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[Evaluation of utility index of quality of life (QOL) in prostate cancer patients: comparison of QOL utility index EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D) and visual analogue scale (VAS) with health-related QOL questionnaires SF-36 and EPIC].

Authors
  • Akakura, Koichiro
  • Matsuzaki, Kanako
  • Kobayashi, Takashi
  • Kitoh, Hiroki
  • Mizoguchi, Ken-Ichi
  • Tomikawa, Grace
  • Takura, Tomoyuki
  • Kawabuchi, Koichi
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nihon Hinyōkika Gakkai zasshi. The japanese journal of urology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
102
Issue
1
Pages
9–13
Identifiers
PMID: 21520631
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The QOL utility indexes (EQ-5D and VAS) are pertinent to evaluation of QOL utility index in prostate cancer patients and can be utilized for cost-utility analysis. It is suggested that the accumulated data of SF-36 could be used by conversion to QOL utility index.

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