Home Care in Austria

Overview on the General Situation and Main Pillars of the Long Term Care System; this report can be downloaded as pdf.

Home Care in Germany

Home care survey results and general information about provision of Home care services in Germany; the report can be downloaded as pdf.

Home Care System and the Situation of Informal Carers, National Report for Germany, the national report can is available as pdf.


The WHOQOL-100 quality of life assessment was developed by the WHOQOL Group with fifteen international field centres, simultaneously, in an attempt to develop a quality of life assessment that would be applicable cross-culturally. The development of the WHOQOL-100, has been detailed elsewhere (i.e. Orley & Kuyken, 1994; Szabo, 1996; WHOQOL Group 1994a, 1994b, 1995). This document gives a conceptual background to the WHOQOL definition of quality of life and describes the development of the WHOQOL-BREF, an abbreviated version of the WHOQOL-100. It also includes a generic English language version of the WHOQOL-BREF, instructions for administering and scoring, and proposed uses for this short form of the WHOQOL. The questionnaire and information and instructions is available in pdf.