The Measurement of Health and Health Status

The Measurement of Health and Health Status

Concepts, Methods and Applications from a Multidisciplinary Perspective

1st Edition - October 7, 2016
  • Author: Paul Krabbe
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128017203
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128015049

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Description

The Measurement of Health and Health Status: Concepts, Methods and Applications from a Multidisciplinary Perspective presents a unifying perspective on how to select the best measurement framework for any situation. Serving as a one-stop shop that unifies material currently available in various locations, this book illuminates the intuition behind each method, explaining how each method has special purposes, what developments are occurring, and how new combinations among methods might be relevant to specific situations. It especially emphasizes the measurement of health and health states (quality-of-life), giving significant attention to newly developed methods. The book introduces technically complex, new methods for both introductory and technically-proficient readers.

Key Features

  • Assumes that the best measure depends entirely on the situation
  • Covers preference-based methods, classical test theory, and item response theory
  • Features illustrations and animations drawn from diverse fields and disciplines

Readership

A worldwide combination of academics, researchers, and professionals working in health economics, pharmaceutical companies, and health services research groups

Table of Contents

  • PART I
    1. Introduction
    2. Health Outcomes
    3. Health Summary Measures

    PART II
    4. Measurement
    5. Construct and Scales
    6. Health Status Measurement
    7. Validity
    8. Reliability

    PART III
    9. Classical Test Theory
    10. Item Response Theory
    11. Choice Models
    12. Valuation Techniques
    13. Clinimetrics

    PART IV
    14. New Developments
    15. Perspective

Product details

  • No. of pages: 380
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: October 7, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128017203
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128015049

About the Author

Paul Krabbe

Paul Krabbe is an expert in (subjective) health-outcome measurement methodology, in particular ‘health-related quality of life’ (HRQoL). He earned his PhD at Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Groningen, The Netherlands