Version 2.77

Term Description

A single-item question used to determine the patient's overall financial resource strain. Patients are asked to select one answer (very hard, hard, somewhat hard, or not very hard). This single question has been found to be a valid measure of general financial resource strain. PMID: 23969421 ( PMID: 19189781 Evidence from the CARDIA study demonstrated the value of measuring the difficulty of paying for basics over time (e.g., financial resource strain), because there appeared to be a cumulative effect (e.g., incident hypertension).
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Reference Information

Type Source Reference
Article NCBI PubMed Puterman E, Haritatos J, Adler NE, Sidney S, Schwartz JE, Epel ES. Indirect effect of financial strain on daily cortisol output through daily negative to positive affect index in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2013 Dec;38(12):2883-9. PMID: 23969421

Fully-Specified Name

How hard is it for you to pay for the very basics like food, housing, medical care, and heating

Survey Question

How hard is it for you to pay for the very basics like food, housing, medical care, and heating?

Example Answer List: LL3266-5

Source: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Answer Code Score Answer ID
Very hard 1 1 LA15832-1
Hard 2 2 LA14745-6
Somewhat hard 3 3 LA22683-9
Not very hard 4 4 LA22682-1

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.52
Last Updated
Version 2.70
Change Reason
Release 2.70: DefinitionDescription: Updated description slightly to increase use across instruments.; METHOD_TYP: Removed Method as the question is general in nature.; ANSWER_LIST_TYPE: Updated to Example as the Method was removed.;
Order vs. Observation

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name Answer List Answer List Type Answers
97023-6 Accountable health communities (AHC) health-related social needs (HRSN) supplemental questions LL5867-8 Normative 3
80216-5 Social, psychological and behavioral observations - 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria set LL3266-5 Normative 4

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LOINC Group Group Name
LG51306-5 SDOH

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