The EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL is a questionnaire developed to assess the quality of life of palliative cancer care patients.

It is a copyrighted instrument. Conditions for its use are dependent on whether it will be employed in an academic or commercial setting. For academic settings, there is no charge, but a User Agreement is required for each study (please go to the Academic Only Download button below to fill in a download request).

 The download request on this website is for academic use only.

For studies carried out by a commercial sponsor or if your study is being wholly or partially sponsored (funded, organized, initiated, managed or run) by the pharmaceutical industry, a compensation fee is payable. A compensation fee is required per study. The amount of the fee depends on the number of patients. For further details for commercial use, please contact Christopher Courtois directly.

Thank you for your understanding.


The funds that are generated through the copyright arrangement are used exclusively to support the ongoing research of the QLG on the development and refinement of quality of life instruments.

An Addendum to the EORTC QLQ-C30 Scoring Manual describing the scoring of the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL in detail is available for download once you have submitted a download request for the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL.


Can I see a copy of the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL?

A specimen of the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL is available by clicking here.


Reference to the published article of EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL:

The development of the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL: a shortened questionnaire for cancer patients in palliative care. For a link to PubMed, click here.


How can I employ the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL in my study?

If your study is purely academic you can download the QLQ-C15-PAL. You will be asked to complete a User Agreement form before commencing your study.


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