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13.03.14- EQ-5D Scores for Danish ME/CFS patients 2013-2014


EQ-5D Scores for Danish ME/CFS patients 2013-2014


PhD Fellow Michael Falk Hvidberg from Aalborg University, Danish Center for Healthcare Improvements is behind this new Danish report: 

Danske ME/CFS-patienters helbredsrelaterede livskvalitet (EQ-5D) og livstilfredshed 2013-2014 

The title translated: Danish ME/CFS patients' health-related quality of life (EQ-5D) and life satisfaction from 2013 to 2014.

EQ-5D™ is a standardised instrument for use as a measure of health outcome, - it provides a simple descriptive profile and a single index value for health status. 

The ME Association in Denmark has taken the initiative to launch this Danish study in collaboration with the author, PhD Fellow Michael Falk Hvidberg from Aalborg University, who are working with the quality of life of chronic diseases.

The ME Association distributed a questionnaire to the members and 94 participated in the study. Data collection occurred from ult. 2013 to early 2014.

The study shows ME/CFS patients have the lowest quality of life compared to 21 diseases. In fact, quality of life for ME/CFS patients is significantly lower for 17 of the 20 diseases. This is regardless of whether you look upon the average or median. 

See table 1


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