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Table 2 HUI Mark 3 (HUI3) Classification System. (See FAQ 9)

From: The Health Utilities Index (HUI®): concepts, measurement properties and applications

ATTRIBUTE LEVEL DESCRIPTION
VISION 1 Able to see well enough to read ordinary newsprint and recognize a friend on the other side of the street, without glasses or contact lenses.
  2 Able to see well enough to read ordinary newsprint and recognize a friend on the other side of the street, but with glasses.
  3 Able to read ordinary newsprint with or without glasses but unable to recognize a friend on the other side of the street, even with glasses.
  4 Able to recognize a friend on the other side of the street with or without glasses but unable to read ordinary newsprint, even with glasses.
  5 Unable to read ordinary newsprint and unable to recognize a friend on the other side of the street, even with glasses.
  6 Unable to see at all.
HEARING 1 Able to hear what is said in a group conversation with at least three other people, without a hearing aid.
  2 Able to hear what is said in a conversation with one other person in a quiet room without a hearing aid, but requires a hearing aid to hear what is said in a group conversation with at least three other people.
  3 Able to hear what is said in a conversation with one other person in a quiet room with a hearing aid, and able to hear what is said in a group conversation with at least three other people, with a hearing aid.
  4 Able to hear what is said in a conversation with one other person in a quiet room, without a hearing aid, but unable to hear what is said in a group conversation with at least three other people even with a hearing aid.
  5 Able to hear what is said in a conversation with one other person in a quiet room with a hearing aid, but unable to hear what is said in a group conversation with at least three other people even with a hearing aid.
  6 Unable to hear at all.
SPEECH 1 Able to be understood completely when speaking with strangers or friends.
  2 Able to be understood partially when speaking with strangers but able to be understood completely when speaking with people who know me well.
  3 Able to be understood partially when speaking with strangers or people who know me well.
  4 Unable to be understood when speaking with strangers but able to be understood partially by people who know me well.
  5 Unable to be understood when speaking to other people (or unable to speak at all).
AMBULATION 1 Able to walk around the neighbourhood without difficulty, and without walking equipment.
  2 Able to walk around the neighbourhood with difficulty; but does not require walking equipment or the help of another person.
  3 Able to walk around the neighbourhood with walking equipment, but without the help of another person.
  4 Able to walk only short distances with walking equipment, and requires a wheelchair to get around the neighbourhood.
  5 Unable to walk alone, even with walking equipment. Able to walk short distances with the help of another person, and requires a wheelchair to get around the neighbourhood.
  6 Cannot walk at all.
DEXTERITY 1 Full use of two hands and ten fingers.
  2 Limitations in the use of hands or fingers, but does not require special tools or help of another person.
  3 Limitations in the use of hands or fingers, is independent with use of special tools (does not require the help of another person).
  4 Limitations in the use of hands or fingers, requires the help of another person for some tasks (not independent even with use of special tools).
  5 Limitations in use of hands or fingers, requires the help of another person for most tasks (not independent even with use of special tools).
  6 Limitations in use of hands or fingers, requires the help of another person for all tasks (not independent even with use of special tools).
EMOTION 1 Happy and interested in life.
  2 Somewhat happy.
  3 Somewhat unhappy.
  4 Very unhappy.
  5 So unhappy that life is not worthwhile.
COGNITION 1 Able to remember most things, think clearly and solve day to day problems.
  2 Able to remember most things, but have a little difficulty when trying to think and solve day to day problems.
  3 Somewhat forgetful, but able to think clearly and solve day to day problems.
  4 Somewhat forgetful, and have a little difficulty when trying to think or solve day to day problems.
  5 Very forgetful, and have great difficulty when trying to think or solve day to day problems.
  6 Unable to remember anything at all, and unable to think or solve day to day problems.
PAIN 1 Free of pain and discomfort.
  2 Mild to moderate pain that prevents no activities.
  3 Moderate pain that prevents a few activities.
  4 Moderate to severe pain that prevents some activities.
  5 Severe pain that prevents most activities.