Bradburn Affect Balance Scale

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The Bradburn Affect Balance Scale is a self-report measure of quality of life. The scale consists of ten mood states (for example, item one is "particularly excited or interested in something"), and the subject must report if they have been in that state in the last week.[1]

The scale was included in the 1978-1979 Canada Health Survey.[2]


  1. ^ Van Schuur, Wijbrandt H., and Martine Kruijtbosch. "Measuring subjective well-being: Unfolding the Bradburn affect balance scale." Social Indicators Research 36.1 (1995): 49-74.
  2. ^ McDOWELL, I. A. N., and E. D. Praught. "ON THE MEASUREMENT OF HAPPINESS AN EXAMINATION OF THE BRADBURN SCALE IN THE CANADA HEALTH SURVEY." American journal of epidemiology 116.6 (1982): 949-958.