Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Self-Reported Health Status

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Self-Reported Health Status includes a single item from the Women's Questionnaire assessing the respondent’s general perception of her own health. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on both the original woman’s and man’s questionnaire located here.

Short Measure Multi-Country

ITEMS:

  1. In general, would you say your health is very good, good, moderate, bad, or very bad?

Response Options:
Very good
Good
Moderate
Bad
Very bad

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Afghanistan
Angola
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cote d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Kenya
Madagascar
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
Rwanda
Senegal
The Gambia
Zimbabwe

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Women's Questionnaire. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

No

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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