Information for researchers

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About PozQoL

If you’re new to PozQoL, this is a good place to start. Information includes:

  • What is PozQoL
  • Why use PozQoL

Using PozQoL in research

This information was prepared in consultation with researchers who have already used PozQoL in their own work:

  • Why use PozQoL in research
  • How to use PozQoL for research
  • Conducting further PozQoL validation or implementation trials
  • What to do if a patient presents with a PozQoL Scale

Other information for researchers

Developing, validating, and trialling the PozQoL scale

In addition to conducting research related to the quality of life of people living with HIV, we encourage you to conduct further validation and implementation trials using any of the language versions of PozQoL with different communities.

This page describes the original development, validation, and sensitivity and usability trials.

PozQoL publications

This page lists a range of publications from:

  • The PozQoL project
  • Other research that has used PozQoL

PozQoL Stories from research

The following ‘PozQoL Stories’ describe real-life examples of PozQoL being used in research around the world.

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.

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.

PozQoL used as an outcome measure in South Korean study

Jul 20, 20202 min read
Together with ViiV Healthcare, Yonsei University and Severance Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, are using PozQoL in their research with people living with HIV (PLHIV).