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Validity and reliability of the Quality of Life, Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire, Short Form

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 May 2011

Paola Rucci*
Dipartimento di Psichiatria, Neurobiologia, Farmacologia e Biotecnologie, Università di Pisa, Pisa
Alessandro Rossi
Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Università de L'Aquila, L'Aquila
Mauro Mauri
Dipartimento di Psichiatria, Neurobiologia, Farmacologia e Biotecnologie, Università di Pisa, Pisa
Giuseppe Maina
Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Università di Torino, Torino
Fulvio Pieraccini
Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Psichiatria, Università di Siena, Siena
Stefano Pallant
Dipartimento di Scienze Neurobiologiche e Psichiatriche, Università di Firenze, Firenze
Valeria Camilleri
Dipartimento di Psichiatria, Neurobiologia, Farmacologia e Biotecnologie, Università di Pisa, Pisa
Maria Sole Montagnani
Dipartimento di Psichiatria, Neurobiologia, Farmacologia e Biotecnologie, Università di Pisa, Pisa
Jean Endicott
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York
Address for correspondence: Dr. P. Rucci, Dipartimento di Psichiatria, Neurobiologia, Farmacologia, Biotecnologie, Via Roma 67, 56100 Pisa. Fax: +39-050-835439 E-mail:


Nell'ultimo decennio la qualita della vita ha acquisito una sempre maggiore rilevanza come misura di esito sociale e clinico (Katschnig, 1997) dei disturbi mentali. Vi e un ampio consenso sul fatto che il costrutto della qualita della vita è multidimensionale e comprende la percezione che il paziente ha delle relazioni sociali, della propria salute fisica, della capacità di svolgere le attivita quotidiane domestiche e lavorative e del proprio benessere in generale (Patrick & Erickson, 1988). Mentre le misure di funzionamento si propongono di quantificare la compromissione in modo oggettivo, le misure della qualita della vita valutano la capacita del soggetto di trarre soddisfazione e piacere da varie attivita e richiedono una valutazione soggettiva. La definizione di qualita della vita del Quality of Life Group dell'Organizzazione

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