Malaysian Questionnaires Database (MQDB)


There are various questionnaires that have been translated into Bahasa Malaysia but only a small portion have been properly validated and published. Some of the questionnaires have been translated in different versions by different persons.

A quotation by Wilkin et al (1992); “In view of the difficulty that we faced in obtaining scales, authors should be encouraged by publishers to either reproduce their questionnaire in a major article on scale’s psychometric properties, or publish the name and address of the scale distributor”.

With this awareness, I initiate this database to help researchers to find the suitable questionnaires for their studies. I welcome from all individuals to contribute to this database as a pool of knowledge and update me on any of your own or your colleagues’ effort in translation and validation of questionnaire in Malaysia. Kindly email me the information.


Thank you.

Dr Ramli Musa

No Questionnaire Malay Translation Validation Publication Correspondence Indication
No Questionnaire Malay Translation Validation Publication Correspondence Indication
1 Audit Dependent Diabetic Quality of Life ADDQOL None Not Validated Malaysian Journal of Medical Science MJMS 2004 Kamarul Imran, Aziz Al Safi, Dept Community Medicine USM (preliminary) Diabetic
2 Diabetic QOL (DQOL) Translated Undergoing Validation Dr Muhammad Hadhrami Hussein, Dr Jamaiyah Diabetic
3 SF 36 (QOL) Translated Validated
Dr Azman Abu Bakar MPH PhD Director Institute for Health Systems Research
Gen. QoL
4 WHO Quality of Life WHOQOL-100 @ BREF Translated Validated Hassanah CI MJMS 6(2) July 1999 Gen.
5 Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (QLesQ) - Short Form Translation Planned Not Validated
6 Paediatric Asthma Caregiver’s Quality of Life Questionnaire (PACQLQ) Translated Not Validated
7 FACT-B Functional None Not Validated
Redhwan AA
Yamen PhD UKM

QOL Breast Cancer
8 Health Related QOL HRQOL None Validated A Malaysian Study on the reliability and validity of the Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire (HRQOL-20) in urological patients. Med J Malaysia. 2001 Sep;56(3):293-301.
Quek KF, Low WY, Razack AH, Loh CS. Health Research Development Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur.

Lua Pei Lin
UDIM Health Sciences
9 QOL in Epilepsy Inventory QOLIE None Not Validated
Lua Pei Lin
UDIM Health Sciences
10 European Organization Research and Treatment of Cancer QOL EORTC-QLQ C30 Translated Validated International Medical Journal, Volume 9 Number 2, December 2010
Low WY, Yusoff N, Yip CH,
Health Research Dev Unit UM
Cancer QOL
11 Well-Being under Neuroleptic Treatment (Short Version) Translated Validated Dr Ramli Musa Psychiatry
12 Malay Version LPR-HR-QOL Questionnaires Translated Validated
Dr. Kahairi Abdullah

13 Osteoporosis Quality of Life Questionnaire (OQLQ) None Not Validated Ortho
14 The Quality of Life Questionnaire of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis (QUALEFFO) None Not Validated Ortho
15 The MINI-OQLQ- specific HRQoL for women with vertebral fractures None Not Validated Ortho
16 Kidney Disease QOL (KD QOL), Long & short Form Malay, Chinese Not Validated Singapore
17 Breast Cancer Patient Version QOL Malay, Chinese Not Validated Dr Zubaidah UPM Breast cancer
18 QOL scales for ESRF/dialysis None Not Validated WHO-BREF, KD QOL, DIA-QOL,  CHEQ (Choices Health Experience Questionnaire)
19 Mcgill Quality of Life Questionnaire (MQOL) Translated Validated Vol. 21, No. 1 (2012) - Online Early
Lua PL and Wong SY
Universiti Sultan ZainalAbidin (UniSZA)
20 Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) Translated Not Validated

AP Dr Nazri IIUM

AP Dr Ramli IIUM

21 Satisfaction with Life Scale Translated Validated Psychometric Properties and Validation of the Satisfaction with Life Scale In Psychiatric and Medical Outpatients In Malaysia
( Comprehensive Psychiatry

22 Validation of A New Questionnaire Assessing the Health Impact of Divorce on Women None Not Validated
23 Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) Translated Validated Determinants of health-related quality of life in psoriasis patients in Malaysia. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 2015.. 27 Nyunt, W. W., Low, W. Y., Ismail, R., Sockalingam, S., & Min, A. K.. QOL Psoriasis

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