HE. Health

HE. Health module of ELSA 2004

Label Type Description
IDAUNIQ System generated unique individual serial number
HEFINT Question
HEAIDN Question reason walking aid disputed
HEDIAZ Question types of CVD conditions
HEDIX Question other heart condition
HEDIXA Question other beta blocker been taking in past week
HEDIXB Question other ACE inhibitor/A2 receptor blocker been taking in past week
HEPAB Question
HEPAK1 Question how well treatment controls pain
HEPAK2 Question how well treatment controls pain
NOHEAID1 Question
HEANINT Question
HEANJ Question other location of pain
NOHECHOL Question
HESTOPA Question other reason for quitting smoking
HETSET Question
BHEAID System generated Walking aids used reported in Wave 1
BHEOPT System generated Diagnosed eye condition reported at Wave 1
BEHDIA System generated Diagnosed cardiovascular condition reported at Wave 1
BHEAGA System generated Age first told had angina reported at Wave 1
BHEAGB System generated Age first told had heart attack reported at Wave 1
BHEAGC System generated Age first told had congestive heart failure reported at Wave 1
BHEAGD System generated Age first told had diabetes or high blood sugar reported at Wave 1
BHEAGE System generated Age first told had stroke reported at Wave 1
BHEART System generated Type of arthritis reported at Wave 1
BHEAGF System generated Age first told had arthritis reported at Wave 1
BHEAGG System generated Age first told had cancer reported at Wave 1
BHECANA System generated Site that tumour/cancer started reported at Wave 1
BHEPRK System generated Age told had Parkinsons Disease reported at Wave 1
BHEAGH System generated Age told had psychiatric problems reported at Wave 1
BHEAGI System generated Age told had Alzheimers Disease reported at Wave 1
BHEAGJ System generated Age told had dementia reported at Wave 1
BHESMK System generated Whether reported ever smoked cigarettes at Wave 1
BHESKA System generated Whether smokes cigarettes at all nowadays reported at Wave 1
HEHELF Question Health status
HEILL Question Whether has long-standing illness
HELIM Question Whether health limits activities
HELWK Question Whether health limits paid work
HETEMP Question Whether health problem expected to last less than 3 months
HEFUNC Question Difficulty walking a quarter of a mile
HEATT Question symptoms that difficult walking a quarter of a mile
HEATA Question which of these is the main symptom that prevent a quarter of a mile
HEBALB Question Did you join an exercise programme or get physiotherapy to improve your walking or balance?
HEBALA Question Did you join the exercise programme or get physiotherapy after a doctor or nurse recommended you did?
HEBALC Question Did any doctor or nurse suggest a 'stick' or 'zimmer frame' to improve your walking or balance?
HEAID Question Whether uses medical equipment
HEAIDC Question Our records from your last interview show that you were using aid
HEAIW System generated Which aid respondent disputed from wave 1 (disability)
HEAIN System generated Reason disputed using personal alarm reported at wave 1 (walking)
HEEYE Question Eyesight
HEFRND Question Eyesight at a distance
HEPAP Question Eyesight up close
HEOPC Question Whether confirms previous eye condition
HEOPW Question asked of interviewer Interviewer: code which condition(s) respondent disputes. code all that apply.
HEOPN Question asked of interviewer Reason eye condition disputed
HEOPS Question Whether still has eye condition
HEOPT Question Types of eye conditions
HEDREYE Question Did any doctor or optician recommend that you have your cataracts removed?
HECAT Question Ever had cataract surgery
HEHEAR Question Hearing condition
HEHRA Question Whether has difficulty following conversation
HEHRB Question Have you told a doctor or nurse about your hearing problems?
HEHRC Question When you told the doctor or nurse about your hearing problems, did he or she refer you to an ear specialist to check your hearing? interviewer: probe - 'by ear specialist we mean an ent doctor, an ear nose and throat doctor, an otolaryngologist, or an audiologist. an audiologist may perform an extensive hearing test.'
HEHRD Question Has any doctor or nurse or ear specialist recommended a hearing aid?
HEHRE Question Did you get a hearing aid?
HEHRF Question Did an ear specialist or doctor or nurse teach you how to use your hearing aid?
HEHRG Question Do you use your hearing aid?
HEBPCHK Question Whether had blood pressure checked in last year
HEDIAW System generated Which cardiovascular condition from wave 1 referred to (other heart problem)
HEFFLAG System generated Reported 1+ cvd condition at w1 but not asked hediac due to feed forward problem
HEDIAC Question asked of interviewer Whether confirms previous cardiovascular disease condition
HEDIAN Question asked of interviewer Reason cardiovascular disease condition disputed
HEDIAS Question Whether still has cardiovascular disease condition
HEDIAA Question Types of cardiovascular disease conditions
HEHIBP Question Whether a doctor explained high blood pressure in a way that could be understood
HEHIBPA Question Whether given choice about how to treat high blood pressure
HEHIBPB Question Whether recommended medication to lower blood pressure
HEMDA Question Whether currently taking any medication for high blood pressure
HEAGA Question Age first told had angina
HEAGAR Question Month told had angina
HEAGARY Question asked of interviewer Year told had angina
HEYRA Question Whether had angina or chest pains
HEAGB Question Age first told had heart attack
HEAGBR Question Month told had heart attack
HEAGBRY Question Year told had heart attack
HENMMI Question Number of heart attacks in the last two years
HEYRB Question In the past two years, ^havehas ^youname had a heart attack or myocardial infarction?
HEBETA Question Did any doctor ever tell ^youname that ^heshe should take a medication called a betablocker? interviewer: probe - 'the following drugs are common betas blockers: atenolol, metoprolol, acebutolol, metoprolol, propranolol, and timolol.'
HEBETB Question Show card f i would like to check whether any of the medications ^youname ^areisl taking are on this list of beta-blockers. could you show me the medications, or the repeat prescription list for any medications, that ^heshe have been taking over the past week? interviewer: please check the names of all medications against card f to see if they are included in the list of beta-blockers. press if you identify one of the respondent's medications as being on the list, otherwise press . probe: can i just check that these are/this is a medication that ^heshe have been taking over the past week?
HEAGC Question Age first told had congestive heart failure
HEAGCR Question Month told had congestive heart failure
HEAGCRY Question asked of interviewer Year told had congestive heart failure
HEAGD Question Age first told had diabetes
HEAGDR Question Month told had diabetes
HEAGDRY Question asked of interviewer Year told had diabetes
HEACD Question Whether ever told had diabetes
HEINS Question Whether currently injects insulin
HEMDB Question Whether is currently taking medication for diabetes
HEACE Question Whether advised to take an ACE inhibitor/A2 receptor blocker
HEACEA Question Whether taking ACE inhibitor/A2 receptor blocker in last year
HEWEE Question Whether had urine test in the past 12 months
HEWEEA Question Whether doctor ever told that had protein in urine
HEKIDN Question Whether ever had trouble with kidneys due to diabetes
HESUG Question Whether ever had a blood sugar test
HESUGA Question Whether had blood sugar test in past 12 months
HEFTCHK Question Whether had a foot examination in last year
HESLFCR Question Whether ever had diabetes management training
HESLFCM Question Month had diabetes management training
HESLFCY Question Year had diabetes self management training
HESLFCB Question How much knows about diabetes management
HEAGE Question Age first told had stroke
HEAGER Question Month told had a stroke
HEAGERY Question asked of interviewer Year told had a stroke
HENMST Question Number of strokes in the last 2 years
HEHIBPB1 Stroke: whether blood pressure-lowering medication suggested by doctor or nurse
HEPBS Question Whether any remaining problems because of stroke
HEWKS Question Whether has weakness in/less ability to move arms and legs
HESPK Question Whether has difficulty speaking or swallowing
HEVSI Question Whether has difficulty with vision
HETHK Question Whether has difficulty in thinking or finding words
HEHRTA Question blood thinning medication?
HEHRTB Question currently taking medication to thin the blood?
HEHRTC Question taking warfarin?
HEHRTD Question Many doctors ask patients on warfarin to get their blood tested regularly.
HEHRTE Question had this blood test in the past 12 weeks?
HEHRTF Question had this blood test in the past 4 weeks?
HECHOL Question Has any doctor talked to you about how to lower your cholesterol? this would include changing your diet, losing weight, getting more exercise,or taking medication.
HECHOLA Question Have you done any of these things to lower your cholesterol?
HECHOLB Question Has a doctor or nurse explained high cholesterol in a way you could understand?
HECHOLC Question Have doctors or nurses taken your preferences into account when making treatment decisions about your high cholesterol?
HEDIAD Question asked of interviewer Whether confirms previous condition
HEDIAM Question asked of interviewer Reason condition disputed
HEDIDS Question Whether still has condition
HEDIAB Question Whether ever informed that had condition
HELNG Question Whether taking medication for lung condition
HEAMA Question Whether taking medication or other treatment for asthma
HEART Question Type(s) of arthritis
HEOSTE Question Has any doctor or nurse recommended taking calcium pills or vitamin d?
HEOSTEA Question take calcium pills or vitamin d for osteoporosis or 'thin bones'?
HEOSTEB Question Did a doctor or nurse recommend treatment with medication for ^hisher osteoporosis or 'thin bones'?
HEOSTEC Question Did take any of them?
HEOSTED Question Were these medicines recommended within 3 months of a doctor telling you that you had osteoporosis?
HEAGF Question Age first told had arthritis
HEAGFR Question Month first told had arthritis
HEAGFRY Question asked of interviewer Year told had arthritis
HEARTA Question Whether doctor explained what joint pain would be like over time
HEARTB Question Whether doctor ever explained how to keep arthritis from worsening
HEARTC Question Whether doctor explained how arthritis will be treated
HEARTD Question Whether doctor explained purpose of arthritis treatment
HEARTE Question Whether doctor recommended paracetamol for arthritis
HEAGG Question Age told had cancer or malignant tumor
HEAGGR Question Month told had cancer or malignant tumor
HEAGGRY Question asked of interviewer Year told had cancer or malignant tumor
HECANA Question in which organ or part of body (cancer/cancers/malignant tumour) start?
HECANB Question Whether received treatment for cancer in past 2 years
HEPRK Question Age told had Parkinson's disease
HEPRKR Question Month told had Parkinson's disease
HEPRKRY Question asked of interviewer Year told had Parkinson's disease
HEAGH Question Age first told had emotional, nervous, psychiatric problems
HEAGHR Question Month told has emotional, nervous, psychiatric problems
HEAGHRY Question Year told had emotional, nervous, psychiatric problems
HEPSY Question Type of emotional, nervous or psychiatric problems
HEYRC Question Whether had emotional, nervous or psychiatric problems during the last 2 years
HEPSYA Question I have some questions about any treatment you may have had for your depression. did a doctor or nurse suggest that you take medication, or see a mental health professional for counselling? interviewer: probe - 'this may include seeing a psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker for counselling or psychotherapy.'
HEPSYB Question Did you start ^hepsyatxt within 2 weeks of being offered this treatment?
HEPSYC Question Did you feel better within 6 weeks after starting?
HEPSYD Question Did any doctor or nurse start you on medication, change the dose of the medication that you were taking or, change the medications to help you feel better?
HEPSYE Question When you talked about these feelings with a doctor or nurse, did they ask you on that day if you had thoughts about suicide?
HEAGI Question Age first told has Alzheimer's Disease
HEAGIR Question Month told had Alzheimer's Disease
HEAGIRY Question asked of interviewer Year told has Alzheimer's Disease
HEAGJ Question Age first told had dementia, senility or any other serious memory impairment
HEAGJR Question Month told had dementia, senility or any other serious memory impairment
HEAGJRY Question asked of interviewer Year told had dementia, senility or any other serious memory impairment
HEFLA Question Whether has fallen down
HEFLB Question Number of times fallen down
HEFLC Question Whether seriously injured in fall
HEFLD Question With any of your past falls, did a doctor or nurse talk with you to try to understand why you fell?
HEFLE Question Did a doctor or nurse or physiotherapist test your balance or strength or watch how you walk to understand why you fell? interviewer: probe - 'this might include standing with one foot in front of the other, standing with your eyes closed, walking heel to toe, getting up from a chair without using your hands.'
HEFLF Question Did a doctor or nurse or physiotherapist recommend any additional tests, such as heart tests or brain scans to understand why you fell?
HEFRAC Question Whether fractured hip
HEJI Question Whether ever had joint replacement
HEJIA Question Which joints have replaced? i
HEJIB Question (was/were) the hip replacement(s) because of arthritis, a fracture or for some other reason?
HEJIC Question had a hip replacement in the last two years?
HEIQA Question Changes in cognition since last interview
HEIQB Question Change since last inteview in remembering things about family and friends
HEIQC Question Change since last inteview in remembering things that have happened recently
HEIQD Question Change since last inteview in recalling conversations
HEIQE Question Change since last inteview in remembering address and phone number
HEIQF Question Change since last inteview in remembering day and month
HEIQG Question Change since last inteview in remembering where things are kept
HEIQH Question Change since last inteview in remembering where to find things
HEIQI Question Change since last inteview in remembering how to work machines
HEIQJ Question Change since last inteview in learning how to use new gadgets
HEIQK Question Change since last inteview in learning new things
HEIQL Question Change since last inteview in ability to follow story
HEIQM Question Change since last inteview in ability to make decisions
HEIQN Question Change since last inteview in ability to handle money for shopping
HEIQO Question Change since last inteview in ability to handle financial matters
HEIQP Question Change since last inteview in ability to handle everyday arithmetic problems
HEIQQ Question Change since last inteview in ability to reason
HEPAIN Question Whether troubled with pain
HEPAA Question Degree of pain
HEBCK Question Degree of pain in back
HEHIP Question Degree of pain in hips
HEKNE Question Degree of pain in knees
HEFET Question Degree of pain in feet
HEPAC Question Whether knee or hip pain for more than 6 months
HEPAD Question Whether taking medications for knee/hip pain
HEPAE Question Whether medications control pain in knee/hip
HEPAF Question Whether doctor recommended surgery/joint replacement
HEPAF1 Question Did you see an orthopaedic specialist?
HEKNEA Question Whether knee pain has been bothering for more than 3 months
HEKNEB Question Whether doctor suggested physiotherapy or exercise program for knee pain
HEKNEC Question Whether sees a physiotherapist or attends exercise program for knee pain
HEPAK Question How the treatment controls pain
HEPAG Question Has this pain started within the past 12 months?
HEPAH Question Have you told your doctor or nurse about this pain?
HEPAI Question Did your doctor or nurse recommend any treatments for your pain?
HEPAJ Question Are you currently receiving any treatment for your pain?
HEBAL Question Show card m how often do you have problems with keeping your balance when you are walking on a level surface?
HEDIZ Question Show card m how often do you have problems with dizziness when you are walking on a level surface?
HEANA Question Whether ever pain/discomfort in chest
HEANB Question Whether chest pain when strain
HEANC Question Whether chest pain happens on most occassions of strain
HEAND Question Whether chest pain when walks at ordinary pace
HEANE Question Whether chest pain happens on most occassions
HEANF Question What does when gets chest pain while walking
HEANG Question Whether chest pain goes away when stands
HEANH Question How soon the chest pain goes away
HEANI Question Where in body chest pain occurs
HEANL Question Have you spoken to a doctor or nurse about this pain or discomfort?
HEANK Question Whether ever had severe pain across front of chest for 30 min or longer
HERPA Question Whether brings up any phlegm from chest first thing in the morning in winter
HERPB Question Whether brings up phlegm from chest, during the day or at night in winter
HERPC Question Whether brings up phlegm on most days for as much as three months each year
HERPD Question Whether troubled by shortness of breath when strained
HERPE Question Whether troubled by shortness of breath when not strained
HERPF Question Whether has to stop for breath when not strained
HERPG Question Whether ever had attacks of wheezing or whistling in chest in the last 12 months
HERPH Question Whether has been woken at night by shortness of breath in last 12 months
HERPI Question Whether ever had shortness of breath with wheezing
HERPJ Question Whether breathing is normal between attacks
HECDA Question Whether pain or discomfort in legs which comes on while walking
HECDB Question Whether pain in legs begins while standing still or sitting
HECDC Question Whether gets pain in legs when straining
HECDD Question Whether gets pain in legs when not straining
HECDE Question Whether pain continues when standing still
HECDF Question Where in body is leg pain or discomfort
HEAVOID Question When you go on a trip away from your home like a trip to the shop,restaurant, or visits to friends, how often do you purposely limit the amount of walking you have to do? is it... interviewer: read out...
HEADLA Question Difficulty doing activites due to health problem
HEADLB Question Difficulty doing activites due to health problem (continued)
HEHPA Question Whether someone in household helps with difficult activities
HEHPD Question Change since last interview in availability of help with difficult activities
HEHPE Question asked of interviewer Interviewer: code reason why respondent disputes the record. respondent says...
HEHPB Question who helps with these activities?
HEHPC Question Whether help meets needs
HEAIDW Question asked of interviewer Interviewer: code which aid respondent disputes. code all that apply.
HEINCT Question Whether incontinent in last 12 months
HEINCTA Question Whether incontinence lasted more than 1 month
HEINCTB Question Have you ever mentioned this problem to a doctor or nurse?
HEINCTC Question Did a doctor or nurse ask you when you lose urine, for example when you sneeze or laugh?
HEINCTD Question Did a doctor or nurse ask you if you had trouble getting to the toilet?
HEINCTE Question Did a doctor or nurse ask you if you had been treated for this problem before?
HEINCTF Question Did a doctor or nurse ask you how important this problem was to you?
HEINCTG Question Did a doctor or nurse ask you to provide a sample of urine for testing?
HEINCTH Question Did a doctor or nurse talk with you about how to treat urinary incontinence?
HEINCTI Question Did a doctor or specialist such as a urologist or gynecologist perform an internal exam?interviewer probe: this is called a pelvic examination, where a doctor examines your vagina and/or rectum.
HEINCTJ Question Did a doctor or nurse perform a rectal examination?
HESMK Question Whether ever smoked cigarettes
HESKA Question Whether currently smokes cigarettes
HESKD Question Whether last interview correct regarding smoking
HESKE Question asked of interviewer Reason smoking at time of last interview disputed
HESKF Question asked of interviewer Change in smoking status since last interview
HESTOP Question Reason stopped smoking
HENICO Question Did you use any nicotine products, such as nicotine patches,chewing gum, lozenges or other similar products at all to help you give up? interviewer: if respondent has given up more than once, ask about most recent occasion.
HECIG Question Whether smokes cigarettes or roll ups
HESKB Question Number of cigarettes per day on weekdays
HETBA Question How much tobacco smoked on a weekday: Whether answer in grams or ounces
HETBB Question How much tobacco smoked on a weekday
HESKC Question How many cigarettes per day on weekends
HETBC Question How much tobacco smoked on a weekend: Whether answer in grams or ounces
HETBD Question How much tobacco smoked on a weekend
HECGSTP Question Has a doctor or nurse ever advised you to stop smoking?
HECGSTA Question Did you stop for more than 6 months as a result of this advice?
HECGNIC Question Has any doctor or nurse ever told you about any nicotine products, such as nicotine patches, chewing gum, lozenges or other similar products at all to help you give up smoking?
HENICTK Question ^areis ^youname taking any medication to help ^himher stop smoking, such as nicotine replacement medication or gum or patches?
HEACTA Question Frequency of participation in vigorous physical activity
HEACTB Question Frequency of participation in moderately energetic physical activity
HEACTC Question Frequency of participation in mildly energetic physical activity