Stage 1

Stage 1: Establishing the domains for the measure

Stage 1 was aimed at identifying the domains for the instrument. This was based on a review of the qualitative literature and psychometric analysis of existing data. A conceptual model was developed to support this process. Feedback from consultation with different groups was also provided.

This stage resulted in 7 domains with sub-domains as shown in Figure 1:

Figure 1: Domains and sub-domains of quality of life

Methods and reports

  Conceptual model Qualitative Review Psychometric Analysis
Aim Develop a conceptual framework to support the development of the measure Review qualitative literature on how conditions/ circumstances that can be influenced by health and social care affect quality of life Analyse existing measures to support qualitative review process in identifying relevant domains
Methods Adaptation of an existing model Targeted review of qualitative literature across four arms (Generic measures, Health conditions, Informal Carers, Social Care users) [Protocol] Psychometric analysis generic measures using the Multi-instrument  Comparison (MIC) data
Results  Working conceptual model  Summary of results from qualitative review [Summary report and video]  Summary of results from the psychometric analysis [Video]
Feedback Summary feedback from governance groups and response