Quality of Life Research

, Volume 22, Issue 10, pp 2939–2940 | Cite as

What does Cronbach’s alpha tell us about the EQ-5D? A methodological commentary to “Psychometric properties of the EuroQol Five-Dimensional Questionnaire (EQ-5D-3L) in caregivers of autistic children”



Measurement Instrument Autistic Child Homogenous Test Group Validity Item Selection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BambergGermany

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