VIGNETTES FOR HEALTH STATE DESCRIPTIONS
I will now read to you some descriptions of persons with varying levels of difficulties in different areas of health. I would like to know how you view each of these descriptions and rate how much of a problem or difficulty the person described has in that area of health in the same way that you described your health to me. While giving the rating, think of the person as someone who is of your age and background.
Cognition and Self Care
[Sandra] lives on her own and has no relatives or friends nearby. Because of her arthritis, she is house-bound. She often stays all day in the same clothes that
she has slept in, as changing clothes is too painful. A neighbour helps her wash herself.
In the last 30 days, how much difficulty did [name of person] have in
taking care of and maintaining his/her general appearance (e.g. grooming,
looking neat and tidy etc.)
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Show and read rating scale to respondent; use in vignettes country specific female/male first names to match sex of the respondent.