Vital Status Form

Long Name Vital Status Form
Abbreviation VSF
Data Dictionary
Web Form


The VSF form is completed for all participants who are deceased or who have reached the end of the study. 

The VSF form records the living, deceased, or unknown status of a participant.  If the participant is deceased, the date of death and method of notification are included.

Either the Social Security Death Index Interactive Search (SSDIIS) or hospital records are used to determine if the participant is deceased.