Estimation of utilities for the effects of depression from the SF-12.

  title={Estimation of utilities for the effects of depression from the SF-12.},
  author={Leslie A. Lenert and Cathy Donald Sherbourne and Catherine A. Sugar and Kenneth Brooks Wells},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={38 7},
BACKGROUND Utilities for health conditions, including major depressive disorder, have a theoretical relationship to health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Because of the complexity of utility measurement and the existence of large numbers of completed studies with HRQOL data but not utility data, it would be desirable to be able to estimate utilities from measurements of HRQOL. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to estimate utility for remission in major depression by use of… CONTINUE READING

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