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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

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

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0010

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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