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Assessment of quality of life in people with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa: a comparison of generic and specific instruments

Mitchison, Deborah; Hay, Phillipa; Engel, Scott; Crosby, Ross; Grange, Daniel; Lacey, Hubert; Mond, Jonathan; Slewa-Younan, Shameran; Touyz, Stephen


BACKGROUND Criticisms that generic measures of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are not sensitive to impairment in anorexia nervosa (AN) has spurred the development of disease-specific measures. This study aimed to compare the psychometric properties of a generic to a disease-specific measure of HRQoL. METHODS 63 participants with AN completed measures of a generic HRQoL (SF-12), disease-specific HRQoL (Eating Disorders Quality of Life Questionnaire; EDQOL), functional impairment (days...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-11-07
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-13-284


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