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World Health Organization Well-Being Index (WHO-5)
Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software, LLC
last updated: 04-18-2016 by K.Borchert (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software LLC
Copyright © 04-18-2016 Millisecond Software
This script implements a computerized version of the the World Health Organization Well-Being Index (WHO-5),
a short self-administered screening tool of 5 positively worded questions to assess current mental well-being (last 2 weeks).
The screening tool is available in multiple languages and can be downloaded at:
The WHO-Five Well-being Index (WHO-5) was developed at the Psychiatric Research Unit, Mental Health Centre North Zealand, Hillerød, Denmark.
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
The default data stored in the data files are:
(1) Raw data file: 'WHO5.iqdat'
date, time, group, subject: date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber
build: the Inquisit build
q*_response: response given (in assigned values)
q*_latency: how much time (in ms) the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited)
(2) Summary data file: 'WHO5_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)
script.startdate: date script was run
script.starttime: time script was started
script.subjectid: subject id number
script.groupid: group id number
script.elapsedtime: time it took to run script (in ms)
computer.platform: the platform the script was run on
/completed: 0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run)
/validtotal: 1 = all questions were answered; 0 = otherwise
/WHO5_totalscore_raw: the raw total score (0 <= totalscore <= 25); or "cannot be determined" if not all questions were answered
0 representing worst possible and 25 representing best possible quality of life.
"It is recommended to administer the Major Depression (ICD-10) Inventory if the raw score is below 13 or if the patient
has answered 0 to 1 to any of the five items. A score below 13 indicates poor wellbeing and is an indication for testing
for depression under ICD-10."
/WHO5_totalscore_percent: the percentage total score (0 <= score <= 100)
A percentage score of 0 represents worst possible, whereas a score of 100 represents best possible quality of life.
5 questions on a 6-point Likert Scale