International Support Evaluation List (ISEL)
Description: A measure of the perceived availability of support.
Format: 40 items, separated into 4 sub-scales of 10 items assessing the perceived availability of different functions of social support: appraisal, belonging, self-esteem, and tangible.
Scoring: The ISEL yields a total score by summing each item. As well, sub-scales are calculated by summing relevant items.
Administration and Burden: Self-administered.
Psychometrics for SCI: The appraisal sub-scale of the ISEL showed satisfactory internal consistency (Cronbach α =.82) in a sample of spinal cord injury (SCI) subjects with chronic pain .
QoL Concept: The ISEL measures life satisfaction, which corresponds to Boxes C (achievements) and E(subjective evaluations and reactions) of Dijker’s Model.
Permissions/Where to Obtain: Public Domain; The ISEL can be found as an appendix in the original publication:
Sarason IG, Levine HM, Basham RB, Sarason BR. Assessing social support: The social support questionnaire. J Pers Soc Psychol 1983;44:127-39.
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