Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health-Related Quality of Life Measure (CDC HRQOL-14)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Basic description

The CDC HRQOL-14 consists of three measures: the standard 4-item CDC HRQOL-4 developed in the early 1990s, and two other modules that have been available since 1995: the standard Activity Limitation module and the Healthy Days Symptoms module.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Although the instrument is in the public domain, the authors would appreciate notification of intended application in order to track instrument use
Developed for monitoring population health levels in support of epidemiologic and prevention research.
Useful for the identification of health disparities, population trends, and unmet health needs
Therapeutic area
  • Generic
Therapeutic indication


Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
1 translation(s)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Moriarty DG, Zack MM, Kobau R. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy Days Measures--Population tracking of perceived physical and mental health over time. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2003, 1:37 (Full Text Article)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Measuring Healthy Days: Population Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life. Atlanta, Georgia: November, 2000 (Online 40-page Technical Report)

Hennessy CH, Moriarty DG, Zack MM, Scherr PA, Brackbill R. Measuring health-related quality of life for public health surveillance. Public Health Rep. 1994 Sep-Oct;109(5):665-72 (Full Text Article)

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