NLM Gateway
A service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health
Your Entrance to
Resources from the
National Library of Medicine
    Home      Term Finder      Limits/Settings      Search Details      History      My Locker        About      Help      FAQ    
Skip Navigation Side Barintended for web crawlers only

Japanese Health Utilities Index Mark3 (HUI3) the measurement properties in local elderly community sample 2.

Uemura T, Moriguchi H, Shimada N, Ban N; International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care. Meeting (19th : 2003 : Canmore, Alta.).

Annu Meet Int Soc Technol Assess Health Care Int Soc Technol Assess Health Care Meet. 2003; 19: abstract no. 163.

Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine KEIO University, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, 160-8582 Tokyo Japan Tel: 81-3-3353-1211(ext62655), Fax: 81-3-3359-3686, E-mail:

OBJECTIVES: The McMaster health utilities index mark3 (HUI3) are generic multiattribute, preference-based system for assessing health-related quality of life (HRQOL). We presented its translation and cultural adaptation procedure and results of community survey in 16th, 17th, 18th annual meeting of ISTAHC. To investigate its measurement properties, we performed further survey in local elderly community assessing the relationship between utility scores and personal variables. METHODS: HUI3 and EQ5D questionaire were distributed to all members (n=600) of local elderly community in N-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 score 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: 96 were collected and 431cases (74.0+/-6.6 years old, 43.1% male and 56.9% female)were assessed. Almost all cases were retired or house wife and had several chronic disease. 382 cases complaint any of cardiovascular or musculo-skeletal disease. 133 cases (31%) had mental burden. Utility score were significantly lower in disease group especially mental, sensory, respiratory, musculo-skeletal and renal disease, which seemed to reflect their subjective symptom deteriorated by aging. Those findings well indicates the construct validity of Japanese HUI3. HUI3 utility scores better reflected personal characteristics than EQ5D utility scores. VAS score were significantly higher in group with lower HUI score. This tendency was observed in our former survey and were characteristic in elderly community sample. We indicated this effect in relationship between VAS and HUI score. A larger population survey is needed to assess the measurement properties of Japanese HUI3.

Publication Types:
  • Meeting Abstracts
  • Aged
  • Asian Continental Ancestry Group
  • Attitude to Health
  • Canada
  • Data Collection
  • Female
  • Health
  • Health Services Research
  • Health Status
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Linear Models
  • Male
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Quality-Adjusted Life Years
  • Questionnaires
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Sickness Impact Profile
  • Tokyo
  • hsrmtgs
Other ID:
  • GWHSR0004396
UI: 102276081

From Meeting Abstracts

Contact Us
U.S. National Library of Medicine |  National Institutes of Health |  Health & Human Services
Privacy |  Copyright |  Accessibility |  Freedom of Information Act |