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RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The scoring algorithm of the 12-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) was revised in the second version (SF-12v2), but information on its psychometric properties is lacking. This study determined whether the SF-12v2 was a valid and equivalent substitute for the SF-36v2 Health Survey (version 2) for the Chinese. METHODS A total of(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have evaluated the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of Southern Chinese with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection. AIM To evaluate the HRQOL of Chinese patients at different stages of CHB infection and to find out factors associated with HRQOL. METHODS 520 Chinese adult CHB patients of whom 156 were uncomplicated, 102 had(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether screening followed by brief problem-solving treatment by primary care doctors (PST-PC) could improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and reduce consultation rates in the elderly. DESIGN A single-blind randomized placebo controlled trial (RCT). SETTING Two government funded primary care clinics in Hong Kong. (More)
AIM To test the psychometric properties of a Chinese [(Hong Kong) HK] translation of the chronic liver disease questionnaire (CLDQ). METHODS A Chinese (HK) translation of the CLDQ was developed by iterative translation and cognitive debriefing. It was then administered to 72 uncomplicated and 78 complicated chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients in Hong Kong(More)
The short form six dimensions (SF-6D) are derived from the SF-36 Health Survey with the intention that item data of the latter are often converted to a preference value, which was subsequently used in economic evaluations of interventions. The aim was to compare the equivalence and sensitivity of health preference values derived from the SF-36/SF-12 Health(More)
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