TitleDeveloping summary scores of health-related quality of life for a population-based survey.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsHorner-Johnson, W, Krahn, GL, Andresen, E, Hall, T
Secondary AuthorsAndresen, EM, Campbell, VA, Cardinal, BJ, Drum, C, Fujiura, G, Hall, T, Horner-Johnson, W, Jamoom, EW, Krahn, GL, Nosek, MA, Suzuki, R
JournalPublic health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)
Date Published2009 Jan-Feb
KeywordsYoung Adult

Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an important indicator of public health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) includes nine HRQOL items that can be used to monitor the health status of the nation. The objective of this study was to examine the numerical relationships among these HRQOL items to develop summary scores by combining items.