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Quality of Life Inventory

(QOLI)

Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI®) is a psychology assessment of well-being and satisfaction with life. The QOLI assesses positive mental health and happiness, and yields an overall score based on the "Sweet 16" areas that make up quality of life, including love, work and play.

Age range:
Individuals 17 years and older
Reading Level:
6th grade
Publication date:
1994
Qualification level:
A
Completion time:
Approx. 5 minutes (32 items with 3-point rating scale for importance, and 6-point rating scale for satisfaction)
Administration:
Paper-and-pencil or computer administration
Scoring options:

Q-global Scoring & Reporting, Q Local Scoring and Reporting Desktop Software, Mail-in Scoring Service, and Manual Scoring

Report Options:

Profile Report and Progress Report

Norms:

Late teen and adult

Telepractice:

Tips on using this test in your telepractice

Pricing & Ordering

  • QOLI Q-global Starter Kit with Profile Reports

    63702

    Includes QOLI manual, 25 answer sheets, and 25 Q-global administrations.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $130.00

    Qualification Level A

    Ordering

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  • QOLI Q-global Profile Report

    63700

    price per report

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $3.10

    Qualification Level A

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $3.10
    5-49 $2.85
    50-99 $2.75
    100+ $2.65

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    In stock

  • Q Local /QOLI Starter Kit with Profile Reports

    00758

    Includes QOLI manual, 25 answer sheets, and 25 Q Local administrations. (Does not include Q Local software.)

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $138.00

    Qualification Level A

    Ordering

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  • QOLI Handbook

    51639

    Recommended

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $12.25

    Qualification Level A

    Ordering

    In stock

  • QOLI Manual and Treatment Guide

    02100

    Required

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $56.75

    Qualification Level A

    Ordering

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  • QOLI Answer Sheets

    51520

    Pkg of 25

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $25.75

    Qualification Level A

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $25.75
    5-24 $24.75
    25+ $23.75

    Ordering

    Q Local software, report, administrations can only be ordered via the Q Local software or by phone at 866-627-7271. Find out more about ordering via the software by clicking here.

  • Q Local/QOLI Profile Reports

    51521

    Price per administration

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $3.30

    Qualification Level A

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $3.30
    5-49 $2.95
    50-99 $2.85
    100+ $2.75

    Ordering

    Q Local software, report, administrations can only be ordered via the Q Local software or by phone at 866-627-7271. Find out more about ordering via the software by clicking here.

  • QOLI Hand-Scoring Reorder Kit

    02109

    Includes 50 answer sheets and 50 worksheets.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $95.25

    Qualification Level A

    Ordering

    In stock

  • QOLI Hand-Scoring Starter Kit

    02108

    Includes QOLI manual, 50 answer sheets and 50 worksheets.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $139.00

    Qualification Level A

    Ordering

    In stock

  • QOLI Handbook

    51639

    Recommended

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $12.25

    Qualification Level A

    Ordering

    In stock

  • QOLI Manual and Treatment Guide

    02100

    Required

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $56.75

    Qualification Level A

    Ordering

    In stock

  • QOLI Mail-in Starter Kit with Profile Reports and Handbook

    02111

    Includes QOLI handbook and answer sheets with test items: all the materials necessary to conduct 5 assessments and receive profile reports using the mail-in scoring service.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $28.75

    Qualification Level A

    Ordering

    In stock

  • QOLI Mail-in Starter Kit with Profile Reports and Manual

    02112

    Includes QOLI manual and answer sheets with test items: all the materials necessary to conduct 10 assessments and receive profile reports using the mail-in scoring service.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $84.50

    Qualification Level A

    Ordering

    In stock

  • QOLI Handbook

    51639

    Recommended

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $12.25

    Qualification Level A

    Ordering

    In stock

  • QOLI Manual and Treatment Guide

    02100

    Required

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $56.75

    Qualification Level A

    Ordering

    In stock

  • QOLI Mail-in Profile Reports

    51638

    Price includes scoring and answer sheet with test items.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $4.25

    Qualification Level A

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-49 $4.25
    50-99 $4.00
    100+ $3.75

    Ordering

    In stock

Product Details

The QOLI positive psychology test is well-suited for planning, evaluating, and tracking medical and psychological treatment and patient progress in clinical settings.

Benefits

  • Build motivation for treatment and yield a blueprint for a balanced, drug-free lifestyle in substance abuse/chemical dependency programs.
  • Measure assets, strengths, and problems in a non-pathological way in personal growth counseling and employee assistance programs.
  • Measure "successful aging" in gerontology settings.
  • Predict future job satisfaction and productivity in career counseling.
  • Measure treatment outcomes for a wide array of physical and psychological disorders in research and quality assurance programs.

Features

The QOLI assessment can help laypeople, clients and professionals by its key features.

  • Evidence-based and empirically validated, according to Marty Seligman (2011, 2014).
  • Identifies "real life" issues to help clinicians develop relevant treatment plans and predict future health problems.
  • Provides a positive mental health picture that can help increase the likelihood of successful treatment outcomes.
  • Normative data based on 798 nonclinical adults sampled from 12 states from the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, and the West.

Scales

 

Health
Self-Esteem
Goals and Values
Money
Work
Play
Learning
Creativity
Helping

Love
Friends
Children
Relatives
Home
Neighborhood
Community
Overall Well-being

  

Sample Reports

Profile reports graphically present the overall quality of life score and a weighted satisfaction profile for the 16 areas of life that make up the overall score. Progress reports summarize the results of up to five administrations of the QOLI assessment. 

 
 

Resources

FAQs

Frequently asked questions follow. Click on a question to see the response.

Why should I use a nonpathologically oriented "happiness"assessment?

The QOLI assessment opens up a whole new area of assessment by broadening the criterion of "mental health" to include personal happiness and life satisfaction in addition to the absence of psychiatric symptoms. The QOLI assessment gives you a positive mental health instrument to augment other psychological assessments that focus on negative affect and symptoms.

The QOLI assessment can be used as a screening tool for mental health and physical problems. A low quality of life score is often a key symptom of psychological and physical disturbances and might also predict future health problems.

Addressing quality of life issues can also be crucial to the success of treatment. Some clients are discontent, even though their symptoms have remitted with treatment, because their quality of life has not improved. There is even some evidence that symptom reduction and improved functioning in everyday life cannot occur in psychotherapy unless the patient's quality of life is enhanced.

Finally, the QOLI assessment can help clinicians develop relevant treatment plans by focusing both client and therapist on "real world" aspects of life, like work situation, living arrangement, etc. These areas can often be changed more quickly than cognitive or psychodynamic factors can.

Can the QOLI assessment be used for outcomes measurement?

Yes, the QOLI Progress Report can be used for individual outcomes measurement for interventions alleviating either physical illness or psychological disorders.

Aggregate QOLI assessment data can be used to evaluate the outcomes of diverse therapies to determine which type works best for which patients to improve their quality of life.

The QOLI assessment can also help managed care providers objectivelydemonstrate that their services have improved a patient's quality of life. A 1992 Psychotherapy Finances article on managed care indicated that employers and payers will be tying income to providing effectiveness in three areas:

  1. work functioning
  2. use of medical benefits
  3. improved quality of life

What if an area of life is not important to the test taker?

Areas that are rated "Not Important" are not included in QOLI score calculations.

 

Webinars

The following training events are available for Quality of Life Inventory.

 
 

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