Assessing quality of life among British older people using the ICEPOP CAPability (ICECAP-O) measure

  title={Assessing quality of life among British older people using the ICEPOP CAPability (ICECAP-O) measure},
  author={Terry N. Flynn and Philip Chan and Joanna Coast and Tim J. Peters},
  journal={Applied Health Economics and Health Policy},
  • T. Flynn, P. Chan, T. Peters
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
BackgroundThe Investigating Choice Experiments for the Preferences of Older People (ICEPOP) programme developed a capability-based measure of general quality of life (QOL): the ICEPOP CAPability (ICECAP-O) instrument. ICECAP-O was originally intended for use in the economic evaluation of health and social care interventions, but there is increasing interest in using it to quantify differences in QOL in cross-sectional data.ObjectiveThe objective of this study was to assess the construct… 
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Quantifying the Relationship between Capability and Health in Older People: Can’t Map, Won’t Map
  • M. Franklin, K. Payne, R. Elliott
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
  • 2018
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