Bergner M, Bobbitt RA, Kressel S, Pollard WE,
Gilson BS, Morris JR. The sickness impact profile: conceptual
formulation and methodology for the development of a health status
measure. Int J Health Serv. 1976;6(3):393-415.
A 136-item self- or interviewer-administered, behaviorally-based, generic health status questionnaire.
Structure / Content
Everyday activities in 12 categories (sleep and rest, emotional
behavior, body care and movement, home management, mobility, social
interaction, ambulation, alertness behavior, communication, work,
recreation and pastimes, and eating) are measured. Respondents endorse
items that describe themselves and are related to their health.
The SIP is scored according to the number and type of items endorsed.
Scoring can be done at the level of categories and dimensions as well
as at the total SIP level.
Various translations of the SIP are described
in the literature, search for the instrument by title. SIP has also
been abbreviated by other researchers (68- and 30-item versions), and
adapted to suit specific diseases groups/populations such as nursing
homes, stroke, pts with Parkinson's
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