Health Status


Health Status is a 9-item questionnaire derived from the Short Form Health Survey, and the RAND 36-item Health Survey 1.0 (Ware, J., Jr. and Sherbourne, C.D.). The participant answers questions about health conditions, chronic conditions, pain and conditions impeding normal work.

Abstract

Health Status is a 9-item questionnaire used in Wave XIX. These questions are derived from the Short Form Health Survey, and the RAND 36-item Health Survey 1.0. The participant answers questions about health conditions, chronic conditions, pain and conditions impeding normal work. The respondent also reports height in feet and inches, weight in pounds and frequency of physical activity.

No scales are constructed for this measure. However, overall height measured in inches is computed.

The user is warned that there are respondents with unusually low values for weight. Also recodes were made to respondents with unusual responses for height.

Dataset Names

Raw Dataset Name: CyCM
Scored Dataset Name: HSYySCc

Keywords

health conditions, chronic conditions, pain and conditions, height, weight, physical activity, exercise, physical health, chronic disease