An Investigation of the Feasibility and Cultural Appropriateness of Stated Preference Methods to Generate Health State Values in the United Arab Emirates.
Emmanuel A Papadimitropoulos, Iffat Elbarazi, Iain Blair, Marina-Selini Katsaiti, Koonal K Shah, Nancy J Devlin
Value Health Reg Issues | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: No five-level EuroQol five-dimensional questionnaire (EQ-5D-5L) value sets are currently available in the Middle East to inform decision making in the region's health care systems. OBJECTIVES: To test the feasibility of eliciting EQ-5D-5L values from a general public sample in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) using the EuroQol Group's standardized valuation protocol. METHODS: Values were elicited in face-to-face computer-assisted personal interviews. Adult Emiratis were recruited in public places. Respondents completed 10 time trade-off tasks and 7 discrete choice experiment tasks, followed by debriefing questions about their experience of completing the valuation tasks. Descriptiv..View full abstract