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.
English, Other languages available at source
|caDSR Form||PhenX PX770101 - Selfreported General Health Status||6930619||caDSR Form|
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
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Idler, E. (1992). "Self-assessed Health and Mortality: A Review of Studies." In S. Maes, H. Leventhal, M. Johnston, eds., International Review of Health
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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.
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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).
self-reported general health status, 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|
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