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Protocol - Self-Reported General Health Status

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Description:

This is a single item Likert-style self-administered question.

Protocol:

Would you say [fill: your/ALIAS’s] health in general is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?

1 [ ] Excellent

2 [ ] Very good

3 [ ] Good

4 [ ] Fair

5 [ ] Poor

7 [ ] Refused

9 [ ] Don’t know

Protocol Name from Source:

2014 National Health Interview Survey - Family - Family Identification

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

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

Self- or proxy-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult, Senior, Pregnancy

Participants:

Adults aged 18 and over

Specific Instructions:

This question can be used for self or family member. If self, insert "your" here [fill: your/ALIAS’s] in this item. If family member, please insert family members name.

Selection Rationale

This well validated, single-item measure is both low burden and highly informative. The NHIS items have been used in multiple large scale studies.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Health Assessment Status 2002006 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

2014 NCHS National Health Interview Survey - Family. Family Identification. Question ID: FHS.500_00.000, Instrument Variable Name: PHSTAT QuestionnaireFileName: Family. Document Version Date: 28-May-15

General References

Hagerty, M.R., Cummins, R.A., Ferriss, A.L., Land, K., Michalos, A.C., Peterson, M., Sharpe, A., Sirgy, J., & Vogel, J. (2001). Quality of life indexes for national policy: review and agenda for research. Social Indicators Research, 55, 1-96.

Idler, E. (1992). "Self-assessed Health and Mortality: A Review of Studies." In S. Maes, H. Leventhal, M. Johnston, eds., International Review of Health

Psychology. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Zullig KJ, Huebner ES, Patton JM, Murray KA. The brief multidimensional students’ life satisfaction scale-college version. Am J Health Behav 2009;33(5):483-493.

Revicki DA, Kawata AK, Harnam N, Chen WH, Hays RD, Cella D. Predicting EuroQol (EQ-5D) scores from the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) global items and domain item banks in a United States sample. Qual Life Res 2009;18(6):783-791.

Kapp JM, Jackson-Thompson J, Petroski GF, Schootman M. Reliability of health-related quality-of-life indicators in cancer survivors from a population-based sample, 2005, BRFSS. Public Health2009;123(4):321-325.

Jiang Y, Hesser JE. Using item response theory to analyze the relationship between health-related quality of life and health risk factors. Prev Chronic Dis 2009;6(1):A30.

Horner-Johnson W, Krahn G, Andresen E, Hall T. Developing summary scores of health-related quality of life for a population-based survey. Public Health Rep 2009;124(1):103-110.

Hays RD, Bjorner JB, Revicki DA, Spritzer KL, Cella D. Development of physical and mental health summary scores from the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) global items. Qual Life Res 2009;18(7): 873-880.

Barger SD, Burke SM, Limbert MJ. Do Induced Moods Really Influence Health Perceptions? Health Psychol 2007;26(1):85-95.

Protocol ID:

770101

Variables:
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Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Self-Reported General Health Status

Release Date:

August 30, 2016

Definition

A single item assessing an individual’s perception of his/her health in general.

Purpose

Used to determine an individual’s perception of his/her health in general. This single item is predictive of morbidity and premature mortality (Idler, 1992).

Keywords

Health status, National Health Interview Survey, NHIS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC, NCHS