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BACKGROUND Population-based norms are important because they provide benchmarks that allow the interpretation of subgroups of population health, comparisons between studies, information on health inequalities and support for health-care interventions. The SF-6D is a preference-based measure of health, the use of which has been increasing throughout the(More)
PURPOSE The EQ-5D is a preference-based measure widely used in cost-utility analysis (CUA). Several countries have conducted surveys to derive value sets, but this was not the case for Portugal. The purpose of this study was to estimate a value set for the EQ-5D for Portugal using the time trade-off (TTO). METHODS A representative sample of the Portuguese(More)
OBJECTIVES The EQ-5D is a widely used preference-based measure. Normative data can be used as references to analyze the effects of healthcare, determine the burden of disease and enable regional or country comparisons. Population norms for the EQ-5D exist for other countries but have not been previously published for Portugal. The purpose of this study was(More)
INTRODUCTION The EQ-5D allows the achievement of two essential components of any measure of health-related quality of life to be used in cost-utility economic evaluations: (i) a profile describing the health status in terms of domains or dimensions; and (ii) a numeric value associated with the health status described. AIM The Portuguese version of the(More)
INTRODUCTION This research aims to explore the performance of the SF-6D and the EQ-5D in patients suffering from asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cataracts, and rheumatoid arthritis. In particular, the aim of this research is twofold: 1) to study the level of agreement between the indexes and the descriptive systems of the dimensions of the(More)
The use of preference-based generic instruments to measure the health-related quality of life of a general population or of individuals suffering from a specific disease has been increasing. However, there are several discrepancies between instruments in terms of utility results. This study compares SF-6D and EQ-5D when administered to patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES The SF-6D is a preference-based measure of health derived from the SF-36 that can be used for cost-effectiveness analysis using cost-per-quality adjusted life-year analysis. This study seeks to estimate a system weight for the SF-6D for Portugal and to compare the results with the UK system weights. METHODS A sample of 55 health states defined(More)
OBJECTIVES This study describes the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of the Portuguese working age population and investigates sociodemographic differences. METHODS Subjects randomly selected from the working age population (n=2,459) were assessed using the SF-36v2 and converted into the preference-based SF-6D. RESULTS The mean SF-6D utility value(More)
BACKGROUND Some studies have reported a ceiling effect in EQ-5D-3L, especially in healthy and/or young individuals. Recently, two further levels have been included in its measurement model (EQ-5D-5L). The purposes of this study were (1) to assess the properties of the EQ-5D-5L in comparison with the standard EQ-5D-3L in a sample of young adults, (2) to(More)
• In this paper it is proposed a spatio-temporal area level linear mixed model involving spatially correlated and temporally autocorrelated random effects. An empirical best linear unbiased predictor (EBLUP) for small area parameters has been obtained under the proposed model. Using previous research in this area, analytical and bootstrap estimators of the(More)