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Table 1 Variations in self-rated mental health item wording

From: Single item measures of self-rated mental health: a scoping review

Item wording Source(s)
In general, would you say your mental health is: MEPS, CCHS
  1. Excellent  
  2. Very Good  
  3. Good  
  4. Fair  
  5. Poor  
How would you rate your overall mental health? WMH-CIDI, OHS Mental Health Supplement
  1. Excellent  
  2. Very Good  
  3. Good  
  4. Fair  
  5. Poor  
At the present time, would you say your emotional health is: ECA
  1. Excellent  
  2. Very Good  
  3. Good  
  4. Fair  
  5. Poor  
How do you rate your mental health at the present time? Primary data collection (Peterson et al., 2007)
  1. Excellent  
  2. Good  
  3. Fair  
  5. Poor  
How do you rate your mental health? Primary data collection (Yu et al., 1993; 1997)
  1. Poor  
  2. Fair  
  3. Good  
  4. Very good  
  5. Excellent  
  1. CCHC: Canadian Community Health Survey.
  2. ECA: Epidemiologic Catchment Area.
  3. MEPS: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.
  4. OHS: Ontario Health Survey.
  5. WMH-CIDI: World Mental Health Composite International Diagnostic Interview.