- Affect: Balance (Bradburn's index) (A-BB)
- Time frame:
- last year (cy)
- multiple questions (mq)
- Scale Type:
- verbal scale (v)
- Scale Range:
DescriptionSelf report on10 questions asked 4 times a year at 3 month intervals.
"During the past few weeks, did you ever feel.....?" (yes/no)
A Particularly excited, or interested in something?
B So restless that you could not sit long in a chair?
C Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done?
D Very lonely or remote from people?
E Pleased about having accomplished something?
G On top of the world?
I That things were going your way?
J Upset because someone criticized you?
Scoring: yes = 1, no is = 0
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible: range: -5 to +5
Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale'
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