Protocol - Self-Reported General Health Status
This is a single item Likert-style self-administered question.
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.
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
Personnel and Training Required
|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
Adult, Senior, Pregnancy
Adults aged 18 and over
This well validated, single-item measure is both low burden and highly informative. The NHIS items have been used in multiple large scale studies.
|caDSR Common Data Elements (CDE)||Health Assessment Status||2002006||CDE Browser|
Process and Review
Protocol Name from Source
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), Family - Family Identification, 2014
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
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.
|Variable Name||Variable ID||Variable Description||dbGaP Mapping|
|PX770101010000||Would you say [fill: your/ALIAS's] health in more||N/A|
Self-Reported General Health Status
August 30, 2016
A single item assessing an individual’s perception of his/her health in general.
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).
Health status, National Health Interview Survey, NHIS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC, NCHS
|Protocol ID||Protocol Name|
|770101||Self-Reported General Health Status|