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Table 6 Reliability and validity studies of mental health estimates

From: A systematic review of publications assessing reliability and validity of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2004–2011

First author (year)

Focus of research

Research findings

Andresen (2003)

Reliability test/retest of quality of life measures among Missouri respondents

Overall health (k= .75)

Poor physical health days (k= .71)

Poor mental health days (k= .67)

Limited activity days (k= .57)

Healthy days (k= .75)

Frequent mental distress (k= .58)

Frequent physical distress (k= .64)

Kapp (2009)

Test/retest of quality of life measures among cancer survivors and other respondents

Physical distress(k=.72)

Activity limitation (k=.75)

Social and emotional support (k=.57)

Life satisfaction (k=.61)

Pain (k=.75)


General health (k=.65)