Psychometric Test:

Test Name: Quality Adjusted Life Year Index
Acronym: QALY
Publisher: GL Assessment
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Author: Rosser, R. & Kind, P.
Year: 1978
Purpose: Two dimensional matrix (disability x distress) which attempts to quantify different health/illness states for use as a global health indicator (a summary assessment of overall health status). Individual's current level of health/illness is rated in terms of eight levels of disability together with four levels of distress.
Contents: Manual
Age range: Adult
Administration time: 5 minutes.
Qualifications: To use this test you must be, or be supervised by a Clinical Psychologist, occupational therapist or nurse. Held in 'Health Status and Health-Related Quality of Life' in Measures in Health Psychology Portfolio
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