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Table 1 Standardized instruments

From: Promoting psychosocial wellbeing following stroke using narratives and guided self-determination: a feasibility study

Name of the instrument Type Concept and dimensions Scores
Stroke and aphasia quality of life SAQOOL-39 (Hilari et al. 2003 2009) Health related quality of life (disease specific) Total score and four sub scores; physical function, communication ability, psychosocial life and energy level. 39 statements where informants rate the extent to which they struggle with the different functions with scores ranging from “can do it” (5) to “cannot do it “(1).
Faces Scale (Andrews and Robinson, 1991) Global evaluation Emotional wellbeing Seven visual faces expressing different degrees of happiness/sadness, with scores ranging from “very happy” (7) to “very sad” (1).
Cantril’s Ladder Scale (Cantril 1965) Global evaluation Life satisfaction Visual ladder with ten steps. Step ten at the top of the ladder depicts the highest level of satisfaction (10), and step one depicts the lowest (1).
Hopkins symptom check list – 8 items (Tambs, 2004) Symptom specific Psychological distress/mental health Eight statements related to common symptoms of anxiety and depression with scores ranging from “not bothered” (4) to “very bothered” (1).