Measuring Disease: A Review of Disease-specific Quality of Life Measurement Scales

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Open University Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 395 pages
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This updated and revised edition assesses the outcome of disease and treatments, the relevancy of measurement scales to their specific effects, and necessites the use of disease specific questionnaires. There is considerable interest in measures which are multi-dimensional, and which are more sensitive than generic measures to specific disease and treatment effects.

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Contents

CONCEPTUAL MEANING
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Healthrelated quality of life and health
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Who should rate quality of life?
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Ann Bowling is Professor of Health Services Research at University College London, UK. She specialises in quality of life measurement, research on ageing and equity of access to health services, and is author of bestselling books on research methods and measurement including"Measuring Disease, 2e", "Measuring Health, 3e", and "A Handbook of Health Research Methods" jointly with Professor Shah Ebrahim (all published by Open University Press).

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