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Comparison of howRU and EQ-5D measures of health-related quality of life in an outpatient clinic

Benson, T; Potts, HWW; Whatling, JM; Patterson, D; (2013) Comparison of howRU and EQ-5D measures of health-related quality of life in an outpatient clinic. Informatics In Primary Care , 21 (1) 12 - 17. 10.14236/jhi.v21i1.9. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper reports on a head-to-head study of howRU and EQ-5D on patients with cardiovascular disease. howRU is a short generic measure of health-related quality of life comprising 39 words, designed for routine use, which we compare with EQ-5D (230 words). Patients attending a clinic completed both instruments. Completed data were available for 116 patients, 51% female, mean age 56 and SD 20. howRU is shorter, has better readability statistics, a higher completion rate, a wider range of states used and a smaller ceiling effect than EQ-5D. The correlations of howRU with EQ-5D are similar to those of EQ-5D with other validated instruments.

Type: Article
Title: Comparison of howRU and EQ-5D measures of health-related quality of life in an outpatient clinic
Location: UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14236/jhi.v21i1.9
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/jhi.v21i1.9
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of this article without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
Keywords: EQ-5D; Health-related quality of life, Health status, HowRU, Patient-reported outcomes, PROMs
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Health Informatics
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Health Informatics > CHIME
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1414230
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