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