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There are few comparative reviews to guide the choice of a health status measure. The appropriate measure in any study depends on the health outcome being considered. Outside of the context of a study the only criteria on which an instrument can be judged as ‘good’ or ‘poor’ are validity and reliability. Other characteristics which should be considered in choosing a measure of health status are: purpose; conceptual focus; operational approach; sensitivity; utility weighting; and amenability to quantitative manipulation. 1986 Public Health Association of Australia