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HRQOL and subjective well-being: noncomplementary forms of outcome measurement

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posted on 01.08.2004, 00:00 authored by Robert CumminsRobert Cummins, Anna Lau, Mark StokesMark Stokes
This review considers some of the broad principles that concern quality of life assessment. These are discussed in relation to health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and the measurement of subjective well-being. It is argued that there are serious logical and methodological issues concerning HRQOL measurement, to the extent that the instruments may not be regarded as valid measures of life quality as this term is generally understood. It is recommended that HRQOL measurement be abandoned in favor of three separate forms of measurement as medical symptoms, subjective well-being and specific dimensions of psychological ill-being.

History

Journal

Expert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research

Volume

4

Issue

4

Pagination

413 - 420

Publisher

Future Drugs

Location

London, England

ISSN

1473-7167

eISSN

1744-8379

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2004, Future Drugs Ltd. Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.