Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-57905
Frick, Ulrich; Irving, H; Rehm, Jürgen (2012). Social relationships as a major determinant in the valuation of health states. Quality of Life Research, 21(2):209-213.
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Purpose To empirically determine the impact of the capacity to sustain social relationships on valuing health states. Methods 68 clinical experts conducted a health state valuation exercise in five sites using pairwise comparison, ranking, and person trade-off as elicitation methods. 23,840 pairwise comparisons of a total of 379 health states were analyzed by conditional logistic regression. Results Social relationships had a clear monotonic association with perceived disability: the more limited the capacity to sustain social relationships, the more disabling the resulting health state valuations. The highest level of limitations with respect to social relationships was associated with slightly lower impact on health state valuations compared to the highest level of limitations in physical functioning. Conclusions Social relationships showed an independent contribution to health state valuations and should be included in health state measures.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > Swiss Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||20 Mar 2012 12:52|
|Last Modified:||07 Aug 2014 12:15|
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