Conceptualization and Measurement of Health for Adults in the Health Insurance Study: Vol. I, Model of Health and Methodology
Dec 31, 1979
The final volume in a series reviewing published literature and documenting conceptualization and construction of health status measures used in RAND's Health Insurance Study (HIS). This report summarizes the progress made in measuring adult health status for the HIS, as detailed in the preceding seven volumes. Chapters 1 to 3 describe the reasons for measuring health status in the HIS, the experimental design, and data collection methods. Chapters 4 and 5 outline the approach to defining health and selecting measures of physical, mental, social, and general health status for the HIS. Chapter 6 summarizes results of scale construction and studies of reliability, validity, and power of HIS measures based on data from the Dayton site, and concludes with plans for further studies of revised HIS health status measures.