Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Human Service Scale (HSS)

Description: An assessment instrument for measuring the progress of the rehabilitation client and the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs [1]. The theory behind the scale is based on Maslow's hierarchy of human needs.

Format: 80-items that assess psycho-social adjustment, which is determined by scores on seven scales (‘Physiological’, ‘Emotional Security’, ‘Social’, ‘Family’, ‘Economic Security’, ‘Economic’, ‘Self-Esteem’, and ‘Vocational Self-Actualization’).

Scoring: No information available.

Administration and Burden: Approximately 20 minutes.

Psychometrics for SCI: The content validity from other health populations was computed at .91. The psychometric properties have not been established for use with the spinal cord injury (SCI) population.

Language(s): English.

QoL Concept: The HSS is a measure of Subjective Well-Being that encompasses social support, which corresponds to Boxes C (achievements; relationships) and E (subjective evaluations and reactions) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Information not available.

References:

Reagles KW, Butler AS. The Human Service Scale: A new measure for evaluation. J Rehab 1976;42:34-48.

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