International Society for Quality of Life Research

The International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL), established in 1993, is a non-profit society to advance the scientific study of health-related quality of life and other patient-centered outcomes to identify effective interventions, enhance the quality of health care and promote the health of populations.  ISOQOL fosters the worldwide exchange of information through:  scientific publications, international conferences, educational outreach, and collaborative support for health related quality of life initiatives.  ISOQOL continues to grow and now includes more than 800 international influential leaders, outcomes researchers, surgeons, physiologists, psychometricians, nurses, new investigators, students and other medical professionals. Membership in ISOQOL is a mark of professional distinction and denotes a dedication to understanding health-related of quality of life measurement and patient-centered outcomes.

 “The mission of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) is to advance the science of quality of life and related patient-centered outcomes in health research, care and policy.”

"The International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) will improve quality of life for people everywhere by creating a future in which their perspective is integral in health research, care and policy."

"ISOQOL supports the patient voice in quality of life and patient-reported outcomes research. Patient engagement initiatives are intended to align ISOQOL's priorities and infrastructure with efforts to establish best practices in patient-engaged quality of life research and create educational efforts and model programs that promote best practices and fulfill ISOQOL's mission."

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