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Author McDowell, Ian, 1947-

Title Measuring health : a guide to rating scales and questionnaires / Ian McDowell, Claire Newell
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996


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Description xix, 523 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
regular print
Contents PULSES Profile (1957)/Moskowitz E; McCann CB -- Barthel Index (1965)/Mahoney FI; Barthel DW -- Index of independence in activities of daily living (Index of ADL) (1959, 1976)/Katz S -- Kenny self care evaluation (1965, 1973)/Schoening HA; Sister Kenny Institute -- Physical self maintenance scale [PSMS] (1969)/Lawton MP; Brody EM -- Functional status rating system [FSRS] (1981)/Forer SK -- Rapid disability rating scale [RDRS 2] (1967, 1982)/Linn MW -- Functional status index [FSI] short version (1978, 1980)/Jette AM -- Patient evaluation conference system [PECS] (1981)/Harvey RF; Jellinek HM -- Functional activities questionnaire [FAQ] (1984) /Pfeffer RI -- OECD long term disability questionnaire (1981)/OECD -- Lambeth disability screening questionnaire (1981)/Patrick DL -- Disability and impairment interview schedule (1970)/Bennett AE; Garrad J -- Health opinion survey (1957)/Macmillan AM -- Twenty two item screening score of psychiatric symptoms (1962)/Langner TS -- Affect balance scale (1965, 1969)/Bradburn NM -- General well being schedule [GWB] (1977)/Dupuy HI -- Mental health inventory [MHI] (1979)/Rand Corporation; Ware JE -- General health questionnaire [GHQ] (1972)/Goldberg D -- Social relationship scale [SRS] (1981)/McFarlane AH -- Social support questionnaire [SSQ] (1983)/Sarason IG -- Katz Adjustment scale form R2(1963)/Katz MM -- Social health battery (1978)/Rand Corporation -- Social dysfunction rating scale [SDRS] (1969)/Linn MW -- Social adjustment scale [SAS] (1971)/Weissman MM -- Quality of life index [IL Index] scoring form (1980)/Spitzer WO -- Delighted terrible scale (1976)/Andrews FM; Withy SB -- Faces scale (1976)/Andrews FM; Withy SB -- Ladder scale (1976)/Andrews FM; Withy SB -- Circles scale (1976)/Andrews FM; Withy SB -- Life satisfaction index A [LSI A] (1961)/Leugarten BL; Havighurst RJ -- Philadelphia Geriatric Center (PGC) morale scale (1972)/Lawton MP -- Visual analogue pain rating scales [VAS] (1974)/Huskisson EC -- Numerical rating scale [NAS]/Downie WW; Leatham PA;Rhind VM; Wright V; Branco JA; Anderson JA -- Oswestry low back pain disability questionnaire (1980)/Fairbank J -- McGill pain questionnaire [MPQ] (1975)/Melzack R -- Self rating pain and distress scale [PAD] (1983)/Zung WWK -- Back pain classification scale [BPCS] (1978)/Leavitt F; Garron DC -- Illness behavior questionnaire [IBQ] (1975,1983)/Pilowsky I; Spence ND -- Pain perception profile [PPP] (1976)/Tursky B -- Arthritis impact measurement scale [AIMS] (1980)/Meenan RF -- Physical and mental impairment of function evaluation [PAMIE] (1972,1973)/Gurel L -- Functional assessment inventory [FAI] (1981, 1984)/Crewe NM; Athelstan GT -- OARS multidimensional functional assessment questionnaire [MFAQ] ADL and IADL sections (1975)/Older American Resources and Services, Duke University -- Quality of well being scale (Index of well being) [QWB] (1973,1976)/Bush JW; Anderson JP; Kaplan RM
Summary "Worldwide economic constraints on health care systems have stressed the need to monitor the outcomes of care and the output of the health system. This is the second edition of a reference book that provides in-depth reviews of the quality of the leading health measurements that are used for these purposes. Its principal aim is to guide the reader in choosing among rival measurement methods and to score the instrument chosen. The book also provides a critical overview of the field of health measurement, with a technical introduction and discussion of the history and future directions for health measurements." "Eighty-eight measurements that evaluate health via questionnaires or rating scales are reviewed. Accounts of the 50 scales included in the first edition have been updated, the original chapters have been expanded to include new methods, and two new chapters on depression measurements and mental status testing have been added. The book covers measurements of physical disability, social health, psychological well-being, depression, mental status, pain, general health status and quality of life. Each chapter presents a tabular comparison of the quality of the instruments. The description of each method includes its purpose and conceptual basis, its reliability and validity, and a copy of the scale." "This book is intended as a reference work for researchers from the medical and social sciences, and for health professionals wishing to evaluate the progress of their patients. It has also been used as a text in health services research courses."--Jacket
Analysis Health services Assessment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Health status indicators.
Social surveys.
Health Surveys.
Health Status Indicators.
Surveys and Questionnaires.
Surveys and Questionnaires.
Surveys and Questionnaires.
Health Status Indicators.
Health Surveys.
Health Surveys.
Health Status Indicators.
Genre/Form Questionnaires.
Health surveys.
Author Newell, Claire.
LC no. 95020980
ISBN 0195103718