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HERO Wellness Scale

HERO Wellness Scale

What is HERO Scale

The HERO Wellness Scale is a brief, easily understood, valuable index of the construct of mental wellness. It assesses positive psychology traits such as happiness, enthusiasm, resilience, optimism, and overall mental wellness. It consists of 5 simple and noninvasive questions that capture the subjective mental wellness of the respondents and demonstrated adequate reliability and validity. This instrument allows clinicians and researchers to meaningfully quantify changes in mental wellness traits and brings greater concordance between the aspirations of both clients and clinicians.

HERO Scale Printable PDF

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HERO Scale Scoring and Interpretation

SCORING: To calculate total score, add all numbers.

TOTAL SCORE: 0 - 50

HIGHER SCORES INDICATE HIGHER LEVELS OF WELLNESS

HIGHER SCORES INDICATE HIGHER LEVELS OF WELLNESS

Descriptive statistics for the HERO Wellness Scale

Table 4
Pre-intervention scoresMeanStandard deviation

HERO - Happy

5.35

2.19

HERO - Enthusiastic

4.95

2.09

HERO - Resilient

5.18

2.48

HERO - Optimistic

5.07

2.57

HERO - Mental Wellness

5.10

2.64

HERO Scale Total

25.64

10.55

PsyPack can automatically score the HERO Scale assessment and prepare corresponding tables and graphs.

HERO Scale sample result

Further, PsyPack automatically plots a graph to help you easily track progress over time.

HERO Scale track progress

Sample Report of HERO Scale

Domain

Mental wellness, Subjective well-being, Well-being

What does HERO Scale measure

The purpose of the evaluation is to:

  • assess positive psychology traits such as happiness, enthusiasm, resilience, optimism, and overall mental wellness, and
  • quantify changes in mental wellness traits.

Administration

Self-administered

Type of outcome tool

Positive psychology

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Age and eligibility

Adults

Estimated time

About 2 minutes

Notes

As is true of any self-report instrument, respondents can consciously distort their response to the scale if they are motivated to do so.

The WILD 5 Wellness study was a longitudinal mental wellness clinical trial that included 2 groups (intervention and waitlist). Some limitations in the study’s generalizability include a modest sample size and homogenous population. (undergraduate college students, age 18 to 25). Another possible limitation to the HERO Wellness Scale is the Western orientation to the language of the scale (other traits could have included equanimity or peace as measures of mental wellness).

Attribution and References

Yaklin S, Jain R, Cole SP, Raison C, Rolin D, Jain S. HERO Wellness Scale: Examining a new mental wellness scale. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2020 Feb;32(1):33-40. PMID: 31990967.