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Mesures de la qualite de vie lie e a la sante et des preferences aupres de personnes souffrant de la tuberculose

In this study, the feasibility and reliability of health-related quality of life and health preference measurements among patients with tuberculous infection or disease have been evaluated. Cronbach's correlation coefficients were all higher than 0.70 for the different dimensions and interviews. In fact, for interview 1 to 3, the mean (SD) for the SF-36 PCS ranged from 53.0 (7.5) to 53.5 (6.5), for the SF-36 MCS from 49.5 (10.2) to 52.4 (10.4), for the EQ5D 81.7 (22.3) to 86.9 (18.6), for the VAS from 83.5 (15.6) to 86.9 (10.3) and for the SG 87.8 (19.6) to 89.7 (17.7). For both the VAS and SG, health states of active TB subjects ranked lower than those of other subjects (p-value ranging from 0.002 to 0.11 for each instruments and interviews, Wilcoxon rank-sum test). These measures of health-related quality of life and health utilities appeared feasible and reliable in this subject population. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:LACETR/oai:collectionscanada.gc.ca:QMM.33747
Date January 2001
CreatorsDion, Marie-Josee.
ContributorsSchwartzman, Kevin (advisor)
PublisherMcGill University
Source SetsLibrary and Archives Canada ETDs Repository / Centre d'archives des thèses électroniques de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
LanguageFrench
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
Formatapplication/pdf
CoverageMaster of Science (Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.)
RightsAll items in eScholarship@McGill are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
Relationalephsysno: 001862608, proquestno: MQ78864, Theses scanned by UMI/ProQuest.

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