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Table 3 Proposed revised measure of global health in pregnancy and postpartum: five-item physical health and four-item mental health subscales

From: Measuring physical and mental health during pregnancy and postpartum in an Australian childbearing population - validation of the PROMIS Global Short Form

Item Domain Item wording Item response (score)
Physical Health Subscale
 Item 1 General health In general, would you say your health is: ...... Excellent
(5)
Very good
(4)
Good
(3)
Fair
(2)
Poor
(1)
 Item 3 Physical health In general, how would you rate your physical health? Excellent
(5)
Very good
(4)
Good
(3)
Fair
(2)
Poor
(1)
 Item 6 Physical function To what extent are you able to carry out your everyday physical activities such as walking, climbing stairs, carrying groceries, or moving a chair? Completely
(5)
Mostly
(4)
Moderately
(3)
A little
(2)
Not at all
(1)
 Item 7 Paina In the past 7 days, how would you rate your pain on average? No pain
(5)
Score 1–3
(4)
Score 4–6
(3)
Score 7–9
(2)
Worst pain
(1)
 Item 8 Fatigue In the past 7 days, how would you rate your fatigue on average? None
(5)
Mild
(4)
Moderate
(3)
Severe
(2)
Very severe
(1)
Mental Health Subscale
 Item 2 Quality of life In general, would you say your quality of life is: Excellent
(5)
Very good
(4)
Good
(3)
Fair
(2)
Poor
(1)
 Item 4 Mental health In general, how would you rate your mental health, including your mood and your ability to think? Excellent
(5)
Very good
(4)
Good
(3)
Fair
(2)
Poor
(1)
 Item 5 Social discretionary In general, how would you rate your satisfaction with your social activities and relationships? Excellent
(5)
Very good
(4)
Good
(3)
Fair
(2)
Poor
(1)
 Item 9 Social roles In general, please rate how well you carry out your usual social activities and roles. (This includes activities at home, at work and in your community, and responsibilities as a parent, child, spouse, employee, friend, etc.) Excellent
(5)
Very good
(4)
Good
(3)
Fair
(2)
Poor
(1)
  1. Source: PROMIS Health Organization and PROMIS Cooperative Group [26]
  2. aPain scored from 0 to 10: 0 = No pain, 10 = Worst pain imaginable and subsequently reverse scored and recoded to 5 responses