Mispredictions and misrecollections: challenges for subjective outcome measurement.


Journal Article

PURPOSE: To review research from the behavioral sciences that demonstrates how predictions of future events--and memories of past events--are often systematically biased. METHOD: Description of how these biases present challenges for subjective outcome measurement in rehabilitation settings, and for measuring health utility. RESULTS: Two new techniques for outcome measurement that have been specifically designed to resist these biases Ecological Momentary Assessment and the Day Reconstruction Method are successful. CONCLUSION: We propose that these techniques could be adopted for measuring rehabilitation outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, DM; Brown, SL; Ubel, PA

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 418 - 424

PubMed ID

  • 17943514

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17943514

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1464-5165

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0963-8288

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/09638280701625237


  • eng