EuroQol is pleased to announce that its Version Management Committee has recently approved 30 language versions of the Interviewer Administered (IA) Proxy 1 EQ-5D variant. The Proxy 1 IA version is available in 28 languages for EQ-5D-5L and in English for the EQ-5D-3L and youth (EQ-5D-Y) questionnaires.
Undertaking health related quality of life (HRQoL)research during the COVID-19 pandemic has proved a significant challenge for researchers. In response, we at EuroQol have noticed a marked increase in the number of requests for IA variants of the EQ-5D questionnaire that can be undertaken remotely, for example by telephone. One such IA variant is Proxy 1, where an interviewer can remotely ask a caregiver (proxy) to provide their own rating of a patient’s health status using the EQ-5D. These IA Proxy 1 variants of the EQ-5D are intended for use for young children and in patients who, for any reason, are unable to report on their own health status.
A list of the available versions and modes of administration of the EQ-5D can be viewed on the EuroQol website.
If you have further questions, please contact the EuroQol office.