PozQoL scale and tools

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PozQoL scale

The PozQoL Scale is available in several languages

All versions of PozQoL are free to use for non-commercial purposes. Please see our terms of use for more information.

Please note: At this time, only the English version of the scale has been tested for reliability and sensitivity. It was tested on an Australian sample.

You can download the different versions of the scale and find out more about if and how each version is being (or has been) used by selecting from the list of languages below.

አማርኛDeutschΕλληνικάEnglishEspañol de EspañaEspañol LatinoFrançais (Canada)Français (France)Italiano日本語한국어Kreyòl ayisyenNederlandsNorskPolskiPortuguês de PortugalPortuguês do BrasilSvenskaTürkçeVlaams中文

Amharic, Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, Flemish, French (Canada), French (France), German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Turkish

PozQoL tools

These tools have been developed to assist you with incorporating PozQoL into your work. All have been either developed in collaboration with or with feedback from people using PozQoL in their own work.


Implementation kit

The implementation kit was co-designed by organisations that were part of the PozQoL usability trial. It provides information about how to use the PozQoL Scale in practice.

The implementation kit is available in English only.


Using PozQoL scores to improve HIV service and outcomes table

This table provides recommendations for how to work with people living with HIV with low scores in different PozQoL domains. The table was produced in collaboration with peer-led PLHIV services.

The table is available in English only.


Simple calculator

The Simple PozQoL Calculator is a spreadsheet that calculates PozQoL Scores for one person at a time.

You can choose the language of the scale items and responses from a dropdown menu in the spreadsheet. Instructions and headings are in English but can be changed manually.


Pre-post calculator

The pre-post group PozQoL calculator is a spreadsheet that calculates and compares baseline and follow-up group PozQoL Scores.

This tool is only available in English (but text can be changed manually).


ViiV Healthcare’s PozQoL Digital Tool

ViiV Healthcare have created an online tool that allows people to complete PozQoL online and print a pdf copy of their responses and scores to keep for themselves or share with service providers. The tool is completely anonymous and no information is stored or recorded.

Go to the ViiV Healthcare PozQoL Digital Tool »


Help us improve PozQoL

There is a complete list of all available scales and tools on our downloads page.

If you are using (or have used) any of the versions of PozQoL or the tools, we would love to hear from you.

Your feedback and insights can help:

  • Improve the PozQoL scale and its translations
  • Make PozQoL easier to use
  • Ensure the PozQoL scale items are culturally useful, relevant, and appropriate
  • Support others who are thinking about using PozQoL

We may have capacity in future to have more translations or create additional tools. Your feedback can help us decide what languages and new resources to prioritise.

Please let us know if you would benefit from having:

  • PozQoL in a language not currently available
  • Translated versions of any of the tools
  • Other tools or resources to help with using PozQoL