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Table 1 Characteristics of Instruments Included in the Content Analysis (n = 30 instruments)

From: How do existing HIV-specific instruments measure up? Evaluating the ability of instruments to describe disability experienced by adults living with HIV

Instrument Authors Construct Measured^ Year Developed Number of Items
Body Image Scale [41] Martinez et al Body Image 2005 12
Assessment of Body Change and Diarrhea Scale (ACBD) [42] Guaraldi et al Body Image 2006 27
HIV Diarrhea Questionnaire [43] Mertz et al Diarrhea 1995 14
HIV-Related Fatigue Scale [44] Barroso & Lynn Fatigue 2000 56
Health-Related Quality of Life Scale (HIV-QOL) [18] Cleary et al HRQL/QOL 1993 46
AIDS Health Assessment Questionnaire (AIDS-HAQ) [45] Lubeck & Fries HRQL/QOL 1994 55
Functional Assessment of HIV Infection (FAHI) [29, 46] Cella & Peterman HRQL/QOL 1997 47
HIV Overview of Problems-Evaluation System (HOPES) [30, 47] Ganz & Schag HRQL/QOL 1992 177
HIV/AIDS Targeted QOL (HAT-QOL) [31, 48] Holmes & Shea HRQL/QOL 1999 35
HIV Patient Assessed Report of Status and Experience (HIV-PARSE) [49] Bozzette et al HRQL/QOL 1989 144
HIV QOL Questionnaire (HIV-QL31) [32] Leplege et al HRQL/QOL 1997 31
Medical Outcomes Survey HIV Health Survey (MOS-HIV) [50, 51] Wu et al HRQL/QOL 1997 35
Multidimensional QOL Questionnaire for HIV/AIDS (MQoL-HIV) [33] Avis et al HRQL/QOL 1994 40
World Health Organization QOL HIV Instrument (WHOQOL-HIV) [34, 52, 53] Fang, O'Connell & WHO HIV/AIDS Quality of Life Group HRQL/QOL 2002 120
General Health Self Assessment [54] Lenderking et al HRQL/QOL 1997 50
Living with HIV Scale[55] Holzemer et al HRQL/QOL 1998 32
HIV Cost and Services Utilization Tool [56] Hays et al HRQL/QOL 1998 31
AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG Outcomes SF-21) [57] AIDS Clinical Trials Group Outcomes Committee HRQL/QOL 1999 21
Existential Loneliness Questionnaire [58] Mayers et al Loneliness 2002 22
Mental Adjustment to HIV Scale (MAHIVS) [59] Ross et al Psychological Adjustment 1994 40
HIV/AIDS Stress Scale [35] Pakenham & Rinaldis Stress 2002 29
HIV Stressor Scale [60] Thompson et al Stress 1996 25
Physical Symptoms of Illness Scale [27] Nokes et al Symptoms 1994 15
HIV Symptom Index (Justice) [61] Justice et al Symptoms 1998 20
Sign and Symptom Checklist for HIV (SSC-HIV) [62] Holzemer et al Symptoms 1999 26
Riverside Symptom Checklist [63] Burgess et al Symptoms 1993 28
Revised Sign and Symptom Checklist for HIV (SSC-HIVrev) [64] Holzemer et al Symptoms 2001 72
HIV Symptom Index (Whalen) [65] Whalen Symptoms 1994 12
Self-Report Slowness Scale (SRSS) [66] Lopez et al Symptoms 1998 11
Impact of Weight Loss Scale [67] Wagner & Rabkin Weight Loss 1999 9
  1. ^Construct measured as defined by the author.
  2. HRQL = health-related quality of life; QOL = quality of life