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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Administration procedures and interviewer training for the Sickness Impact Profile (USDHEW Grant No.
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Vinsnes and Hunskaar |17~ used the sickness impact profile (SIP) questionnaire to assess the quality of life of community-living women aged 40 to 70 years or more with urinary incontinence.
In a related project on measurement of quality of life, it was shown that adults with mild to moderate cognitive impairment ([is less than] 5 of the 10 NCSE subscales in the severe category) can complete measures like the SF-36 and Sickness Impact Profile when administered by interviewers experienced with that population and given minor procedural variations such as frequent breaks.
The second instrument we administered was the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP).