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Table 2 Methods for evaluating self-experienced health status

From: The efficacy of pivmecillinam in oral step-down treatment in hospitalised patients with E. coli bacteremic urinary tract infection; a single-arm, uncontrolled treatment study

Method Characteristics
EQ-5D-3L questionnaire Five-dimensional descriptive questionnaire comprising: mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort and anxiety/depression. Each dimension has three levels: no problems, some problems and extreme problems
EQ VAS-thermometer A vertical visual analogue scale where the endpoints are labelled “best imaginable health state” and “worst imaginable health state”
Question asked by study personal Single question asked on TOC: “How is your general condition today compared to when you left the hospital: “unchanged”, “better” or “worse”?”
  1. TOC Test Of Cure