Measuring and valuing quality of life for public health research: application of the ICECAP-O capability index in the Australian general population.

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dc.contributor.author Couzner, L
dc.contributor.author Ratcliffe, J
dc.contributor.author Lester, L
dc.contributor.author Flynn, TN
dc.contributor.author Crotty, M
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T02:53:41Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Public Health, 2013, 58 (3), pp. 367 - 376
dc.identifier.issn 1661-8556
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/24003
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess the applicability of the newly developed ICECAP-O capability index in the measurement and valuation of quality of life in a large community based sample of the Australian general population. With origins in Sen's capability theory, the ICECAP-O may more fully encapsulate the multi-dimensional outcomes of public health policies and interventions than traditional health economic constructs. METHODS: 2,937 Australian residents participated in face-to-face interviews. The relationships between ICECAP-O scores according to age groups (<65 or >65 years) and socio-economic status were investigated using descriptive statistics and multivariable linear regression models. RESULTS: Lower income levels and being unemployed or physically unable to work were negatively associated with capability for both age groups. Capability was strongly and positively associated with marriage and cohabitation in the younger age group, whilst being Australian-born was a positive indicator for the older group. CONCLUSIONS: The results provide insights into the assessment of capability in the Australian general population. The ICECAP-O shows promise for application in the measurement and valuation of quality of life in general population surveys, and incorporation into economic evaluations of public health interventions.
dc.publisher Birkhaeuser Science
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1007/s00038-012-0407-4
dc.title Measuring and valuing quality of life for public health research: application of the ICECAP-O capability index in the Australian general population.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent International Journal of Public Health
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 58
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Switzerland en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 367 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 376 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.Centre for the Study of Choice en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.for 1402 Applied Economics
dc.personcode 102815
dc.percentage 67 en_US
dc.classification.name Applied Economics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords OLDER-PEOPLE; PREFERENCES en_US
dc.description.keywords OLDER-PEOPLE
dc.description.keywords PREFERENCES
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Study of Choice
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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