Patrick et al developed the Perceived Quality of Life (PQOL) Scale to measure the level of life quality and need satisfaction felt by a person following intensive care. It is based on fundamental life needs and is simple to administer. This can help in measuring the outcome of the care delivered and received.



(1) health

(2) thinking

(3) happiness

(4) family

(5) help

(6) community

(7) leisure

(8) income

(9) respect

(10) meaning

(11) work


Each items is scored from 0 to 100 based on the level of satisfaction.


total score =

= SUM(points for all 11 items)


perceived quality of life scale (PQOL) =

= (total score) / 11



• minimum total score and PQOL: 0

• maximum total score: 1,100

• maximum PQOL: 100

• The higher the score, the greater the satisfaction with the quality of life.



• internal consistency: alpha coefficient 0.88

• correlation with Sickness Impact Profile: -0.49

• correlation with Psychological General Well Being: 0.54


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