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The Health and Daily Living Form (HDLF) is a structured assessment for patient and community groups that assesses health related factors such as alcohol consumption, drinking problems, and depression. It is a structured assessment procedure that can be administered either as an interview or as a questionnaire, and can be used with both patient and community groups.

The HDLF includes items covering socio-demographic factors as well as sets of indices that tap health-related and social functioning, chronic and acute life stressors, social resources, and help-seeking responses. While some of the indices are adapted from the work of other investigators, newer indices have been developed that may prove useful to investigators interested in the process of psychosocial adaptation among psychiatric and medical populations and among community populations.

Abbreviated Name: HDLF

Author(s): Rudolf H. Moos, Ruth C. Cronkite, John W. Finney

Purpose: To focus on the social resources people use to prevent and adapt to stressful life circumstances

Population: Adult (Adult Form) & Adolescent (Youth Form)

Age Range : 12 and over

Type of Instrument: Quality of life

Mode of Administration:

Rater: Self-administered

Time required: 40 minutes

Response Options: Yes/No and Likert scale

Scoring: Scores by dimension

Score Direction: Lower scores show better QoL

Number of Items: Adult Form: 105 items / Youth Form: 14 items Original Language: English

Copyright: 1984, 1990, Rudolf H. Moos, Center for Health Care Evaluation, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA 94305.

Contact for information and permission to use:

Mind Garden, Inc

1690 Woodside Road, Suite 202

Redwood City, CA 94061, USA

Phone: 650-261-3500

Fax: 650-261-3505

Email: [email protected]

Dimensions covered by the questionnaire :

The HDLF includes items covering socio-demographic factors as well as sets of indices that tap health-related and social functioning, chronic and acute life stressors, social resources, and help-seeking responses.

• Individual functioning

• Stressful Life Circumstances

• Social Network Resources

• Help-Seeking Responses

Key References:

1. Billings AG, Moos RH. The role of coping responses and social resources in attenuating the stress of life events. Journal of Behavioural Medicine. 1981; 2: 139-157.

The nature of individual coping responses to stressful life events was explored in a representative adult community sample. Two approaches to the classification of coping strategies were operationalized. Using these measures, small but significant gender and contextual differences in coping were identified. Mood and symptom levels were related to coping responses and to quantitative and qualitative measures of social resources. Measures of coping and social resources attenuated the relationship between undesirable life events and personal functioning.

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