Overall in the last 30 days, how much of a problem did [name of person]
have with feeling sad, low, or depressed?
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.
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.
Mobility and Affect
[Vivian] has already had five admissions into the hospital because she has attempted suicide twice in the past year and has harmed herself on three other
occasions. She is very distressed every day for the most part of the day, and sees no hope of things ever getting better. She is thinking of trying to end her life
Show and read rating scale to respondent; use in vignettes country specific female/male first names to match sex of the respondent.