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"The WHO-5 Well-Being Index is a questionnaire that measures current mental well-being (time frame the previous two weeks)." Originally developed to assess both positive and negative well-being, this five question version use only positively phrased questions to avoid symptom-related language.

Listed in the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework Interpretive Guide.

Used to measure Indicator R11: Quality of Life

Psychiatric Research Unit. Mental Health Centre North Zealand, Hillerød, Denmark.
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World Health Organization. European Regional Office.
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1.I have felt cheerful and in good spirits. 2.I have felt calm and relaxed. 3.I have felt active and vigorous. 4.I woke up feeling fresh and rested. 5.My daily life has been filled with things that interest me. Responses: All of the time, Most of the time, More than half of the time, Less than half of the time, Some of the time, At no time

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