Duke — Duke Health Profile

George R. Parkerson, Jr., M.D.

George R. Parkerson, Jr., M.D.

The Duke Health Profile (Duke) and Duke Health Profile-8 (Duke-8) are validated self-report instruments for measuring generic health-related quality of life (HRQOL) during a 1-week period of time.

The instruments can be completed by the respondent or by an interviewer.

The Duke Health Profile is comprised of 17 questions and contains six health measures (physical, mental, social, general, perceived health, and self-esteem), and four dysfunction measures (anxiety, depression, pain, and disability).

The Duke Health Profile-8 comprised of 8 questions and contains five health measures (physical, mental, social, general, and perceived health), and one dysfunction measure (disability).

Each instrument is user-friendly because of its small number of brief, easy to understand questions, and because there are only three response options for each question.

The questions were selected from the 63 questions on the Duke-University of North Carolina (Duke-UNC) Health Profile developed by Parkerson et al. (1981).


Duke — Duke Health Profile

Scores: Overall, physical, mental, social, general, perceived health, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, pain, and disability

Formats: Print/PDF, Web, App


Duke-8 — Duke Health Profile-8

Scores: Overall, physical, mental, social, general, perceived health, and disability

Formats: Print/PDF, Web, App