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Type: Published Manuscript
Title: Quality adjusted survival analysis: a neglected application of the quality of well-being scale.
Authors: Kaplan RM, McCutchan JA, Navarro AM, Anderson JP, Atkinson JH, Chandler J, Grant I, and the HNRC Group
Year: 1994
Publication: Psychology and Health
Volume: 9 Issue: Pages: 131-141
Abstract:"Background In survival analysis, those who are alive are statistically coded as 1.0 while those who are dead are coded as 0.0. Since everyone who remains alive is given the same score, a person confined to bed with an irreversible coma is alive and is counted the same as someone who is active and asymtomatic. The Quality of Well-being (QWB) scale defines levels of wellness on the continuum between death and optimum function and integrates morbidity and mortality into the same number. This paper demonstrates the effect of including mortality in QWB estimates for male adults with HIV infection.

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