Indexed on: 19 Dec '20Published on: 19 Dec '20Published in: Problemy sotsial'noi gigieny, zdravookhraneniia i istorii meditsiny / NII sotsial'noi gigieny, ekonomiki i upravleniia zdravookhraneniem im. N.A. Semashko RAMN ; AO "Assotsiatsiia 'Meditsinskaia literatura'."
In quality of life research, it is very important to understand the concept and methodology of its implementation. The quality of life study should be organized in accordance with standard generally accepted requirements. In order to obtain comparable data and to apply it in clinical practice, standard quality of life assessment tools should be implemented. The questionnaires are common as the tools assessing quality of life. In the United States and Europe, as well as in Russia, special centers are organized to develop such questionnaires. There are General questionnaires that can be used to assess quality of life in case of various diseases and special questionnaires targeted to specific group of diseases. Currently, more than 400 special questionnaires are used in practice. In Russia, due to urgency of increasing propagation of socially significant non-communicable diseases, especially in elderly population, particular attention is focused on research in the area of quality of life in field of palliative medicine, assigned to alleviate suffering of incurable patient. Its main goal is to maintain optimal quality of life of patient.