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Title Quality of life : the assessment, analysis, and interpretation of patient-reported outcomes / edited by Peter M. Fayers and David Machin
Edition Second edition
Published Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ : J. Wiley, [2007]


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 WATERFT HEALTH  362.1072 Fay/Qol 2007  AVAILABLE
 MELB  362.1072 Fay/Qol 2007  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 544 pages ; 26 cm
Contents Principles of measurement scales -- Developing a questionnaire -- Scores and measurements : validity, reliability, sensitivity -- Multi-item scales -- Factor analysis and structural equation modelling -- Item response theory and differential item functioning -- Item banks, item listing and computer-adaptive tests -- Choosing and scoring questionnaires -- Clinical trials -- Sample sizes -- Cross-sectional analysis -- Exploring longitudinal data -- Modelling longitudinal data -- Missing data -- Practical and reporting issues -- Quality-adjusted survival -- Clinical interpretation -- Meta-analysis
Summary "The analysis and interpretation of quality of life rely on a variety of psychometric and statistical methods which are explained in this book in a non-technical way. The result is a practical guide that covers a wide range of methods and emphasizes the use of simple techniques using numerous examples. Much of the material in this second edition has been reorganized to reflect current teaching methods and the content has been widened to address extensive developments in item response theory, computer adaptive testing, systematic reviews and meta-analysis." "This book is aimed at everyone involved in quality of life search and is applicable to medical and non-medical, statistical and non-statistical readers. It is of particular relevance for clinical and biomedical researchers within both the pharmaceutical industry and clinical practice."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Rev. ed. of: Quality of life / Peter M. Fayers and David Machin. c2000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Quality of life -- Research.
Outcome assessment (Medical care)
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) -- methods.
Quality of Life.
Author Fayers, Peter M.
Machin, David, 1939-
LC no. 2006032099
ISBN 9780470024508 (cloth : alk. paper)
047002450X (cloth : alk. paper)