This questionnaire is designed to measure general well-being, including negative well-being, energy and positive well-being. It was developed in the early 1990s from the longer parent version (W-BQ22) as a short-form with a balanced selection of positive and negative items. It is widely used in clinical trials and other studies.
The AQoL 8-D is a quality of life instrument. The measure uses 35 Likert-style questions and takes less than 5 minutes to complete. The measure examines the following 8 domains: Independent Living, Happiness, Mental Health, Coping, Relationships, Self Worth, Pain, Senses.
The AQoL family of measures were initially designed for use in economic evaluation studies (cost utility analysis (CUA). However their use is broader and need not be limited to economic or health related work.
|The General well-being schedule is a self-administered questionnaire that focuses on one’s subjective feelings of psychological well-being and distress. The scale assesses how the individual feels about his/ her “inner personal state”. It consists of 18 items covering six dimensions of anxiety, depression, general health, positive well-being, self-control and vitality. The scale includes both positive and negative questions and each item has the time frame “during the last month”.|
|The Friedman well-being scale consists of a series of 20 opposite adjectives (e.g., angry vs. calm), designed to measure adult well-being. Respondents rate themselves by indicating the
extent that each of the adjectives applies to them using a 10-point semantic
differential-type scale. It can be scored for an overall measure of well-being, and to track changes over time in a clinical or research context in addition to its use as a powerful, clinical tool for change.
|The Four Factor Wellness Inventory (4F-WEL) is used to help individuals make healthier living choices by assessing characteristics of wellness. The 4F-WEL was developed from the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL) and measures the higher order wellness factor along.|
|The Five Factor Wellness Inventory (FF-WEL) is used to help individuals make healthier living choices by assessing characteristics of wellness. The FF-WEL was developed from the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL) and measures the higher order wellness factor along with five second order factors and seventeen discrete scales.|
The MHI measures psycholgical well-being through five domains.
|The Public Health Surveillance Well-Being Scale is a brief, 10-item measure designed to assess mental, physical, and social health related to wellbeing. Its design is intended to be used in national surveys or in situations in which a longer form is not feasible.|
|The HAY covers the physical, social and psychological consequences of illness for children and consists of a generic, a chronic illness section and a disease-specific section.|
|The AFARS Measures core emotional factors in children and adolescents, including positive affect, negative affect, and physiological hyperarousal, in contrast to instruments that measure specific symptoms of anxiety or depression.|