A Comparison of Analytic Hierarchy Process and Conjoint Analysis Methods in Assessing Treatment Alternatives for Stroke Rehabilitation

@article{IJzerman2012ACO,
  title={A Comparison of Analytic Hierarchy Process and Conjoint Analysis Methods in Assessing Treatment Alternatives for Stroke Rehabilitation},
  author={Maarten J. IJzerman and Janine A. van Til and John F. P. Bridges},
  journal={The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={5},
  pages={45-56}
}
AbstractBackground: With growing emphasis on patient involvement in health technology assessment, there is a need for scientific methods that formally elicit patient preferences. [] Key Method Performance weights for the treatments were obtained from an expert panel using AHP. Subsequently, the mean predicted preference for each of the five treatments was calculated using the AHP and CA weights. Differences were tested using non-parametric tests. Furthermore, all treatments were rank ordered for each…

Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process to Elicit Patient Preferences

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The AHP is useful for policy makers in combining multiple clinical outcomes of healthcare interventions grounded in randomized controlled trials in an overall health economic evaluation and may also support researchers in selecting (primary) outcome measures with the highest relevance.

Using the analytic hierarchy process to elicit patient preferences: prioritizing multiple outcome measures of antidepressant drug treatment.

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The AHP is useful for policy makers in combining multiple clinical outcomes of healthcare interventions grounded in randomized controlled trials in an overall health economic evaluation and can easily be used to elicit patient preferences.

How Well Can Analytic Hierarchy Process be Used to Elicit Individual Preferences? Insights from a Survey in Patients Suffering from Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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This study combines quantitative with qualitative data to explore patients’ preference weights and decision processes using the AHP and suggests that the type of inconsistency observed in judgments of AMD patients mostly results from rational decision making, not from error or lack of understanding.

Applying the Analytic Hierarchy Process in healthcare research: A systematic literature review and evaluation of reporting

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The Analytic Hierarchy Process has been applied inconsistently in healthcare research and new insights are needed to determine which target group can best handle the challenges of the AHP.

Measuring patients’ priorities using the Analytic Hierarchy Process in comparison with Best-Worst-Scaling and rating cards: methodological aspects and ranking tasks

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In the non-standardized Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method, the number of included patients is associated with the threshold of the CR and choice of the aggregation method, whereas both directions of influence could be demonstrated.

Supporting rehabilitation stakeholders in making service delivery decisions: a rapid review of multi-criteria decision analysis methods.

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Multi-criteria decision analysis methods are promising for better understanding client and family preferences and priorities across rehabilitation professions, contexts, and caseloads but further work is required to use these methods in shared decision making, for which increased use of qualitative methods and stakeholder engagement is recommended.

Assessing the Importance of Treatment Goals in Patients with Psoriasis: Analytic Hierarchy Process vs. Likert Scales

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Observed discrepancies in importance weights of the health dimensions were most likely caused by the different methodological approaches focusing on treatment goals to assess the importance of health dimensions on the one hand (Patient Needs Questionnaire) or directly assessing health dimension/criteria on the other hand (analytic hierarchy process).

Der Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP): Eine Methode zur Entscheidungsunterstützung im Gesundheitswesen

ProblemRegulatory decision bodies and clinical decision-makers have to decide on the approval, pricing and individualized treatment of patients. This decision is based on the assessment of the

Which family physician should I choose? The analytic hierarchy process approach for ranking of criteria in the selection of a family physician

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Selection criteria for choosing a FP were put in a priority order by using the multi-criteria decision-making method of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), and can be used as measures for selecting alternative FPs in further researches.
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