Promoting Excellence : Missoula-VITAS Quality of Life Index

Instrument Name:
Missoula-VITAS Quality of Life Index
Two versions: 25 item and 15 item

Category:
Clinical Care Tools - Quality of Life

Authors:
Ira Byock, MD
Melanie Merriman, PhD, MBA
VITAS Healthcare Corporation

Author Contact Information:
Ira Byock ([email protected])
Melanie Merriman ([email protected])
7511 Beachview Drive
North Bay Village, FL 33141

Keywords:
quality of life, hospice, care plan, advanced illness, assessment, preferences, care planning, spiritual assessment

References:
Byock, I.R. and Merriman, MP (1998) Measuring quality of life for patients with terminal illness: The Missoula-VITAS® Quality of Life Index. Palliative Medicine, 12: 231-244.

To use this tool:
A license is required to use this tool. Agencies can obtain a license to use the tool only after completion of a required training course. Information on the course is available from the Hospice Institute of the Florida Suncoast; contact Susan Bruno at [email protected].

Researchers can obtain a license to use the tool for research only by contacting Melanie Merriman ([email protected]).

To view this tool:
Use this link to view the instrument:
www.dyingwell.com
There is a link on the home page to information about and a copy of both versions of the Missoula-VITAS Quality of Life Index.


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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families. Visit PromotingExcellence.org for more resources.

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