Measuring Disease

A Review of Disease-Specific Quality of Life Measurement Scales by Ann Bowling

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Generic health-related quality of life, or health status, scales will need to be supplemented with, or replaced by, disease-specific items and scales. In this second edition of her book, the author presents an analysis of both well established and emerging tools available to measure health-related quality of life.

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[Ann Bowling] -- Reviews disease specific measures of quality of life and, where relevant, popularly used symptom and single dimension scales. The goal of public health is to improve the overall health of a population by reducing the burden of disease and premature death. To do this we need to be able to quantify the levels of ill-health or disease in a population in order to monitor our progress towards eliminating existing problems and to identify the emergence of new problems.

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Measuring Disease: A Review of Disease-specific Quality of Life Measurement. This text is intended to supplement the author's previous work, "Measuring Health - A Review of Quality of Life Measurement Scales".

In assessing the outcomes of disease and treatments, measurement scales must be relevant to their specific effects. Generic health Author: Ann Bowling. This is a thoroughly updated and revised edition of Measuring Disease. It supplements the author's previous work Measuring Health (2nd edition).

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