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EQ-5D-5L | Available modes of administration

EQ-5D-5L is designed for self-completion by respondents, and is available in both paper and digital versions. However, several other modes of administration are also possible.

Below you will find the current available modes of administration. Please click on the links below to view per mode the available translations:

Previously, EQ-5D would have to be hosted on our dedicated server. Now, you can choose between hosting EQ-5D on your own server, the REDCap, the LimeSurvey or the Castor EDC platform.

  • EQ-5D-5L Interviewer Administered (IA) version
    Developed for use either in face-to-face or telephone/computer interviews when participants are either unable to read or write or unable to be physically present for the interview. May be used interchangeably with existing Telephone and Face-to-face versions.
  • EQ-5D-5L Proxy version
    For use when patients are mentally or physically incapable of reporting on their health-related quality of life, for instance because of severe intellectual disability or mental health problems. Two proxy versions are currently available where a caregiver who knows the patient well is asked to complete EQ-5D as follows:
  • EQ-5D-5L Proxy version 1: The caregiver (the proxy) is asked to rate the patient’s health-related quality of life in their (the proxy’s) opinion.
  • EQ-5D-5L Proxy version 2: The caregiver (the proxy) is asked to rate how he/she (the proxy) thinks the patient would rate his/her own health-related quality of life if the patient were able to communicate it.

If you are unsure about which mode of administration to use, please contact the EuroQol Office. If a language version or mode of administration is not available, please contact the EuroQol Office.

(Version 3JUL2019)

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