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Measuring Care-Related Quality of Life of Caregivers for Use in Economic Evaluations: CarerQol Tariffs for Australia, Germany, Sweden, UK, and US

Background Informal care is often not included in economic evaluations in healthcare, while the impact of caregiving can be relevant for cost-effectiveness recommendations from a societal perspective. The impact of informal care can be measured and valued with the CarerQol instrument, which measures the impact of informal care on seven important burden dimensions (CarerQol-7D...

Measuring the impact of caregiving on informal carers: a construct validation study of the CarerQol instrument

Renske J Hoefman 0 Job van Exel 0 Werner BF Brouwer 0 0 Erasmus University Rotterdam, Institute of Health Policy and Management , P.O. Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam , The Netherlands Background

A new test of the construct validity of the CarerQol instrument: measuring the impact of informal care giving

Purpose Most economic evaluations of health care programmes do not consider the effects of informal care, while this could lead to suboptimal policy decisions. This study investigates the construct validity of the CarerQol instrument, which measures and values carer effects, in a new population of informal caregivers. Methods A questionnaire was distributed by mail (n = 1,100...