Obtain and Administer HDQLIFE Measures

The HDQLIFE™ is the first PRO assessment in HD to utilize item banking and CAT methodology. The HDQLIFE measures are publicly available free of charge without licensing or royalty fees and are intended for use in research and clinical practice.  

HDQLIFE offers two types of instruments:

Short Forms or Scales

Fixed set of 4-16 items or questions for one domain.  These can be administered electronically or on paper. Each short form or scale requires approximately one to two minutes to administer.

Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs)

Items are dynamically selected for administration from an item bank based upon the respondent's previous answers. 

HDQLIFE offers two forms of administration:

Computer Administration

HDQLIFE computer adaptive tests (CATs) require computer administration.  HDQLIFE CATs, short forms and scales (except Meaning and Purpose) are available in:

Paper Administration

See table below.

Best Practices in Administration

IMPORTANT: Please include a citation for any HDQLIFE measures used in publications. If using a short form, please cite the publication describing the development of the full item bank. Citation information can be found HERE