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Table 2 Steps in constructing an MA descriptive system

From: Construction of the descriptive system for the assessment of quality of life AQoL-6D utility instrument

Step Activity
1. Theory Select a Concept of HRQoL (handicap/disability/impairment) Hypothesise dimensions, elements of HRQoL
2. Item Bank Select items describing dimensions and elements using the literature, focus groups and expert input. Triage items
3. Survey Carry out a 'construction survey'. Include respondents who have experienced the relevant health states
4. Analysis Use statistical analyses and judgment for derivation of the final instrument questionnaire