Measuring health outcomes of adolescents: report from a pilot study
AbstractThere is a need to understand the practicality, validity and reliability of using utility measures with children and adolescents. We designed a pilot study in order to help guide the selection of an appropriate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire for adolescents to be used in the context of a large randomised controlled trial (RCT) of family therapy versus standard treatment for adolescents aged 11-17 years. The pilot study was carried out on a school sample of adolescents the same age range as the RCT. Adolescents were asked to fill in three HRQoL questionnaires: the standard EQ-5D, the licensed Health Utilities Index HUI, and the child-friendly version of the standard EQ-5D: the EQ-5D for youth (EQ-5D-Y). This report explores the problems with the language and concepts embodied within HRQoL questionnaires and open discussion regarding how we can value the health of adolescents for cost-utility analysis in a larger study.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Academic Unit of Health Economics, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds in its series Working Papers with number 1102.
Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Publication status: Published in The European Journal of Health Economics, February 2013, Volume 14 Issue 1, pages 11-19
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EQ-5D; HUI; adolescents; children; utility measures; health-related quality of life;
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- Yemi Oluboyede & Sandy Tubeuf & Chris McCabe, 2013. "Measuring health outcomes of adolescents: report from a pilot study," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer, vol. 14(1), pages 11-19, February.
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- L. M. Lamers & C. A. M. Bouwmans & A. van Straten & M. C. H. Donker & L. Hakkaart, 2006. "Comparison of EQ-5D and SF-6D utilities in mental health patients," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 15(11), pages 1229-1236.
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