J Patient Rep Outcomes 2021 Jul 17;5(1):59. Epub 2021 Jul 17.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, University of Washington Center on Outcomes Research in Rehabilitation, 12360 Lake City Way, Suite 502, Seattle, WA, 98125, USA.
Background: The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) is a widely used measure of subjective well-being. Recent evidence indicates the fifth item of the scale reduces the reliability of the scale and is inappropriate for use in traumatic injury populations. The purpose of this study was to develop a linking procedure between the five-item version of the SWLS and a modified four-item version, which removes the problematic item, for use in Spinal Cord (SCI), Traumatic Brain (TBI), and Burn Injury populations. Read More