NIH Toolbox® Emotion Battery

The NIH Toolbox Emotion Battery, recommended for ages 8+, consists of measures of Positive Affect, General Life Satisfaction, Emotional Support, Friendship, Loneliness, Perceived Rejection, Perceived Hostility, Self-Efficacy, Sadness, Perceived Stress, Fear, and Anger. For ages 18+, the battery also includes measures of Meaning and Purpose and Instrumental Support.

Perceived Life Significance Scale (PLSS)

The Perceived Life Significance Scale (PLSS) is a psychometrically valid measure of life significance used in the assessment and treatment of grief and loss. Key aspects include life satisfaction, sense of meaning, affective well-being, and goal pursuit.

Ryff Scales of Psychological Well Being

The Ryff Scales of Psychological Well-Being is a theoretically grounded instrument that specifically focuses on measuring multiple facets of psychological well-being. These facets include the following: (1) self-acceptance, (2) the establishment of quality ties to others, (3) a sense of autonomy in thought and action, (4) the ability to manage complex environments to suit personal needs and values, (5) the pursuit of meaningful goals and a sense of purpose in life, (6) continued growth and development as a person.

Quality of Life Instrument

This measure is designed for use with individuals who have intellectual disabilities. It is comprised of two forms, with around 300 questions each: one for the individual (subjective form) and their caretaker (objective form), with the goal of measuring quality of life through several domains.

Integration Inventory (II)

The Integration Inventory (II) is a 37-item Likert scale measuring qualitative well-being experience in older persons.

Perceived Well-Being Scale (PWB)

The Perceived Wellbeing Scale (PWB) allows for separate assessment of psychological and physical well-being. The PWB is a short and convenient instrument applicable to the elderly.

Self-Evaluated Quality of Life-Direct Weight measure (SEIQoL-DW)

The Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life (SEIQoL) is an interview-based instrument for the assessment of quality of life (QoL) of the individual. The SEIQoL has been used with a variety of patient groups, but its applicability may be limited in illnesses which impair cognitive functioning or motivational state. Successful completion of the SEIQoL requires, inter alia. insight into the factors which determine one’s quality of life. the ability to think abstractly and the ability to make judgments based on information presented in diagrammatic form. Therefore, its use with patients in whom these abilities are impaired may be problematic.