health-related quality of life

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A health status indicator that provides a proxy measurement of the utility or value of a particular health state. Like utility, it is usually measured on a scale from zero to one, and assessed in conjunction with self-perceived or observed physical, social, and emotional function of individuals. In practice it is assessed by questionnaire or interview, using a rating scale if possible, rather than open-ended questions.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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