Measurement of health and quality of life

When evaluating the effects of a health policy or a medical intervention it is crucial that all the outcomes they may impact are measured correctly. Staff at the CHE are at the international forefront of research that explores how best to measure health-related quality of life. This research has been used to develop the Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL) questionnaire instruments. Originally designed for use in economic evaluation studies, the AQoL is now a broadly used multi-attribute health utility instrument.

Our research into measurement of health also involves the application of econometric techniques to investigate biased reporting of self-reported health in commonly used household surveys, and to investigate the factors that influence the way people think about and report their health.

Examples of our published research

Quality of life

Reliability of self-assessed health

Our lead researchers

Quality of life measurement

Reliability of survey measures of health