Measuring Disease: A Review of Disease Specific Quality of Life Measurement Scales

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Open University Press, 1995 - Health - 374 pages
This text is intended to supplement the author's previous work, Measuring Health - A Review of Quality of Life Measurement Scales. In assessing the outcomes of disease and treatments, measurement scales must be relevant to their specific effects. Generic health-related quality of life, or health status, scales will need to be supplemented with, or replaced by, disease-specific items and scales.

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Contents

A concept of health
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Generic domain and diseasespecific measurement scales
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CANCERS
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About the author (1995)

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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