Mental health Improvement: evidence and practice Guide 5 Selecting scales to asses

This is the fifth in the series of evaluation guides and focuses on how to select a validated scale to assess aspects of mental well being. In the guide approximately 50 scales are compared and contrasted against key properties and practicalities. Scales are discussed in relation each of the 8 aspects: emotional well-being, life satisfaction, optimism and hope, self-esteem, resilience and coping, spirituality, social functioning, emotional intelligence. Links to the scales are not provided but some can be accessed via the companion Technical report mentioned in Appendix C.