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Measuring Health: A guide to rating scales and questionnaires

Ian McDowell

Abstract

One effect of rising health care costs has been to raise the profile of studies that evaluate care and create a systematic evidence base for therapies and, by extension, for health policies. All clinical trials and evaluative studies require instruments to monitor the outcomes of care in terms of quality of life, disability, pain, mental health, or general well-being. Many measurement tools have been developed, and choosing among them is difficult. This book provides comparative reviews of the quality of leading health measurement instruments and a technical and historical introduction to the ... More

Keywords: health care, physical disability, health measures, social health, health measurement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195165678
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian McDowell, author
University of Ottawa