6. Summarizing, Tabulating and Graphically Displaying Quality of Life Outcomes

  1. Stephen J. Walters

Published Online: 10 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470840481.ch6

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) Summarizing, Tabulating and Graphically Displaying Quality of Life Outcomes, 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.ch6

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:

  • graphically displaying and summarizing QoL data;
  • QoL data display - dot plots, histograms and box-and-whisker plots;
  • QoL measures - scored on ordered categorical scale as response categories;
  • QoL scales as continuous measurements;
  • Dot plots - simplest ways of data display;
  • box-and-whisker or box plot - comparing data distribution across several groups;
  • measures of location - three Ms: mean, median and mode;
  • measures of spread;
  • QoL measures and multiple outcome measures;
  • presenting data and results in tables and graphs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Introduction

  • Graphs

  • Describing and summarizing quality of life data

  • Presenting quality of life data and results in tables and graphs