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Quality of Life
General Information
Construct Name: Quality of Life
Definition of Construct: Measures of quality of life using eight subscales: physical functioning, emotional functioning, social functioning, energy/fatigue, pain, general health perceptions, limitations due to physical health, and limitations due to emotional health as well as one item measuring a person’s perceived change in health compared to one year ago. Reliability and validity of the subscales have been established in studies of both general and patient populations (Hays RD, Sherbourne CD, Mazel RM. The RAND 36-Item Health Survey 1.0. Health Economics, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1993, pp. 217-227).
Related Content Area(s):
  • Cancer
  • Mental Health
  • Methods
  • not specified
  • Pain
  • Physical Activity
  • Risk and Decision Making
  • Transplant
Theoretical Foundation:
Synonyms for Construct: functional health status, physical and psychological function
Similar Constructs:
Associated Constructs
Keywords: EHR Candidate, CP candidate; GEM-DI

(Last Updated: 4/24/2012 6:43:34 PM by Leli Pedro)

     

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