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MISSOULA -VITAS QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX (MVQOLI)©
 Guide to Using the MVQOLI
2009 MVQOLI Users Guide

See downloads for English, Spanish and Greek versions of the tool below.


 

 

 

 AN ASSESSMENT AND OUTCOME MEASURE
FOR PALLIATIVE CARE

Ira Byock, M.D.
The Palliative Care Service, Missoula, MT
PH: 406-728-8643 FAX: 406-728-4709 E-mail: IByock@aol.com


Contact: Melanie Merriman, Ph.D., M.B.A.
PH: 305-762-7966 FAX: 305-762-7191 E-mail: touchst@ix.netcom.com

VITAS Healthcare Corporation
PH: 305-374-4143

 

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Guide to Using MVQOLI
Appendices

 

Quality of life (QOL) in the context of advanced, progressive, incurable illness, is defined as the subjective experience of an individual living with the interpersonal, psychological and existential or spiritual challenges that accompany the process of physical and functional decline and the knowledge of impending demise.  A person’s QOL can range from suffering, associated with physical distress and/or a sense of impending disintegration, to the experience of wellness and personal growth arising from the completion of developmental work and the mastery of developmental landmarks.

Byock and Merriman, Pall. Med., 12:231-244, 1998   


Registration  

There are no fees for using the Missoula-VITAS Quality of Life Index but we do ask that you register by providing your organization name and a contact person.  Registration assures that you receive notice of any updates to the Missoula-VITAS Quality of Life Index.  Registered users will also receive information on MVQOLI benchmarking efforts and the option to share and compare quality of life data anonymously with other users. REGISTER HERE


Guide to Using the MVQOLI - DOWNLOAD HERE (Note: This is a 307 Kb PDF file)

This guide is designed to assist you in implementing the Missoula-VITAS Quality of Life Index.  It will be most useful for implementation on a small scale or in a pilot study. The materials are excerpted and adapted from training materials originally created by VITAS Healthcare Corporation and The Hospice Institute of the Florida Suncoast.


Training in the Use of the MVQOLI

For full implementation throughout your organization, we strongly recommend that you attend the 1.5 day training offered at the Suncoast Institute (formerly The Hospice Institute of the Florida Suncoast). 

For information on the training course, contact:
Susan Bruno
727-523-4142
susanbruno@suncoastinstitute.org
www.SuncoastInstitute.org

Here is a sample of topics covered in the training program:

  • History and philosophy of  the MVQOLI and its use in patient care
  • Patient/Family Value-directed Care
  • The Patient Quality of Life Profile
  • Implementation of the MVQOLI in your organization
  • Using the MVQOLI Excel scoring tool
 

Appendices for use with the Guide

 

Appendix 1:  MVQOLI - 15 item version with scoring information
                       PDF format - 226 Kb
                       MS Word format - 85 Kb

Appendix 2:  MVQOLI - 25 item version with scoring information
                       PDF format - 258 Kb
                       MS Word format - 103 Kb 

Appendix 3:  Spanish MVQOLI - 15 item version with scoring information
                       PDF format - 196 Kb
                       MS Word format - 58 Kb 

Appendix 4:  Spanish MVQOLI - 25 item version with scoring information
                       PDF format - 257 Kb
                       MS Word format - 57 Kb 

Appendix 5:  EXCEL scoring program for MVQOLI - 15 item version (English or Spanish)
                       Excel format -  75 Kb 

Appendix 6:  EXCEL scoring program for MVQOLI - 25 item version (English or Spanish)
                       Excel format - 101 Kb 

Appendix 7:  MVQOLI EXCEL (automated) Scoring Instructions
                       PDF format - 288 Kb 

Appendix 8:  MVQOLI Manual (not automated) Scoring Instructions
                       PDF format - 252 Kb 

Appendix 9:  MVQOLI Date Due Excel File

                       Excel format - 1308 Kb 

Appendix 10:  Instructions for the Date Due Excel File

                   
PDF format - 226 Kb 

 


 

Versions of the Tool

 

English

                    English MVQOLI - 15 item version
                     PDF format - 226 Kb
                     MS Word format - 85 Kb

                     MVQOLI - 25 item version
                     PDF format - 258 Kb
                     MS Word format - 103 Kb 
    

 

Spanish

                      Spanish MVQOLI - 15 item version
                      PDF format - 196 Kb
                      MS Word format - 58 Kb 

                      Spanish MVQOLI - 25 item version 
                      PDF format - 257 Kb
                      MS Word format - 57 Kb 

 

Greek

                     Greek MVQOLI - 15 item version

                     PDF format - 152 Kb

                     MS Word format - 44 Kb

                     Greek MVQOLI - 25 item version
                     PDF format - 160 Kb

                     MS Word format - 57 Kb
 

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