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BFW Berne Wellbeing Questionnaire

A. Grob, R. Lüthi, F. G. Kaiser, A. Flammer, A. Mackinnon & A. J. Wearing
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Application

Assesses various factors of subjective wellbeing, that is the state of bio-psycho-social health. This questionnaire is most frequently used in the context of clinical neuropsychology, e.g. to evaluate a course of treatment.

Administration

Using a six-point answer scale, respondents rate statements about their subjective wellbeing. Questions about the frequency of somatic complaints and emotional states are answered on a four-point scale. This yields information about the respondent’s general level of satisfaction and about negative mental states. Items can be skipped; those that have been answered can be corrected once.

Test forms

One test form.

Scoring

The following main variables are scored and summarized in two scales;

  • Satisfaction
    • Positive attitude to life: Measure of a positive attitude to events and the belief that one is leading a meaningful life.
    • Self-esteem: Measure of general self-esteem.
    • Depressive mood: Measure of sadness, lack of energy and social withdrawal.
    • Love of life: Level of positive assessment of life.
  • Negative mental state
    • Problem awareness: Level of recognition of problems in one’s social and personal environment. Indicator of coping opportunity.
    • Physical ailments and reactions: Measure of the likelihood of various mental and physical ailments occurring.

Scoring elements

Table
Profile
Working time
Confidence interval
Profile analysis
Test protocol
Item analysis protocol
Progress chart
Special diagrammatic representation of results
Personalized Word report

Test type

Clinical Tests

Test information

adaptive
modular
language-free item material
parallel test form
conforms to the Rasch-model
additional device required
high level of test security
wide norm spectrum
test form available for online presentation - open mode
links to CogniPlus
supervisor-supported testing

Languages

German

Duration

approx. 5-10 minutes

Age

Norms for ages 14+.