Print Email Facebook Twitter Preference-based measure of social participation from the Handicap Scale for Children Title Preference-based measure of social participation from the Handicap Scale for Children Author van Dommelen, P. Schuller, A. Detmar, S. van den Berg, B. Groothuis-Oudshoorn, K. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2008 Abstract Objective: To establish a model that estimates a preference-based measure (valuation) of social participation for children between 8 and 18 years of age from the Handicap Scale for Children (HSC), a validated questionnaire for children with a chronic illness. Methods: Vignettes of the HSC classification system were valued by a representative sample of 249 persons aged 18 years onwards. Linear and nominal scale (mixed-effects) models were used to analyze the valuations of the vignettes. Results: We established a model that performed better than a model that simply sums up the levels of each dimension. Conclusion: We obtained a measure that can be used for assessing need, for quality assurance and for evaluating interventions on a group level aiming to increase social participation in children with chronic illnesses. © 2008 Expert Reviews Ltd. Subject HealthLeefomgeving en gezondheidChildrenChronic illnessHandicap Scale for ChildrenModeling preference dataPreference-based measurechronic diseaseclinical assessment toolclinical classificationdaily life activityearly interventiongroups by ageHandicap Scale for Childrenhandicapped childhealth care qualityhumaninternal consistencyorientationphysical activityphysical mobilityquestionnairereviewsocial disabilitysocial interactionstatistical modelvalidation study To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:8609a0cd-cd37-49d2-a597-540efd43738f DOI https://doi.org/10.1586/14737184.108.40.2069 TNO identifier 240814 ISSN 1473-7167 Source Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 8 (3), 309-317 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.