Euroqol (EQ-5D)

EuroQol, also referred to as EQ-5D, is one of the multi-attribute health status classification systems. It is a generic instrument for measuring the health-related quality of life. Along with other multi-attribute health status classification systems, such as Health Utilities Index (HUI) and Quality of Well-Being (QWB), EuroQol is used as an alternative to measure the utility or health preference. Measuring utilities or preferences can be a complex and time-consuming task. EuroQol is attractive due to its simplicity. Thus, it has been widely used throughout the world in both clinical investigations and health policy determinations.

The EuroQol questionnaire was developed by the EuroQol group, original members of which came from various research teams in Europe. The name EuroQol comes from European Quality of Life. There are three ...

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