Sickness Impact Profile


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Sickness Impact Profile

A behaviorally based instrument used to evaluate perceived health status (quality of life and changes in functional status) in patients being treated for a potentially fatal condition. The SIP consists of 136 statements about limitations in 12 categories, with either physical and psychosocial dimensions.

Sickness Impact Profile

Medtalk An instrument used to evaluate perceived health status–quality of life and changes in functional status in Pts being treated for a potentially fatal condition. Cf Karnovsky scale, Oswestry low back pain disability questionnaire, QWB scale.

Sickness Impact Profile

A standardized questionnaire for assessing the effects of illness on function. There are 136 questions grouped into 12 categories. The categories include sleep and rest, eating, work, home management, recreation, ambulatory mobility, body care, movement, social interaction, alertness, emotional behavior, and communication. These are grouped as physical impairment, psychosocial impairment, and nonspecific.
See also: profile
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Assessing the responsiveness of a functional status measure: The Sickness Impact Profile versus the SIP68.
The development of a short generic version of the Sickness Impact Profile.
Health-related quality of life was evaluated using the Short Form 36 (SF-36) (9), and functional status was evaluated by Stroke-Adapted Sickness Impact Profile (SA-SIP) (10).