Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Health Utilities Index III (HUI-III)

Description: The Health Utilities Index III is an interval-scaled health status classification system [1]. 

Format: Health utility is based on perceived level functioning over the past 4 weeks in eight health attributes (vision, hearing, speech, ambulation, dexterity, emotion, cognition & pain). 

Scoring: Each of the health attribute is assigned one of the 5 to 6 levels. A multiplicative formula is used to calculate a score where perfect health = 1.000; death = 0.000 & negative scores reflect a health state worse than death.

Administration and Burden: Self-administered or interviewer-administered. Approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

Psychometrics for SCI: There is preliminary evidence of validity in SCI. Mittmann, Hitzig & Craven (2012) used the Health Utilities Index-Mark III (HUI-Mark III) among adults with chronic SCI to measure health preference [2]. Their results show preliminary evidence of concurrent validity with the Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM-III) and the SCI Secondary Conditions Scale-Modified (SCS-M) [2].

Language(s): Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish & Vietnamese.

QoL Concept: The HUI-III is a health status classification system, which corresponds to Boxes A (objective evaluation), B (societal standards), & C (achievements) of Dijker's Model. 

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Complete the Application Form on the website (www.healthutilities.com) or contact huinfo@healthutilities.com or huinquiry@healthutilities.com for details. 

References:

  1. Craven C, Hitzig SL, Mittmann N. Impact of impairment and secondary health conditions on health preference among Canadians with chronic spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Injury Med. 2012;35(5): 361-70.
  2. Mittmann N, Hitzig SL, Craven CB. Predicting health preference in chronic spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2014;37(5):548-55. 

CLICK ON THE LISTED SECONDARY HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE LEFT TO READ HOW THE HUI-III HAS BEEN USED WITH A PARTICULAR CONDITION


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