We're backed by science: white paper on the validation of our symptom measure

Human’ Health's mission is to give everyone access to personalized healthcare. In order to achieve this mission we need to ensure that the tools we use are scientifically valid. We therefore ran a study to validate the Human Impact Measure — this is the measure you will see when completing your health check-in in the Human app.

Snapshot of our study data and process

What does it mean if a survey is “scientifically valid”?

Scientific validation involves rigorous testing to ensure the survey accurately and reliably measures what it intends to measure. This prevents the collection of misleading information and enhances the survey's credibility and value.

What were the results of the study?

The results demonstrated that the Human Health Impact Measure has statistically significant reliability and validity in both children and adult populations. This means that the survey is stable overtime, can differentiate between different populations and compares favorably with pre-existing surveys. Furthermore, participants reported that the Human Health Impact Measure was user-friendly, simple to complete, and provided a comprehensive view of their health.

What does this mean for me?

When you complete your health check-in on the Human Health app you can be reassured that you will be getting scientifically validated insights. As we grow we will continue to build on this work to give you deeper, richer, and more personalized insights into your health journey.

Where can I learn more?

We have written a detailed white paper on the results of the study, how we validated our measure and why your perspective is essential in the future of personalized health. You can read our white paper here: The Human Impact Measure: Validation of a novel measure to track patient outcomes. For more detail see the appendices.

Contributors
Dr. Kelly Simpson
Researcher