Learn More About
Quality of Life Assessments

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Quality of life (QOL) assessments include questions that help to measure what matters to individuals about their quality of life, healthcare experiences, physical, mental and social health.
 

Quality of Life Assessments

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The resources on this page focus on QOL assessments for older adults living with frailty, and their family caregivers.

Tools for QOL assessments have been shown to help:

Learning Resources for
QOL Assessment User Groups

Click to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these resources.

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The “Live Your Best Life Possible” and the “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Quality of Life Assessments” brochures are for older adults or family caregivers.

These resources can help you live your best life possible.

What to Do

  • ANSWER the quality of life questions online each time before you have an appointment with your healthcare provider.
  • ASK your healthcare provider if you can talk about the answers you provided when you are at your appointment.
  • LEARN more by viewing these videos and brochures.
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The “Start the Conversation About Quality of Life Assessments” brochure introduces QOL assessments and gives talking points for speaking to both older adults living with frailty, and their family caregivers. The “The Truth About Quality of Life Assessments" discusses the myths and facts associated with QOL assessments for older adults and their family caregivers.

Both these resources are designed to help healthcare providers incorporate QOL assessments into their practices and enhance person-centred healthcare decisions.

What to Do

  • INCORPORATE the use of QOL assessments in your practice.
  • ENGAGE both older adults living with frailty and their family caregivers in QOL assessments.
  • USE QOL assessment responses to inform care decisions.
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The “Start the Conversation About Quality of Life Assessments” brochure gives talking points for speaking to healthcare leaders and decision makers. The “Making a Difference With Quality of Life Assessments" fact sheet offers details and statistics about QOL assessments for older adults living with frailty, and their family caregivers.

Both these resources are designed to help healthcare managers and leaders incorporate QOL assessments into their organisations and/or inform person-centred healthcare decisions.

What to Do

  • START the conversation with other healthcare managers and leaders.
  • ACCESS reports on QOL assessment data.
  • USE QOL assessment reports to inform healthcare decisions.
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The “Fact Sheet About Quality of Life Assessments” and the “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Quality of Life Assessments" brochures offer evidence about the value of QOL assessments.

These resources are designed to highlight the value of using QOL assessment data to inform system-wide healthcare decisions for older adults living with frailty, and their family caregivers.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to connect?
Contact the Quality of Life Assessment Support Team.


This research is funded by Canadian Frailty Network (Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network), which is supported by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program.

™ Trademark of Canadian Frailty Network (Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network) Used with permission.