Agreement between self reports and proxy reports of quality of life in epilepsy patients

@article{Hays1995AgreementBS,
  title={Agreement between self reports and proxy reports of quality of life in epilepsy patients},
  author={R. Duane Hays and Barbara G Vickrey and B. P. Hermann and Kenneth Perrine and Joyce Cramer and Kimford Meador and Karen L. Spritzer and Orrin Devinsky},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={1995},
  volume={4},
  pages={159-168}
}
Agreement between self reports and proxy reports of quality of life was examined in a sample of 292 patients with epilepsy and their designated proxies. Patients and proxies completed an 89-item Quality of Life Inventory (QOLIE-89), with the items rephrased for the proxy. Results reveal moderate correlations (product-momentr ranging from 0.29 to 0.56 for 17 multi-item scales) between self reports and proxy reports. Agreement was good for measures of function that are directly observable and… CONTINUE READING

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