Description'Winner of first prize in the Basis of Medicine Category of the BMA Medical Book Competition 2001'
The One Essential Comprehensive Volume on Quality of Life Research. Quality of life studies are now an essential part of the evaluation of any treatment. Written by two authors who are well respected within this field, this book is the first volume to lay down guidelines on assessing, analysing and interpreting quality of life data.
Quality of Life: Assessment, Analysis and Interpretation
- Covers development of questionnaires through to analysis of studies
- Includes practical examples
- Fills a need in a rapidly growing area of interest
- Has a clear structure and consistent approach to the material covered
DEVELOPING AND TESTING QUESTIONNAIRES.
Scores and Measurements: Validity, Reliability, Sensitivity.
Item Response Theory and Differential Item Functioning.
Questionnaire Development and Scoring.
ANALYSIS OF QoL DATA.
Exploring Longitudinal Data.
Modelling Longitudinal Data.
PRACTICAL ASPECTS AND CLINICAL INTERPRETATION.
Practical and Reporting Issues.
"...well written and easy to understand..." (The Lancet Oncology, November 2000)
"I would recommend this book..." (Progress in Palliative Care, Vol 8/5, 2000)
"this book is highly recommended to clinicians who are actively involved in the planning, analysis and publication of QoL research..." (Clinical Oncology, Vol. 12/6, 2000)
"A useful book for many professions who wish to know whether their patients are well and whether certain therapies are needed and useful..." (Journal of Paediatric Endocrinology Metabolism, Vol. 13/9, 2000
"I would recommend this book for library purchase" (The Statistician, Vol. 5, 2001)
"...this book is highly recommended..." (Quality of Life Research, No.11, 2002