Anamnestic Comparative Self-Assessment Scale (ASCA)

View Measure
Bernheim, J. L. (1983). L'auto-évaluation anamnestique comparative (ACSA). I. Description d'une méthode de mesure de la qualité subjective de la vie des malades cancéreux. Psychologie Médicale, 15(9), 1615–1617.
General information
Purpose The Anamnestic Comparative Self-Assessment (ACSA) is a self-anchoring rating scale for subjective well-being (SWB) which was originally developed by Jan Bernheim (1983) as a simple method to measure quality of life consecutively in the patient-physician relationship in cancer patients. Subjects are instructed to memorize the best and worst times in their lives and rate their actual overall […]
Domain(s) Quality of Life
Target population Adult
Number of items 1
Administration format self-report
Additional formats
Alternate forms
Availability in other languages
Fee for use
Related information on use of the measure
While designed for use in adults, Roeser et al. 2013 was the first to show the measure can be used with adolescents.  Roeser K, Schwerdtle B, Eichholz R, Kübler A. Applicability and Validity of the Amnestic Comparative Self-Assessment in Adolescents. Health Psychol Res. 2013;1(1):e8. Published 2013 Mar 12. doi:10.4081/hpr.2013.e8
Non-exhaustive list of psychometric studies
Additional information

Please contact Elsy Verhostadt, PhD to obtain copy of rating scale