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The impact of illness on individuals and on society at large once seemed too vast a problem to gauge. Recently, however, quantitative measures of quality of life, life expectancy, and the financial costs of illness and treatment demonstrate not only how this impact can be calculated but also how the results can be used to inspire further research and improve public health. The Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures is the first comprehensive book to address these methods of assessment and their findings on an international scale. The editors have organized this information for maximum accessibility and ease of use, with abstracts, definitions of key terms, summary points, and dozens of figures and tables that enhance the text. Wide-ranging coverage and meticulous, up-to-date detail make this an essential working reference for public health researchers in the area of quality of life.
The impact of illness on individual lives and society at large was once considered too vast to gauge. More recently, quantitative measures of quality of life, life expectancy, and the financial costs of illness and treatment are showing not only how this impact can be calculated but also how the results can be used to further research and improve public health. The Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures is the first comprehensive reference to these instruments and their findings on an international scale.The Handbook features in-depth reviews of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), quality of life and financial measures for over 120 diseases and conditions. Its editors have organized this critical information for maximum access and ease of use, with abstracts, definitions of key terms, summary points, and dozens of figures and tables that can enhance the text or stand alone. Readers may access data by country, region, or population, or by disease entity, e.g.:Cardiovascular and pulmonary, including hypertension, stroke, and COPD.Viral, bacterial, microbial, parasitic, and other infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, encephalitis, and dengue fever, plus vaccination issues.Cancer, including breast, prostate, cervical, colorectal, and pediatric.Psychosocial, psychiatric, sensory, and addictive (drugs, alcohol, tobacco) disorders.Topics ranging from toxic exposure (injection contamination, occupational hazards, environmental pollutants), to special populations (children, the elderly in China, the city of Los Angeles), to commonly-occurring conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, menopause, macular degeneration).Plus chapters discuss specific measures for assessing health and disease impact, such as the WHOQoL questionnaire, the SF-36 Short-Form Health Survey, and the Quality of Life in Later Life Questionnaire.The Handbook's broad coverage and meticulous, up-to-date detail make it essential for public health researchers in the area of quality of life.
PrefacePart 1: Instruments Used in the Assessment of Disease ImpactAccuracy of Death Certifications and the Implications for Studying Disease BurdensCalculating QALYs and DALYChinese Quality of Life Measurement Form-35 ItemsIntegration of Quality of Life and Survival for Comparative Risk/Outcome Assessment in Healthcare IndustryComparison of Three Quality of Life Questionnaires in Urinary IncontinenceKeele Assessment of Participation (KAP)Patient-Reported SQOR-V Quality of Life Questionnaire in Venous DisordersPostoperative Quality of Life Assessment in the Over 80's after Cardiac SurgeryQuality of Life Measures in DentistryQuality of Life Measures in Patients with Oesophageal CancerThe Application of the ICF for the Classification and Measurement of the Burden of Disease and Quality of LifeThe BOMET-QoL QuestionnaireThe EQ-5D Quality of Life Questionnair.nbs.The Global Person Generated Index (GPGI)The Impact of Weight on Quality of Life (IWQOL) QuestionnaireThe Japanese Version of the EORTC Quality of Life QuestionnaireThe Quality of Life in Later Life (QuiLL) QuestionnaireThe Uniscale Assessment of Quality of LifeThe University of Washington Quality of Lif.nbs. (UW-QoL) ScalePart 2: Disease Burden. Disability-Adjusted Life Years and Other Measures of Harm or DiseaseAlcohol and Burden of Disease in Germany and SwitzerlandAlcoholic Beverage Preference and MortalityAtherosclerotic Burden and MortalityBurden of Cancer in SerbiaBurden of Cerebrovascular Diseases in Serbi.nbs.Burden of Chlamydia TrachomatisBurden of Disease and Years Lived with Disability Associated with Musculoskeletal PainBurden of Disease Attributable to Obesity and Overweight: Korean FocusBurden of Disease Due to Alcohol and Alcohol Related ResearchBurden of Disease in Elderly Mexican PeopleBurden of Ischaemic Heart Diseases in Serbi.nbs.Burden of Maternal Mortality and MorbidityBurden of Stroke in Aboriginal and Torres Strait IslandersBurden of Stroke: Indian PerspectiveBurden of Tuberculosis: Serbian PerspectivesBurdens of Disease Between Two Time Frames: Mexico PerspectivesCompleteness and Accuracy of Death Date and the Implication.nbs. for Studying Disease BurdensCost Features of the Mediterranean Diet and the Burden of DiseaseCost-Effectiveness of Dengue Prevention: Vaccines and Vector ControlCost-Effectiveness of Surgery in Low-Income Countries: Examples in Sierra Leone and CambodiaCost-Effectiveness of Treating LeishmaniasisCosts of Psoriasis: German PerspectivesCritical Analysis of DALYs Due to Arsenic ContaminationDALYs and DiarrheaDALYS and Economics of VaccinesDALYS and Public Health Programs for Stroke: Australian PerspectivesDALYS and Under-Diagnosis of Common Chronic DiseasesDisability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYS) Due to Occupational Airborne ExposuresDisability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYS) Due to Occupational CarcinogensDisability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYS) Due to Sexual BehaviourDisability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYS) in Children and Adolescents in EuropeDisability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYS) in Occupational Injuries and AccidentsDisability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs. Years of Life Lived with Disability (YLDs. and Years of Life Lost in Stroke: Italian PerspectivesDisease Burden and Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYS) Due to Schizophrenia and Psychotic DisordersDisease Burden of Pertussis in InfantsDisease Burdens and Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYS) Due to Meningococcal Meningitis in the African Meningitis BeltDisease Burdens and Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYS) in Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal PopulationsDisease Burdens of ArthritisEconomic Burden of Complications During Percutaneous Coronary Interventio.nbs.,nbs.Economic B