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Fayers P, Machin D. Quality of Life: Assessment, Analysis and Interpretation. Chichester, Great Britain: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2000

McDowell I, Newell C, ed. Measuring Health: A Guide to Rating Scales and Questionnaires. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996

Spilker B, ed. Quality of Life and Pharmacoeconomics in Clinical Trials. New York: Raven Press, 1996 (highly recommended for students wishing to pursue a career in patient and/or economic outcomes assessment)

Patrick DL, Erickson P. Health Status and Health Policy: Allocating Resources to Health Care. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

DeVellis RF. Scale Development: Theory and Applications. Newbury Park: Sage Publications, 1991.

Bergner M. Measurement of health status. Med Care, 1985;23:696-704.

Gandek B, Ware JE Jr. Methods for testing data quality, scaling assumptions, and reliability: The IQOLA Project approach. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 1998; 51 (11): 945-52.

Scientific Advisory Committee Instrument Review Criteria. Medical Outcomes Trust Bulletin, September 1995, pp. I-IV. (www.outcomes-trust.org/)


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