Sickness impact profile

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sickness impact profile

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 behaviourally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behaviour, 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.