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Social relationships as a major determinant in the valuation of health states


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.

Abstract

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.

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
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:20 Mar 2012 12:52
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:32
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0962-9343
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-011-9945-0
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-57905

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