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  • © 2010

Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures

  • An important resource for interpreting the many instruments used in quality of life research

  • Includes an extensive glossary of key terms

  • Six volumes, over 250 chapters

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Table of contents (2190 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-lx
  2. Instruments and Methodological Aspects

    1. Instruments Used in the Assessment of Disease Impact

      1. The Global Person Generated Index
        • F. Martin, L. Camfield, D. Ruta
        Pages 59-72
      2. The Total Illness Burden Index
        • S. Greenfield, J. Billimek, S. H. Kaplan
        Pages 73-85
      3. The EQ-5D Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire
        • N. Gusi, P. R. Olivares, R. Rajendram
        Pages 87-99
      4. The University of Washington Quality of Life Scale
        • S. N. Rogers, D. Lowe
        Pages 101-128
      5. SQOR-V: A Patient Reported Outcome Specifically Dedicated to Chronic Venous Disorders
        • J.-J. Guex, S. E. Zimmet, S. Boussetta, C. Taieb
        Pages 161-177
      6. The Uniscale Assessment of Quality of Life: Applications to Oncology
        • E. Ballatori, F. Roila, B. Ruggeri, A. A. Bruno, S. Tiberti, F. di Orio
        Pages 179-194
      7. The Bone Metastases Quality of Life Questionnaire
        • X. Badia, A. Vieta, M. Gilabert
        Pages 195-207
      8. The Impact of Weight on Quality of Life Questionnaire
        • J. Manwaring, D. Wilfley
        Pages 209-225
      9. The MacDQOL Individualized Measure of the Impact of Macular Disease on Quality of Life
        • Jan Mitchell, Alison Woodcock, Clare Bradley
        Pages 247-263

About this book

The impact of illness on individual lives and society at large was once considered too vast to gauge. More recently, quantitative measures of quality of life, life expectancy, and the financial costs of illness and treatment are showing not only how this impact can be calculated but also how the results can be used to further research and improve public health. The Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures is the first comprehensive reference to these instruments and their findings on an international scale.

The Handbook features in-depth reviews of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), quality of life and financial measures for over 120 diseases and conditions. Its editors have organized this critical information for maximum access and ease of use, with abstracts, definitions of key terms, summary points, and dozens of figures and tables that can enhance the text or stand alone. Readers may access data by country, region, or population, or by disease entity, e.g.:

  • Cardiovascular and pulmonary, including hypertension, stroke, and COPD.
  • Viral, bacterial, microbial, parasitic, and other infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, encephalitis, and dengue fever, plus vaccination issues.
  • Cancer, including breast, prostate, cervical, colorectal, and pediatric.
  • Psychosocial, psychiatric, sensory, and addictive (drugs, alcohol, tobacco) disorders.
  • Topics ranging from toxic exposure (injection contamination, occupational hazards, environmental pollutants), to special populations (children, the elderly in China, the city of Los Angeles), to commonly-occurring conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, menopause, macular degeneration).
  • Plus chapters discuss specific measures for assessing health and disease impact, such as the WHOQoL questionnaire, the SF-36 Short-Form Health Survey, and the Quality of Life in Later Life Questionnaire.

The Handbook’s broad coverage and meticulous, up-to-date detail make it essential for public health researchers in the area of quality of life. 

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept. Nutrition and Dietetics Nutritional Sciences Research Division School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, King's College London, London, UK

    Victor R. Preedy

  • Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    Ronald R. Watson

About the editors

Victor R. Preedy is currently Director of the Genomics Centre and  Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, King's College London.

Ronald Ross Watson is a Professor in the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, Tucson.  He is a former Director of a National Institutes of Health funded Alcohol Research Center.

 

 

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Buying options

eBook USD 3,000.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-0-387-78665-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 2,999.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)