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Quality of Life: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health-Related Quality-of-Life 14-Item Measure « Quality of Life « Surveys/Scales « Downloads

Date postedJanuary 31, 2012
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CategoriesQuality of Life, Surveys/Scales, Health Assessment, Personal Traits


The standard 4-item set of Healthy Days core questions (CDC HRQOL-4) has been in the State-based Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) since 1993 (see BRFSS Website Since 2000, the CDC HRQOL-4 has been in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for persons aged 12 and older. Since 2003, the CDC HRQOL-4 has been in the Medicare Health Outcome Survey (HOS)—a NCQA HEDIS measure. Standard Activity Limitation and Healthy Days Symptoms modules have also been available since January 1995. When used together, these measures comprise the full CDC HRQOL-14 Measure.

Healthy Days Core Module: 4 questions
Activity Limitations Module: 5 questions
Healthy Days Symptoms Module: 5 questions

Center for Disease and Control, 1993

Center for Disease and Control, 1993

Andresen EM, Fitch CA, McLendon PM, Meyers AR. Reliability and validity of disability questions for US Census 2000. American Journal of Public Health 2000;90(8):1297–9.

Andresen EM, Catlin T, Wyrwich K, Jackson-Thompson J. (2001) Retest reliability and validity of a surveillance measure of health-related quality of life. Quality of Life Research 2001;10(3):199.

Andresen EM, Vahle VJ, Lollar D. Proxy reliability: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measures for people with disability. Quality of Life Research 10:609–619;2001.

Andresen EM, Catlin TK, Wyrwich KW, Jackson-Thompson J. Retest reliability of surveillance questions on health related quality of life. J Epidemiol Community Health 2003;57(5):339-343.

Retest reliability was excellent (0.75 or higher) for Self-Reported Health and Healthy Days measures,

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