ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Is Coconut Oil Healthy? (The American Heart Association Doesn’t Think So)

American Heart Association Renders Itself Obsolete With 1960s Dietary Advice on Coconut Oil

Ginger Fights Obesity

Health Benefits of Artichokes

Putting the Spotlight on Coriander Seed Oil

Migraines? Powdered Ginger May Help

Are Americans Really Getting Too Much Vitamin D? A Critical Look at Recent Media Warnings

Eating more vegetable protein may protect against early menopause

German Chamomile Oil: A Versatile Essential Oil You Should Have at Home

Vitamin C and antibiotics: A new one-two 'punch' for knocking-out cancer stem cells

 
Print Page
Email Article

Feasibility of utility assessment by rating scale & std gamble in patients with ankylosing spondylitis or fibromyalgia (FM)

  [ 6 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • February 5, 1995


OBJECTIVE. To assess the feasibility of utility measurement in
patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) or fibromyalgia
(FMS). Patient derived utilities provide overall estimates of
the impact of a disease on patient well being.

METHODS. The
Maastricht Utility Measurement Questionnaire was applied cross
sectionally to 57 patients with AS and 86 outpatients with
FMS. By means of rating scale and standard gamble techniques,
patients were asked to value their own health state.

RESULTS.
All 143 patients completed the interview. Patients with AS
valued their personal health state on the rating scale (0-100)
considerably higher than patients with FMS (AS: 69 and FMS:
54). Standard gamble utility values (0-1), however, were about
the same at a higher level (AS: 0.86 and FMS: 0.83). Four
weeks test-retest reliability was examined in 15 patients with
FMS. The intraclass correlation coefficient of the utility
score for the patient's own health state was 0.56 for the
rating scale and 0.66 for the standard gamble technique.

CONCLUSION. Feasibility of the Maastricht Utility
Measurement Questionnaire was generally satisfactory in both
patient groups. Utility values obtained by rating scale and
standard gamble technique differed considerably. Our data
support the view that utility measurement is sensitive to the
method chosen to elicit patient well being.

Bakker C, Rutten M, van Doorslaer E, Bennett K, van der Linden S




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Vitamin D3 Extreme™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant Discovered to Date - Hydroxytyrosol The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant Discovered to Date - Hydroxytyrosol
Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention
Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold
The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12 The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12
Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10 Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map