Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Life Satisfaction Questionnaire 9 (LISAT-9-11)

Description: A domain-specific measure of life satisfaction.

Format: The LISAT-9 has 9 items; one is a global item for ‘life as a whole’ and 8 are domain-specific items for ‘vocational situation’, ‘financial situation’, ‘leisure’, ‘contact friends’, ‘sexual life’, ‘activities of daily living’, ‘family life’, and ‘partnership relationship’.  The LISAT-11 has 11 items, which includes the same items as the LISAT-9 but with two additions evaluating 'physical health' and 'psychological health'.

Scoring: Items are rated on an ordinal scale ranging from 1 (very dissatisfying) to 6 (very satisfying). Summing of the scores is not recommended; Rather, it is more appropriate to take the mean score.

Administration and Burden: Self-administered; Interviewer-administered; Approximately 5 minutes.

Psychometrics for SCI: Preliminary work using the LISAT in SCI has demonstrated good construct/criterion validity [1]. 

Languages: Translated into 8 languages.

QoL Concept: The LISAT is a domain-specific measure of Life Satisfaction, which corresponds to Box E (subjective evaluations and reactions; life satisfaction) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Public domain; A copy can be obtained from the following article:

Fugl-Meyer A, Bränholm I-B, Fugl-Meyer K. Happiness and Domain-Specific Life Satisfaction in Adult Northern Swedes. Clin Rehabil 1991;5:25-33.

References:

  1. Post M, De Witte L, Van Asbeck F, Schrijvers A. Predictors of Health Status and Life Satisfaction of People with Spinal Cord Injuries. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1998;79:395-402.

CLICK ON THE LISTED SECONDARY HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE LEFT TO READ HOW THE LISAT-9-11 HAS BEEN USED WITH A PARTICULAR CONDITION

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