Mapping the QLQ-C30 quality of life cancer questionnaire to EQ-5D patient preferences

Crott, R. and Briggs, A. (2010) Mapping the QLQ-C30 quality of life cancer questionnaire to EQ-5D patient preferences. European Journal of Health Economics, 11(4), pp. 427-434. (doi: 10.1007/s10198-010-0233-7)

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Although cancer-specific Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) are commonly included in randomized clinical trials or other prospective non-randomized clinical studies, it is rare that preference-based instruments are used that allow the calculation of a utility weight suitable for estimating quality-adjusted life-years gained. To develop a mapping algorithm to transform the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire responses into EQ-5D derived utilities. Retrospective data analysis of a multicentre, multicountry prospective clinical trial in breast cancer patients. Regression analysis of individual pairs of EQ-5D and QLQ-C30 scores. A model that explained 80% of the variance was developed to estimate EQ-5D Utilities from QLQ-C30 scores at individual level. From this reliable group level means and deviations can be derived. Mapping from QLQ-C30 scores to EQ-5D-derived utilities when only QLQ-C30 data are available has been shown to be possible with good accuracy. Validation of the proposed algorithm in other external clinical datasets should be encouraged.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Briggs, Professor Andrew
Authors: Crott, R., and Briggs, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
Journal Name:European Journal of Health Economics

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