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Escala PozQoL — Qualidade de vida de indivíduos com HIV
This is a professional translation of the English version of the PozQoL Scale.
To the best of our knowledge, this translation has not yet been validated or trialled with Portuguese speakers.
If you use the Portuguese (Portugal) version of PozQoL, we would love to hear from you.
If you are working with Portuguese speakers, please note that there is also a Portuguese (Brazil) translation available.
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 Kit is only available in English. It may be translated into more languages in the future. This will depend on demand. (So, if you would like it in another language, be sure to tell us!)
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.
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).
Have you used the Portuguese (Portugal) version of the PozQoL Scale?
We would love to hear from you!
Your feedback and insights can help:
- Improve the translated PozQoL Scale
- Make it easier to use
- Ensure that it is useful, relevant, and culturally appropriate
- Support others who are thinking about using it
Please feel free to contact us with any feedback or questions. Or you can share your experiences using PozQoL in our PozQoL Stories.
Are you a researcher working with Portuguese-speaking people with HIV?
We would love to hear about your research using PozQoL to look at the quality of life and experiences of Portuguese-speaking people with HIV.
If you are in a position to do so, we also encourage you to consider conducting further validation or implementation trials.
Copyright © La Trobe University, through its Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, 2021
Published in Australia by La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia
The PozQoL Scale and Tools are copyrighted.
Unless otherwise stated, the work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Non Derivatives License
If you produce any written works or other media related to your use of PozQoL, you must cite PozQoL using the following reference:
Brown, G, Mikołajczak, G, Lyons, A, Power, J, Drummond, F, Cogle, A, Allan, B, Cooper, C & O’Connor, S 2018, ‘Development and validation of PozQoL: A scale to assess quality of life of PLHIV’, BMC Public Health, vol. 18, p. 527.
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