An Overview

What is HUITM?
    • a system for measuring health status, health-related quality of life, and producing utility scores
    • generic, preference-scored, comprehensive, compact
    • based on explicit conceptual framework of health status and health-related quality of life
    • there are 3 versions of TM :
    • each version includes a health status classification system and formula for calculating utility scores
    • HUI2 and HUI3 describe thousands of unique health states
    • scoring formulas are well grounded in theory and based on preference data from community surveys
    • conceptual and measurement properties described in numerous papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and books
    • to date over 300 investigators have used HUITM in a wide variety of studies in over 20 countries world-wide
    • more than 200,000 subjects have been assessed using HUITM
Uses of HUITM ?
    • to measure health-related quality of life for clinical trials
    • to measure functional status for clinical studies
    • to measure outcomes for cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analyses
    • to measure health status for use in routine clinical practice and quality assurance programs
    • to describe and monitor the health of general populations
    • to investigate determinants of health
    • to substitute for complex direct preference measurements
HUITM Data Collection
    • use HUI questionnaires to collect data on health status; code and analyze results according to algorithms documented by HUInc.
    • HUI questionnaires and documentation are available in a variety of formats and languages for different applications
    • HUI2 and HUI3 systems are complementary
    • measures are appropriate for broad range of subjects (6 years of age and older)

HUG/HUIHealth Related Quality of Life Research
HUG / HUI "Overview" updated - December 13, 2005
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