There is a question to identify the provider category (e.g. primary care doctor, specialist, nurse) and a question about the general reason for visit (ongoing health condition, illness, routine care). There are four continuity of care items, four medication status items, three preventive health items, two health plan status items, three demographic items for adults and two general information items for parents reporting for their child.
Completion times can vary depending on a complex host of issues such as the setting, context, age, cognitive functioning, language, layout, etc. There are some skip patterns as the Behavior Scales and Change in Health items are not appropriate for infants less than 12 months of age. Response options for both lengths of the ITQOL scales are five levels, with the exception of Parent-Time Limitations which is 4 levels.