On assessing responsiveness of health-related quality of life instruments: Guidelines for instrument evaluation

@article{Terwee2003OnAR,
  title={On assessing responsiveness of health-related quality of life instruments: Guidelines for instrument evaluation},
  author={Caroline B Terwee and Friedo Wilhelm Dekker and Wilmar Maarten Wiersinga and Mark F. Prummel and P M M Bossuyt},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={12},
  pages={349-362}
}
A lack of clarity exists about the definition and adequate approach for evaluating responsiveness. An overview is presented of different categories of definitions and methods used for calculating responsiveness identified through a literature search. Twenty-five definitions and 31 measures were found. When applied to a general and a disease-specific quality of life questionnaire large variation in results was observed, partly explained by different goals of existing methods. Four major issues… CONTINUE READING
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