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Heinrich's Quality of Life Scale



Heinrich's Quality of Life Scale

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Element NameData TypeSizeRequiredDescriptionValue RangeNotes
subjectkeyGUIDRequiredThe NDAR Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for research subjectNDAR*
src_subject_idString20RequiredSubject ID how it's defined in lab/project
interview_ageIntegerRequiredAge in months at the time of the interview/test/sampling/imaging.0 :: 1260Age is rounded to chronological month. If the research participant is 15-days-old at time of interview, the appropriate value would be 0 months. If the participant is 16-days-old, the value would be 1 month.
interview_dateDateRequiredDate on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging was completed. MM/DD/YYYYRequired field
genderString20RequiredSex of the subjectM;FM = Male; F = Female
commonplaceIntegerRequiredCommon objects and activities factor (items 18-19 scored 0-6)0::12; 999999=NK/NA/missing
instrumental_roleFloatRequiredInstrumental role factor (items 9-12 scored 0-6)0::24; 999999=NK/NA/missing
interpersonal_relationsFloatRequiredInterpersonal relations factor (items 1-8 scored 0-6)0::48; 999999=NK/NA/missing
intrapsychic_foundationsIntegerRequiredIntrapsychic foundations factor (items 13-17, 20, 21 scored 0-6)0::42; 999999=NK/NA/missing
q01_household_relaIntegerRecommended1. Intimate relationships with household members0::6;90 = Virtually no intimacy; 2 = Only sparse and intermittent intimate interactions; 4 = Some consistent intimate interactions but reduced in extent or intensity; or intimacy only present erratically; 6 = Adequate involvement in intimate relations with household members or immediate family; 9 = Score here if lives alone and no immediate family nearby
q02_intimate_relaIntegerRecommended2. Intimate relationships0::60 = Virtually absent; 2 = Only sparse and intermittent relations; 4 = Some consistent intimate relations but reduced in number or intensity; or intimacy only present erratically; 6 = Adequate involvement with intimate relationships with more than one other person
q03_acquaintIntegerRecommended3. Active acquaintances0::60 = Virtually absent; 2 = Few active acquaintances and only infrequent contact; 4 = Some ongoing active acquaintances but reduced contact and limited shared activity; 6 = Adequate involvement with active acquaintances
q04_social_actIntegerRecommended4. Level of social activity0::60 = Virtually absent; 2 = Occasional social activity but lack of regular pattern of such activity, or limited only to activity with immediate family or members of household; 4 = Some regular social activity but reduced in frequency or diversity; 6 = Adequate level of regular social activity
q05_social_netIntegerRecommended5. Involved social network0::60 = Virtually absent; 2 = Minimal in number or degree of involvement, and/or limited to immediate family; 4 = Presence of some involved social network but reduced in number or degree of involvement; 6 = Adequate involved social network in both extent and in degree of involvement
q06_social_incentIntegerRecommended6. Social initiatives0::60 = Social activity almost completely dependent on initiatives of others; 2 = Occasional social initiative, but social life significantly improvised due to his pattern of social passivity, or initiative limited to immediate family; 4 =Evidence of some reduction of social initiative, but with only minimal adverse consequences on his social activity; 6 = Adequate social initiative
q07_social_withdIntegerRecommended7. Social withdrawal0::60 = Active avoidance of virtually all social contact; 2 = Tolerates that social contact required for meeting other needs, but very little social contact for its own sake, or lack of withdrawal only with immediate family; 4 = Some satisfying and enjoyable social engagement, but reduced due to avoidance; 6 = No evidence of significant social withdrawal
q08_sociosexual_relaIntegerRecommended8. Sociosexual relations0::60 = No interest in opposite sex, or active avoidance; 2 = Some limited contact with opposite sex but superficial with avoidance of intimacy; or sexual activity as just physical release without emotional involvement; or relationships marked by severe and chronic disruption, dissatisfaction or affective chaos; 4 = Relationships with some intimacy and emotional investment, predominantly satisfying, and perhaps some sexual expression or physical signs of affection.; 6 = Usually has satisfying relationships, emotionally rich and intimate and appropriate sexual expression and physical sign of expression.
q09_extent_occ_roleIntegerRecommended9. Extent of occupational role functioning0::60 = Virtually no role functioning; 2 = Less than half time; 4 = Half-time or more, but less than full-time; 6 = Full-time or more
q10_accomplishIntegerRecommended10. Level of accomplishment0::60 = Attempting no role function or performing at level so poor as to imminently threaten the ability to continue in that role; 2 = Functioning just well enough to keep position with very low level of accomplishment; 4 = Generally adequate functioning; 6 = Very good functioning with evidence of new or progressive accomplishments and/or very good functioning in some areas
q11_underemployIntegerRecommended11. Degree of underemployment0::60 = Almost complete failure to actualize potentials; 2 = Significant underemployment of abilities or unemployment but looking for work actively; 4 = Somewhat below the person's capacity; 6 = Role functioning commensurate with person's abilities and opportunities
q12_sat_occ_roleIntegerRecommended12. Satisfaction with occupational role functioning0::6;8;90 = Pervasive unhappiness and dissatisfaction with occupational role; 2 = Little or no definite evidence of unhappiness or dissatisfaction, but role does not provide any positive pleasure or fulfillment. Perhaps boredom is evident; 4 = Little or no discontent and some limited pleasure in work; 6 = Rather consistent sense of fulfillment and satisfaction, perhaps in spite of some limited complaints; 8=missing; 9 = Not applicable if patient not involved in any occupational role functioning
q13_purposeIntegerRecommended13. Sense of purpose0::60 = No plans, or plans are bizarre, delusional, or grossly unrealistic; 2 = Has plans, but they are vague, somewhat unrealistic, poorly integrated with one another, or of little consequence to the person's life; 4 = Realistic and concise plans for next year or so but little integration into long-range life plan; 6 = Realistic, concise, and integrated plans, both short, and long-range
q14_motivationIntegerRecommended14. Degree of motivation0::60 = Lack of motivation significantly interferes with basic routine; 2 = Able to meet basic maintenance demands of life, but lack motivation significantly impairs any progress or new accomplishment; 4 = Able to meet routine demands of life and some new accomplishments, but lack of motivation results in significant underachievement in some areas; 6 = No evidence of significant lack of motivation
q15_curiosityIntegerRecommended15. Curiosity0::60 =Very little curiosity or interest in new topics or events; 2 = Some sporadic curiosity, but not pursued in thought or action; 4 = Some curiosity and time thinking about topics of interest and some actual effort to learn more about them; 6 = Curiosity about a number of topics and some effort to learn more about some of them such as reading, asking questions and planned observation
q16_anhedoniaIntegerRecommended16. Anhedonia0::60 = Nearly complete inability to experience pleasure or humor; 2 = Some sporadic and limited experiences of pleasure or humor but a predominant lacking of these capacities; 4 = Some regular experiences of pleasure and humor but reduced in extent and intensity; 6 = No evidence of anhedonia or can be explained completely by concurrent depression or anxiety
q17_time_utilIntegerRecommended17. Time utilization0::60 = Spends the vast majority of his day in aimless activity; 2 = Spends about half of his days in aimless activity; 4 = Some excessive aimless inactivity but less than half his day; 6 = No excessive aimless inactivity beyond the normal amount required for relaxation
q18_common_objIntegerRecommended18. Commonplace objects0::60 = Absence of nearly all commonplace objects (0 items); 2 = Major deficit of commonplace objects(3-4 items); 4 = 4. Moderate deficit (7-8 items); 6 = Little or no deficit (11-12 items)
q19_common_actIntegerRecommended19. Commonplace activities0::60 = Absence of nearly all commonplace objects (0 items); 2 = Major deficit (3-4 items); 4 = Moderate deficit (7-8 items); 6 = Little or no deficit
q20_empathyIntegerRecommended20. Capacity for empathy0::60 = Shows no capacity to consider the views and feelings of others; 2 = Shows little capacity to consider the views and feelings of others; 4 = He can consider other people's views and feelings but tends to be caught up in his own world; 6 = He spontaneously considers the other person's situation in most instances, can intuit the other person's affective responses, and uses this knowledge to adjust his own responses
q21_engagementIntegerRecommended21. Engagement and emotional interaction with interviewer0::60 = Interviewer feels virtually ignored with essentially no sense of engagement, with very little reactivity; 2 = Very limited engagement; 4 = 4. Engagement somewhat limited or present erratically; 6 = Consistently good engagement and reactivity
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