Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Modified Index of Well-Being

Description: A measure of sexual adjustment [1].

Format:  10 semantic statements asking respondents to rate how they feel about their life on differential items (e.g., boring/interesting, full/empty). In order to measure sexual adjustment, the index was modified so that the 10 statements reflected a sexual sense of well-being (e.g., enjoyable/miserable, discouraging/hopeful) rather than general well-being.

Scoring: Respondents rate each statement on a 7-point Likert scale ranging from 1 (lowest level on variable measured) to 7 (highest level on variable measured).

Psychometrics: Not Available; In the general population, cronbach’s alpha was 0.94, showing a high level of internal consistency.

QoL Concept: The questionnaire measures sexual adjustment, which corresponds to Box E (life satisfaction/subjective well-being, self-efficacy) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain:Not available.

References:

  1. Mona LR, Krause JS, Norris FH, Cameron RP, Kalichman SC, Lesondak LM. Sexual expression following spinal cord injury. NeuroRehabilitation 2000;15:121-31.

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