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Health-related quality of life, utility, and productivity outcomes instruments: ease of completion by subjects with COPD.

Ståhl E, Jansson SA, Jonsson AC, Svensson K, Lundbäck B, Andersson F - Health Qual Life Outcomes (2003)

Bottom Line: The HS-COPD was graded "very difficult" to complete by 21% of subjects compared with 3-5% of subjects for the other questionnaires.The mean time taken to complete all questionnaires was 39 minutes, and the large majority of subjects scored "good" for understanding by the administrator.Age correlated significantly with the degree of the subject's opinion of the ease of completion of five outcomes instruments, while the influence of gender, socio-economic status and disease severity was not statistically significant.

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Affiliation: Dept of Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden. elisabeth.stahl@astrazeneca.com

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An important outcome of any clinical intervention is the change in the subject's own perceived state of health. This can be categorized as health-related quality of life (HRQL), utility (preference-based health state), and daily life performance. 174 Swedish subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (mean age 64.3 PlusMinus; 12 years) completed five self-administered questionnaires: Short Form 36 (SF-36), St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ), EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D), Health States-COPD (HS-COPD), and Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire for COPD (WPAI-COPD). The subjects scored these outcomes instruments for ease of completion using a 5-point scale. The time taken to complete them was noted and the administrators' opinion of the subjects' comprehension of the questionnaires recorded using a 4-point scale. A score of 1-3 ("very easy" to "acceptable") was recorded by 92% of subjects for the SF-36, 90% for SGRQ, 80% for EQ-5D, 83% for WPAI-COPD, and 53% for HS-COPD. The HS-COPD was graded "very difficult" to complete by 21% of subjects compared with 3-5% of subjects for the other questionnaires. The mean time taken to complete all questionnaires was 39 minutes, and the large majority of subjects scored "good" for understanding by the administrator. Age correlated significantly with the degree of the subject's opinion of the ease of completion of five outcomes instruments, while the influence of gender, socio-economic status and disease severity was not statistically significant.

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Subjects' mean scoring by age groups (according to the cohort of subjects included)
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Figure 1: Subjects' mean scoring by age groups (according to the cohort of subjects included)

Mentions: The results demonstrate that older subjects have more difficulties completing the questionnaires. The test for trend in difficulty was statistically significant for all questionnaires when all groups were compared: SF-36 p = 0.003, SGRQ p < 0.001, EQ-5D p < 0.001, WPAI-COPD p < 0.001, and HS-COPD p < 0.001. Data from the six age groups and SF-36, SGRQ and EQ-5D are shown in figure 1.


Health-related quality of life, utility, and productivity outcomes instruments: ease of completion by subjects with COPD.

Ståhl E, Jansson SA, Jonsson AC, Svensson K, Lundbäck B, Andersson F - Health Qual Life Outcomes (2003)

Subjects' mean scoring by age groups (according to the cohort of subjects included)
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Figure 1: Subjects' mean scoring by age groups (according to the cohort of subjects included)
Mentions: The results demonstrate that older subjects have more difficulties completing the questionnaires. The test for trend in difficulty was statistically significant for all questionnaires when all groups were compared: SF-36 p = 0.003, SGRQ p < 0.001, EQ-5D p < 0.001, WPAI-COPD p < 0.001, and HS-COPD p < 0.001. Data from the six age groups and SF-36, SGRQ and EQ-5D are shown in figure 1.

Bottom Line: The HS-COPD was graded "very difficult" to complete by 21% of subjects compared with 3-5% of subjects for the other questionnaires.The mean time taken to complete all questionnaires was 39 minutes, and the large majority of subjects scored "good" for understanding by the administrator.Age correlated significantly with the degree of the subject's opinion of the ease of completion of five outcomes instruments, while the influence of gender, socio-economic status and disease severity was not statistically significant.

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Affiliation: Dept of Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden. elisabeth.stahl@astrazeneca.com

ABSTRACT
An important outcome of any clinical intervention is the change in the subject's own perceived state of health. This can be categorized as health-related quality of life (HRQL), utility (preference-based health state), and daily life performance. 174 Swedish subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (mean age 64.3 PlusMinus; 12 years) completed five self-administered questionnaires: Short Form 36 (SF-36), St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ), EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D), Health States-COPD (HS-COPD), and Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire for COPD (WPAI-COPD). The subjects scored these outcomes instruments for ease of completion using a 5-point scale. The time taken to complete them was noted and the administrators' opinion of the subjects' comprehension of the questionnaires recorded using a 4-point scale. A score of 1-3 ("very easy" to "acceptable") was recorded by 92% of subjects for the SF-36, 90% for SGRQ, 80% for EQ-5D, 83% for WPAI-COPD, and 53% for HS-COPD. The HS-COPD was graded "very difficult" to complete by 21% of subjects compared with 3-5% of subjects for the other questionnaires. The mean time taken to complete all questionnaires was 39 minutes, and the large majority of subjects scored "good" for understanding by the administrator. Age correlated significantly with the degree of the subject's opinion of the ease of completion of five outcomes instruments, while the influence of gender, socio-economic status and disease severity was not statistically significant.

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