Health Utilities Index III (HUI-III)
Description: The Health Utilities Index III is an interval-scaled health status classification system .
Format: Health utility is based on perceived level functioning over the past 4 weeks in eight health attributes (vision, hearing, speech, ambulation, dexterity, emotion, cognition & pain).
Scoring: Each of the health attribute is assigned one of the 5 to 6 levels. A multiplicative formula is used to calculate a score where perfect health = 1.000; death = 0.000 & negative scores reflect a health state worse than death.
Administration and Burden: Self-administered or interviewer-administered. Approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
Psychometrics for SCI: There is preliminary evidence of validity in SCI. Mittmann, Hitzig & Craven (2012) used the Health Utilities Index-Mark III (HUI-Mark III) among adults with chronic SCI to measure health preference . Their results show preliminary evidence of concurrent validity with the Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM-III) and the SCI Secondary Conditions Scale-Modified (SCS-M) .
Language(s): Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish & Vietnamese.
QoL Concept: The HUI-III is a health status classification system, which corresponds to Boxes A (objective evaluation), B (societal standards), & C (achievements) of Dijker’s Model.
**CLICK ON THE LISTED SECONDARY HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE RIGHT TO READ HOW THE HUI-III HAS BEEN USED WITH A PARTICULAR CONDITION**
- Craven C, Hitzig SL, Mittmann N. Impact of impairment and secondary health conditions on health preference among Canadians with chronic spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Injury Med. 2012;35(5): 361-70.
- Mittmann N, Hitzig SL, Craven CB. Predicting health preference in chronic spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2014;37(5):548-55.