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Measuring Health: A Review of Quality of Life Measurement Scales, 3rd Edition
Softcover: 224 pages
Open University Press / McGraw Hill
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“...a valuable source book for health services researchers, health care providers, and others interested in quantifying quality of life for clinical or research purposes.” - The International Journal for Quality in Health Care
The essential reference to regulate quality health care. Interest in measuring quality of life and broader health status has risen sharply over the past few years, and the production of measurement scales has almost become an industry. For this reason, there is a need to keep Measuring Health up-to-date on pertinent developments and references.
The unique strength of the book lies in author Ann Bowling's ability to provide an accessible commentary and guidance on a range of commonly, and not so commonly, used scales. Each chapter is self-contained, and you can dip into and out of the book or read it in full. Current users of the book praise its user-friendly format and length, which are continued in the third edition.
“...includes accounts of a number of recently developed scales, while retaining the breadth, concision and clarity that marked the first edition.” - Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy
This thoroughly revised and updated edition offers a comprehensive guide to measures of health and is an essential reference resource for all health professionals, managers and students.
Ann Bowling is a social scientist and is currently Professor of Health Services Research in the Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences at University College London. She directs an active research program and has both PhD and master's programs, including in health services research and policy at UCL. She is also author of Measuring Health, A Review of Quality of Life Measurement Scales and Measuring Disease, A Review of Disease-Specific Quality of Life Measurement Scales, both published by the Open University Press.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations 1 The Conceptualization of functioning, health and quality of life 1 2 Theory of measurement 12 3 The measurement of functional ability 23 The Older American's Resources and Services Schedule (OARS): Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire 26 The Stanford Arthritis Center Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) 29 The Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale (AIMS) 33 The Index of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) 36 Townsend's Disability Scale 39 The Karnofsky Performance Scale 42 The Barthel Index 44 The Quality of Well-Being Scale (QWBS) 46 The Crichton Royal Behaviour Rating Scale (CRBRS) 49 The Clifton Assessment Procedures for the Elderly (CAPE) 52 4 Broader measures of health status 56 The Sickness Impact Profile (SIP) 58 The Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) 64 The McMaster Health Index Questionnaire (MHIQ) 70 The Rand Health Insurance Study Batteries 73 Physical Health Battery 74 Mental Health Battery 75 Social Health Battery 78 General Health Perceptions Battery 79 The Cornell Medical Index 81 Spitzer's Quality of Life Index (QL) 85 Linear Analogue Self Assessment (LASA) 88 The McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) 90 5 Measures of psychological well-being 93 Zung's Self Rating Depression Scale 95 Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale 96 Hamilton Depression Scale 99 The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) 101 Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD) 104 The Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression Scale (SAD) 106 The General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) 108 The Geriatric Mental State (GMS) 114 Short Mental-confusion scales 116 The Mental Status Questionnaire (MSQ) 117 The Abbreviated Mental Test (AMT) 118 6 Measuring social networks and social support 120 Inventory of Socially Supportive Behaviours (ISSB) 125 Arizona Social Support Interview Schedule (ASSIS) 127 Perceived Social Support from Family and Friends 130 Social Support Questionnaire 131 Interview Schedule for Social Interaction (ISSI) 133 The Social Network Scale (SNS) 136 The Family Relationship Index (FRI) 138 The Social Support Appraisals Scale (SS-A) and the Social Support Behaviours Scale (SS-B) 140 Interpersonal Support Evaluation List (ISEL) 143 The Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale 146 7 Measures of life satisfaction and morale 149 Global items 152 The Life Satisfaction Index A (LSIA) and Index B (LSIB) 152 The Life Satisfaction Index Z 13-item version (LSIZ) 156 The Affect-Balance Scale (ABS) 157 The Philadelphia Geriatric Center Morale Scale 159 Delighted-Terrible Faces (D-T) Scale 161 The (Psychological) General Well-Being Schedule (GWBS) 163 Scales of self-esteem 166 The Self-Esteem Scale 167 The Tennessee Self-Concept Scale 169 Self-Esteem Inventory 171 References 174
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