Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule (CWIS)
Description: A measure designed to assess the impact of pressure ulcers on activities of daily living (ADL). It also has an item evaluating global subjective well-being.
Format: Four domains: Quality of Life – 2 items; Well-Being – 7 items, graded on a 5 point scale; Physical Symptoms and Daily Living (Experienced) – 12 items, graded on a 5 point scale (1 = ‘not at all’ to 5 = ‘always’); Physical Symptoms and Daily Living (Stressfulness of Experience) – 12 items, graded on a 5 point scale (1 = ‘not at all’ to 5 = ‘always’).
Scoring: Items are summed and averaged for each domain.
Administration and Burden: Interviewer-administered; Self-administered. Approximately 10 minutes.
Psychometrics for SCI: Not available; The CWIS has undergone extensive piloting on persons with leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers to establish its psychometric properties by comparing it to the Short-Form Health Survey-36 (SF-36), a widely used measure of global health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Factor analysis from the development study (Price et al. 2004) found that internal consistency was good (α = 0.77-0.96) as was reproducibility. The CWIS was able to discriminate between those with healed ulcers and active ulcers. Construct validity was demonstrated by strong correlations between related items on CWIS and SF-36.
QoL Concept: The CWIS is a measure of Subjective Well-Being, which corresponds to Boxes C(achievements; activities of daily living) and E (subjective evaluations and reactions) of Dijker’s Model.
Permissions/Where to Obtain: Copyrighted; The CWIS can be acquired by obtaining permission from Dr. Patricia Price (see journal article below for key information):
Price P, Harding K. Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule: the development of a condition-specific questionnaire to assess health-related quality of life in patients with chronic wounds of the lower limb. Int Wound J 2004;1:10-7.
**CLICK ON THE LISTED SECONDARY HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE RIGHT TO READ HOW THE CWIS HAS BEEN USED WITH A PARTICULAR CONDITION**