Multidimensional scaling as a tool for analysing quality of life data

@article{Kemmler2002MultidimensionalSA,
  title={Multidimensional scaling as a tool for analysing quality of life data},
  author={Georg Kemmler and Bernhard Holzner and M{\'a}ria Kopp and Martina D{\"u}nser and Richard Greil and Elizabeth A. Hahn and Barbara Sperner-Unterweger},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={11},
  pages={223-233}
}
Multidimensional scaling (MDS) is introduced and discussed as a graphical method to complement conventional descriptive and confirmatory methods in the validation and analysis of quality of life (QOL) data. An outline of MDS as a statistical technique is given, and its application in the context of QOL research is described. The use of MDS is then illustrated in an example based on a study of 300 cancer survivors who completed the functional assessment of cancer therapy-general (FACT-G) and the… CONTINUE READING

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