electronic WHO (Five) Well-Being Index




Efficiently use WHO-5

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Illustrative PDF

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What is the eWHO-5?

The WHO-5 questionnaire is a widely used self-reporting tool designed to assess subjective well-being and psychological distress. It was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a brief measure of mental well-being. The questionnaire consists of five statements related to positive mood and overall well-being. The WHO-5 questionnaire is used in various healthcare and research settings as a quick and reliable measure of mental well-being. It can be helpful in screening for depression, anxiety, and overall psychological well-being. The questionnaire can also be used to monitor changes in mental well-being over time or evaluate the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving mental health.



Validation of questionnaire

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How to use the eWHO-5

The WHO-5 questionnaire consists of the following five statements.


Over the last two weeks:


  1. I have felt cheerful and in good spirits

  2. I have felt calm and relaxed

  3. I have felt active and vigorous

  4. I woke up feeling fresh and rested

  5. My daily life has been filled with things that interest me


For each statement, the respondents indicate their agreement on a scale ranging from 0 (At no time) to 5 (All the time). The scores for each item are summed up, resulting in a total score ranging from 0 to 25, which can be multiplied by 4 to obtain a percentage score from 0 to 100. Higher scores indicate greater well-being or higher quality of life, while lower scores may suggest lower levels of mental well-being or lower quality of life.


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The following versions of the eWHO-5 are available

ewho 5 pdf

Illustrative PDF

(coming soon)

ewho 5 pdf or

Original PDF

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The importance of measuring mental well-being in dermatological diseases

Measuring the WHO-5 questionnaire in dermatological conditions holds significant importance for several key reasons. Firstly, it enables healthcare providers to assess the mental well-being of patients, as dermatological conditions can have a profound impact on psychological health. The questionnaire provides insights into the subjective well-being of individuals and helps gauge the psychological impact of the skin condition, such as distress, embarrassment, or reduced self-esteem. Secondly, the WHO-5 questionnaire serves as a valuable tool to monitor treatment outcomes over time. By regularly measuring mental well-being, healthcare providers can evaluate the effectiveness of dermatological treatments in improving overall psychological health and make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.


Furthermore, the WHO-5 questionnaire aids in identifying psychological distress that may accompany dermatological conditions, such as depression or anxiety. It serves as a screening tool to assess the need for further evaluation or mental health support. By identifying individuals who may require additional interventions, healthcare providers can address both the physical and psychological aspects of the condition. Lastly, integrating the WHO-5 questionnaire into dermatological assessments enhances patient-centered care by recognizing the interplay between physical and mental health. This comprehensive approach ensures that the emotional and psychological needs of patients are considered, allowing for holistic care that promotes overall well-being.



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The eWHO-5 is self-explanatory and easy to use.

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Save time with our online tool. Fill in the questionnaire and your WHO-5 score will be calculated automatically.

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The eWHO-5 enables the physician to make informed treatment decisions based on patient needs.

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The eWHO-5 is available in different languages. The use of the respective first language reduces language barriers and supports the understanding between physician and patient.

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Use the eWHO-5 to recognise low well-being or low quality of life in time.

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With DermaValue, your eWHO-5 is always just a few clicks away. The application is available for PCs, tablets, smartphones, and other devices.

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Results from the eWHO-5 provide a patient-orientated analysis of the impact that chronic skin diseases have on patients' lives.

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Studies have shown that the WHO-5 is a reliable and valid indicator of psychological well-being.

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Take care of the environment and save your patient data on the online platform or as PDF files for yourself and your physicians.