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Life Satisfaction Questionnaire (LISAT-9)
Life Satisfaction Questionnaire (LISAT-9)
Please visit this website for more information about the instrument: Life Satisfaction Questionnaire Instrument Link
Additional information on this measure can be found on:
The Rehabilitation Measures Database at:Life Satisfaction Questionnaire (LISAT-9)
The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitiation Evidence Project: The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence Project Life Satisfaction Questionnaire Clinical Summary and The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence Project Life Satisfaction Questionnaire Link
Supplemental for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
The LiSAT-9 has been used with SCI sample. The measure is not highly sensitive to change; clinical application is limited. At least one study shows good reliability, validity and responsiveness.
|Short Description of Instrument||
Assesses various aspects of life satisfaction including:
Feasibility: Easy to use, short (10-30 minutes).
The LiSAT has good construct/criterion validity with SCI (Post, M. et al., 1998)
See the Rehabilitation Measures Database linked above for detailed reliability, consistency, and validity information.
The Life Satisfaction Questionnaire is available in 9 and 11 item versions. The nine-item version contains a single item assessing overall life satisfaction, along with eight additional items that are domain-specific. Items are answered on a 6-point Likert scale that ranges from 1 (very dissatisfied), to 6 (very satisfied).
No studies in SCI have used the 11-item version, which is an extension of the 9-item version, adding 2 domains: somatic and psychological health.
Typically, when scored in group studies, the results are divided into dissatisfied (1-4) and satisfied (5-6).
A total Life Satisfaction score is computed as the mean of the item scores (range 1-6).
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