Quality of Life Questionnaire for a Patient with an Ostomy (QOL-O)

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Author of Tool: 

Grant, M., Ferrell, B. R., Dean, G., Uman, G., Chu, D., & Krouse, R.

Key references: 

Grant, M., Ferrell, B. R., Dean, G., Uman, G., Chu, D., & Krouse, R. (2004). Revision and
psychometric testing of the City of Hope quality of life-ostomy questionnaire. Quality of Life
Research, 13(8), 1445-1457. DOI:10.1023/B:QURE.0000040784.65830.9f.

Gemmill, R., Sun, V., Ferrell, B. R., Krouse, R. S., & Grant, M. (2010). Going with the flow:
Quality-of-life outcomes of cancer survivors with urinary diversion. Journal of Wound, Ostomy
and Continence Nurses Society, 37(1), 65-72.

Krouse, R., Grant, M., Ferrell, B. R., Dean, G., Nelson, R., & Chu, D. (2007). Quality of life
outcomes in 599 cancer and non-cancer patients with colostomies. Journal of Surgical Research,
138(1), 79-87. DOI:10.1016/j.jss.2006.04.033.

Primary use / Purpose: 

The Quality of Life Questionnaire for a Patient with an Ostomy (QOL-O) is 90-item questionnaire divided into two parts. The first section contains 47 forced choice and open ended items, based around demographic and personal factors. The second section contains 43 items rated on a 10 point Likert-type scale and measures quality of life under four domains: physical, psychological, social, and spiritual.

Background: 

With the introduction and growing acceptance of the biopsychosocial model of health it is becoming increasingly common to assess the quality of life of patients before, during, or after serious illness, pain, or surgery. The Quality of Life Questionnaire for a Patient with an Ostomy (QOL-O) is designed to address this specific need in relation to Patient with an Ostomy.

Psychometrics: 

The psychometric properties of the Quality of Life Questionnaire for a Patient with an Ostomy (QOL-O) are discussed in the introduction of the Instrument which is attached below.

Keywords: 

Files: 

PDF iconQuality of Life Questionnaire for a Patient with an Ostomy (QOL-O)

Web link to tool: 

City of Hope Pain & Palliative Care Resource Center

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.348

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