Scales

A number of outcome scales are available directly from the Psychometric Laboratory.

Each University owned scale is available free for use within public health systems or associated 'not for profit' agencies. Please email RehabMed@leeds.ac.uk for Registration details stating the scale you are interested in.

Enquires for commercial use, or for research sponsored by commercial agencies should also be addressed to RehabMed@leeds.ac.uk in the first instance.

For Scales copyright to Galen Research please contact them directly via the links in the table below.

Published

  • LMSQoL - The Leeds Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life scale. (Ford HL, Gerry E, Tennant A, Whalley D, Haigh R, Johnson MH). Developing a disease specific quality of life measure for people with multiple sclerosis. Clinical Rehabil 2001; 15: 247-258).
  • RA-WIS - The Rheumatoid Arthritis Work Instability Scale. (Gilworth G , Chamberlain, A  Harvey, A,  Woodhouse A, Smith J, Smyth MG and Tennant A). Development of a work instability scale for rheumatoid arthritis . Arthritis  Rheum 2003 49 :349-354).
  • ASQoL - The Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life Scale. (LC Doward, A Spoorenberg, SA Cook, D Whalley, PS Helliwell, LJ Kay, SP McKenna, A Tennant, D van der Heijde, MA Chamberlain). The Development of the ASQoL: A quality of life instrument specific to Ankylosing Spondylitis. Ann Rheum Dis  2003; 62 :20-26). *
  • PsAQoL - The Psoriatic Arthritis Quality of Life scale. (McKenna SP, Doward L, Whalley D, Tennant A, Emery P  Veale D). The Development of the PsAQoL: A quality of life instrument specific to Psoriatic Arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis 2004; 63: 162-169). *
  • BDQoL - The Behçets Disease Quality of Life scale. (G. Gilworth, MA Chamberlain, B. Bhakta, A. Silman, D. Haskard and A. Tennant). The Development of the BD-Qol: A Quality of Life Instrument Specific to Behçet's Disease. J Rheum 2004; 31: 931-7.
  • LFIS - The Leeds Foot Impact Scale. (Helliwell P, Allen N, Gilworth G, Redmond A, Slade A, Tennant A, Woodburn J). Development of a foot impact scale for rheumatoid arthritis. Arthr Rheum 2005; 53: 418-422.  
  • TBI-WIS - Traumatic Brain Injury Work Instability Scale. (Gilworth G, Carey A, Eyres S, Sloan J, Rainford B, Bodenham D, Neumann V, Tennant A). Screening for job loss: development of a work instability scale for traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury 2006; 20:835-843.
  • Nurse-WIS - The Nursing Work Instability Scale (musculoskeletal related disorders). (Gilworth G, Bhakta B, Eyres S, Carey A, Chamberlain MA, Tennant A). Keeping Nurses Working: Development and psychometric testing of the Nurse-Work Instability Scale (Nurse-WIS). Journal of Advanced Nursing 2007.
  • FPI - The Posture Index. (Keenan A-M, Redmond A, Horton M, Conaghan P, Tennant A). The Foot Posture Index: Rasch analysis of a novel, foot specific outcome measure. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2007; 88:88-93.
  • OA-QoL - The Osteoarthritis Quality of Life Scale. (Keenan A-M*, McKenna SP, Doward LC, Conaghan PG, Emery P, Tennant A). OAQoL:  The development and validation of a quality of life instrument for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care and Research 2008; 59:841-848.
  • L-QoL - The Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Quality of Life Scale. (Doward LC,  McKenna SP, Whalley D, Tennant A, Griffiths B, Emery P, Veale DJ).  The Development of the L-QoL: A quality of life instrument specific to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Ann Rheum Dis 2008. *
  • AS-WIS.- The Ankylosing Spondylitis Work Instability Scale ( Gilworth G, Emery P, Barkham N, Smyth MG, Helliwell P, Tennant A). Reducing Work Disability in Ankylosing Spondylitis - Development of a Work Instability Scale for AS. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009, 10:68.
  • NFI-MS - The Neurological Fatigue Index, Multiple Sclerosis. (Mills RJ, Young CA, Pallant JG, Tennant A). Development of a patient reported outcome scale for fatigue in multiple sclerosis: The Neurological Fatigue Index (NFI-MS). Health Qual Outcomes 2010; 8: 22
  • NFI-MND - The Neurological Fatigue Index Motor, Neurone Disease. (Gibbons CJ, Mills RJ, Thornton EW, Ealing J, Mitchell JD, Shaw PJ, Talbot K, Tennant A, Young CA). Development of a patient reported outcome measure for fatigue in Motor Neurone Disease: The Neurological Fatigue Index (NFI-MND). Health Qual Life Outcomes 2011; 22:9(1):101.
  • MS-WIS - The Multiple Sclerosis Work Instability Scale. (McFadden E, Horton MC, Gilworth G, McFadden M, Tennant A). Screening for the risk of job loss in multiple sclerosis: Development of an MS-specific Work Instability Scale (MS-WIS). Multiple Sclerosis Journal 2011; 18:862-870
  • NFI-Stroke - The Neurological Fatigue Index, Stroke. (Mills RJ, Pallant JF, Koufali M, Sharma A, Day S, Tennant A, Young CA. Validation of the Neurological Fatigue Index for Stroke (NFI-Stroke). Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2012 May 15:10:51
  • USE-MS - The Unidimensional Self Efficacy Scale for MS. (Young CA, Mills RJ, Woolmore, Hawkins C, Tennant A. The Unidimensional Self Efficacy Scale for MS (USE-MS): Developing a patient based and patient reported outcome. Multiple Scerosis 2012 (In Press).
  • NFI-MS - The Neurological Fatigue Index, Multiple Sclerosis. Mills R, Calabresi M, Tennant A, Young C. Perceived changes and minimum clinically important difference of the Neurological Fatigue Index for multiple sclerosis (NFI-MS). Multiple Sclerosis 2012 (In Press)

Recent Language Adaptations

  • RA-WIS - The Rheumatoid Arthritis Work Instability Scale. (Gilworth G, Emery P, Gossec L, Vliet Vlieland TP, Breedveld FC, Hueber AJ, Schett G, Tennant A). Adaptation and cross-cultural validation of the RA-WIS (Work Instability Scale). Annals of Rheuamtic Disease 2009; 68: 1686-90

Newly Developed of Adapted

Newly developed, not yet published, and available for restricted use for further validity and reliability studies.

Epilepsy-WIS - Epilepsy Work Instability Scale
LSS - Lees Spasticity Scale
SSc-QoL - Systemic Sclerosis Quality of Life Scale
Stroke-QoL - The Stroke Quality of Life Scale

To Obtain Copies of the Current Scales.

All scales are copyright to either the University of Leeds, our collaborating partners or jointly.

Adaptation of any of these scales requires explicit permission, and will, at a minimum, require the use of existing strict protocols for the process.

Please click one of the scale tables below to download as a PDF. You can the full extent of the language availability.  Please send your initial scale requests to RehabMed@leeds.ac.uk 

Current Adaptations Available (X)

Work Instability Scale (WIS) - Scale & Language Availability

WIS Scales

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Quality of Life (QoL) - Scale & Language Availability

QOL Scales

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Other Scales - Language Availability

Other Scales

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