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

This summarises the results of a direct comparison of howRu and EQ-5D in 116 patients at a cardiovascular out-patient clinic. howRu is shorter than EQ-5D, with better readability statistics, a higher completion rate, a wider range of states used and a smaller ceiling effect. The correlation between howRu and EQ-5D (r=0.70) is like those of other validated instruments with EQ-5D.

Benson T, Potts H, Whatling J, Patterson D. Comparison of howRu and EQ-5D measures of health-related quality of life in an outpatient clinic. Informatics in Primary Care 2013; 21 (1) 12-17.

http://hijournal.bcs.org/index.php/jhi/article/view/9


 

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