Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Psychological General Well-Being (PGWB) Index

Description: A measure of self-representations of intrapersonal affective or emotional states reflecting a sense of subjective well-being or distress [1].

Format: 22 items that measure components of psychological well-being such as anxiety, positive well-being, self-control, depression, and general health and vitality.

Scoring: Response options for each item are individualized according to the given affective experience.  Intensity or frequency of experience during the past month is rated on a 6-point Likert scale ranging from 0 (most negative option) to 5 (most positive option).

Administration and Burden: Interviewer-administered; Self-administered. 5-10 minutes.

Psychometrics for SCI: No psychometric data available for SCI.

Languages: English.

QoL Concept: The PGWB measures affective or emotional states, which corresponds to Box E (subjective well-being; affect) of Dijker’s Model.

References:

  1. Neugarten BL, Havighurst RJ, Tobin SS. The measurement of life satisfaction. J Gerontol 1961;16:134-43.

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