ASCOT (The new Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit) Japanese version

Japanese version Yes [Japanese instrument] 
Target population

[SCT4] Social care users

[Carer] Caregivers


[SCT4] 9 items: "control over daily life", "personal cleanliness and comfort", "food and drink", "personal safety", "social participation and involvement", "occupation", "accommodation, cleanliness and comfort", "dignity"(x2)

*8th item is not used for calculation of QOL score.

[Carer] 7 items: "ooccupation", "control over daily life", "looking after oneself", "personal safety", "social participation and involvement", "space and time to be yourself",
"feeling supported and encouraged"

Levels 4
Valuation method BWS & TTO

Japanese value set


[SCT4] Shiroiwa T, Moriyama Y, Nakamura-Thomas H, et al. Development of Japanese utility weights for the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) SCT4. 2020;29(1):253-263. [Pubmed]

[Carer] Shiroiwa T, Nakamura-Thomas H, Yamaguchi M, et al. Japanese preference weights of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit for Carers (ASCOT-Carer). Qual Life Res. 2022 Jan 12:1-9. doi: 10.1007/s11136-021-03076-w. [Pubmed]

Japanese population norms No
Psychometric properties for Japanese version


Nakamura-Thomas H, Morikawa M, Moriyama Y, et al. Japanese translation and cross-cultural validation of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) in Japanese social service users. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2019;17(1):59. [Pubmed]

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