Journal article

Which health-related quality of life score ? A comparison of alternative utility measures in patients with Type 2 diabetes in the ADVANCE trial

Paul Glasziou, Jan Alexander, Elaine Beller, Philip Clarke

HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES | BMC | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Diabetes has a high burden of illness both in life years lost and in disability through related co-morbidities. Accurate assessment of the non-mortality burden requires appropriate health-related quality of life and summary utility measures of which there are several contenders. The study aimed to measure the impact of diabetes on various health-related quality of life domains, and compare several summary utility measures. METHODS: In the ADVANCE (Action in Diabetes and Vascular Disease: Preterax and Diamicron MR Controlled Evaluation) study, 978 Australian patients with Type 2 diabetes completed two health-related quality of life questionnaires at baseline: the EQ-5D and the SF-..

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