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Measuring Health By Ann Bowling

Measuring Health
by Ann Bowling

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This book offers a comprehensive guide to measures of health and is an essential reference resource for all health professionals and students.
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Measuring Health by Ann Bowling

Reviews of previous editions:

"an excellent resource for anyone involved in health research and highly recommended"
Palliative Medicine

"a valuable source book for health services researchers, health care providers, and others interested in quantifying quality of life for clinical or research purposes"
The International Journal for Quality in Health Care

"includes accounts of a number of recently developed scales, while retaining the breadth, concision and clarity that marked the first edition"
Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy

Highly Commended: BMA Medical Book Competition 1998

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. Containing details of the use of most of the major measures of health and functioning, the new edition includes:

*A new chapter on measuring global quality of life
*Updated analysis of measures of subjective well-being
*A revised and up-to-date selection of useful addresses

Measuring Health is key reading for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates in health studies, health sciences, research methods and social sciences.

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About Ann Bowling

Ann Bowling is Professor of Health Services Research at University College London. She specialises in quality of life measurement, research on ageing and equity of access to health services, and is author of best selling books on research methods and measurement including Measuring Disease, Measuring Health, and A handbook of Health Research Methods jointly with professor Shah Ebrahim (all published by OpenUP).

Table of Contents


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 dimensions of subjective well-being

Measuring global quality of life

Appendix of addresses



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Measuring Health by Ann Bowling
Ann Bowling
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.