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 provides the premiere opportunity for those in the quality of life research field to connect and network.
Quality of life has become a prominent subject in philosophy, social science, clinical medicine, health services, and outcomes research. ISOQOL fosters the worldwide exchange of information through: scientific publications, international conferences, educational outreach, and collaborative support for health related quality of life initiatives. With over 720 members representing 47 countries, ISOQOL is an international society with activities focused on promotion of high quality research in the science of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measurement and patient-reported outcomes (PRO).
“The mission of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) is 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.”
Patient Engagement Statement
"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."
ISOQOL continues to grow and now includes more than 720 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.
2015 Membership Distribution
You can visit the What is Health-Related Quality of Life Research page to learn more about the work of ISOQOL’s members.