Flanagan`s Quality of Life Scale (QOLS)

1. Material comforts home‚ food‚ conveniences‚ financial security
2. Health – being physically fit and vigorous
3. Relationships with parents‚ siblings & other relatives- communicating‚ visiting‚ helping
4. ha‎ving and rearing children
5. Close relationships with spouse or significant other
6. Close friends
7. Helping and encouraging others‚ volunteering‚ giving advice
8. Participating in organizations and public affairs
9. Learning- attending school‚ improving understanding‚ getting additional knowledge.
10. Understanding yourself – knowing your assets and limitations – knowing what life is about
11. Work – job or in home
12. Expressing yourself creatively
13. Socializing – meeting other people‚ doing things‚ parties‚ etc.
14. Reading‚ listening to music‚ or observing entertainment
15. Participating in active recreation
16. Independence‚ doing for yourself
α = .82 to .92
1=Terrible‚ 2= unhappy‚ 3= Mostly Dissatisfied‚ 4=Mixed‚ 5= Mostly Satisfied‚ 6=pleased‚ 7=Delighted
This instrument can be found at: http://www.tellusnaturals.com/documentos/qol.pdf

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