Measuring Health

Measuring Health : A Guide to Rating Scales and Questionnaires

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The first of its kind, this remains the leading reference text on health status measurement instruments. Worldwide economic constraints have stressed the need to monitor the outcomes of care and the output of health systems. This book provides a full and accurate description of 88 questionnaires and clinical rating scales, and reviews evidence for the quality of each measure. Measurements of physical disability, social health, psychological well-being, depression, mental status testing, pain, and general health status or quality of life are covered. This text is intended as a reference work for researchers form the medical and social sciences, and for health professionals wishing to evaluate the progress of their patients.show more

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  • Hardback | 523 pages
  • 185 x 260 x 40mm | 1,202.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • numerous line figures and tables
  • 0195103718
  • 9780195103717

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. The Theoretical and Technical Foundations of Health Measurement; 2. Physical Disability and Handicap; 3. Social Health; 4. Psychological Well-Being; 5. Depression; 6. Mental Status Testing; 7. Pain Measurements; 8. General Health Status and Quality of Life; 9. Recommendations and Conclusionsshow more

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"Indispensable for those seeking a consumer's guide to health measures....Written in an engaging and informative style....'5 stars!'(highest rating)"--Doody Publishingshow more

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