Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQOL)
Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue
ProQOL Version 5 (2009)

Description:  The Professional Quality of Life Scale measures an individual on three dimensions:

1)  Compassion Satisfaction:  relates to the pleasure a person derives from being able to do his / her work well;

2)  Burnout:  associated with feelings of hopelessness and difficulties in dealing with work or in doing an individual’s job effectively;

3)  Compassion Fatigue / Secondary Trauma:  this is about one’s work-related, secondary exposure to extremely stressful events.

Download:  Professional Quality of Life Scale – ProQOL

Copyright Information:  B. Hudnall Stamm, 2009-2012.  Professional quality of Life:  Compassion Satisfaction and Fatigue Version 5 (ProQOL).  This test may be freely copied as long as (a) author is credited, (b) no changes are made, and (c) it is not sold.  Those interested in using the test should visit to verify that the copy they are using is the most current version of the test.

Disclaimer:  This information is presented for educational purposes only.  It is not a substitute for informed medical advice or training.  Do not use this information to diagnose or treat health problems without consulting a qualified health or mental health provider.  If you have concerns, contact your healthcare provider or a mental health professional.