2. Measuring Quality of Life

  1. Stephen J. Walters

Published Online: 10 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470840481.ch2

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) Measuring Quality of Life, 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.ch2

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:

  • measuring quality of life;
  • measurement scale principles and methods for validating new questionnaires;
  • EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire and EORTC Quality of Life Study Group;
  • hospital anxiety and depression scale;
  • HADS questionnaire - QoL instrument with simple theoretical structure;
  • indicator and causal variables;
  • Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS);
  • multi-item scales and assessing specific aspects of QoL;
  • psychometric model - parallel tests model;
  • developing and testing questionnaires

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Introduction

  • Principles of measurement scales

  • Indicator and causal variables

  • The traditional psychometric model

  • Item response theory

  • Clinimetric scales

  • Measuring quality of life: Indicator or causal items

  • Developing and testing questionnaires

  • Further reading