Patient centered assessment of ankylosing spondylitis-specific health related quality of life: evaluation of the Patient Generated Index.

@article{Haywood2003PatientCA,
  title={Patient centered assessment of ankylosing spondylitis-specific health related quality of life: evaluation of the Patient Generated Index.},
  author={Kirstie L Haywood and Andrew Malcolm Garratt and Krysia S. Dziedzic and Peter T Dawes},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={764-73}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the Patient Generated Index (PGI) for the measurement of individualized health related quality of life in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS The PGI asks patients to nominate areas of their lives affected by their disease that they consider the most important. Semistructured interviews with AS patients produced a trigger list of areas of life affected by AS. The PGI was self-completed by UK patients taking part in a multicenter postal survey. The instrument was… CONTINUE READING

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