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Evaluating quality-of-life and health status instruments: development of scientific review criteria.
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PMID:  8930436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Medical Outcomes Trust is a depository and distributor of high-quality, standardized, health outcomes measurement instruments to national and international health communities. Every instrument in the Trust library is reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee against a rigorous set of eight attributes. These attributes consist of the following: (1) conceptual and measurement model; (2) reliability; (3) validity; (4) responsiveness; (5) interpretability; (6) respondent and administrative burden; (7) alternative forms; and (8) cultural and language adaptations. In addition to a full description of each attribute, we discuss uses of these criteria beyond evaluation of existing instruments and lessons learned in the first few rounds of instrument review against these criteria.
K N Lohr; N K Aaronson; J Alonso; M A Burnam; D L Patrick; E B Perrin; J S Roberts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical therapeutics     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0149-2918     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Ther     Publication Date:    1996 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-12     Completed Date:  1997-02-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706726     Medline TA:  Clin Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  979-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Health services and Policy Research Program, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Health Status*
Health Status Indicators*
Quality of Life*
Reproducibility of Results

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