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Is the EQ-5D a Valid Instrument to Assess Health Related Quality of Life of Psoriasis Patients?

Norlin, Jenny LU (2011) NEKM01 20101
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
The purpose of this paper was to investigate whether EQ-5D is a valid measure of Health
Related Quality of Life of psoriasis patients. The objective was carried out by investigating
the correlation between the EuroQol EQ-5D and two other Health Related Quality of Life
measures, Dermatology Life Quality Index and a Visual Analogue Scale assessed by the
patient, as well as two clinical outcome measures assessed by the physician. Furthermore, the
objective was to investigate whether the EQ-5D systematically differs from the other Health
Related Quality of Life measures. The quality of life was measured in 2085 patients with
psoriasis in PsoReg, a national registry for psoriasis patients in Sweden. Dermatology Life
Quality Index has... (More)
The purpose of this paper was to investigate whether EQ-5D is a valid measure of Health
Related Quality of Life of psoriasis patients. The objective was carried out by investigating
the correlation between the EuroQol EQ-5D and two other Health Related Quality of Life
measures, Dermatology Life Quality Index and a Visual Analogue Scale assessed by the
patient, as well as two clinical outcome measures assessed by the physician. Furthermore, the
objective was to investigate whether the EQ-5D systematically differs from the other Health
Related Quality of Life measures. The quality of life was measured in 2085 patients with
psoriasis in PsoReg, a national registry for psoriasis patients in Sweden. Dermatology Life
Quality Index has shown to be a valid measure in psoriasis patients in previous research and it
correlated moderately with the EQ-5D in this study. There was a low significant correlation
between the EQ-5D and the clinical outcome measures. Limited evidence implies that the EQ-
5D differs systematically from the other quality of life measures regarding age. This study
suggests that the EQ-5D is a valid measure of Health Related Quality of life of psoriasis
patients. Nevertheless, both generic and disease-specific instruments can contribute in the
assessment of quality of life of patients with psoriasis. (Less)
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author
Norlin, Jenny LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKM01 20101
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
EQ-5D, DLQI, QALY, Psoriasis, Health Economics
language
English
id
1848617
date added to LUP
2011-03-09 09:48:32
date last changed
2011-03-09 10:54:45
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper was to investigate whether EQ-5D is a valid measure of Health
Related Quality of Life of psoriasis patients. The objective was carried out by investigating
the correlation between the EuroQol EQ-5D and two other Health Related Quality of Life
measures, Dermatology Life Quality Index and a Visual Analogue Scale assessed by the
patient, as well as two clinical outcome measures assessed by the physician. Furthermore, the
objective was to investigate whether the EQ-5D systematically differs from the other Health
Related Quality of Life measures. The quality of life was measured in 2085 patients with
psoriasis in PsoReg, a national registry for psoriasis patients in Sweden. Dermatology Life
Quality Index has shown to be a valid measure in psoriasis patients in previous research and it
correlated moderately with the EQ-5D in this study. There was a low significant correlation
between the EQ-5D and the clinical outcome measures. Limited evidence implies that the EQ-
5D differs systematically from the other quality of life measures regarding age. This study
suggests that the EQ-5D is a valid measure of Health Related Quality of life of psoriasis
patients. Nevertheless, both generic and disease-specific instruments can contribute in the
assessment of quality of life of patients with psoriasis.},
  author       = {Norlin, Jenny},
  keyword      = {EQ-5D,DLQI,QALY,Psoriasis,Health Economics},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Is the EQ-5D a Valid Instrument to Assess Health Related Quality of Life of Psoriasis Patients?},
  year         = {2011},
}