The Impact of Weight on Quality of Life-Lite (IWQOL-Lite)© is a validated, 31-item, self-report measure of obesity-specific quality of life in adults, available in 87 languages. The scale structure of the IWQOL-Lite has been verified with confirmatory factor analysis, and IWQOL-Lite scores are sensitive to changes in weight. There is strong evidence for validity and reliability.
In addition to a total score, there are scores on five domains:
Important: Scores range from 0 to 100, with 100 representing the best quality of life. Raw scores are no longer used for reporting. Read more about scoring here.
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Important Note about Scoring
In order to be able to compare your results to those of other studies, it is important to score the IWQOL-Lite correctly (i.e. convert raw scores to transformed scores on a scale of 0-100, where 100 represents the best quality of life.)
Raw scores are no longer used for reporting. Read more here.