Psychometric validation of a generic health-related quality of life measure (EQ-5D) in a sample of schizophrenic patients.

@article{Prieto2004PsychometricVO,
  title={Psychometric validation of a generic health-related quality of life measure (EQ-5D) in a sample of schizophrenic patients.},
  author={L. Prieto and Jos{\'e} A. Sacrist{\'a}n and J A Hormaechea and Alfonso J. Casado and Xavier Bad{\'i}a and Juan Carlos Osorio G{\'o}mez},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={827-35}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the construct validity of a generic health related quality of life (HRQOL) instrument - the EQ-5D - in a sample of schizophrenic patients receiving antipsychotic treatment. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 2128 schizophrenic patients treated with olanzapine, 417 treated with risperidone, and 112 with haloperidol responded to the EQ-5D. The study also assessed the effect of patient age, gender, and co-morbidity variables on patient's HRQOL… CONTINUE READING

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