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ESRD: Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)

Name:
End-Stage Renal Disease: Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)

Definition:
This is a validated tool to assess patients’ satisfaction with life.

Category:
Clinical Care Tools - Psychosocial

Source:
The End-Stage Renal Disease Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Alvin H. Moss, MD, Chair
[email protected]

Authors: Diener, E; Emmons, R; Larson, J; Griffin S.

Contact:
[email protected]
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 scores.

Keywords:
end stage renal disease, quality of life, emotional well being, psychosocial assessment

To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from this site. Please credit source.

References:
Diener E, Emmons R, Larson J, Griffin S. “The satisfaction with Life Scale.” J Personality Assessment, 49(1):71-75, 1985.

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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 families.