Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Profile of Mood States (POMS)

Description: A measure of mood states[1].

Format: 65 items measuring 6 mood states: tension, depression, anger, vigour, fatigue, and confusion. Items are rated on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from 0 (not at all) to 4 (extremely).

Scoring: Total mood disturbance is calculated by subtracting the Vigor subscale score from the sum of the Tension, Depression, Anger, Fatigue, and Confusion subscale scores. Total scores can range from 0 to 200.

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

Psychometrics for SCI: Not available.

Languages: English, Japanese, Arabic.

QoL Construct: The POMS is a measure of Subjective Well-Being, which corresponds to Box E (subjective evaluations and reactions; affect) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Copyrighted; The POMS can be purchased at the MHS website at: www.mhs.com.

References:

  1. McNair DM, Lorr M, Droppleman LF. EdITS manual for the Profile of Mood States. San Diego: CA: EdITS Educational & Industrial Testing Service; 1992.

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