The Evaluation of Subjective Well-Being

  • Christopher J. Bulpitt
Part of the Developments in Biostatistics and Epidemiology book series (DBEP, volume 1)


When trial end points include reports by the patients on their well-being, the problems of validity and repeatability are greatly increased. Not only do the patients report subjective assessments of their well-being that cannot be confirmed, but different observers may interpret this information in varying ways and record invalid and unrepeatable data.


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher J. Bulpitt
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    • 2
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  1. 1.Department of Medical Statistics and EpidemiologyLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.Royal Postgraduate Medical SchoolLondonUK
  3. 3.Hammersmith HospitalLondonUK

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