Working with children to develop dimensions for a preference-based, generic, pediatric, health-related quality-of-life measure.

@article{Stevens2010WorkingWC,
  title={Working with children to develop dimensions for a preference-based, generic, pediatric, health-related quality-of-life measure.},
  author={Katherine Stevens},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={340-51}
}
Use of preference-based measures (PBM) of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is increasing. PBMs allow the calculation of quality-adjusted life years, which can be used in decision making. Research in the field of pediatric PBMs is lacking. This work is the first stage in the development of a new generic, pediatric PBM of HRQoL. Seventy-four qualitative interviews were undertaken with children to find out how health affects their lives. Sampling was purposive, balancing primarily for health… CONTINUE READING
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