For adults aged 18 and older, ADPRST indicates how often in the last four weeks the respondent felt downhearted or depressed. ADPRST is one of a set of variables comprising the Veteran's RAND 12-item (VR-12) measure of health status on the Adult Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ). For related variables and more information, please see ADDAYA.
Prior to 2017, the variable ADDOWN reported how often the respondent felt downhearted or depressed in the last four weeks. ADPRST is used beginning in 2017 when AHRQ switched from using a five point response scale for ADDOWN to a six point response scale.
ADPRST is part of the VR-12 section of the Adult Self-Administered Questionnaire. For related variables and more information, please see ADDAYA.
Codes and Frequencies
Beginning in 2017, MEPS transitioned to using the Veteran's RAND 12-item (VR-12) measure of health status instead of the SF-12, and replaced ADDOWN with the variable ADPRST. ADPRST is identical to ADDOWN except that, instead of using a five-point response scale, it uses a six-point response scale.
- 2017-2021: Adults aged 18 and older.
- 2017-2021 : SAQWEIGHT