Health-related quality of life as an outcome in organizational research

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Abstract

This article discusses the conceptual and methodological issues that continue to plague health-related quality of life (HRQOL) research. The current conceptualizations of the construct are reviewed to make explicit the issues of diversity and lack of consensus in definitions, validity of the conceptual unity of multiple domains, and lack of attention to the integration of the HRQOL construct into a theoretical meaningful model. Inadequately addressed conceptual issues have resulted in the proliferation of scales to measure HRQOL the measurement issues to a need to focus on precision and sensitivity of measures. The author offers a new conceptualization of HRQOL, which encompasses both health-care provider and patient perspectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)NS41-NS48
JournalMedical care
Volume35
Issue number11 SUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1997

Keywords

  • Health-related quality of life
  • Outcome measures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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