Health Utilities Index-Mark III (HUI-Mark III)

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Tool Description

  • The Health Utilities Index-Mark III scale measures quality of life in 8 domains: vision, hearing, speech, ambulation, dexterity, emotion, cognition and pain
  • The index is scaled from 0 (completely unhealthy) to 1 (completely healthy)

ICF Domain:

Body Functions– subcategory: Sensory and Pain.

Number of Items:

8 items.

You Will Need:

  • Approximately 5 minutes

Scoring:

  • Each item is scored from either 1 (no problems with domain) to 5 or 6 (severe problems with domain)
  • The scores are then scaled to be between 0 and 1.

Interpretability

MCID: not established
SEM: not established

MDC: Mean HUI-Mark III score for SCI patients (±SD): 0.27 (±0.27)

[Craven et al. 2012]

Languages:

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Training Required:

No formal training required.

Availability:

Download the worksheet here. 

Measurement Property Summary

# of studies reporting psychometric properties: 2

Reliability: Not available for SCI population.

Validity:

  • Low Hierarchal regression model of HUI-Mark III with personal factors: R²= 0.008
  • Low Hierarchal regression model of HUI-Mark III with body functions and structure:R²= 0.142
  • Moderate Hierarchal regression model of HUI-Mark III with activity and participation:R²= 0.565
  • Moderate Hierarchal regression model of HUI-Mark III with environmental factors:R²= 0.56

[Mittmann et al. 2014]

  • Moderate Hierarchal regression model of HUI-Mark III and SCI Secondary Conditions Scale-Modified for health and health preference: r = 0.37
  • Moderate Hierarchal regression model of HUI-Mark III and SCI Secondary Conditions Scale-Modified for self-rated health: r = -0.41
  • Moderate Hierarchal regression model of HUI-Mark III and SCI Secondary Conditions Scale-Modified for secondary health conditions and severity: r = -0.47

[Craven et al. 2012]

Responsiveness:

No values were reported for the responsiveness of the HUI-Mark III at this time.

Floor/ceiling effect: No values were reported for the floor/ceiling effect of the HUI-Mark III at this time.

Reviewers

Gurmaan Gill

Date Last Updated:

Feb 26, 2019

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HUI-Mark III:

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 Med. 2012 Sep;35(5):361-70.                                                      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3459565/

Mittmann N, Hitzig SL, Catharine Craven B. Predicting health preference in chronic spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2014;37(5):548-55. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4166189/

Mittmann N, Trakas K, Risebrough N, Liu BA. Utility scores for chronic conditions in a community-dwelling population. Pharmacoeconomics. 1999;15(4):369-76. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10537955