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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

ReQoL - Patient Reported Outcome Measure

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ReQoL is a new Patient Reported Outcome Measure, developed to assess the quality of life for people with different mental health conditions.  ReQoL was developed by the Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health and Care Interventions (EEPRU) and the CLAHRC-YH, and was launched at the House of Parliament in October 2016. It places service users at the heart of their recovery and provides practitioners with a user friendly, valid and reliable measure to aid decision making and outcome monitoring.
Since the launch, many organisations have started using ReQoL-10 and ReQoL-20. Over 73 licences have been granted for a wide range of organisations including 23 mental health trusts which represents over a third of all the mental health trusts in England. We have produced a ReQoL case study highlighting implementation in one of the early implementer trusts.

To support national implementation, the ReQoL website has been updated and has links to a range of supporting materials including:

Also, translations of ReQoL are now available in Hindi and Kannada, and work is underway to translate ReQoL into other Indian languages. This work is being coordinated by Dr Nilamadhab Kar, Consultant Psychiatrist at Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and his team in India through Quality of Life Research and Development Foundation