Guide to Content of the HRS Psychosocial Leave-Behind Participant Lifestyle Questionnaires: 2004 and 2006

TitleGuide to Content of the HRS Psychosocial Leave-Behind Participant Lifestyle Questionnaires: 2004 and 2006
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsClarke, PJ, Fisher, GG, House, J, Smith, J, Weir, DR
InstitutionAnn Arbor, The University of Michigan
KeywordsDisabilities, Health Conditions and Status
Abstract

In 2004, HRS added a new feature for data collection in the form of self-administered questionnaires that were left with respondents upon the completion of an in-person Core Interview. These are referred to as Leave-Behind Questionnaires and electronic versions of the questionnaires are included in the 2004 Final release and 2006 Early Release. The purpose of the Leave-Behind Questionnaire is to collect additional information from respondents without adding to the interview length. Two separate questionnaires on different topics were included in HRS 2004: a) Participant Lifestyle Questionnaire, which measures psychosocial issues that are described in much more detail later in this report, and b) Participant questionnaire on Work and Health, which included a series of disability vignettes in which people with various levels of physical and mental health impairment were described and respondents were asked to indicate the extent to which they think the person described is limited in the kind or amount of work they can do. At the beginning of the vignettes, respondents were asked to rate their own degree of limitation in the kind or amount of work they can do.

URLhttp://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/sitedocs/userg/HRS2006LBQscale.pdf
Endnote Keywords

psycho-social/disability vignettes/physical health/mental Health

Endnote ID

24890

Citation Key5723