A comparison of narrative and table formats for presenting hypothetical health states to patients with gastrointestinal or pulmonary disease.

@article{Schnemann2004ACO,
  title={A comparison of narrative and table formats for presenting hypothetical health states to patients with gastrointestinal or pulmonary disease.},
  author={Holger J. Sch{\"u}nemann and Elisabeth Stahl and Peggy Austin and Elie Akl and David Armstrong and Gordon H. Guyatt},
  journal={Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={53-60}
}
Traditionally, quality-of-life researchers describe states of health for patients to rate either in narrative form or in table form, but evidence about which format patients prefer is limited. The authors performed 2 randomized studies to test whether patients prefer the table or narrative format and whether the format of presentation influences how patients rate health states. Approximately three-fourths of patients with gastrointestinal disease or chronic airflow limitation preferred the… CONTINUE READING

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