Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Visual Analogue Scale - Quality of Life (VAS QL)

Description: Assesses global subjective well-being. Originally a measure of pain.

Format: A 100mm visual analog scale ranging from 0 (very low) to 100 (very high) on which respondents record their perception of QoL.

Administration and Burden: Interviewer-administered. One minute to complete.

Psychometrics for SCI: Not available.

Languages: English, Swedish.

QoL Concept: This is a measure of perceived QoL, which corresponds to Box E (subjective well-being) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Copyrighted; The VAS for pain can be obtained from the following publication:

Carlsson A. Assessment of chronic pain. I. Aspects of the reliability and validity of the visual analogue scale. Pain 1983; 16: 87-101.

CLICK ON THE LISTED SECONDARY HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE LEFT TO READ HOW THE VAS QL HAS BEEN USED WITH A PARTICULAR CONDITION

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