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Measuring HealthA guide to rating scales and questionnaires$
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Ian McDowell

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165678

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.001.0001

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General Health Status and Quality of Life

General Health Status and Quality of Life

(p.520) 10 General Health Status and Quality of Life
Measuring Health

Ian McDowell

Oxford University Press

Previous chapters have reviewed measurements that focus on specific aspects of health. This chapter reviews broad-ranging measures of general health and health-related quality of life. It opens with a discussion of the evolution of the quality of life concept and of its different definitions. It then reviews twenty-six measurement scales that are designed for clinical use, for use in social surveys or in epidemiological studies.

Keywords:   broad-ranging measurements, general health, quality of life, measurement scales, social surveys, epidemiological studies

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