Patient-focused measures of functional health status and health-related quality of life in pediatric orthopedics: A case study in measurement selection

@article{Furlong2005PatientfocusedMO,
  title={Patient-focused measures of functional health status and health-related quality of life in pediatric orthopedics: A case study in measurement selection},
  author={William J. Furlong and Ronald D Barr and David Feeny and Suzanne M Yandow},
  journal={Health and Quality of Life Outcomes},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={3 - 3}
}
The objectives of this report are to review the assessment of patient-focused outcomes in pediatric orthopedic surgery, to describe a framework for identifying appropriate sets of measures, and to illustrate an application of the framework to a challenging orthopedic problem.A detailed framework of study design and measurement factors is described. The factors are important for selecting appropriate instruments to measure health status and health-related quality of life (HRQL) in a particular… CONTINUE READING

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