Domain Specific Clinical-Centrality Quality of Life Scale (DSC-C)

Domain Specific Clinical-Centrality Quality of Life Scale (DSC-C)
Disability Centrality Scale
Bishop‚ 2005 
Your Quality of Life:
Check the box which best describes how you feel about YOUR LIFE AS A WHOLE—
_____ = Terrible
_____ = Unhappy
_____ = Mostly dissatisfied
_____ = Mixed – about equally satisfied and dissatisfied
_____ = Mostly satisfied
_____ = Pleased
_____ = Delighted.
1. Your Physical Health
·         IMPORTANCE: Not Very Important 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Important
·         SATISFACTION: Not Very Satisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Satisfied
·         CONTROL: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
·         INTERFERENCE: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
2. Your Mental Health (e.g.‚ Emotional well-being‚ happiness‚ enjoyment of life)
·         IMPORTANCE: Not Very Important 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Important
·         SATISFACTION: Not Very Satisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Satisfied
·         CONTROL: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
·         INTERFERENCE: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
3. Your Work (or Studies)
·         IMPORTANCE: Not Very Important 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Important
·         SATISFACTION: Not Very Satisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Satisfied
·         CONTROL: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
·         INTERFERENCE: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
4. Your Leisure Activities (e.g.‚ sports‚ hobbies‚ things you do to relax or have fun)
·         IMPORTANCE: Not Very Important 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Important
·         SATISFACTION: Not Very Satisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Satisfied
·         CONTROL: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
·         INTERFERENCE: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
5. Your Financial Situation
·         IMPORTANCE: Not Very Important 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Important
·         SATISFACTION: Not Very Satisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Satisfied
·         CONTROL: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
·         INTERFERENCE: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
6. Relationship with your spouse (or partner if not married)
·         IMPORTANCE: Not Very Important 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Important
·         SATISFACTION: Not Very Satisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Satisfied
·         CONTROL: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
·         INTERFERENCE: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
7. Family Relations
·         IMPORTANCE: Not Very Important 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Important
·         SATISFACTION: Not Very Satisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Satisfied
·         CONTROL: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
·         INTERFERENCE: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
8. Other Social Relations (e.g.‚ friends‚ people who offer you support)
·         IMPORTANCE: Not Very Important 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Important
·         SATISFACTION: Not Very Satisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Satisfied
·         CONTROL: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
·         INTERFERENCE: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
9. Autonomy/Independence (e.g.‚ the ability to do things you want‚ independence‚ freedom)
·         IMPORTANCE: Not Very Important 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Important
·         SATISFACTION: Not Very Satisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Satisfied
·         CONTROL: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
·         INTERFERENCE: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
10. Religious/Spiritual Expression (e.g.‚ Spiritual health‚ church life‚ relationship with higher being)
·         IMPORTANCE: Not Very Important 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Important
·         SATISFACTION: Not Very Satisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Satisfied
·         CONTROL: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
·         INTERFERENCE: Not Very Much 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very Much
Are there any other areas that are important to your quality of life that were not mentioned?
 
 

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