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.
The functional status of ESRD patients as measured by the Sickness Impact Profile. Journal of Chronic Diseases, 40(Suppl.
Use of a surrogate for the sickness impact profile. Medical Care, 22, 789-795.
The quality of life in women with urinary incontinence as measured by the sickness impact profile.JAm Geriatr Soc 1991;39:378-82.
The second instrument we administered was the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP).
Test-retest reliability (r=0.92) is high using various scoring methods.[5] The internal consistency of the SIP is Cronbach's alpha=0.94.17 The Sickness Impact Profile is valid when measured against other instruments: self assessment, physician rating, Katz ADL items from the National Health Interview Survey, and multiple physiologic measures.[6] A higher correlation with measures of physical dysfunction than with sickness is noted in this study, which is particularly useful for the population in this investigation.