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Measures of Health Related quality of life in an imperfect world: a comment on Dowie

Brazier, J.E. and Fitzpatrick, R. (2002) Measures of Health Related quality of life in an imperfect world: a comment on Dowie. Health Economics, 11 (1). pp. 17-19. ISSN 1057-9230


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Professor Dowie has written an interesting and thought provoking paper on a long lasting debate in the literature on measuring health related quality of life. The debate between generic and condition specific measures (CSMs) has not progressed a great deal with time and he is right to question a purely psychometric approach that currently tends to focuses on effect sizes. He has also presented an interesting challenge to the compromise solution suggested by a number of psychometricians to adopt both types of measure.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2002 John Wiley and Sons Ltd. Reproduced with permission.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2005
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 04:31
Published Version: http://www.interscience.wiley.com/
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1002/hec.669
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/277

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