QUALITY OF LIFE: ASSESSMENT, ANALYSIS, AND INTERPRETATION
Quality of Life: Assessment, Analysis and Interpretation
Covers development of questionnaires through to analysis of studies
Includes practical examples
Fills a need in a rapidly growing area of interest
Has a clear structure and consistent approach to the material covered
This book is aimed at everyone involved in quality of life and is applicable to medical and non-medical, statistical and non-statistical readers. It is of particular relevance for clinical and biomedical researchers within both the pharmaceutical industry and practitioners in the fields of cancer and other chronic diseases.
Table of Contents:
Principles of Measurement Scales.
DEVELOPING AND TESTING QUESTIONNAIRES.
Scores and Measurements: Validity, Reliability, Sensitivity.
Item Response Theory and Differential Item Functioning.
Questionnaire Development and Scoring.
ANALYSIS OF QoL DATA.
Exploring Longitudinal Data.
Modelling Longitudinal Data.
PRACTICAL ASPECTS AND CLINICAL INTERPRETATION.
Practical and Reporting Issues.