Scoring Methods for EQ-5D to be Developed
Dr. Simon Pickard, Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy (PSOP) and Assistant Director of the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research (CPR)has been awarded a grant of $22,000 for his project “Scoring Methods for the EQ-5D instrument: theoretical background and empirical analyses” by the EuroQol Research Foundation. The grant "scoring methods for the EQ-5D" is a joint collaboration with colleagues in Greifswald, Germany that developed as a result of my sabbatical. There are two distinct approaches to scoring measures of health - utility or preference-based approaches, and psychometric approaches. The EQ-5D is known as a preference-based measure of health, and in this study, we seek to explore psychometric and potentially hybrid approaches to scoring the measure when it is not being used to inform resource allocation, such as in clinical applications and evaluating health system performance. Assisting Dr. Pickard as co-investigator is Ruixuan Jiang, Ph.D. Candidate.