About EQ-5D

EQ-5D Products

There are three main EQ-5D instruments:

In addition to the classification system, each of the instruments also includes a visual analogue scale (EQ VAS). The EQ VAS records the respondent’s self-rated health on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 100, whereby 0 indicates ‘the worst health you can imagine’, and 100 ‘the best health you can imagine’. This information can be used as a quantitative measure of health as judged by the individual respondents.

EQ-5D User Guide

The EQ-5D User Guide has been developed in order to give users basic information on how to use the EQ-5D instrument. The EQ-5D User Guide is available for all EQ-5D instruments.

How to use the EQ-5D

Please note that without the prior written consent of the EuroQol Office, you are not permitted to i.e. use, reproduce, alter, amend, convert, translate, publish or make available in whatever way (digital, hard-copy etc.) the EQ-5D and related proprietary materials.

The EuroQol Research Foundation stresses that any and all copyrights in the EQ-5D, its (digital) representations, and its translations exclusively vest in the EuroQol Research Foundation. EQ-5D™ is a trademark of the EuroQol Research Foundation.