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Patient preference quality of life measures in dermatology.

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McCombs, K; Chen, SC
Published in: Dermatol Ther
2007

Patient quality of life (QOL) is an important aspect of health care. It is crucial that we continue to develop instruments to assist in detecting burden of disease, interpreting outcomes of clinical trials, determining cost effectiveness of therapies, and guiding clinical decision making. The measurement of patient preferences, specifically utilities and contingent valuation, for health states provides data that can assist in the aforementioned endeavors. Patient preferences have been measured in many areas of medicine. However, it is relatively new to the field of dermatology. The present authors provide an overview of the basic concepts of patient preference measures and how they compare to the widely used health status instruments. Various techniques that have been used to elicit patient preferences are discussed, including standard gamble, time trade-off, willingness-to-pay, rating scales, health utilities index, and EuroQol (EQ-5D). In addition, the present authors review the current literature reporting utilities relevant to dermatology.

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Published In

Dermatol Ther

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ISSN

1396-0296

Publication Date

2007

Volume

20

Issue

2

Start / End Page

102 / 109

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Value of Life
  • Quality of Life
  • Psychometrics
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Humans
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Dermatology & Venereal Diseases
  • Dermatology
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
 

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McCombs, K., & Chen, S. C. (2007). Patient preference quality of life measures in dermatology. Dermatol Ther, 20(2), 102–109. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1529-8019.2007.00118.x
McCombs, Kathryn, and Suephy C. Chen. “Patient preference quality of life measures in dermatology.Dermatol Ther 20, no. 2 (2007): 102–9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1529-8019.2007.00118.x.
McCombs K, Chen SC. Patient preference quality of life measures in dermatology. Dermatol Ther. 2007;20(2):102–9.
McCombs, Kathryn, and Suephy C. Chen. “Patient preference quality of life measures in dermatology.Dermatol Ther, vol. 20, no. 2, 2007, pp. 102–09. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/j.1529-8019.2007.00118.x.
McCombs K, Chen SC. Patient preference quality of life measures in dermatology. Dermatol Ther. 2007;20(2):102–109.
Journal cover image

Published In

Dermatol Ther

DOI

ISSN

1396-0296

Publication Date

2007

Volume

20

Issue

2

Start / End Page

102 / 109

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Value of Life
  • Quality of Life
  • Psychometrics
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Humans
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Dermatology & Venereal Diseases
  • Dermatology
  • 3202 Clinical sciences