL-Proxy is a 31 item interviewer-administered questionnaire answered by a caregiver.
In the majority of studies, DEMQOL and DEMQOL-Proxy are used together.
Since its original development, the DEMQOL-CH has been adapted from the DEMQOL-Proxy for use within care homes to be completed by care home staff without interview. The DEMQOL-CH has the same items as the DEMQOL-Proxy, but the questionnaire formating has been adapted.
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