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Prison entrant—self-assessed physical health, general level of health code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSelf-assessed physical health
METeOR identifier:Help on this term618230
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 28/04/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The prison entrant's assessment of their own level of physical health, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Prison entrant—self-assessed physical health

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
2Very good
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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

For use in Prisoner health data collections. If this value domain is used with other metadata then 'Unknown' would map to code 8.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Self-assessed health status is a commonly used measure of overall health. While it may not always be equivalent to health status as measured by a medical professional, it does reflect a person's perception of his or her own health at a given point in time. Therefore, it is a useful measure of a person's current health status, as well as providing a broad picture of a population's overall health.

Collection methods:Help on this term

This standard question was developed by Picker Institute Europe and selected for use by the Patient Experience Information Development Working Group (PEIDWG) as part of the national set of core, common patient experience questions (CATI version) designed to be used for hospital patients. The question relating to this data element is as follows:

STD-3: In general, would you say your health is:

  • excellent
  • very good
  • good
  • fair
  • poor.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

RAND Health 2009. 36-Item Short Form Survey from the RAND Medical Outcomes Study (SF-36). RAND Health, Santa Monica, CA. Viewed 1 April 2014,

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Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Prison entrants NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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