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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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Recommendations and Conclusions

Recommendations and Conclusions

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(p.704) 11 Recommendations and Conclusions
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Measuring Health
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Ian McDowell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0011

Building on the review of over 100 scales, this chapter surveys the current status of health measurement and suggests directions for future work. It also proposes guidelines for those who develop and publish health measurements to standardize the presentation of information for potential users who must choose among rival instruments. The chapter includes a glossary of technical terms used in the health measurement field.

Keywords:   health measurement, development guidelines, technical terms

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