Individual Study / GQL- Instrument

The Göteborg quality of life instrument

The Göteborg quality of life instrument

Initiatives -
has been used to assess the quality of life on a population basis, it was possible to show that the well-being variables were stable over time and that excellent well-being showed a great variation. A high level of well-being was common in variables such as family and housing but more uncommon in variables such as fitness, vision, hearing and memory. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year


Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof Ingmar Skoog
    Centre for Ageing and Health (AgeCap) Neuropsychiatric epidemiology research unit (EPINEP)


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
The 52-year follow-up will begin in the autumn of 2020.

Marker Paper

Tibblin G, Tibblin B, Peciva S, Kullman S, Svärdsudd K. "The Göteborg quality of life instrument"--an assessment of well-being and symptoms among men born 1913 and 1923. Methods and validity. Scand J Prim Health Care Suppl. 1990;1:33-8.

PUBMED 2100362


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Men born in 1913 and 1923 and living in Göteborg


Availability of data and biosamples