Project Information

Project title
A new direction for Quality of Life: Evaluating the Comprehensive Quality of Life Scale as a measure of satisfaction and depression
Researcher(s)
Vanessa Cook, supervised by Professor Robert Cummins (Deakin University)
Postal address
138 High St Rd, Ashwood, 3147
Project dates
Commenced September 2001
Anticipated completion November 2002
Nature of the project
Doctoral Thesis
Brief description

This thesis aims to compare the Comprehensive Quality of Life scale, an Australian QoL measure, with a depression inventory yet to be determined in screening for depression within a general population. Current research indicates that there is a recognised need for a holistic instrument capable of measuring both depression and satisfaction. It is hypothesised that the ComQol scale has the ability to indicate depression within the community as well as indicating the domain or area of life that is linked with the depression in the individual. Therefore, this research has important implications for the treatment of depression in that the ComQol may prove important in planning and evaluating treatment strategies.