Hamburg Modules for the Assessment of Psychosocial Health in Clinical Practice

The Hamburg Modules (E-HEALTH-49) are a self-assessment tool for the multidimensional recording of psychosocial health.

The E-HEALTH-49 takes psychosocial aspects into account in therapy planning and diagnostics as well as in quality assurance and scoring of psychotherapeutic and medical treatments in general. Scoring and interpretation are both comprehensive and economical.

The E-HEALTH-49 covers the following areas with six independent modules:

  1. Somatoform Disorders, Depression, Phobic Fears + total value of Psychological and Somatoform Disorders
  2. Psychological Well-being
  3. Interactional Difficulties
  4. Self-efficacy
  5. Activity and Participation
  6. Social Support / Social Burden

The questionnaire has proved to be a practical tool. The dimensional structure and the relative independence of the developed modules can be confirmed by factor analysis. The individual scales are characterized by high reliability, satisfactory validity and very good change sensitivity. The mean processing time for the entire questionnaire HEALTH-49 is approximately 15 minutes. Additionally, some time is required for interpretation.

The E-HEALTH-49 has been translated from the German HEALTH-49. The psychometric review of the HEALTH-49 on 5,630 patients from 806 general practitioners' practices and 1548 from 11 specialist rehabilitation clinics for psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy confirms the high reliability (internal consistency and selectivity) of the scales. Studies also demonstrate the validity of the questionnaire.

The E-HEALTH-49 is available in the languages English (EN), German (DE) HEALTH-49, French (FR) F-HEALTH-49, Italian (IT) I-HEALTH-49, and Turkish (TR) T-HEALTH-49.

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Screenshot of E-HEALTH-49 questionnaire for your patients.

E-HEALTH-49 Questionnaire


You will receive the following scoring of the HEALTH-49 questionnaire in the therapists area of PsyDix.org (screenshot: E-HEALTH-49 scoring) and it can also be downloaded, as a PDF file, for your documentation.

Preview of the E-HEALTH-49 scoring as PDF to save in your documentation:

E-HEALTH-49 Scoring PDF Screenshot

Download: E-HEALTH-49 scoring as PDF file.

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The scales psychological well-being, self-efficacy, and social support are formulated positively and are reversed so that a higher score always corresponds to a higher patient suffering.

© University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf: Rabung, S., Harfst, T., Koch, U., Schulz, H. (2007)

Screenshot E-HEALTH-49 Questionnaire
E-HEALTH-49 Questionnaire