ESRD: Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
End-Stage Renal Disease: Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
This is a validated tool to assess patients’ satisfaction with life.
Clinical Care Tools - Psychosocial
The End-Stage Renal Disease Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Alvin H. Moss, MD, Chair
Authors: Diener, E; Emmons, R; Larson, J; Griffin S.
Department of Psychology
University of Illinois
Champaign, IL 61820
What this instrument is for:
The tool can be used to track how satisfied dialysis patients are with their
lives. This scale correlates with the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire
end stage renal disease, quality of life, emotional well being, psychosocial
To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from this site. Please credit
Diener E, Emmons R, Larson J, Griffin S. “The satisfaction with Life Scale.”
J Personality Assessment, 49(1):71-75, 1985.
To view this tool:
To view the tool in your browser left-click on the link below. To download
to your computer right-click on the link and select "Save Target As."
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Posted August 1, 2003
End Stage Renal Disease Workgroup overview page
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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a
national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term
changes in health care
institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their