Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale- Brazil

Information about Measure
First Name Jefferson
Last Name Jovelino Amaral Dos Santos
Email Not Available
Affiliation Universidade Paranaense (Unipar), Toledo, PR, Brazil
Other means of contacting author (e.g., website, Academia.edu, ResearchGate)
Mental health assessment tool that was adapted/developed/validated Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale- Brazilian version
Mental health condition assessed General Mental Health/Wellbeing/Quality of Life
Idiom of distress included, if any Not Applicable
Lifestage of interest Adult (General)
Age range (age – age)
Country or countries where tool was developed/adapted/validated Brazil
Language(s) of the adapted/developed/validated tool Portuguese
Clinical or community sample? Community
Subpopulation in which tool was developed/validated (e.g., tool was developed and tested among middle-class women)? The final version of the scale was administered among college students. During the translation process, a sample ranging in ages from 20-40 was included.
Development procedures Culturally adapted
If validated, what was the gold standard?
Description of other development procedures, if applicable
Cronbach’s alpha 0.89
Other information about tool (e.g., additional psychometrics [NPV, PPV, Youden’s index, diagnostic odds ratio])
Citations of development/adaptation/validation studies and/or previous studies using the tool Santos, J. J., Costa, T. A., Guilherme, J. H., Silva, W. C., Abentroth, L. R., Krebs, J. A., & Sotoriva, P. (2015). Adaptation and cross-cultural validation of the Brazilian version of the Warwick-Edinburgh mental well-being scale. Revista Da Associação Médica Brasileira, 61(3), 209-214. doi:10.1590/1806-9282.61.03.209
Notes when administering the tool The scale consists of 14 total items. The final score is calculated by adding up the response of each item, ranging from 1 to 5, obtaining a result from 14 to 70 points, where a higher score is indicative of better mental well-being.