5185.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Evaluation and Dissemination of the CDC's Health-Related Quality of Life Modules

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is an ongoing state-based telephone survey supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that provides valuable public health information on chronic diseases, risk factors, and health behaviors of American adults. Since 1993, a four-question module also measures health-related quality of life (HRQOL) by self-rated general health, recent mental and physical health days, and restricted activity days. There also is a ten-question optional HRQOL module, that has been used by eight states. A Scientific Workgroup on HRQOL Surveillance recently met to (1) evaluate the scientific strength of the modules, (2) review their use in research and surveillance activities, and (3) make recommendations for future use and dissemination. BRFSS HRQOL research, key findings, and recommendations of the Workgroup will be presented; the goal is to provide a framework for use of existing BRFSS data and for future research activities
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Tim E. Aldrich, PhD
Robert H. Friis, PhD
2:30 PMOrigins and use of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Healthy Days" measures
David G. Moriarty, BSEE, Matthew M. Zack, MD, MPH
2:45 PMMeasurement issues for health-related quality of life surveillance
Elena M Andresen, PhD, Victoria J Vahle, MPH
3:00 PMCommunity-based applications of the BRFSS HRQOL Module
Norma Fox Kanarek, MPH, PhD
3:15 PMDescribing disparities using BRFSS QOL Modules in South Carolina
Tim E. Aldrich, PhD, MPH, Manxia Wu, MD, MSPH
3:30 PMHealth-related quality of life (HRQOL) among persons with arthritis-12 states, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1996-1998
Fatima Mili, MD, PhD, Matthew M. Zack, MD, MPH, Charles G. Helmick, MD, David G. Moriarty, BS
Cosponsors:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Disability Forum; Environment; Health Administration; Medical Care; Social Work; Statistics

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA