HSRC offers expertise in:
- Measurement Design and Validation
- Creation, Selection and Validation of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)
- Content, Construct and Structural Validation of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)
- Scaling and Scoring Algorithms
- Responsiveness Testing and Clinically Important Differences
- Validation in New Clinical Populations
- Linguistic/Cultural Validation
- Literature and Instrument Reviews
Several validated measurement instruments developed by HSRC
researchers are widely used to study physical and mental health
One of the criticisms of the original, interview driven QWB is that
it is more expensive and difficult to administer than competing
measures, such as the SF-36. The original QWB is relatively long and
complex because it has some branching and probe questions and requires a
trained interviewer. We developed a self-administered QWB; referred to
as the Quality of Well-Being scale, Self-Administered (QWB-SA) that
addresses some of these issues (Kaplan, Ganiats, and Sieber, 1996).
The particular strengths of the QWB-SA are:
- It includes assessment of symptoms in addition to various areas of functioning.
- The expanded list of symptoms now includes additional mental health items.
- To reduce recall bias, the QWB-SA assesses only the 3 days prior to completion of the questionnaire.
- The scoring of the instrument utilizes population-derived preference weights.
Use of the QWB-SA is growing rapidly. HSRC is conducting a strong and
diverse research program toward establishing the psychometric
properties of this new measure. Current studies are addressing the
ability of the QWB-SA to detect changes in samples of migraineurs,
cataract surgery patients, people with severe mental illness, and
arthritis patients, as well as validating the sensitivity of this
measure translated in Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish,
French-Canadian, and Dutch.
To learn more about the QWB-SA, visit: https://hoap.ucsd.edu/qwb-info/
For specific questions regarding the QWB-SA, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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