Sickness Impact Profile

The Sickness Impact Profile (SIP) is one of the first generic health status measures made available for use in clinical and research settings. It contains 136 items that describe functional limitations in 12 categories: ambulation, mobility, body care and movement, communication, alertness behavior, emotional behavior, social interaction, sleep and rest, eating, work, home management, and recreation and pastimes. Each item is written in the first person, in the present tense, and describes everyday activities of daily living. Respondents endorse only those items that describe their current level of functioning. Users can calculate a total score, two domain scores (physical and psychosocial), or individual scores for each of the 12 categories. Higher scores are reflective of a greater degree of dysfunction. A 68-item short form (SIP68) ...

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