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CDC HRQOL–14 "Healthy Days Measure"

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). From 2000 to 2012, 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 measure in the National Commission for Quality Assurance's (NCQA) Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). 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. See the Health Related Quality of Life Measures in Spanish.


Healthy Days Core Module (CDC HRQOL– 4)

1. Would you say that in general your health is

  Please Read
a. Excellent 1
b. Very good 2
c. Good 3
d. Fair 4
or
e. Poor 5

  

 

 

 

 

 

  Do not read these responses
Don't know/Not sure 7
Refused 9

 

 

 

2. Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury, for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good?

  a. Number of Days _ _
  b. None 8 8

 

 

 

  Don't know/Not sure 7 7
Refused 9 9

 

 

 

3. Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions, for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

  a. Number of Days _ _  
b. None 8 8 If both Q2 AND Q3 = "None," skip next question

 

 

 

  Don't know/Not sure 7 7
Refused 9 9

 

 

 

4. During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?

  a. Number of Days _ _
b. None 8 8

 

 

 

  Don't know/Not sure 7 7
Refused 9 9

 

 

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Activity Limitations Module

These next questions are about physical, mental, or emotional problems or limitations you may have in your daily life.

1. Are you LIMITED in any way in any activities because of any impairment or health problem?

  a. Yes 1  
b. No 2 Go to Q1 of Healthy Days Symptoms Module

 

 


 

  Don't know/Not sure 7 Go to Q1 of Healthy Days Symptoms Module
Refused 9 Go to Q1 of Healthy Days Symptoms Module

 

 

 

2. What is the MAJOR impairment or health problem that limits your activities?

  Do Not Read. Code Only One Category.
a. Arthritis/rheumatism 0 1
b. Back or neck problem 0 2
c. Fractures, bone/joint injury 0 3
d. Walking problem 0 4
e. Lung/breathing problem 0 5
f. Hearing problem 0 6
g. Eye/vision problem 0 7
h. Heart problem 0 8
i. Stroke problem 0 9
j. Hypertension/high blood pressure 1 0
k. Diabetes 1 1
l. Cancer 1 2
m. Depression/anxiety/emotional problem 1 3
n. Other impairment/problem 1 4
   
Don't know/Not sure 77
Refused 99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. For HOW LONG have your activities been limited because of your major impairment or health problem?

  Do Not Read. Code using respondent's unit of time.
a. Days 1 _ _
b. Weeks 2 _ _
c. Months 3 _ _
d. Years 4 _ _

 

 

 

 

 

  Don't know/Not sure 7 7 7
Refused 9 9 9

 

 

 

4. Because of any impairment or health problem, do you need the help of other persons with your PERSONAL CARE needs, such as eating, bathing, dressing, or getting around the house?

  a. Yes 1
b. No 2

 

 

 

  Don't know/Not sure 7
Refused 9

 

 

 

5. Because of any impairment or health problem, do you need the help of other persons in handling your ROUTINE needs, such as everyday household chores, doing necessary business, shopping, or getting around for other purposes?

  a. Yes 1
b. No 2

  

 

 

  Don't know/Not sure 7
Refused 9

 

 

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Healthy Days Symptoms Module

1. During the past 30 days, for about how many days did PAIN make it hard for you to do your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?

  a. Number of Days _ _
b. None 8 8

 

 

 

  Don't know/Not sure 7 7
Refused 9 9

 

 

2. During the past 30 days, for about how many days have you felt SAD, BLUE, or DEPRESSED?

  a. Number of Days _ _
b. None 8 8

 

 

 

  Don't know/Not sure 7 7
Refused 9 9

 

 

3. During the past 30 days, for about how many days have you felt WORRIED, TENSE, or ANXIOUS?

  a. Number of Days _ _
b. None 8 8

 

 

 

  Don't know/Not sure 7 7
Refused 9 9

 

 

4. During the past 30 days, for about how many days have you felt you did NOT get ENOUGH REST or SLEEP?

  a. Number of Days _ _
b. None 8 8

 

 

 

  Don't know/Not sure 7 7
Refused 9 9

 

 

5. During the past 30 days, for about how many days have you felt VERY HEALTHY AND FULL OF ENERGY?

  a. Number of Days _ _
b. None 8 8

 

 

 

  Don't know/Not sure 7 7
Refused 9 9
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