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Quality of life assessment : key issues in the 1990s

Author: Stuart R Walker; Rachel Rosser
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer-Science+Business Media, [1993] ©1993
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book reviews current methodology for assessing the health status of patients -- their 'quality of life' -- and shows how this methodology can be applied to specific diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, angina and Parkinson's disease. <br/>

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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart R Walker; Rachel Rosser
ISBN: 9789401053280 9401053286 9789401129886 9401129886
OCLC Number: 1008566537
Description: 487 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: edited by Stuart R. Walker and Rachel M. Rosser.


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  Read more...


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