On the other hand, recent work by Greene, Harris, and Hollingsworth (2015) suggests a somewhat more nuanced pattern of reporting error in self-reported general health. For example, using the 5-point scale that we study, the authors document a tendency of respondents to report their general health as "good" or "very good" (i.e., the middle response and the response one "to the right" of the middle response on a 5-point scale).
Several other plausible hypotheses lead to differential predictions on whether or not self-reported general health correctly reflects true health status.
Based on this hypothesis, our use of binary measures of self-reported general health (very good or excellent, fair or poor) may minimize some measurement error concerns to some extent.
See Table 3 for mean scores for each self-care subcategory and the relationship to self-reported general health
. The highest score for maintenance was represented by the group that rated their health as poor (67.3 [+ or -] 9.3).
This study was conducted to determine what factors might actually predict self-reported general health and quality of life of caregivers.
The survey was designed to ascertain information related to a family caregiver's (a) leisure (leisure participation, satisfaction with time for leisure, and satisfaction with quality of leisure experience); (b) perceived stress; (c) quality of life; (d) self-reported general health; and (e) demographics.
For this study, the two dependent variables were quality of life and self-reported general health. The Quality of Life Index (QLI) (Ferrans & Powers, 1984) was selected because it measures one's satisfaction in comparison to what one values.
* Both self-reported general health
and physical limitations are good predictors of Medicare expenditures per enrollee.
Impact of FP Supply on Self-Reported General Health
. Regression Model: Ordered Probit.
Patients with worse self-reported general health
tended to have more difficulty getting a referral within the past year.
Table 4 indicates that beneficiaries grouped by self-reported level of dependency had similar patterns of utilization, access, and satisfaction as when grouped by self-reported general health status.
The main objectives of this article were to examine the variations in Medicare access and satisfaction according to health status, as measured by (1) self-reported general health status, and (2) level of dependency.