Journal article

A program of methodological research to arrive at the new international EQ-5D-5L valuation protocol.

Mark Oppe, Nancy J Devlin, Ben van Hout, Paul FM Krabbe, Frank de Charro

Value Health | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To describe the research that has been undertaken by the EuroQol Group to improve current methods for health state valuation, to summarize the results of an extensive international pilot program, and to outline the key elements of the five-level EuroQol five-dimensional (EQ-5D-5L) questionnaire valuation protocol, which is the culmination of that work. METHODS: To improve on methods of health state valuation for the EQ-5D-5L questionnaire, we investigated the performance of different variants of time trade-off and discrete choice tasks in a multinational setting. We also investigated the effect of three modes of administration on health state valuation: group interviews, online s..

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