The Wellbeing Evaluation ScaleWES
- A brief, self report measure designed to measure wellbeing in the elderly
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- Completion time:
- Short form: 5-10 minutes. Long form: 10-15 minutes
- Self-report measure; Manual scoring
- Age range:
- 55 years and older
- Qualification level:
The Wellbeing Evaluation Scale (WES) is a brief, self report measure designed to measure wellbeing in older people (age 55+).
Informed by an evidence-based theoretical framework the WES was developed with a reading age of 12 years, and has both long (47 item) and short (19 item) questionnaires. Respondents rate themselves against statements on a 5-point likert scale.
The 47 item Long Form provides a measure of subjective, behavioural and contextual dimensions of well-being across 6 structural properties of well-being:
Responses are collated and provide a profile of well-being across all 6 domains in addition to population percentages.
The 19 item Short Form provides an average wellbeing score and population percentages.
The WES has been developed on both clinical and non-clinical populations, and can be used as a clinical assessment or care planning tool, as well as providing an overall measure of well-being. It is exceptional in that it is relevant for both individual and population based assessment in all social and health care settings as well as demographic and epidemiological research.