Assessment of seniors᾽ quality of life: WHOQOL-AGE questionnaire

Authors

  • Lydie Tišanská Národní ústav duševního zdraví, Klecany
  • Jiří Kožený Národní ústav duševního zdraví, Klecany
  • Ladislav Csémy Národní ústav duševního zdraví, Klecany

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51561/cspsych.65.1.60

Keywords:

WHOQOL-AGE, bifactor analysis, Rasch model, seniors

Abstract

Objectives. The aim of the study is to verify the structure of the WHOQOL-AGE tool on the basis of a representative group of Czech seniors older than 60 years of age.

Sample and setting. The sample of participants consisted of 403 seniors (75 males, 228 females, average age 70.7 ys, SD = 7.72, range 60 – 91 ys, selected by quota system according to gender, age, and region.

Results. Bifactor confirmatory analysis and the degree of agreement of data with Rasch’s model acceptably supported the one-dimensional structure of the tool and can be recommended as a screening questionnaire for estimating the quality of life of seniors older than 60 years, especially in cases where it is necessary to limit the time and cognitive burden of respondents.

Study limitation. The findings are limited to a Czech general representative population sample.

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Published

2021-02-28

How to Cite

Tišanská, L., Kožený, J., & Csémy, L. (2021). Assessment of seniors᾽ quality of life: WHOQOL-AGE questionnaire. Československá Psychologie, 65(1), 60-72. https://doi.org/10.51561/cspsych.65.1.60

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