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Protocol - Current Quality of Life

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Description:

The respondent is asked four questions about his or her physical and mental health during the past 30 days.

Specific Instructions:

None

Protocol:

1. Would you say that in general your health is:

[Please read]

1 [ ] Excellent

2 [ ] Very good

3 [ ] Good

4 [ ] Fair

or

5 [ ] Poor

[Do not read these responses]

7 [ ] Dont know/Not sure

9 [ ] Refused

2. Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury, for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good?

Number of days _ _

88 [ ] None

77 [ ] Dont know/Not sure

99 [ ] Refused

3. Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions, for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

Number of days _ _

88 [ ] None

If both Q2 AND Q3 = "None", skip next question

77 [ ] Dont know/Not sure

99 [ ] Refused

4. During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?

Number of Days _ _

88 [ ] None

77 [ ] Dont know/Not sure

99 [ ] Refused

Scoring:

Sum the number of unhealthy days from #2 and #3.

Protocol Name from Source:

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews. The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "dont know" response is provided.

Equipment Needs

These questions can be administered in a computerized or noncomputerized format (i.e., paper-and-pencil instrument). Computer software is necessary to develop computer-assisted instruments. A laptop computer/handheld computer will be needed to administer a computer-assisted questionnaire.

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Interviewer-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adolescent, Adolescent, Adult, Adult

Participants:

Ages 12+ years

Selection Rationale

This short set of questions has been used in several major surveys including the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), and the Medicare Health Outcome Survey (HOS).

Language

English, English, Spanish, Spanish

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Person Current Quality of Life Assessment Score 3163019 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Current quality of life proto 62918-8 LOINC
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2000). Measuring Healthy Days. Atlanta, Georgia: CDC.

General References

None

Protocol ID:

180301

Variables:
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Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
Psychosocial
Measure Name:

Current Quality of Life

Release Date:

December 13, 2010

Definition

This is a measure of an individual's perceived general physical and mental health during the past 30 days.

Purpose

Self-perception of current physical and mental health is indicative of a person's current health and future health outcomes. The general assessment of health, in itself, has been shown to be both a solid measure of self-reported health and a powerful predictor of mortality and morbidity.

Keywords

Psychosocial, quality of life, mental health, physical health