The Who Wellness Scale

who wellness scale

The who wellness scale is a general health quality of life questionnaire that measures overall status and well-being over the previous three days in four areas: physical activities, social activities, mobility, and symptom/problem complexes.

The new well-being scale was created based on input from a professional panel consisting of two clinical psychologists, one post-doctoral fellow with background in social work and psychology and one psychological well-being officer experienced in mental health and personal recovery.


Stress causes a number of physiological changes that can take a toll on your health and wellness. These changes include increased heart rate, muscle tension and breathing speed.

If you have a lot of stress in your life, it’s important to find ways to manage it. These may include seeking help from family, friends and health professionals.

The who wellness scale includes questions about your mental health and stress. This test is based on the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS) and is proven reliable in multiple studies.


Sleep is a restorative process that contributes to many different aspects of physical health and well-being. It improves learning, helps you make decisions, boosts your immune system and maintains heart health.

It also protects against depression and anxiety disorders.

It also improves your relationships with others. The amount of sleep you get impacts on your language, reasoning and communication skills – all key factors in building healthy, happy interpersonal relationships.


One of the most important components in maintaining good health is diet. This includes eating fruits and vegetables, drinking plenty of water, controlling your fat intake and getting enough exercise daily.

To be successful, a well-balanced diet must include the proper mix of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. A healthy, nutrient-dense diet can lead to weight loss and increased energy levels. A well-rounded diet is the best way to promote overall well-being and longevity. Fortunately, there are many ways to achieve this goal. The best part is that it doesn’t have to be hard! In fact, most people find that they feel better, and are more energetic and productive, when they adopt these habits.


Regular exercise boosts your energy and mood, improves sleep quality and helps you maintain a healthy weight. It also decreases your risk of developing chronic disease, such as heart disease and diabetes.

WHO defines exercise as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure. It can be anything from gentle, like walking or lifting light dumbbells, to strenuous, such as marathon running.

Aerobic exercises use oxygen as the main fuel and are often sustained for long periods of time, such as playing a sport regularly or cycling to work each week. Anaerobic exercises don’t use oxygen, but are intense and short-lived, such as dancing or skipping.


Good relationships are believed to improve well-being (Cohen 1988; House, Landis, & Umberson 1988). Research has shown that having a larger social network and high quality relationships can increase health.

In contrast, having a small social network and low quality relationships can lead to illness and poor health. Relationships also have a direct effect on one’s physical health.

The who wellness scale measures 6 dimensions of wellness: autonomy, environmental mastery, personal growth, positive relations with others, purpose in life, and self-acceptance. It has convergent validity with other measures and can be used to assess a person’s overall wellbeing.

Mental Health

Mental health is your ability to function well in life, including with friends and family. It also includes your capacity to adapt and cope with adversity.

People with good mental health enjoy better relationships, more productive work, and higher levels of self-esteem. They have an easier time coping with stress and are more resilient to adversity.

Mental health issues are serious and can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race or income level. But they are treatable and don’t have to be your fault. The most effective treatment plans include medication and psychosocial support. Without this, mental illness can lead to unnecessary disability, homelessness, and substance abuse.