Health status as a measure of outcome of disease and treatment
This thesis addresses a number of related topics in health status measurement in the evaluation of the effects of disease and of medical care. Its main objectives are: I. To provide a general overview of the field of descriptive health status measurement. 2. To compare the contents and the relative performance of a number of currently available measures for descriptive health status measurement, to demonstrate applications of descriptive health status measurement and to discuss the importance of standardization of research methods in health status measurement. 3. To provide an overview of the current state of affairs in evaluative health status measurement, and to demonstrate empirical studies addressing the feasibility of collecting valuation data by self-assessment questionnaire.
|Publisher||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
|Promotor||Maas, P.J. van der (Paul)|
|Sponsor||Adviesgroep voor het Stimuleringsprogramma Gezondheidsonderzoek, and Instituut Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Erasmus Universiteit|
|Keywords||health status, measuring instruments, quality of life|
Essink-Bot, M.L.E.. (1995, December 13). Health status as a measure of outcome of disease and treatment. Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/22124