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03/12/2009

Tool Information

Settings: Residence for Older People | Workplace | Education
MHP Steps: Needs Analysis | Follow Up
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Languages: English
URL: Click here for Tool Website
Publication Information:

http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/1467.aspx

Evaluation: Yes
Available Formats: Digital (CD, DVD) | Online
Free: Yes
Restrictions on Use: Yes
Tool Focus: Individual
Tool Type: Screening Tool/Questionnaire
Download(s): User Guide WEMWS - 295 KBWarwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale - 48 KB

Tool Description

Newly developed scale for assessing positive mental health (mental well-being). A 14 positively worded item scale with five response categories. It covers most aspects of positive mental health (positive thoughts and feelings) currently in the literature, including both hedonic and eudaimonic perspectives.

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: General use in one country
Tool mainly used in: United Kingdom
Stage of Development: Recently produced(2-3 years)
Evaluation and Research: Studies/Technical Data available
Beneficiary Involvement in Design: No information found

Evaluation Description

Initial validation using student populations was followed up by the inclusion of WEMWBS in two national Scottish surveys (2006 September wave of the Health Education Population Survey (HEPS) and the 2006 Well? What do you think survey?). Data analyses showed that WEMWBS performed equally well in the general population as in student groups.

Contact Details

Contact Name: Dr Hendramoorthy Maheswaran (Hendy)
Organisation Name: NHS Health Scotland and the Universities of Warwick and Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
Email: H.Maheswaran@warwick.ac.uk

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