WHO (Five) Well-Being Index (WHO-5)
How to Use
- Five items rated on 6-point Likert scale
- Subjective quality of life based on positive mood (good spirits, relaxation), vitality (being active and waking up fresh and rested), and general interest (being interested in things)
- Higher scores mean better well-being
- Available in many languages
How to Score
- Raw score: total the figures of the 5 answers - 0 to 25.
- Raw score: 0 represents worst possible quality of life and 25 represents best possible quality of life.
- Percentage score 0 to 100: raw score multiplied by 4.
- Percentage score: 0 represents worst possible quality of life and 100 represents best possible quality of life.
Topp CW, et al. Psychother Psychosom. 2015;84(3):167-176.
A score below 13 indicates poor well-being and is an indication for further evaluation.