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Measuring health : a guide to rating scales and questionnaires

Author: Ian McDowell
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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This text provides reviews of the quality of over 100 health measurement instruments. It guides the reader in choosing among rival methods, showing how to administer and score them. It also includes a historical and technical introduction to the field of health measurement.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian McDowell
ISBN: 9780199864034 0199864039 9780195165678 0195165675
OCLC Number: 269013109
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 748 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The theoretical and technical foundations of health measurement --
3. Physical disability and handicap --
4. Social health --
5. Psychological well-being --
6. Anxiety --
7. Depression --
8. Mental status testing --
9. Pain measurements --
10. General health status and quality of life --
11. Recommendations and conclusions.
Responsibility: Ian McDowell.

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