Utility scores and treatment preferences for clinical early-stage cervical cancer.

@article{Jewell2011UtilitySA,
  title={Utility scores and treatment preferences for clinical early-stage cervical cancer.},
  author={Elizabeth L. Jewell and Michael P. Smrtka and Gloria Broadwater and Fidel A. Valea and Debra M. Davis and Kimberly C Nolte and Renea Valea and Evan R. Myers and Gregory P Samsa and Laura Jean Havrilesky},
  journal={Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          582-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine utility scores for health states relevant to the treatment of early-stage, high-risk cervical cancer. METHODS Seven descriptive health states incorporating the physical and emotional aspects of medical treatment, recovery, and prognosis were developed. Forty-five female volunteers valuated each health state using the visual analogue score (VAS) and time trade off (TTO) methods. Treatment options were ranked by mean and median TTO scores. The 95% confidence intervals… CONTINUE READING
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