Quality of Life Research

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 521–527

Assessing patient outcomes in acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis: The measure your medical outcome profile (MYMOP), medical outcomes study 6-item general health survey (MOS-6A) and EuroQol (EQ-5D)

  • C. Paterson
  • C.E. Langan
  • G.A. McKaig
  • P.M. Anderson
  • G.D.H. Maclaine
  • L.B. Rose
  • S.J. Walker
  • M.J. Campbell
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1008930521566

Cite this article as:
Paterson, C., Langan, C., McKaig, G. et al. Qual Life Res (2000) 9: 521. doi:10.1023/A:1008930521566

Abstract

There is little published information on the measurement of health status or quality of life in acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. The measure yourself medical outcome profile (MYMOP), the medical outcomes study 6-item general health survey (MOS-6A), and EuroQoL (EQ-5D) were evaluated in 81 patients with acute exacerbations of Type-1 chronic bronchitis presenting at a single general practice centre in Glasgow. The questionnaires were administered at the first clinic visit and at a second visit within 1 week of treatment completion. Item scores for MYMOP were generally more responsive than those for the other instruments, as assessed by standardised response means and an index of responsiveness for those patients reporting minimal change between visits. Construct validity was demonstrated for the MYMOP by the gradient in score change with the patient's perceived change in clinical condition and by the relationship between score change and the physician's assessment of clinical outcome. This study demonstrated that the MYMOP is a valid and potentially useful instrument for the assessment of patient outcomes in acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis and is more responsive than the MOS-6A or EQ-5D in this setting. The choice of instrument will vary according to the objective of the study.

Chronic bronchitis EuroQoL (EQ-5D) Health outcomes Medical outcomes study 6-item general health survey (MOS-6A) Measure yourself medical out come profile (MYMOP) Quality of life 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Paterson
    • 1
  • C.E. Langan
    • 2
  • G.A. McKaig
    • 2
  • P.M. Anderson
    • 3
  • G.D.H. Maclaine
    • 4
  • L.B. Rose
    • 5
  • S.J. Walker
    • 6
  • M.J. Campbell
    • 7
  1. 1.Warwick House Medical CentreTauntonUK
  2. 2.Baillieston Health CentreGlasgowUK
  3. 3.Fourth Hurdle Consulting LtdUK
  4. 4.Warner, LambertUK
  5. 5.Interstellar LtdSalisbury
  6. 6.The Office for National StatisticsTitchfieldUK
  7. 7.Institute of Primary Care, Community Services CentreNorthern General HospitalSheffieldUK

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