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Title Measuring functioning and well-being : the medical outcomes study approach / Anita L. Stewart & John E. Ware, Jr., editors ; with a foreword by Alvin R. Tarlov.

Imprint Durham : Duke University Press, 1992.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  362.1021 M463f 1992    ---  Available
Description xxiii, 449 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [411]-434) and index.
Contents I. The new era of health assessment -- Measures for a new era of health assessment / John E. Ware, Jr. -- The medical outcomes study framework of health indicators / Anita L. Stewart -- II. Creation of databases on the health of individuals -- Methods of sampling / William H. Rogers ... [et al.] -- Methods of collecting health data / Sandra H. Berry -- III. Generic health concepts and measures -- Methods of constructing health measures / Anita L. Stewart, Ron D. Hays, John E. Ware, Jr. -- Physical functioning measures / Anita L. Stewart and Caren J. Kamberg -- Psychological distress/well-being and cognitive functioning measures / Anita L. Stewart ... [et al.] -- Health perceptions, energy/fatigue, and health distress measures / Anita L. Stewart, Ron D. Hays, John E. Ware, Jr. -- Social functioning : social activity limitations measure / Cathy D. Sherbourne -- Social functioning : family and marital functioning measures / Cathy D. Sherbourne and Caren J. Kamberg -- Social functioning : sexual problems measures / Cathy D. Sherbourne -- Role functioning measures / Cathy D. Sherbourne, Anita L. Stewart, Kenneth B. Wells -- Pain measures / Cathy D. Sherbourne -- Sleep measures / Ron D. Hays and Anita L. Stewart -- Physical / psychophysiologic symptoms measure / Cathy D. Sherbourne ... [et al.] -- IV. Short-form measures -- Developing and testing the MOS 20-item short-form health survey : a general population application / John E. Ware, Jr., Cathy D. Sherbourne, Allyson R. Davies -- Preliminary tests of a 6-item general health survey : a patient application / John E. Ware, Jr. ... [et al.] -- V. The validity of MOS measures -- Methods of validating MOS health measures / Anita L. Stewart, Ron L. Hays, John E. Ware, Jr. -- Construct validity of MOS health measures / Ron D. Hays and Anita L. Stewart -- VI. Summary, discussion, and future directions -- Summary and discussion of MOS measures / Anita L. Stewart ... [et al.].
Summary "Measuring Functioning and Well-Being is a comprehensive account of a broad range of self-reported functioning and well-being measures developed for the Medical Outcomes Study, a large-scale study of how patients fare with health care in the United States. This book provides a set of ready-to-use generic measures that are applicable to all adults, including those well and chronically ill, as well as a methodological guide to collecting health data and constructing health measures. As demand increases for more practical methods to monitor the outcomes of health care, this volume offers a timely and valuable contribution to the field." "The contributors address conceptual and methodological issues involved in measuring such important health status concepts as physical, social, and role functioning; psychological distress and well-being; general health perceptions; energy and fatigue; sleep; and pain. The authors present psychometric results, explain how to administer, score, and interpret the measures, and offer suggestions for further research in health assessment. The measures can be used individually or as a set." "Comprising the work of a number of highly respected scholars in the field of health assessment, the measures presented here should be useful in a variety of observational and experimental studies of health outcomes. Technically sophisticated, Measuring Functioning and Well-Being will be of great interest and value to the growing number of researchers, policymakers, and clinicians concerned with the management and evaluation of health care."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Health surveys -- Statistical methods.
Medical care -- Evaluation.
Health status indicators.
National Study of Medical Care Outcomes (U.S.)
Data Collection -- methods.
Health Status Indicators.
Health Surveys.
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Health status indicators. (OCoLC)fst00953343
Health surveys -- Statistical methods. (OCoLC)fst00953361
Medical care -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst01013794
Added Author Stewart, Anita L.
Ware, John E.
ISBN 0822312123 (acid-free paper)
9780822312123 (acid-free paper)

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