Pretest-Datenbank

Projektname: SHARElife – Healthcare Module (English Version)

  1. Allgemeine Informationen: *Note: This/These items was/were tested in German. This/These is/are (an) English translation/s of the original German wording/s.*
  2. Fragetext: Please look at SHOWCARD 32. Please specify the periods in which you needed a medical treatment or to see a doctor but you did not because you could not afford it.
    [Bitte sehen Sie sich Karte 32 an. Bitte nennen Sie die Zeiträume, in denen Sie auf einen Arztbesuch oder eine Behandlung verzichtet haben, weil es Sie zu viel gekostet hätte.]
  3. Instruktionen: INT.: Please code all answers that apply. [Bitte alle zutreffenden Antworten kodieren.]
  4. Antwortkategorien:

    When I was younger than 15 years old.

    When I was 16-25 years old.

    When I was 26-40 years old.

    When I was 41-55 years old.

    When I was 56-65 years old.

    When I was 66-75 years old.

    When I was older than 75.


    1. Empfehlungen: Question:
      In all questions asking about a time period (Questions 2, 4, 6, and 8), we recommend asking about all treatments and consultations to avoid a situation where the respondents only mention the period of time related to the most recent treatment/ consultation.

      Bitte sehen Sie sich Karte 32 an. Bitte nennen Sie die Zeiträume, in denen Sie auf einen Arztbesuch oder eine Behandlung verzichtet haben, weil es Sie zu viel gekostet hätte. Bitte versuchen Sie sich an alle Arztbesuche oder Behandlungen zu erinnern, auf die Sie aus Kostengründen verzichtet haben.

      [Please look at SHOWCARD 32. Please specify the periods in which you needed a medical treatment or to see a doctor but you did not because you could not afford it. Please try to remember all doctor’s visits and medical treatments you could not afford because of costs.]


      The recommendations for question 2 should also be adopted for questions 4, 6, and 8.

      Answer categories:
      The scale in the current version does not include the exact age of 15 years. Therefore we recommend changing the first answer category in “When I was younger than 16 years old.”
      The recommendations for question 2 should also be adopted for questions 4, 6, and 8.
  1. Eingesetzte kognitive Technik/en: General Probing, Specific Probing, Emergent Probing.
  2. Befund zur Frage: Question 1a was only answered by those respondents who said ‘Yes’ to question 1 (respondent 01, 03, 05, 09 and 10). Spontaneous comments show that two respondents first remembered the period of time in relation to the moment described in the question and then calculated how old they were:
    • ‘The other, it (…) was a year ago.’ (respondent 01)
    • ‘It was a year ago.’ (respondent 09)
    Three respondents (respondents 01, 03 and 10) were ‘very sure’ that their statement of time was correct. Two respondents (respondents 05 and 09) were ‘rather sure’.
    Respondents 03 and 09 each gave up one treatment, respondents 01 and 10 each gave up two treatments whereas respondent 05 did not see a doctor five times (orthopaedic treatments).
  1. Thema der Frage: Health
  2. Konstrukt: Age during the time of abandonment due to high cost