1. Introduction

  1. Stephen J. Walters

Published Online: 10 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470840481.ch1

Quality of Life Outcomes in Clinical Trials and Health-Care Evaluation: A Practical Guide to Analysis and Interpretation

Quality of Life Outcomes in Clinical Trials and Health-Care Evaluation: A Practical Guide to Analysis and Interpretation

How to Cite

Walters, S. J. (2009) Introduction, in Quality of Life Outcomes in Clinical Trials and Health-Care Evaluation: A Practical Guide to Analysis and Interpretation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470840481.ch1

Author Information

  1. School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470753828

Online ISBN: 9780470686140

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Keywords:

  • Quality of life (QoL) - complex concept with multiple dimensions;
  • cognitive functioning, emotional functioning and psychological well-being;
  • QoL domains and QoL measurement scales;
  • disease-specific QoL measurement scales and health-related quality of life (HRQoL or HRQL);
  • Karnofsky Performance Scale;
  • Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) Short Form (SF)-36;
  • QoL subjective aspects - emotional, role, social and cognitive functioning;
  • Quality of life by MEDLINE (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online);
  • International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL);
  • QoL assessment use in routine clinical practice

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • What is quality of life?

  • Terminology

  • History

  • Types of quality of life measures

  • Why measure quality of life?

  • Further reading