The QoWL Biographical Information Scale (QBI)

In developing our research scales we have realised that there is no one format for collected so-called biographical data from people filling in our scales. To overcome this we have produced a set of questions which we have been using in our research for over 10 years. These question shave been thoroughly piloted and in effect have become a standardised way to gain information about gender, age, occupations, etc. The scale usually accompanies our WRQoL and QWWO scales.

The QoWL Biographical Information (QBI) scale contains 10 items on the following topics:

  • Gender
  • Ethnic minority
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Years of service
  • Type of appointment
  • Hours of work
  • Additional hours (above contracted hours)
  • Days absence due to illness in last year

Your help with our research

We have made an unformatted .pdf version freely available here. You are free to use this scale for your research as long as you acknowledge QoWL as the source of the scale. If you woudl like to know how you can contribute to our research, please contact us.

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