Measuring Health

Measuring Health Author Ian McDowell
ISBN-10 0199725306
Release 2006-03-09
Pages 768
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Worldwide economic constraints on health care systems have highlighted the importance of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based health policy. The resulting clinical trials and health services research studies require instruments to monitor the outcomes of care and the output of the health system. However, the over-abundance of competing measurement scales can make choosing a measure difficult at best. Measuring Health provides in-depth reviews of over 100 of the leading health measurement tools and serves as a guide for choosing among them.LNow in its third edition, this book provides a critical overview of the field of health measurement, with a technical introduction and discussion of the history and future directions for the field. This latest edition updates the information on each of the measures previously reviewed, and includes a complete new chapter on anxiety measurement to accompany the one on depression. It has also added new instruments to those previously reviewed in each of the chapters in the book.LChapters cover measurements of physical disability, social health, psychological well-being, anxiety, depression, mental status testing, pain, general health status and quality of life. Each chapter presents a tabular comparison of the quality of the instruments reviewed, followed by a detailed description of each method, covering its purpose and conceptual basis, its reliability and validity and, where possible, shows a copy of the actual scale. To ensure accuracy of the information, each review has been approved by the original author of each instrument or by an acknowledged expert.



Measuring Health

Measuring Health Author Bowling, Ann
ISBN-10 9780335215270
Release 2004-10-01
Pages 211
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This book offers a comprehensive guide to measures of health and is an essential reference resource for all health professionals and students.



Measuring Health Care

Measuring Health Care Author Yosef D. Dlugacz
ISBN-10 9781118429877
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 240
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This invaluable guide shows students and professionals how measurements and data can be used to balance quality services and financial viability and how measures can help to evaluate and improve organizational, clinical, and financial processes. The book explains the various performance measurement methods used in health care and shows their practical impact on clinical patient outcomes.



Measuring Health and Wellbeing

Measuring Health and Wellbeing Author John Harvey
ISBN-10 9780857254344
Release 2013-02-12
Pages 152
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Building on the core competences for public health, this book focuses on key areas of surveillance and assessment of the population's health and wellbeing. It is concerned with assessing and describing the needs, health and wellbeing of specific populations, communities and groups. The authors also look at how to monitor these aspects of public health and explore qualitative and quantitative methods for measuring, analysing and interpreting health and wellbeing, needs and outcomes. Case studies, activities and research summaries are used throughout the book to help the reader understand how to apply theory to practice.



Measuring Health and Disability

Measuring Health and Disability Author T. B. Üstün
ISBN-10 9789241547598
Release 2010
Pages 90
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The WHO Disability Assessment Schedule - WHODAS 2.0 is a practical instrument to measure general health and disability levels. It is based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). WHODAS 2.0 can be used as a general measure across all diseases, including mental, neurological and addictive disorders. Developed internationally the WHODAS 2.0 is a reliable measure applicable in different cultures both in clinical settings or in general populations. It is a responsive measure that can show what difference an intervention makes .This manual presents short and full versions of the WHODAS 2.0 together with practical guidelines on how to use them effectively. It includes 12 item, 12+24 item and 36 item questionnaires; development history; psychometric properties; and applications. It will be of interest to general health workers, public health experts, as well as mental health workers, rehabilitation workers in outcome research and clinical trials.



Measuring Health From The Inside

Measuring Health From The Inside Author Carolyn Hodges Chaffee
ISBN-10 9781460258590
Release 2015-10-05
Pages 168
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"Carolyn and Annika bring decades of expertise in the care of patients with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, and the many related atypical and subsyndromal variants. Their clinical wisdom, understanding of the experience of sufferers and those who love them, and understanding of these illnesses and the recovery process infuse these pages." -Diane Mickley, MD, Director, Wilkins Center for Eating Disorders The ever changing field of eating disorder treatment needs innovative new techniques and approaches. As the number of people with these challenging disorders increases at an alarming rate, treatment has not kept pace. The death rate for Anorexia Nervosa in the U.S. is twelve times higher than all other leading causes of death combined for the 15-to-24 age group. Measuring Health from the Inside is a major step forward in treating patients with eating disorders. This important book explains how two simple measurement techniques-Metabolic Testing and Body Composition Analysis-can help patients make rapid progress in understanding their condition and tracking their progress toward recovery. Thousands of patients have been successfully diagnosed and treated by this technology at Carolyn's clinic and Annika's private practice. In Measuring Health from the Inside, they explain how the information from the tests can be used to help treat patients not only for their underlying eating disorder but also for the malnutrition that almost always accompanies-and worsens-the condition. Based on their extensive experience, they offer practical guidance for therapists, patients, and loved ones on the often overlooked importance of nutrition in treating eating disorders.



Measuring Health Performance in the Public Sector

Measuring Health Performance in the Public Sector Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 0309184339
Release 1999-07-21
Pages 48
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The Panel on Performance Measures and Data for Public Health Performance Partnership Grants was established at the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Its charge is to examine the state of the art in performance measurement for public health and to recommend measures that could be used to monitor the Performance Partnership Grant agreements to be negotiated between each state and the federal government. The panel was asked to consider performance measures in ten areas, which are clearly a subset of the full range of traditional public health concerns: chronic diseases; sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and tuberculosis; mental health; immunization; substance abuse; and three areas of prevention of special interest to DHHS-sexual assault, disabilities, and emergency medical services. This report focuses on measures that states and the federal government can use over the next 3 to 5 years to negotiate agreements and monitor performance in these areas. A later report will examine additional measures that might be developed from new research findings on program effectiveness or as improvements are made to state and federal surveys and data systems.



Gulf War Veterans

Gulf War Veterans Author Committee on Measuring the Health of Gulf War Veterans
ISBN-10 9780309065801
Release 1999-08-25
Pages 136
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Many individuals, groups, and federal agencies have a strong interest in finding answers to the numerous and complex questions regarding the health of Gulf War veterans. Various types of research and health measurement are needed to address these diverse issues. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was asked by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to undertake a study to identify important questions concerning the health of Gulf War veterans and then to design a study to answer those questions. The committee determined that it is of fundamental importance to ask how healthy are Gulf War veterans? Are they as healthy as others? What characteristics are associated with differences between the health of Gulf War veterans and the health of others? To address these questions, it will be necessary to measure not only the health status of those who served in the Gulf War, but also to compare Gulf War veterans with other groups. Further, one must continue to follow these groups through time to determine whether the groups differ in the way their health status is changing. As the committee began to develop a design that would address the fundamental questions identified, it realized that such a study could have important implications for understanding not only the health of Gulf War veterans, but also the health of veterans of other conflicts.



Measuring Health

Measuring Health Author Anthony J. Culyer
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4258463
Release 1978-01-01
Pages 189
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Measuring Health

Measuring Health Author Pilar Garcia
ISBN-10 8798578820
Release 1996
Pages 68
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Measuring Health Related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents

Measuring Health Related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents Author Dennis Drotar
ISBN-10 9781317824565
Release 2014-06-03
Pages 392
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This volume's purpose is to describe concepts and methods concerning assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children and adolescents with a special focus on chronic health conditions. The impetus for this book came from a recognition of the increasing importance of HRQOL assessments in the evaluation of treatment outcomes and the need to increase the utilization of HRQOL assessments in research and clinical applications with a range of pediatric populations. The need to develop a volume that describes new research and clinical applications concerning this topic stemmed from several recent developments. There is a continuing need for evaluations of the efficacy of medical treatments for children and adolescents, including those with chronic health conditions. To address these critical unmet needs in the field of HRQOL assessment, and to advance scientific methods and clinical applications in this field, a conference was held at Case Western Reserve University. The conference set out to summarize current information concerning the development and implementation of measures of HRQOL assessment, to identify and consider key conceptual and methodological issues in research concerning the measurement of HRQOL, and to recommend priorities to advance the state-of-the-art in research and clinical applications of QOL assessment in children and adolescents with chronic health conditions. This volume summarizes and synthesizes the information that was presented by the conference participants in a series of lively discussions and chapters that were based on the presentations.



Measuring Health And Medical Outcomes

Measuring Health And Medical Outcomes Author Crispin Jenkinson Acting Director, Health Services Research Unit, University of Oxford.
ISBN-10 9781134212613
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 224
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A clear analysis of the design, potential uses and limitations of questionnaires in measuring health from the perspective of the patient. Practical examples illustrate the methodological issues and guide the reader through good and bad practice. The book will appeal to academics, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in medical sociology, health economics, social/health psychology, public health and epidemiology. It will also be extremely helpful to social science researchers outside these areas who have an interest in the use of questionnaires in an applied field.; "Social research today" is a forthcoming series of books devoted to the illumination of significant methodological topics in the social sciences and professional social research. The structure of social inquiry combines two separate elements: empirical evidence and organizing ideas and theories. Both are necessary for successful social understanding; one without the other is barren. This series will be concerned with the means by which this structure is maintained and kept standing and upright. The books in the series are intended for undergraduates in the social sciences, postgraduate students undergoing research training, and those undertaking social research of whatever kind. Broadly conceived, research methodology refers to the general grounds for the validity of social science propositions. How do we know what we do know about the social world? More narrowly, it deals with questions such as h.; This book is intended for academics, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates within medical sociology, health economics, social/health psychology, public healthand epidemiology. Social science researchers with an interest in theuse of questionnaires in an applied field.



Measuring Health

Measuring Health Author Bowling
ISBN-10 0335261949
Release 2017-01
Pages 400
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An invaluable resource for health professionals and students engaged in research, this thoroughly updated edition provides a guide to the major measures of health and functioning. Measures of subjective health, well-being and quality of life are introduced along with analysis of their validity and reliability and the evidence for using each one. Throughout the book each measure is explained with a summary of how each one is scored and used, making this a one stop guide to understanding health measurements, and the basic concepts behind measuring health, quality of life and well-being. * A new look and feel ensures measures and scales are easier to locate * Further research and evidence provides a greater critique of the measures * Useful source information to help you access each measure with permission * The addition of new scales include the Warwick-Edinburgh Wellbeing Scale, the Older People's Quality of Life Scale and the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire * Expanded material on functional independence and functional assessment measures Written by a renowned expert in health research, Measuring Health, 4th edition is essential reading for researchers and upper level undergraduates and postgraduates in health services research, health studies, health sciences, public health and social sciences. "In her latest edition of Measuring Health: A Review of Subjective Health, Well-Being and Quality of Life Measurement Scales, Professor Anne Bowling has, once again, provided us with an essential for our bookshelves. It is a vital resource for anyone investigating health and well-being - whether novice student researcher or experienced academic. Written in an accessible, easy to use style, we are initially taken through the importance of measuring and understanding lay people's experiences of their physical and social health. The mechanics and challenges of measurement of subjective health are then described. Later chapters include handy definitions of relevant concepts and detailed descriptions of specific scales - both familiar and relatively new ones - including psychometric testing and use. This text is packed with useful information and can be used both as a resource for an overall understanding to measuring health and well-being or for selecting specific patient-based health scales for research projects." Dr. Nan Greenwood, Reader in Health and Social Care Service Research, St George's University of London and Kingston University, UK "The world of measurement scales, which ones to use and for what purpose, is a complex one even for experienced qualitative researchers. It is easy for less experienced researchers to lose their way. Ann Bowling's book provides an up to date and coherent guide and assessment of measurement tools which is comprehensible, well organised and up to date." Virginia Berridge, Professor of History and Director, Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK



Measuring Health

Measuring Health Author George Teeling Smith
ISBN-10 0471918490
Release 1988-01-15
Pages 278
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With the boom in available drug treatments for a vast array of diseases, ``quality of life'' has rapidly taken its place beside ``prevention of death'' in the evaluation of drug therapy. But how is quality of life in drug treatment to be measured? This text takes a hardnosed look at the question and provides practical guidelines for the evaluation of drug therapy, as well as techniques for measuring quality of life using rating scales, questionnaires, and statistical tests. It draws attention to issues concerning the validity of disability scales, health profiles, and test design. Measuring Health: A Practical Guide is a fascinating look at current thinking with respect to the importance of health measurement techniques.



Measuring Health Status

Measuring Health Status Author Sonja M. Hunt
ISBN-10 0709935846
Release 1986-01-01
Pages 283
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Measuring Health And Medical Outcomes

Measuring Health And Medical Outcomes Author Health Services Research Unit Crispin Jenkinson Acting Director (University of Oxford)
ISBN-10 9781134212545
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 224
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A clear analysis of the design, potential uses and limitations of questionnaires in measuring health from the perspective of the patient. Practical examples illustrate the methodological issues and guide the reader through good and bad practice. The book will appeal to academics, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in medical sociology, health economics, social/health psychology, public health and epidemiology. It will also be extremely helpful to social science researchers outside these areas who have an interest in the use of questionnaires in an applied field.; "Social research today" is a forthcoming series of books devoted to the illumination of significant methodological topics in the social sciences and professional social research. The structure of social inquiry combines two separate elements: empirical evidence and organizing ideas and theories. Both are necessary for successful social understanding; one without the other is barren. This series will be concerned with the means by which this structure is maintained and kept standing and upright. The books in the series are intended for undergraduates in the social sciences, postgraduate students undergoing research training, and those undertaking social research of whatever kind. Broadly conceived, research methodology refers to the general grounds for the validity of social science propositions. How do we know what we do know about the social world? More narrowly, it deals with questions such as h.; This book is intended for academics, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates within medical sociology, health economics, social/health psychology, public healthand epidemiology. Social science researchers with an interest in theuse of questionnaires in an applied field.



Measuring Health Equity in Small Areas findings from Demographic Surveillance Stystems

Measuring Health Equity in Small Areas  findings from Demographic Surveillance Stystems Author INDEPTH Network
ISBN-10 0754644944
Release 2005
Pages 201
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Using demographic surveillance systems, the INDEPTH researchers aim to contribute both to the empirical knowledge about health equity in developing countries and to report on the application of and innovation in tools and methods. Illustrated with case studies from Africa and Asia, this book puts forward a comprehensive view of the INDEPTH methodologies and findings.