EQ-5D concepts and methods:: a developmental history by Paul KindEQ-5D concepts and methods:: a developmental history by Paul Kind

EQ-5D concepts and methods:: a developmental history

EditorPaul Kind, Richard Brooks, Rosalind Rabin

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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The EuroQol Group is an international, cross-disciplinary group set up in 1987 to investigate issues related to the valuation of health. In the course of the following decade it developed EQ-5D, an instrument that has been translated into more than 80 language versions and is in use throughout the world wherever it is important to measure health-related quality of life.This book presents a series of papers from the early 1990s that illustrate many key aspects of the development of EQ-5D including: the descriptive system, self-rated health, valuation issues, health status scaling, modeling and valuation, semantic issues, reliability, and comparison with other instruments. The book provides a detailed insight into the analytical processes involved in the development of the EQ-5D as one of the foremost instruments for the measurement and valuation of health-related quality of life, and will be of particular interest to researchers in this area. It will also appeal to all those involved in outcome measurement - clinical personnel, health policy advisers and administrators, those involved in audit and quality assurance, health economists, and the pharmaceutical industry.
Title:EQ-5D concepts and methods:: a developmental historyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:262 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0.01 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; List of tables; List of figures; 1. The EuroQol instrument, Alan Williams; 2. The descriptive system of the EuroQol Instrument, Claire Gudex; 3. The number of levels in the descriptive system, Heleen van Agt and Gouke Bonsel; 4. First steps to assessing semantic equivalence of the EuroQol, Instrument: Results of a questionnaire survey to members of the EuroQol Group, Julia Fox-Rushby; 5. Comparing general health-relates quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaires; EuroQol, Sickness Impact Profile and Rosser Index, Stefan Björk and Ulf Persson; 6. Influence of self-rated health and related variables on EuroQolvaluation of health states in a Spanish population, Xavier Badia, Esteve Fernandez and Andreu Segura; 7. Observations on one hundred students filling in the EuroQol questionnaire, Jan Busschbach, Dick Hessing and Frank de Charro; 8. Eliciting EuroQol descriptive data and utility scale values from inpatients, Caroline Selai and Rachel Rosser; 9. Test-retest reliability of health state valuations collected with the EuroQol questionnaire, Heleen van Agt, Marie-Louise Essink-Bot, Paul Krabbe and Gouke Bonsel; 10. Hypothetical valuations of health states versus patients' self-ratings, Erik Nord, Xavier Badia, Montserrat Rue and Harri Sintonen; 11. Inconsistency and health state valuations, Paul Dolan and Paul Kind; 12. Issues in the harmonisation of valuation and modeling, Paul Krabbe, Frank de Charro and Marie-Louise Essink-Bot; 13. Estimating a parametric relation between health description and health valuation using the EuroQol Instrument, Ben van Hout and Joseph McDonnell; 14. Some considerations concerning negative values for EQ 5D health states, Frank de Charro, Jan Busschbach, Marie-Louise Essink-Bot, Ben van Hout and Paul Krabbe;15. Health states considered worse than 'being dead', Stefan Björk and Rikard Althin;16. The effect of duration on the values given to the EuroQol states, Arto Ohinmaa and Harri Sintonen; 17. Applying paired comparisons models to EQ-5D valuations - deriving TTO utilities from ordinal preference data, Paul Kind; 18. The use and usefulness of the EuroQol EQ-5D: preliminary results from an international survey, Rosalind Rabin, Paul Kind and Frank de Charro; 19. Not a quick fix, Martin Buxton; Appendices.