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Measuring Quality of Life in Health

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Published by Churchill Livingstone .
Written in English


  • Nursing & Ancillary Services,
  • Medical,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Medical / Nursing / Home & Community Care,
  • Nursing - Home & Community Care,
  • Data Collection,
  • Health Surveys,
  • Quality of Life,
  • methods,
  • psychology

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10259344M
ISBN 100443073198
ISBN 109780443073199

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The assessment of health‐related quality of life (QoL) has been increasingly recognised as providing an important marker of health outcome for children in the general population and for those with chronic or life‐threatening conditions. It is important to know that we are measuring what we think we are measuring, but this is more Cited by: Experience Sampling Method: Measuring the Quality of Everyday Life is the first book to bring together the theoretical foundations and practical applications of this indispensable methodology. Authors Joel M. Hektner, Jennifer A. Schmidt, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi provide fascinating information for anyone interested in how people go about their daily lives.   A systematic review of reviews was conducted to identify and appraise brief measures of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) that have been used in peer-reviewed research with people living with HIV. The review was conducted in two stages: 1) search of electronic databases to identify systematic reviews of tools used to measure HRQoL in adults living with Cited by:   Thinkers have discussed the “good life” and the desirable society for millennia. In the last decades, scientists offered several alternative approaches to defining and measuring quality of life: social indicators such as health and levels of crime, subjective well-being measures (assessing people's evaluative reactions to their lives and societies), and economic by:

  In this respect, quality of life measures capture patients' perspectives of their disease and treatment, their perceived need for health care, and their preferences for treatment and outcomes. They are hailed as being patient centred. But the challenge in measuring quality of life lies in its uniqueness to by: The National Roundtable on Health Care Quality was established in by the Institute of Medicine. The Roundtable consists of experts formally appointed through procedures of the National Research Council (NRC) who represent both public and private-sector perspectives and appropriate areas of substantive expertise (not organizations). on health measurement methods existed; at the time, this appeared to be a significant problem for epidemiological and health care researchers. The methods in question cover a variety of top-ics, including physical disability, emotional and social well-being, pain, life satisfaction, general health status, and quality of life. Several booksFile Size: 6MB. Measuring Health provides in-depth reviews of over of the leading health measurement tools and serves as a guide for choosing among in its third edition, this book provides a critical overview of the field of health measurement, with a technical introduction and discussion of the history and future directions for the field.