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Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 298950, 12 pages
Research Article

The Psychometric Properties of the Older People's Quality of Life Questionnaire, Compared with the CASP-19 and the WHOQOL-OLD

Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, University College London, Hampstead Campus, London NW3 2PF, UK

Received 11 June 2009; Accepted 2 November 2009

Academic Editor: Dominique Lorrain

Copyright © 2009 Ann Bowling. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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