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Wound-QoL questionnaire on quality of life with chronic wounds

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Wound-QoL questionnaire on quality of life with chronic wounds

Type
Guideline
Topics
Audit Data, Chronic Wounds, Clinical Effectiveness, Complex Wounds, Concordance, Cost Effectiveness, Hard-to-heal Wounds, Nursing Services, Patient Quality of Life, Wound Healing, Wound Care, LINK Congress 2023, Wound-QoL, Wound Balance
Language
EN
Author(s)
Christine Blome et al
Approx. reading time
30 min

Summary

The Wound-QoL measures the disease-specific, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with chronic wounds. It can be used in clinical and observational studies as well as in daily practice.
Two versions are available:

  • Wound-QoL-17: original version with 17 items (formerly referred to as “Wound-QoL” only)
  • Wound-QoL-14: short version with 14 items

All items assess impairments within the preceding seven days. Generally, we recommend using the Wound-QoL-14 due to its better psychometric properties
The Wound-QoL is filled in by the patients themselves. The questionnaire is self-explanatory; yet, patients can be supported if they are not able to fill it in by themselves. In this case, the support has to be documented.

The Wound-QoL-17 was developed based on three validated instruments assessing HRQoL in chronic wounds: the Freiburg Life Quality Assessment for wounds (FLQA-w, Augustin et al. 2010), the Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule (CWIS, Price et al. 2004), and the Würzburg Wound Score (WWS, Spech 2003; Engelhardt et al. 2014).

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  • Wound-QoL-17: original version with 17 items (formerly referred to as “Wound-QoL” only)
  • Wound-QoL-14: short version with 14 items
  • User Manual – Wound QoL

The Wound-QoL instrument is protected by license. The license is contracted by Augustin UG. All scientific and commercial use is coordinated by PD Dr. Christine Blome, c.blome@uke.de.

Authors

Dr. phil. Christine Blome

Head of Quality of Life and Patient Benefit Research
German Center for Health Services Research in Dermatology (CVderm)
Institute for Health Services Research in Dermatology and Nursing (IVDP)
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
Martinistr. 52, D-20246 Hamburg

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  • Wound-QoL-17: original version with 17 items (formerly referred to as “Wound-QoL” only)
  • Wound-QoL-14: short version with 14 items
  • User Manual – Wound QoL

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