All standard HUInc. questionnaires were first developed in the English language.
These questionnaires were written in simple, but formal English (e.g., avoiding
the use of complex words, phrases and local idioms). They have been used successfully,
without modification, in Canada, the U.K., the U.S.A., and Australia. We do not
recommend that standard HUInc. English language "base" questionnaires be modified or adapted
for use in these countries.|
Unlike many HRQL measurement systems, the HUI is not a single questionnaire. HUInc.
distributes and supports more than 16 standard questionnaire versions in English. A specific version
is determined by a number of factors including: Mode of Administration (self- or interviewer-administered);
Length of Health-status recall period (1-week, 2-weeks, 4-weeks, or Usual health); and
Assessment Viewpoint (Self-assessment or Proxy-assessment). See Other Languages below for a list of language versions available or in preparation. Please note: Not all 16 standard variations are available in all languages.
HUInc. is the exclusive distributor of HUI questionnaires and grants permission for use of its proprietary materials one study at a time. Proprietary materials (e.g., questionnaires and coding algorithms and procedure manuals) may not be used or altered or sold or distributed or translated or adapted into another medium (e.g., computer or world-wide web) without written permission from HUInc. HUInc. holds the copyright on all translated versions of its questionnaires.
Other Languages: One or more versions of the HUI questionnaires are available in; Chinese (Traditional and Simplified characters), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French (continental or European French and French-Canadian), German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Russian, Spanish (European and Latin/South American), Swedish, Thai and Turkish. Other versions in preparation include Serbian. Please note: Not all 16 standard variations are available in all languages.
1 Guillemin et al., Cross-cultural adaptation of health-related quality of life measures: literature review and proposed guidelines. J.Clin Epidemiol 46(12): pp1417-1432.
Follow the links for detailed information on the HUI2 and HUI3 classification systems;
Information on the use of copyrighted HUI questionnaires, algorithms, & supporting materials, and a price list for HUI services may be obtained from:
HUInc Leaders in the Utility Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life
(R) HUI Registration: USA 2660116, 2716082; UK 2228611, 2228610; CAN TMA544008, TMA550246.
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