Measuring Health: A Review of Quality of Life Measurement Scales

Author: Ann Bowling

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  • ISBN: 9780335215270
  • Author: Ann Bowling
  • Publ Date: 2004-10-01
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Imprint: MCGRAW HL HIGHER ED*#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 67655

Table of Contents :

Preface - Concepts of functioning, health, well-being and quality of life - Theory of measurement - Measuring functional ability - Measuring broader health status - Measuring psychological well-being - Measuring social networks and social support - Measuring the dimensons of subjective well-being - Measuring global quality of life - Appendix of addresses - References - Index

Description:

This thoroughly revised and updated edition offers a comprehensive guide to measures of health and is an essential reference resource for all health professionals and students. A new chapter on measuring global quality of life has been included in addition to coverage of popular measures and functioning, anxiety, life satisfaction and well-being and broader status. An updated selection of useful addresses has been incorporated at the end of this revised edition. Key reading for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates in health studies, health sciences, research methods and social sciences.

Author Biography:

Ann Bowling is a social scientist and is Professor of Health Services Research in the Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences at University College London.


 

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