Quality of Life Visual Numeric
How would you rate your overall quality of life?. Please circle the number below that describes your quality of life in the past week:
The score is the number circled or histogram marked (radio buttons below the numbers are used on the Internet version). Scores range from 0 to 10, with the higher score indicating better quality of life. If two consecutive numbers are circled, score the lower (less QOL) number, if two non-consecutive numbers are circled, do not score.
Tested on 955 subjects with chronic conditions.
Source of Psychometric Data
English language participants in the U.S. National Chronic Disease Self-Management Study. Study described in Ory MG, Ahn S, Jiang L, et al. National study of chronic disease self-management: six month outcome findings. Journal of Aging and Health. 2013 [in press].
This scale is a modified version of the visual analog scale. We found that this scale is easier for subjects to use, resulting in less missing and unclear responses. The scale above is that used for our Internet studies, with color and shading used. The psychometrics were done on a print black-and-white version, which is printed in the PDF version of this page (see link on the bottom of this page). he VNS was originally developed in Spanish.
Unpublished at this time.
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