Protocol - Self-Reported General Health Status
Protocol Name from Source:
2014 National Health Interview Survey - Family - Family Identification
This is a single item Likert-style self-administered question.
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
|Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual||No|
|Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection||No|
Mode of Administration
Adult, Senior, Pregnancy
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.
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).
This well validated, single-item measure is both low burden and highly informative. The NHIS items have been used in multiple large scale studies.
|Common Data Elements (CDE)||Health Assessment Status||2002006||CDE Browser|
Process and Review
The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.
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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