Quality Of Life Assessment: Key Issues In The 1990s by S.R. WalkerQuality Of Life Assessment: Key Issues In The 1990s by S.R. Walker

Quality Of Life Assessment: Key Issues In The 1990s

byS.R. WalkerEditorRachel M. Rosser

Paperback | October 26, 2012

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It was over five years ago that the Centre for Medicines Research organized a workshop entitled "Quality of Life: Assessment and Application". This workshop brought together a unique group of participants, some of whom had been involved in studies on quality of life for well over a decade, whilst others were meeting the subject for the first time. This blend of experienced researchers and enthusiastic newcomers was a great stimulus to the discus­ sions which followed individual presentations as well as that resulting from the study groups. In the ensuing publication, a balance was sought between a consideration of the complex principles underlying the assessment of quality of life and the application of such assessments to specific clinical conditions which necessitated this approach. The organization in 1991 of a second workshop entitled "Quality of Life Assessment: Key Issues in the 1990s" resulted in a further consideration of the quality of life philosophy, concepts and key instruments together with an update on assessing quality of life in a number of major disease areas. Of particular importance was an examination of various viewpoints concerned with ethical questions and their implications, and quality oflife from industry, regulatory and health care purchasers' perspectives. As a result of this second workshop, the editors of the original book referred to above decided to produce a second edition with a number of updates and additional chapters.
Title:Quality Of Life Assessment: Key Issues In The 1990sFormat:PaperbackDimensions:487 pagesPublished:October 26, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Philosophies, Concepts and Key Instruments Involved in Assessing Quality of Life.- 1. The new era of quality of life assessment.- 2. Assessing health-related quality of life for clinical decision-making.- 3. The Quality of Well-being Scale: rationale for a single quality of life index.- 4. Development, testing, and use of the Sickness Impact Profile.- 5. The Nottingham Health Profile.- 6 The McMaster Health Index Questionnaire: an update.- 7. A health index and output measure.- 8. The Index of Health-related Quality of Life (IHQL): a new tool for audit and cost-per-QALY analysis.- 9. A fifteen-dimensional measure of health-related quality of life (15D) and its applications.- 10. The EuroQol quality of life project.- 11. A WHO method for the assessment of health-related quality of life (WHOQOL).- 12. Indices versus profiles - advantages and disadvantages.- 13. The On-Line Guide to Quality-of-Life Assessment (OLGA): resource for selecting quality of life assessments.- II. Assessing Quality of Life in Major Disease Areas.- 14. Measuring the quality of life of patients with cancer.- 15. Measuring the quality of life of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.- 16. Measuring the quality of life of patients with Parkinson's disease.- 17. Measurement of health-related quality of life in asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease.- 18. Measuring quality of life in hypertension.- 19. Measuring the quality of life of patients with angina.- 20. Measuring quality of life in psychiatry.- 21. Measuring the quality of life of patients with skin disease.- III. Viewpoints and Perspectives.- 22. Ethical questions and their implication for QOL studies.- 23. Industry perspectives on quality of life.- 24. A regulatory view.- 25. The cost effectiveness of pharmaceuticals.- 26. Requirements for health care purchasers.- 27. The importance of quality of life in policy decisions.- Appendices.- 1. Quality of Well-Being Scale.- 2. The Nottingham Health Profile.- 3. The McMaster Health Index Questionnaire.- 4. The Index of Health-Related Quality of Life (IHQL).- 5. 15D Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire.- 6. EuroQol Valuation Task.