Cho et al developed a quality of life scale for patients living in a nursing home. This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from an intervention. The authors are from Yonsei University, Tongmyong University, Woosuk University, Seoil University and Chung-Ang University in the Republic of Korea.

Patient selection: nursing home resident


Total number of items: 17

Number of items to measure environment and services: 13

Number of items to measure social interactions: 4


Environment and services:

(1) treated with respect by the staff

(2) taken care of by the staff

(3) carefully listened to by the staff

(4) staff sincerely considers what the patient likes (preferences)

(5) feels safe

(6) can get help promptly and whenever needed

(7) can share opinions without restrictions

(8) gets enough food

(9) facility is clean

(10) personal items well-arranged for convenience

(11) access to healthcare services

(12) unpleasant smells

(13) ever been frightened by the way patients are treated by the staff


Social interactions:

(14) enjoy activities offered

(15) healthy enough to participate in leisure activities

(16) an activity during the weekend that is enjoyable (other than religious service)

(17) peer who is a good friend



(1) items 1 to 11, 14 to 17: 1 point for Yes, 0 point for No

(2) items 12 and 13: 0 point for Yes, 1 point for No


score =

= SUM(points for all 17 items)



minimum total score: 0

maximum total score: 17

The higher the score the higher the quality of life.

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