Domains included in selected quality of life questionnaires or mentioned by patients as being important

DomainQuestionnairesPatients' responses
SF-3620EuroQol18NHP21OPCS omnibus patients7Rheumatoid arthritis patients24Neuromuscular disease patients*
PainYesYesYesYesYesYes
Energy or tirednessYesNot includedYesYesNot mentionedYes
SleepNot includedNot includedYesNot mentionedNot mentionedNot mentioned
Physical functioning or mobilityYesYesYesYesYesYes
Daily living activitiesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Social interactionsYesNot includedYesYesYesYes
Leisure activitiesYesYesNot includedNot mentionedYesYes
RelationshipsNot includedNot includedNot includedYesYesYes
Sexual functioningNot includedNot includedNot includedYesYesNot mentioned
WorkYesNot includedNot includedYesYesYes
Emotional wellbeingYesYesYesYesYesYes
Dependence or independenceNot includedNot includedYesNot mentionedYesYes
Self perception or body imageNot includedNot includedNot includedNot mentionedYesYes
Perceptions of the futureNot includedNot includedNot includedNot mentionedYesYes
  • SF-36=Medical outcomes study 36 item short form health survey; EuroQol=European quality of life measure; NHP=Nottingham health profile; OPCS=Office of Population, Censuses, and Surveys.

  • * Information from personal communication from K Vincent and M Rose, 1999.