Deriving a preference-based single index from the UK SF-36 Health Survey.

  title={Deriving a preference-based single index from the UK SF-36 Health Survey.},
  author={J. E. Brazier and Tim Usherwood and Robert Harper and Kate Thomas},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  volume={51 11},
This article presents the results of a study to derive a preference-based single index from the SF-36. The study was an attempt to reconcile a profile health status measure, the SF-36, with the "quality adjusted life years" approach. The study undertook a parsimonious restructuring of the SF-36 using explicit criteria to form the SF-6D health state classification. A sample of multidimensional health states defined by this classification were valued by a convenience sample of health… CONTINUE READING
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