Journal article

The validity and reliability of EQ-5D health state valuations in a survey of Maori

MRV Perkins, NJ Devlin, P Hansen

QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH | KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL | Published : 2004

Abstract

This note reports on a 2000 study of the content validity of the EQ-5D's representation of health for 66 Măori (New Zealand's indigenous people, comprising 14.5% of the population) accessed through cultural networks. Also examined was the construct validity of the health state valuation instrument and its test-retest reliability based on repeated valuations for the two extreme health states. The possibility that the EQ-SD fails to capture what Măori regard as 'health' derives from the so-called 'Măori health model' that augments biological health with mental, spiritual and family well-being. Seventy six percent of respondents considered the EQ-5D's representation of health to be adequate. Th..

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