Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health-Related Quality-of-Life 14-Item Measure

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health-Related Quality-of-Life 14-Item Measure

Description

This questionnaire measures an individual's or population's health-related quality of life. Physicians can use this to measure the effects of chronic illness in their patients to better understand how an illness interferes with a person's day-to-day life. It can also help public health providers identify subgroups with poor physical or mental health, and can help guide policies or interventions to improve their health.

The questionnaire includes the standard 4-item set of “Healthy Day” core questions and 10 additional questions about health-related quality of life. These questions ask about recent pain, depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, vitality, and the cause, duration, and severity of a current activity limitation an individual may have in his or her life.

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: September 2008
Last Updated: 10/27/08

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