Duke Health Measures

The Duke Health Measures have been developed and validated over the past 35 years in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health as part of a long-term effort to measure and study the relationship between health and its determinants. The original initiative was measurement of health in terms of physical, mental, and social function, which are the principal components of health outlined by the World Health Organization in 1959.

Now, the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is validating the new Duke Health Profile - 8 Items (Duke-8), and also, because of the increased interest in population health, we are validating the Duke Population Health Profile (Duke-PH) for measurement of health combined with its determinants and outcomes. IRB-approved research studies are underway for both measures.

Past and present Duke Health Measures are available for download below and the user's guide is available for online ordering.

Copyright Information

Licensing of the Duke Health Profile is managed exclusively through Pattern Health. Learrn more about terms and request a license.

Download the Duke Health Measures

The following Duke Health Measures samples are available online:

Order the User's Guide

To request a copy of the User's Guide, please e-mail Tim Horan at Pattern Health.