Measuring quality of life for an economic evaluation of aphasia: First steps

Kagan, Aura and Simmons-Mackie, Nina and Hoch, Jeffery and Victor, J Charles and Mok, Ada and Kant, Lee-ann and Sharp, Shelley and Streiner, David (2013) Measuring quality of life for an economic evaluation of aphasia: First steps. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Health economists typically use the Quality Adjusted Life Year (QALY) when conducting economic evaluations of healthcare investments. We have begun investigating methods to obtain QALYs for aphasia by developing a pictographic version of the Time Trade-Off methodology (picTTO) in an attempt to circumvent language barriers. A convenience sample of 50 adults with aphasia participated in reliability and validity testing of the picTTO. Analysis suggests that while the picTTO itself has face validity, results demonstrated poor to moderate test-retest reliability which we plan to improve by optimizing the study design.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Depositing User: OSCP Staff 1
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2013
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2013 : 43rd : Tucson, AZ : May 28-June 2, 2013)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2476

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