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Measuring Health: A Guide to Rating Scales and Questionnaires

Published on Jan 15, 1996
Ian McDowell6
Estimated H-index: 6
This is a convenient guide to the health measurement methods used in health and social surveys, epidemiological studies, and clinical trials. It describes the theory and the leading methods of measurement, all of which rely on subjective judgments in questionnaires and rating scales. The authors discuss the validity and reliability of each method, showing readers how to select the most suitable one, apply it, and score the results. Epidemiologists and health care researchers; social scientists; health care planners and analysts.
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Published on Feb 22, 2019in Scientific Reports 4.12
B. Nobile1
Estimated H-index: 1
Nicolas Ramoz3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Paris)
+ 5 AuthorsPh Courtet (French Institute of Health and Medical Research)
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Published on Apr 11, 2019in Trials 2.07
Background The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of curcumin with those of diclofenac in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA).
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Published on Feb 11, 2019in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2.28
Daniele Didino2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Humboldt University of Berlin),
Ekaterina A. Taran2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Tomsk Polytechnic University)
+ 1 AuthorsFabio Casati49
Estimated H-index: 49
(Tomsk Polytechnic University)
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Published on Jan 24, 2019
David Cella125
Estimated H-index: 125
(Northwestern University),
H. Wilson2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 5 AuthorsMing-Ann Hsu2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Published on Feb 6, 2019in BMC Women's Health
Rachel Bush1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Deakin University),
Rhonda Brown12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Deakin University)
+ 3 AuthorsPetra K. Staiger28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Deakin University)
Background There is a large disparity between alcohol treatment access and prevalence of hazardous drinking among same-sex attracted women (SSAW). Yet, this population typically report low satisfaction with care and a reluctance to attend mainstream health services. Currently, there are few culturally tailored services for SSAW available despite evidence indicating that many feel uncomfortable in mainstream services. This paper describes the protocol of a randomised controlled trial aimed at exa...
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Published on Aug 18, 2019in Building Research and Information 3.47
Madalina Hanc (University College London), Claire McAndrew1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University College London),
Marcella Ucci10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University College London)
ABSTRACTSeveral industry-led initiatives in various countries demonstrate a new interest in wellbeing and buildings. This paper adopts a scoping review method aiming to establish the most prevalent and insightful definitions and dimensions of wellbeing in buildings applied in the recent published literature. The paper adopts a two-step method for identifying and categorizing the conceptual approaches to wellbeing encountered in the current literature. First, an overview is presented of the term ...
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Published on Jun 3, 2019in Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 1.13
Carolyn P. Da Silva1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Texas Woman's University),
C. Lauren Szot (Texas Woman's University), Natasha deSa (TIRR Memorial Hermann)
ABSTRACTPurpose: The purpose was to explore the feasibility of whole body vibration (WBV) on polio survivors with/without post-polio syndrome (PPS) by studying its effects on walking speed (10-m walk test), endurance (2-min walk test), pain severity/interference (Brief Pain Inventory [BPI]), sleep quality (Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index), fatigue (Fatigue Severity Scale), leg strength (manual muscle testing and hand-held dynamometry), and muscle cramping (written logs). Methods: Fifteen individua...
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Published on Feb 18, 2019in Health Sociology Review 1.20
Verena Seibel (University of Groningen)
ABSTRACTAlthough an increasing number of studies emphasise migrants’ knowledge about their healthcare rights as crucial for their healthcare usage, almost none examine the conditions under which migrants acquire this knowledge. This study contributes to the literature by studying the main determinants of migrants’ knowledge about their healthcare rights: Self-interest and necessity, human capital, and social capital. I use unique data collected through the project Migrants’ Welfare State Attitud...
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