Self-perceived quality of life predicts mortality risk better than a multi-biomarker panel, but the combination of both does best

@inproceedings{Haring2011SelfperceivedQO,
  title={Self-perceived quality of life predicts mortality risk better than a multi-biomarker panel, but the combination of both does best},
  author={Robin Haring and Y. Feng and Joern Moock and Henry V{\"o}lzke and Marcus D{\"o}rr and Matthias Nauck and Henri Wallaschofski and T. Kohlmann},
  booktitle={BMC medical research methodology},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Associations between measures of subjective health and mortality risk have previously been shown. We assessed the impact and comparative predictive performance of a multi-biomarker panel on this association. METHODS Data from 4,261 individuals aged 20-79 years recruited for the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania was used. During an average 9.7 year follow-up, 456 deaths (10.7%) occurred. Subjective health was assessed by SF-12 derived physical (PCS-12) and mental… CONTINUE READING
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