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Measuring Functioning and Well-Being : The Medical Outcomes Study Approach, Hardback Book

Measuring Functioning and Well-Being : The Medical Outcomes Study Approach Hardback

Edited by Anita L. Stewart, John E., Jr. Ware


Measuring Functioning and Well-Being is a comprehensive account a broad range of self-reported functioning and well-being measures developed for the Medical Outcomes Study, a large-sale 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 and explain how to administer, score, and interpret the measures. Comprising the work of a number of highly respected scholars in the field of health assessment, 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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociology & anthropology
  • ISBN: 9780822312123



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