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OBJECTIVE To assess the validity, reliability, and acceptability of the short form 36 (SF 36) health survey questionnaire (a shortened version of a battery of 149 health status questions) as a measure of patient outcome in a broad sample of patients suffering from four common clinical conditions. DESIGN Postal questionnaire, followed up by two reminders(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the development and evaluation of the OutPatient Experiences Questionnaire (OPEQ) for somatic outpatients. DESIGN Literature review, patient interviews, pretesting of questionnaire items, and a cross sectional survey. SETTING Postal survey of adult outpatient clinics at 52 hospitals in all five regions of Norway during 2003 and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the measurement properties of the EuroQoL EQ-5D and two condition-specific patient-reported outcome measures--the Symptom Severity Index (SSI) and the Urinary Incontinence-Specific Quality of Life instrument (I-QoL)--in women with urinary incontinence. METHODS A questionnaire comprising all instruments was completed by women taking(More)
BACKGROUND No appropriate measures have been specifically developed for pelvic girdle pain (PGP). There is a need for suitable outcome measures that are reliable and valid for people with PGP for use in research and clinical practice. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to develop a condition-specific measure, the Pelvic Girdle Questionnaire (PGQ),(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a valid and reliable outcome measure for patients with varicose veins. DESIGN Postal questionnaire survey of patients with varicose veins. SETTING Surgical outpatient departments and training general practices in Grampian region. SUBJECTS 373 patients, 287 of whom had just been referred to hospital for their varicose veins and 86(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the responsiveness of the SF 36 health survey questionnaire to changes in health status over time for four common clinical conditions. DESIGN Postal questionnaires at baseline and after one year's follow up, with two reminders at two week intervals if necessary. SETTING Clinics and four training general practices in Grampian region(More)
OBJECTIVE To review evidence relating to the measurement properties of multi-item generic patient or self-assessed measures of health in older people. METHODS Systematic literature searches to identify instruments. Pre-defined criteria relating to reliability, validity and responsiveness. RESULTS 122 articles relating to 15 instruments met the inclusion(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the growth of quality of life measures and to examine the availability of measures across specialties. DESIGN Systematic searches of electronic databases to identify developmental and evaluative work relating to health outcome measures assessed by patients. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Types of measures: disease or population specific,(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of a new quality of life measure, the patient generated index (PGI) of quality of life, in patients with four common clinical conditions. DESIGN Prospective one year follow up study. SETTING Outpatient departments and four general practices in Grampian, Scotland. SUBJECTS 1746 patients(More)
STUDY DESIGN A longitudinal study using patient questionnaires was performed. OBJECTIVE To compare the discriminatory power and responsiveness of the Aberdeen Back Pain Scale (ABPS), the Roland Disability Questionnaire (RDQ), and the EuroQol in patients with low back pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA A number instruments specific to low back pain have(More)