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Japanese Health Utilities Index Mark3(HUI3) -- The measurement properties in local elderly community sample.

Uemura T, Moriguchi H, Inokuchi T, Shimada N, Kondo IS; International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care. Meeting.

Annu Meet Int Soc Technol Assess Health Care Int Soc Technol Assess Health Care Meet. 2002; 18: abstract no. 320.

Dept.of Preventive Med. and Public Health School of Med, Keio University, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan,

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The McMaster health utilities index mark3 (HUI3) are a generic multi-attributes, preference-based system for assessing health-related quality of life (HRQOL). We presented its translation and cultural adaptation procedure at the 16th annual meeting of ISTAHC. To clarify its measurement properties, we performed health survey in local elderly community assessing the relationship between utility scores and personal variables. METHODS: HUI3 and EQ5D questionnaire were distributed to all member (n=600) of a local elderly community in B-ward of Tokyo. Personal characteristics, such as type and number of chronic diseases, items of mental burden, smoking and drinking history, were surveyed in same time. Utility scores were calculated by Canadian scoring function (HUI3) and Japanese Tariff (EQ5D). The measurement properties were assessed with mean utility score by personal variables and linear regression estimates for model of HUI3 score and EQ5D score as a function of personal characteristic variables. Results/Discussion: 70.8% were collected and 407 cases (75.5+/-6.5 years old, 36.1% male and 63.9% female) were assessed. Almost all cases were retired or house-wives and had several chronic diseases. 75% of cases complained of cardiovascular and musculo-skeletal disease. 30% of cases had mental burden of aging. Utility scores were significantly lower in disease group especially mental, sensory, respiratory, musculoskeletal and renal disease, which seemed to reflect their subjective symptom deteriorated by aging. These findings well indicate the construct validity of Japanese HUI3. Conclusions: HUI3 utility scores better reflected personal characteristics than EQ5D utility scores, which were thought due to ceiling effects of EQ5D. More and bigger population surveys are needed to assess the measurement properties of Japanese HUI3.

Publication Types:
  • Meeting Abstracts
  • Aged
  • Asian Continental Ancestry Group
  • Canada
  • Female
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Linear Models
  • Male
  • Questionnaires
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Tokyo
  • hsrmtgs
Other ID:
  • GWHSR0003257
UI: 102274936

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