Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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Assessment of Life Habits (LIFE-H)

  • Jessica FishEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1816


The abbreviation LIFE-H is consistent, but version numbers are often appended (e.g., LIFE-H 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1)


The Assessment of Life Habits (LIFE-H) is a self-report measure of social participation of people with disabilities. The original version of the scale consisted of 298 items; later versions have reduced the number of items to 240 (version 3.0). Various short forms are also available (55–77 items), with the most recent being the 77-item version 3.1. The long form is said to take between 20 and 120 min to complete and the short form, 20–60 min. In the short form (version 3.1), items are organized into 12 categories: nutrition, fitness, personal care, communication, housing, mobility (classified as activities of regular living) and responsibilities, interpersonal relationships, community life, education, employment, and recreation (classified as social roles). The long form includes 31 subsections, essentially covering the listed domains with a greater...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences UnitCambridgeUK