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About the English version of PozQoL

The English version of PozQoL:

PozQoL scale in English

PozQoL Scale

Optional = “This survey is intended for people living with HIV.”

Essential = “We would like to ask you about your health, relationships, life satisfaction, and wellbeing. Please indicate how much the following statements apply to you on a scale from 1 (not at all) to 5 (extremely).”

Optional numeration for the response table = 1 – not at all 2 – slightly 3 – moderately 4 – very 5 – extremely.

  1. I am enjoying life.
  2. I worry about my health.
  3. I lack a sense of belonging with people around me.
  4. I feel that HIV prevents me from doing as much as I would like.
  5. I feel good about myself as a person.
  6. Having HIV limits my opportunities in life.
  7. I worry about the impact of HIV on my health.
  8. I feel in control of my life.
  9. I am afraid that people may reject me when they learn I have HIV.
  10. Managing HIV wears me out.
  11. I feel that HIV limits my personal relationships.
  12. I fear the health effects of HIV as I get older.
  13. I am optimistic about my future.

Stories from others who have used the English version of PozQoL

Developing an HIV consensus tool of health and social PROMs for clinical and community services

Jul 17, 20232 min read
PozQoL and other PROMS recommended by UNSW study for use in clinical and community services working with people living with HIV.

PozQoL informs the Australian National HIV Strategy through the HIV Futures Study

Sep 3, 20213 min read
PozQoL informs the Australian National HIV Strategy through the HIV Futures Study
HIV Futures is a survey of QoL among PLHIV in Australia. Project lead, Dr Jennifer Power, talks about the study, and about how PozQoL helps this research.

🎥 Using PozQoL at Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital

Sep 3, 20213 min read
HIV clinician and researcher Professor Jenny Hoy talks about the benefits of using PozQoL in clinical settings. (Duration: 2m15s)

🎥 Using PozQoL in Living Positive Victoria’s Peer Navigator Program

Feb 15, 20216 min read
PozQoL Project Officer Petrina Hilton chats with HIV peer navigator Sarah Feagan about how PozQoL is used to support her work. (Duration: 5m54s)

Queensland Positive People (QPP) using PozQoL in Life+ Program

Oct 30, 20203 min read
Queensland Positive People (QPP) use PozQoL to evaluate their Life+ Program, which supports people with living with HIV throughout Qld.

PozQoL an invaluable tool, helping support people living with HIV in Montreal

Sep 28, 20202 min read
PozQoL is being used in Le Cercle Orange, a Canadian project supporting people living with HIV (PLHIV) who do not have access to health care.

PozQoL helping improve understanding of HRQoL among PLHIV in the United States

Sep 18, 20202 min read
Multiple US studies use PozQoL to help understand the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of people living with HIV (PLHIV).

Aotearoa New Zealand study using PozQoL to help understand HIV stigma and discrimination

Sep 14, 20201 min read
Researchers are using PozQoL to help describe PLHIV experiences of stigma and discrimination in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Living Positive Victoria — Using PozQoL to monitor and evaluate peer programs

Sep 11, 20203 min read
PLHIV organisation, Living Positive Victoria, uses PozQoL to monitor and evaluate their peer programs for people newly diagnosed with HIV.

Help us improve PozQoL

If you are using (or have used) this version of PozQoL, we would love to hear from you.

Your feedback and insights can help:

  • Improve the translation
  • Make this version easier to use
  • Ensure the items are culturally useful, relevant, and appropriate
  • Support others who are thinking about using this  version

If you are a researcher working with English-speaking people living with HIV, we also encourage you to consider conducting validation or implementation trials using this version of PozQoL.