Journal article

Measuring the health-related quality of life in Australians with multiple sclerosis using the assessment of quality of life-8-dimension (AQoL-8D) multi-attribute utility instrument

Hasnat Ahmad, Ingrid van der Mei, Bruce V Taylor, Julie A Campbell, Andrew J Palmer

Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has not been assessed in Australians with multiple sclerosis (MS) using a preferentially sensitive multi-attribute utility instrument. OBJECTIVES: To assess HRQoL and to quantify the impact of disability on health state utility values (HSUVs), and the physical and psychosocial health of people with MS using the Assessment of Quality of Life-8-Dimension (AQoL-8D) instrument. METHODS: We estimated HSUVs and the unique composite individual and super dimensional (physical and psychosocial) scores of the AQoL-8D for a large, representative sample (n=1,577) of Australians with MS. The estimates were compared to Australian general population norms ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by an unconditional grant provided to MS Research Australia by Merck Australia, and publication of study results was not contingent on the sponsor's approval or censorship of the manuscript.