VG. Vignettes

This module is made up of two sections. The first asks respondents to rate various aspects of their own situation on a 5-point scale. These questions focus on mobility, pain, cognition, sleep, and depression. In the second section of the two questionnaires, respondents are asked to rate the situation of various hypothetical people who experience different circumstances(vignettes) on the same 5-point scale used in the first section.

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V1

pain self-rating

OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF BODILY ACHES OR PAINS DID YOU HAVE?
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V2

sleep self-rating

IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID YOU HAVE WITH SLEEPING?
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V3

mobility self-rating

OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID YOU HAVE WITH MOVING AROUND?
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V4

memory self-rating

OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DID YOU HAVE WITH CONCENTRATING OR REMEMBERING THINGS?
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V5

breath self-rating

IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID YOU HAVE BECAUSE OF SHORTNESS OF BREATH?
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V6

depress self-rating

OVERALL IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DID YOU HAVE WITH FEELING SAD, LOW, OR DEPRESSED?
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V7

work disbility self-rating

DO YOU HAVE ANY IMPAIRMENT OR HEALTH PROBLEM THAT LIMITS THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK YOU CAN DO?
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V8

pain vignette 1

PAUL HAS A HEADACHE ONCE A MONTH THAT IS RELIEVED AFTER TAKING A PILL. DURING THE HEADACHE HE CAN CARRY ON WITH HIS DAY-TO-DAY AFFAIRS. IN YOUR OPINION, HOW MUCH OF BODILY ACHES OR PAINS DOES PAUL HAVE?
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V13

sleep vignette 3

ALICE FALLS ASLEEP EASILY AT NIGHT, BUT TWO NIGHTS A WEEK SHE WAKES UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND CANNOT GO BACK TO SLEEP FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT. IN YOUR OPINION, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DOES ALICE HAVE WITH SLEEPING?
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V15

memory vignette 1

LISA CAN CONCENTRATE WHILE WATCHING TV, READING A MAGAZINE OR PLAYING A GAME OF CARDS OR CHESS. ONCE A WEEK SHE FORGETS WHERE HER KEYS OR GLASSES ARE, BUT FINDS THEM WITHIN FIVE MINUTES. IN YOUR OPINION, HOW MUCH DIFFICULTY DOES LISA HAVE WITH CONCENTRATING OR REMEMBERING THINGS?
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V18

mobility vignette 3

ROB IS ABLE TO WALK DISTANCES OF UP TO 200 METRES WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS BUT FEELS TIRED AFTER WALKING ONE KILOMETRE OR CLIMBING MORE THAN ONE FLIGHT OF STAIRS. HE HAS NO PROBLEMS WITH DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS CARRYING FOOD FROM THE MARKET. IN YOUR OPINION, HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DOES ROB HAVE WITH MOVING AROUND?
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V20

breath vignette 1

MARK HAS NO PROBLEMS WITH WALKING SLOWLY. HE GETS OUT OF BREATH EASILY WHEN CLIMBING 20 METERS UPHILL OR A FLIGHT OF STAIRS. HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DOES MARK HAVE BECAUSE OF SHORTNESS OF BREATH?
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V25

depress vignette 3

KAREN ENJOYS HER WORK AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND IS GENERALLY SATISFIED WITH HER LIFE. SHE GETS DEPRESSED EVERY 3 WEEKS FOR A DAY OR TWO AND LOSES INTEREST IN WHAT SHE USUALLY ENJOYS BUT IS ABLE TO CARRY ON WITH HER DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES. HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM DOES KAREN HAVE WITH FEELING SAD, LOW, OR DEPRESSED?
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V27

work disbility vignette 2

KEVIN SUFFERS FROM BACK PAIN THAT CAUSES STIFFNESS IN HIS BACK ESPECIALLY AT WORK BUT IS RELIEVED WITH LOW DOSES OF MEDICATION. HE DOES NOT HAVE ANY PAINS OTHER THAN THIS GENERALIZED DISCOMFORT. DOES KEVIN HAVE ANY IMPAIRMENT OR HEALTH PROBLEM THAT LIMITS THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK HE CAN DO?
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V31

work disbility vignette 6

ANTHONY GENERALLY ENJOYS HIS WORK. HE GETS DEPRESSED EVERY 3 WEEKS FOR A DAY OR TWO AND LOSES INTEREST IN WHAT HE USUALLY ENJOYS BUT IS ABLE TO CARRY ON WITH HIS DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES ON THE JOB. DOES ANTHONY HAVE ANY IMPAIRMENT OR HEALTH PROBLEM THAT LIMITS THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK HE CAN DO?
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V32

work disbility vignette 7

EVE HAS HAD HEART PROBLEMS IN THE PAST AND SHE HAS BEEN TOLD TO WATCH HER CHOLESTEROL LEVEL. SOMETIMES IF SHE FEELS STRESSED AT WORK SHE FEELS PAIN IN HER CHEST AND OCCASIONALLY IN HER ARMS. DOES EVE HAVE ANY IMPAIRMENT OR HEALTH PROBLEM THAT LIMITS THE KIND OR AMOUNT OF WORK SHE CAN DO?
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V39

satisfaction: income

HOW SATISFIED ARE YOU WITH THE TOTAL INCOME OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD?
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V40

satisfaction: social contacts

HOW SATISFIED ARE YOU WITH YOUR SOCIAL CONTACTS (WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, ETC.)?
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V41

satisfaction: daily activities

HOW SATISFIED ARE YOU WITH YOUR DAILY ACTIVITIES (FOR EXAMPLE, YOUR JOB, IF YOU WORK)?
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V42

satisfaction: live in general

HOW SATISFIED ARE YOU WITH YOUR LIFE IN GENERAL?
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V43

satisfaction: income

JIM IS MARRIED AND HAS TWO CHILDREN; THE TOTAL AFTER TAX HOUSEHOLD INCOME OF HIS FAMILY IS 1,700 EUROS PER MONTH. HOW SATISFIED DO YOU THINK JIM IS WITH THE TOTAL INCOME OF HIS HOUSEHOLD?
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V44

satisfaction: income

ANNE IS MARRIED AND HAS TWO CHILDREN; THE TOTAL AFTER TAX HOUSEHOLD INCOME OF HER FAMILY IS 3,400 EUROS PER MONTH. HOW SATISFIED DO YOU THINK ANNE IS WITH THE TOTAL INCOME OF HER HOUSEHOLD?
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V45

satisfaction: social contacts

JOHN IS SINGLE, BUT GETS ON WELL WITH HIS RELATIVES AND HAS A LARGE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS. THEY OFTEN GO OUT TOGETHER TO ATTEND SPORTING EVENTS OR TO HAVE A MEAL. HOW SATISFIED DO YOU THINK JOHN IS WITH HIS SOCIAL CONTACTS (FAMILY, FRIENDS, ETC.)?
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V46

satisfaction: social contacts

MARY HAS BEEN MARRIED FOR MANY YEARS. LATELY SHE HAS SPENT LITTLE TIME WITH HER HUSBAND AND THEY HAVE BEEN QUARRELLING MORE. THEY SEEM TO PREFER SPENDING TIME WITH OTHERS RATHER THAN WITH EACH OTHER. BOTH OF THEM HAVE MANY FRIENDS. HOW SATISFIED DO YOU THINK MARY IS WITH HER SOCIAL CONTACTS (FAMILY, FRIENDS, ETC.)?
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V47

satisfaction: job

MIKE WORKS FULL-TIME, FIVE DAYS PER WEEK; IN PRINCIPLE, HE CAN ORGANIZE HIS WORK IN HIS OWN WAY BUT IS STILL OFTEN UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE TO MEET DEADLINES. HE WORKS FOR A BIG COMPANY AND FEELS THAT HIS JOB IS QUITE SECURE. HOW SATISFIED DO YOU THINK MIKE IS WITH HIS JOB?
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V48

satisfaction: job

SALLY WORKS FOUR DAYS PER WEEK AND DOES NOT EXPERIENCE HER JOB AS STRESSFUL; SHE HAS LITTLE SAY OVER WHAT SHE IS DOING, THIS IS DECIDED BY HER BOSS. SHE FEELS IT IS A VERY SECURE JOB. HOW SATISFIED DO YOU THINK SALLY IS WITH HER JOB?
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V49

satisfaction: live

JOHN IS 63 YEARS OLD. HIS WIFE DIED 2 YEARS AGO AND HE STILL SPENDS A LOT OF TIME THINKING ABOUT HER. HE HAS 4 CHILDREN AND 10 GRANDCHILDREN WHO VISIT HIM REGULARLY. JOHN CAN MAKE ENDS MEET BUT HAS NO MONEY FOR EXTRAS SUCH AS EXPENSIVE GIFTS TO HIS GRANDCHILDREN. HE HAS HAD TO STOP WORKING RECENTLY DUE TO HEART PROBLEMS. HE GETS TIRED EASILY. OTHERWISE, HE HAS NO SERIOUS HEALTH CONDITIONS. HOW SATISFIED WITH HIS LIFE DO YOU THINK JOHN IS?
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V50

satisfaction: live

CARRY IS 72 YEARS OLD AND A WIDOW. HER TOTAL AFTER TAX INCOME IS ABOUT 1,100 EUROS PER MONTH. SHE OWNS THE HOUSE SHE LIVES IN AND HAS A LARGE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS. SHE PLAYS BRIDGE TWICE A WEEK AND GOES ON VACATION REGULARLY WITH SOME FRIENDS. LATELY SHE HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM ARTHRITIS, WHICH MAKES WORKING IN THE HOUSE AND GARDEN PAINFUL. HOW SATISFIED WITH HIS LIFE DO YOU THINK CARRY IS?
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V51

influence: municipality vignette 1

HOW MUCH SAY DO YOU HAVE IN GETTING THE MUNICIPALITY TO ADDRESS ISSUES THAT INTEREST YOU?
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V52

influence: municipality vignette 2

ALISON IS BOTHERED BY THE AIR POLLUTION CAUSED BY A LOCAL FIRM. IT IS NOT DANGEROUS BUT SOMETIMES LEADS TO A BAD SMELL. SHE AND HER NEIGHBORS ARE SUPPORTING AN OPPOSITION CANDIDATE IN THE FORTHCOMING LOCAL ELECTIONS THAT HAS PROMISED TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE. SO MANY PEOPLE IN HER AREA FEEL THE SAME WAY THAT THE OPPOSITION CANDIDATE WILL PROBABLY DEFEAT THE INCUMBENT REPRESENTATIVE. HOW MUCH SAY DOES ALISON HAVE IN GETTING THE MUNICIPALITY TO ADDRESS ISSUES THAT INTEREST HER?
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V53

influence: municipality vignette 3

TOBY IS BOTHERED BY THE AIR POLLUTION CAUSED BY A LOCAL FIRM. IT IS NOT DANGEROUS BUT SOMETIMES LEADS TO A BAD SMELL. THE MAYOR HAS LOOKED INTO THE PROBLEM, BUT CONCLUDED THAT INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT POLICY RIGHT NOW INSTEAD OF CLEAN AIR. HOW MUCH SAY DOES TOBY HAVE IN GETTING THE MUNICIPALITY TO ADDRESS ISSUES THAT INTEREST HIM?
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V54

health care responsivness vignette 1

IN MANY COUNTRIES, IT TAKES TIME BEFORE PEOPLE CAN SEE A SPECIALIST AND THERE ARE WAITING LISTS FOR CERTAIN PROCEDURES. OVERALL, IN YOUR SITUATION, HOW WOULD YOU RATE THE AMOUNT OF TIME YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT?
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V55

health care responsivness vignette 2

OVERALL, HOW WOULD YOU RATE THE CONDITIONS OF THE HEALTH FACILITIES YOU HAVE VISITED?
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V56

health care responsivness vignette 3

OVERALL, HOW WOULD YOU RATE HOW CLEARLY DOCTORS AND NURSES COMMUNICATE WITH YOU AND INVOLVE YOU IN DECISIONS ABOUT THE TREATMENT?
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V57

health care responsivness vignette 4

JIM HAS A STOMACH PROBLEM, WHICH CAUSES A LOT OF PAIN AND REQUIRES SURGERY. HE IS IMMEDIATELY ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL AND CONSTANTLY MONITORED AND HIS PAIN IS RELIEVED WITH STRONG PAIN-KILLERS, BUT BECAUSE THE PROBLEM IS NOT LIFE THREATENING, HE HAS TO WAIT FOUR DAYS BEFORE SURGERY TAKES PLACE. OVERALL, HOW WOULD YOU RATE THE AMOUNT OF TIME JIM HAS TO WAIT FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT?
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V58

health care responsivness vignette 5

ELLEN BROKE HER ARM A FEW MONTHS AGO AND HAD TO HAVE A SERIES OF X-RAYS. INITIALLY, THE DOCTOR AND NURSE TOLD HER ABOUT HER FRACTURE AND EXPLAINED WHAT TREATMENT SHE WAS GOING TO RECEIVE. ON HER LAST VISIT TO THE HOSPITAL, THEY MEASURED HER HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AND BLOOD PRESSURE AND TOOK A BLOOD SAMPLE WITHOUT EXPLAINING WHY. AFTER THE TESTS, ELLEN ASKED AND THE DOCTOR EXPLAINED. HOW WOULD YOU RATE HOW CLEARLY DOCTORS AND NURSES COMMUNICATE WITH ELLEN AND INVOLVE HER IN DECISIONS ABOUT THE TREATMENT?
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V59

health care responsivness vignette 6

JOSé WAS ADMITTED TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL FOR A WEEK AS HE HAD DEVELOPED HIGH FEVER. HE GOT HIS OWN ROOM, WHICH WAS CLEAN BUT SMALL, AND THE TOILET WAS A FEW METERS AWAY DOWN THE CORRIDOR. IT WAS SUMMER AND HOT, AND THE ROOM WAS WITHOUT ANY AIR CONDITIONING OR FAN BUT HE COULD BRING HIS OWN TABLE FAN FROM HOME. OVERALL HOW WOULD JOSé’S EXPERIENCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF THE HEALTH FACILITY?
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V60

health care responsivness vignette 7

DONNA HAS TROUBLE WALKING AND CAN BARELY CLIMB THE STAIRS IN HER HOUSE. HER DOCTOR TELLS HER SHE NEEDS TWO HIPREPLACEMENTS. SHE MAKES AN APPOINTMENT AND CAN SEE A SPECIALIST AFTER TWO WEEKS. HE PUTS HER ON THE LIST FOR HIP SURGERY AND IT WILL TAKE ABOUT TWO MONTHS BEFORE SHE CAN HAVE THE SURGERY. OVERALL, HOW WOULD YOU RATE THE AMOUNT OF TIME DONNA HAS TO WAIT FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT?
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V61

health care responsivness vignette 8

JENNY HAS BEEN FEELING PHYSICALLY ILL FOR A LONG-TIME. SHE GOES TO THE HOSPITAL AND DESCRIBES HER SYMPTOMS TO THE DOCTOR. THE DOCTOR LISTENS AND, WITHOUT GIVING ANY EXPLANATION, REFERS HER TO A NURSE, WHO RUNS SOME TESTS AND TAKES A BLOOD SAMPLE. AFTER THIS, THE DOCTOR GIVES HER PILLS AND ASKS HER TO COME BACK IN A WEEK FOR THE RESULTS OF THE TESTS, WITHOUT FURTHER EXPLANATION. HOW WOULD YOU RATE HOW CLEARLY DOCTORS AND NURSES COMMUNICATE WITH JENNY AND INVOLVE HER IN DECISIONS ABOUT THE TREATMENT?
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V62

health care responsivness vignette 9

JOHN HAD AN EYE OPERATION IN A LOCAL CLINIC LAST MONTH. AFTER THE OPERATION, HE SPENT 5 DAYS IN A ROOM THAT HE HAD TO SHARE WITH FOUR OTHERS. HE WAS PROVIDED A SMALL LOCKER TO KEEP HIS THINGS. THE FIVE PATIENTS SHARED A TOILET. THE ROOM AND THE TOILET WERE CLEANED ONCE A DAY. OVERALL HOW WOULD JOHN’S EXPERIENCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF THE HEALTH FACILITY?
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V63

satisfaction: daily activities

MIKE HAS BEEN RETIRED FOR FIVE YEARS. HE QUIT HIS JOB AS SOON AS HE COULD. HE ENJOYS SPENDING MOST OF HIS TIME WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND WATCHES TV WHEN HE SOMETIMES GETS BORED. HOW SATISFIED DO YOU THINK MIKE IS WITH HIS DAILY ACTIVITIES?
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V64

satisfaction: daily activities

SALLY HAS BEEN RETIRED FOR FIVE YEARS. ALTHOUGH SHE ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH HER CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN, SHE STILL MISSES THE CONTACTS WITH HER COLLEAGUES AND WOULD HAVE LIKED TO KEEP WORKING. HOW SATISFIED DO YOU THINK SALLY IS WITH HER DAILY ACTIVITIES?
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