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Overview

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.

This thoroughly revised and updated edition offers a comprehensive guide to measures of health and is an essential reference resource for all health professionals and students. 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335215287
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.64 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Bowling is a social scientist and is professor of health services research in the Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences at University College, London. She is also the author of the bestseller Research Methods in Health.

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Table of Contents

1 Concepts of functioning, health, well-being and quality of life 1
2 Theory of measurement 10
3 Measuring functional ability 19
4 Measuring broader health status 43
5 Measuring psychological well-being 78
6 Measuring social networks and social support 101
7 Measuring the dimensions of subjective well-being 125
8 Measures of broader quality of life 148
App A selection of scale distributors and useful addresses 165
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