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A preference-based index for the SF-12

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  • D. Stratmann-Schoene

    (Department of Health Economics, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany)

  • T. Kuehn

    (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany)

  • R. Kreienberg

    (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany)

  • R. Leidl

    (Ludwig-Maximilians-University and GSF-National Research Center for Environment and Health, Munich, Germany)

Abstract

Background: The SF-12 is a widely used generic measure of subjective health. As the scoring algorithms of the SF-12 do not include preference values, different approaches to assign a preference-based index are available that should be tested regarding their feasibility and validity. Objectives: To develop a concept for a preference-based index for the SF-12 on the basis of multi-attribute decision analysis and to perform initial tests of its feasibility and validity in an empirical study. Methods: A multi-attribute preference function for the SF-12 was developed, estimated and tested for validity. Two mail surveys (n = 100, 200) and an interview (n = 72) were conducted with women who had an operation for breast cancer. Visual analogue scale (VAS) and standard gamble (SG) measures elicited preference-based valuations. Results: Eight attributes were identified in the SF-12. Validity tests showed an average difference of 8 VAS score points between directly measured and predicted values for given health states. Conclusion: The initial results show that this approach might allow the direct assignment of a preference-based valuation to the SF-12. The quality of the psychometric features of the multi-attribute value function is encouraging. Future studies should test this concept more extensively, especially by determining parameters for a representative sample of the general population and by comparing performance with other approaches to value the SF-12. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Health Economics.

Volume (Year): 15 (2006)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 553-564

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Handle: RePEc:wly:hlthec:v:15:y:2006:i:6:p:553-564

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  1. Peasgood, T & Ward, S & Brazier, J, 2010. "A review and meta-analysis of health state utility values in breast cancer," MPRA Paper 29950, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Anirban Basu & William Dale & Arthur Elstein & David Meltzer, 2009. "A linear index for predicting joint health-states utilities from single health-states utilities," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(4), pages 403-419.

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