Peripheral Artery Disease Quality of Life (PADQOL) Questionnaire

A validated instrument to assess the physical, psychosocial and emotional effects on patients suffering from peripheral artery disease.
Technology No. 2020-192


  • Health related quality of life assessment in PAD patients.
  • Research and clinical practice

Patient reported quality of life survey for PAD

PADQOL™ is a validated, peripheral artery disease (PAD)-specific quality of life (QoL) questionnaire that quantifies the subjective patient experience and impact of PAD on those living with this debilitating disease. This 38-item questionnaire can be used to assess the health-related quality of life pertaining to 5 broad factors:

  • Social relationships and interactions (9 items)
  • Self-concept and feelings (7 items)
  • Symptoms and limitations in physical functioning (8 items)
  • Fear and uncertainty (4 items)
  • Positive adaptation (7 items)
Through the scores from these factors, and 3 additional items, PADQOL™ comprehensively captures the patient’s perspective on how the day-to-day functional limitations impact life-satisfaction and well-being. Results from this questionnaire can be used by healthcare professionals to tailor intervention strategies based on the scores obtained under each factor. In addition, this questionnaire can also be used to measure improvements or deterioration in QoL over time due to PAD. This instrument is valuable for commercial product evaluation, research and clinical purposes.

Available Translations

  • Korean
  • Hungarian
  • Kannada

Please contact us if you are interested in licensing a translation.
Licensees interested in translating the scale to other languages must 1) obtain an appropriate license to use the scale, 2) obtain a license to create translation ($0), and agree to share the new translated work with the University.

Diane J. Treat-Jacobson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Nursing
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The PADQOL: development and validation of a PAD-specific quality of life questionnaire. Vascular Medicine 17.6 (2012): 405-415.
A patient‐derived perspective of health‐related quality of life with peripheral arterial disease. Journal of Nursing Scholarship 34.1 (2002): 55-60.


A license from the University of Minnesota is required to use the PADQOL™ for any purpose. From the options provided on this page, please choose the license that best matches your intended use. The Questionnaire and supporting materials will be available for you to download after online completion of license agreement and payment of fees (if applicable).

Please contact us for questions related to licensing.

The PADQOL Questionnaire is also available through the Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) Library. Please sign the appropriate license for your intended use of the PADQOL Questionnaire prior to accessing it through REDCap.

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Peripheral Artery Disease Quality of Life (PADQOL) Questionnaire - Commercial License

Term: 10 years

Price per user:
$3,000.00 excl. TAX

Peripheral Artery Disease Quality of Life (PADQOL) Questionnaire - Patient Care License

Term: 10 years

Price per user:
$0.00 excl. TAX

Peripheral Artery Disease Quality of Life (PADQOL™) Questionnaire --Academic/Non-Profit Research Use License

Term: 10 years

Price per license:
$0.00 excl. TAX

Peripheral Artery Disease Quality of Life (PADQOL) Questionnaire - $0 License To Translate and Share Such Translation

Term: perpetual

Price per unit:
$0.00 excl. TAX

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