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2012AB Quality of Life Outcomes in Neurological Disorders Source Information

Web site:
http://www.neuroqol.org/default.aspx

Authority
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke sponsored the Quality of Life Outcomes in Neurological Disorders (Neuro-QOL) multi-site project.

Purpose
The goal of the Neuro-QOL project is to develop a health-related quality of life assessment tool for adults and children with neurological disorders. It aids the needs of researchers of neurological disorders and facilitates data comparisons across clinical trials in different diseases.

Description
The Neuro-QOL project is a patient reported outcomes tool for people with neurological disorders and incorporates patient reported outcomes for social, psychological and mental well-being.

Metathesaurus Scope
The Metathesaurus representation of Neuro-QOL is extracted from the LOINC release files.

Audience
Neuro-QOL is used in neurology clinical trials and clinical research.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
Neuro-QOL is updated in each Metathesaurus release as part of LOINC.

Sites Consulted

  1. Department of Medical Social Sciences [Internet]. Chicago: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Medical Social Sciences; c2010. Definitions and FAQ's; c2010 [updated 2010 June 29; cited 2012 Aug 01]. Available from: http://www.mss.northwestern.edu/Terminology_and_FAQs/#NeuroQOL
  2. Quality of Life Outcomes in Neurological Disorders - Neuro-QOL [Internet]. [Bethesda (MD): National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (US)]; [cited 2012 Aug 22]. Overview; [cited 2012 Aug 12]. Available from http://www.neuroqol.org/Web%20Pages/overview.aspx; Objectives: http://www.neuroqol.org/Web%20Pages/Research%20Objectives.aspx?PageView=Shared