Ferrans and Powers Quality of Life Index (QLI) SCI-Version
Description: A measure of subjective well-being that assesses satisfaction with various domains of life by taking into account their relative importance to the respondent .
Format: 74 items divided into two parts: Part 1 (Satisfaction; 37 items) and Part 2 (Importance; 37 items). Each item for both parts is ranked on a six point scale:
1 = Very Dissatisfied
2 = Moderately Dissatisfied
3 = Slightly Dissatisfied
4 = Slightly Satisfied
5 = Moderately Satisfied
6 = Very Satisfied
Scoring: The scoring scheme (see details below on where to obtain) provides a score range from 0 to 30, with higher scores reflecting higher levels of QoL. A score for total QoL or each of the sub-scales may be calculated: Health and Functioning; Socioeconomic Status; Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being; Family Relationships.
Administration and Burden: Caregiver-administered; Interviewer-administered; Proxy-administered; Self-administered. Approximately 10 minutes.
Psychometrics for SCI: Support for the homogeneity reliability with Cronbach’s alpha scores of .73 to .99 . Further work required to establish psychometric properties for the spinal cord injury (SCI) population, especially with respect to test re-test reliability.
Language(s): The SCI version is available in English, French and Lithuanian.
QoL Concept: The QLI SCI-Version is a measure of subjective well-being, which corresponds to Boxes C(achievements), D (individual expectations and priorities) and E (subjective evaluations and reactions) of Dijker’s Model.
Permissions/Where to Obtain: Copyrighted: Instrument is available for non-profit research or clinical practice; The QLI SCI-Version and instructions for scoring are available at the Ferrans and Powers QLI website at: http://www.uic.edu/orgs/qli/.
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