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.
Pain and Personal Relationships
[Elizabeth] has difficulty climbing up and down the stairs and walking. She is not able to go out as much as she would like to but has many friends who come
and visit her at home. Her friends find her a source of great comfort.
Overall in the last 30 days, how much difficulty did [name of person]
have with personal relationships or participation in the community?
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.