The AneurysmDQoL is a self-completion measure designed specifically to assess individualised quality of life in patients who have been diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). This includes patients who are being monitored prior to aneurysm repair as well as those who have undergone aneurysm repair.
The AneurysmDQoL was developed in 2013, validated in 2014 and is based on the Audit of Diabetes Dependent Quality of Life (ADDQoL) and sister –DQoLs for other conditions. The specific life domains to be included in the AneurysmDQoL were determined during focus group discussions and in-depth interviews with individual patients, followed by psychometric development.
Please read the available summary guidelines for further information and references.