Health Status Measurement: A Perspective on Change by Richard Brooks

By Richard Brooks

The dimension of wellbeing and fitness prestige - the standard, sophistication and good fortune of therapy and providers provided via a rustic - is roofed during this booklet. It appears at present controversies in health-status administration and discusses quite a few health-status measures.

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B. Lippincott Company. Another popular measure in arthritis assessment has been the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ). , 1980). , 1983) to produce the Modified HAQ (MHAQ). This measure is well within the tradition of functional assessment which has been adapted for a specific disease. The reason for mentioning another arthritis measure is that Fries, the prime mover in the development of the HAQ, has made some very strong claims to the effect that the components of the measure provide just as 'hard' (as opposed to 'soft') data on the outcomes of arthritis interventions as other more 'traditional' indicators, such as those generated by laboratory tests (Fries, 1983).

Responses: very satisfied, satisfied, not sure, dissatisfied, very dissatisfied, did not have any sexual relationships. How do you feel about your own health? Responses: very satisfied, satisfied, not sure, dissatisfied, very dissatisfied. During the past month, about how often did you get together with friends or relatives, such as going out together, visiting in each other's homes, or talking on the telephone? Responses: every day, several times a week, about once a week, two or three times a month, about once a month, not at all.

Second, the definition of disability seems to have been taken for granted rather than explicitly stated. 1 Instrument Functional assessment instruments Reference Katz et al. Katz ADL PULSES Moskowitz and McCann Katz and Akpom Modified ADL Scales Schoening and Iversen Kenny Self-Care Evaluation Mahoney and Barthel Barthel Index Linn and Linn Rapid Disability Rating Scale PACE 11 US DHEW Kuriansky and Gurland Perfonnance ADL (PADL) Rosow and Breslow Functional Health Scale Functional Activities Questionnaire Pfeffer et al.

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