Synopses & Reviews
This book brings together contributions from a number of the investigators and advisers involved in the development of a WHO Quality of Life assessment instrument. The chapters focus particularly on some of the issues that have to be taken account of when we wish to compare measures obtained in one country or culture with those obtained in another. General issues are dealt with, as well as more specific issues to do with a particular disease such as cancer, or with specific groups of people. The contributors have had experience in work on quality of life and similar topics in a number of different cultural settings, and their experience enriches our understanding of the problems this poses.