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Sickness Impact Profile

"Sickness Impact Profile" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A quality-of-life scale developed in the United States in 1972 as a measure of health status or dysfunction generated by a disease. It is a behaviorally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behavior, social interaction, and the like. It measures the patient's perceived health status and is sensitive enough to detect changes or differences in health status occurring over time or between groups. (From Medical Care, vol.xix, no.8, August 1981, p.787-805)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Sickness Impact Profile" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Sickness Impact Profile" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 207 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 17 publications in 2013
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