Human Service Scale (HSS)
Description: An assessment instrument for measuring the progress of the rehabilitation client and the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs . 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.
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.
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Reagles KW, Butler AS. The Human Service Scale: A new measure for evaluation. J Rehab 1976;42:34-48.