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Health status instruments should satisfy full range of methodological criteria

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7134.861a (Published 14 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:861
  1. Stavros Petrou, Health economist
  1. National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE

    EDITOR—Dorman et al are right to draw attention to the higher response rate achieved with the EuroQol questionnaire compared with the SF-36 instrument among survivors of stroke.1 Published work on health related quality of life overlooks the burden that instruments impose on patients, studies often failing to report response and completion rates. Dorman …

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