The POMS test in a brief version is composed of 30 questions with a 5-point scale aboutthe current mood state, which is classified into“tension-anxiety”,“depression-dejection”,“anger-hostility”,“vigor”,“fatigue”and“confusion”subscales. A low POMS score indicates a better mood state, except for the“vigor”factor. Scores for each item is recorded as 0 for 'Not at all' up to 4 for 'extremely', except for the two Esteem-related Affect subscale which are reverse-scored prior to being combined with the other items. A Total Mood Disturbance (TMD) score is calculated by summing the totals for the negative subscales (tension, depression, fatigue, confusion, anger) and then subtracting the totals for the positive subscales (vigor and esteem-related affect).
Year: 1971 Authors: McNair Disease: Obesity Outcome: Quality of life-Physical and psychological functioning
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Measure: Quality of Life
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Lower scores are better Reference: McNair, D.; Lorr, M.; Doppleman, L. (1971). POMS Manual for the Profile of Mood States. San Diego, CA: Educational and Industrial Testing Service.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: No