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.
Show and read rating scale to respondent; use in vignettes country specific female/male first names to match sex of the respondent.
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
[Roberta] feels depressed most of the time. She weeps frequently and feels hopeless about the future. She feels that she has become a burden on others and
that she would be better dead.