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Title: Construction of health indices using paired comparisons
Authors: Ip, WC
Chiu, LL
Kwan, YK
Keywords: Health index
Paired comparison
Scaling method
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Springer
Source: Social indicators research, 2004, v. 67, no. 3, p. 353-373 How to cite?
Journal: Social indicators research 
Abstract: The paper discusses, by making use of past experiences in the area, the main issues and the methodology of developing a health status instrument for a developing country from a well-established instrument. The use of Thurstone's model of paired comparisons in evaluating the relative importance of health symptoms has been reviewed and some alternative models, i.e., Linear, Exponential, and Information, are proposed. By applying the models to the health data of Chinese elderly persons, the three models have been demonstrated to be able to produce some valid and responsive health scores.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/30872
ISSN: 0303-8300
EISSN: 1573-0921
DOI: 10.1023/B:SOCI.0000032345.45450.b3
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