• SHARElife – Healthcare Module (English Version) - Cognitive Pretest
  • Abstract:
    The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of about 140,000 individuals aged 50 or older (around 380,000 interviews).
    The subject of this pretest are newly developed questions of the healthcare module for the seventh wave of the German SHARE study.
    The questions were tested via face-to-face cognitive interviews.

    *Note: The items were tested in German. The items documented here are English translations of the original German wordings.*
    Citation:
    Neuert, C., Otto, W., Landrock, U., Adams, F., Disch, K., Gebhardt, S., & Menold, N. (2015): SHARElife – Healthcare Module (English Version). Cognitive Pretest. GESIS Project Reports. Version: 1.0. GESIS - Pretestlab. Text.
    DOI:
    http://doi.org/10.17173/pretest33
    Question
    No.
    Pretesting Results Type Construct
    1 Have you ever needed a medical treatment or to see a doctor but you did not because the costs were too high?
    [Haben Sie jemals auf einen Arztbesuch oder eine Behandlung verzichtet, weil es Sie zu viel gekostet hätte?]
    Single Question Abandonment of medical service due to high costs
    2 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.]
    Single Question Age during the time of abandonment due to high cost
    3 Have you ever needed a medical treatment or to see a doctor but you could not because you had to wait too long?
    [Haben Sie jemals auf einen Arztbesuch oder eine Behandlung verzichtet, weil Sie zu lange auf einen Termin warten mussten?]
    Single Question Abandonment of medical service due to long waiting time
    4 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 had to wait too long.
    [Bitte sehen Sie sich Karte 32 an. Bitte nennen Sie die Zeiträume, in denen Sie auf einen Arztbesuch oder eine Behandlung verzichtet haben, weil Sie zu lange auf einen Termin warten mussten.]
    Single Question Age during the time of abandonment due to long waiting time
    5 Have you ever postponed a dentist’s visit to help you keep your living costs down?
    [Haben Sie jemals Zahnarztbesuche aufgeschoben, weil Sie sparen mussten?]
    Single Question Postponing dental service due to keeping living costs down
    6 Please look at SHOWCARD 32. Please specify the periods in which you postponed a dentist’s visit to help you keep your living costs down.
    [Bitte sehen Sie sich Karte 32 an. Bitte nennen Sie die Zeiträume, in denen Sie Zahnarztbesuche aufgeschoben haben, weil Sie sparen mussten.]
    Single Question Age during the time of postponing dental service due to high cost
    7 Have you ever needed medication which you could not afford because of costs?
    [Haben Sie jemals Medikamente benötigt, die Sie sich aufgrund zu hoher Kosten nicht leisten konnten?]
    Single Question Abandonment of medicine due to high cost
    8 Please look at SHOWCARD 32. Please specify the periods in which you needed medication which you could not afford because of costs.
    [Bitte sehen Sie sich Karte 32 an. Bitte nennen Sie die Zeiträume, in denen Sie Medikamente benötigt haben, die Sie sich aufgrund zu hoher Kosten nicht leisten konnten.]
    Single Question Age during time of abandonment due to high cost
    Number of Participants:
    10
    Selection of Target Population/Quotas:
    Quota sampling. The selection of the target population was based on age (50 years and older), education (Fachhochschulreife/ Abitur; no Abitur) and gender quota:
    • 4 female and 2 male, less than Abitur
    • 1 female and 3 male, Fachhochschulreife/Abitur
    Test Date:
    07/2015
    Number of cognitive interviewers:
    4
    Survey mode:
    CAPI
    Pretest mode:
    CAPI
    Procedure:
    Use of an evaluation questionnaire
    Incentive for respondents:
    20 Euros
    Project Description:
    The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of about 140,000 individuals aged 50 or older (around 380,000 interviews). The data concern topics such as social and family networks, health, and socio-economic status. SHARE covers 27 European countries and Israel.
    Website:
    http://www.share-project.org/home0.html
    Client:
    SHARE
    Dr. Annette Scherpenzeel
  • Pretest Report (German):
    Pretest Report (English):
  • Citation: Neuert, C., Otto, W., Landrock, U., Adams, F., Disch, K., Gebhardt, S., & Menold, N. (2015): SHARElife – Healthcare Module (English Version). Cognitive Pretest. GESIS Project Reports. Version: 1.0. GESIS - Pretestlab. Text.
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