Promoting Excellence : McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire

Instrument Name:
McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire

Clinical Care Tool - Quality of Life

S. Robin Cohen, PhD

Author Contact Information:
S. Robin Cohen, Ph.D. (Psychology)
Research Director and Asst. Professor
Division of Palliative Care, Depts. Oncology and edicine
McGill University
Project Director
Lady Davis Institute
S.M.B.D. Jewish General Hospital

SMBD Jewish General Hospital, "Convent" site
3755 Côte Ste Catherine
Montreal, QC
Canada H3T 1E2
Phone: 514-735-1650
Fax: 514-735-1074
[email protected]

Cohen SR, Mount BM, Bruera E, Rowe J & Tong K, Validity of the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire in the palliative care setting. A multi-center Canadian study demonstrating the importance of the existential domain. Palliative Medicine. 11 (1997) 3-20.

Cohen SR, Mount BM, Strobel MG & Bui F, The McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire: a measure of quality of life appropriate for people with advanced disease. A preliminary study of validity and acceptability, Palliative Medicine, 9 (1995) 207-219.

emotional well-being, spiritual well-being, transcendence, spiritual assessment, quality of life, psychosocial assessment, symptom assessment

To use this tool:
Contact the author at [email protected] to obtain a copy of this tool. You will be asked to sign a user form. There is no charge if it is not being used for profit.

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