OHE at the EuroQol Academy Meeting 2018

The third EuroQol Academy Meeting took place between 5th and 7th March in Budapest, Hungary. OHE researchers played an active role in the presentation and discussion of EQ-5D-related research.
The EuroQol Group is an international network of experts that initiated and continues to develop the EQ-5D, a generic measure of health outcome. OHE’s Nancy Devlin has co-authored an article on the ‘past, present and future’ of the EuroQol Group and the EQ-5D instrument, featured in a blog post around this time last year.
At this year’s Academy Meeting, Nancy Devlin presented on Differences between the 3L and 5L: issues for science, issues for policy. Nancy provided an overview of differences between the three-level and five-level versions of the EQ-5D. Some of the issues were featured in a previous post.
The session also featured presentations by:
  • Paula Lorgelly, who presented findings from research comparing EQ-5D-3L and EQ-5D-5L in a cohort of cancer patients;
  • David Mott, who provided an overview of research comparing the performance of the EQ-5D-3L and EQ-5D-5L in a diabetes patient sample;
  • David Parkin (OHE Senior Visiting Fellow), who presented work-in-progress on an EQ-5D-3L/5L simulations laboratory project.
In another session, Koonal Shah summarised the methods and preliminary findings of a mixed methods study seeking to understand what aspects of health and quality of life are important to people. The study complements the ongoing Extending the QALY project (a collaboration between the University of Sheffield, the University of Kent, NICE and OHE), and builds on work recently published in The Patient (an earlier version was published as an OHE Research Paper).

Mike Herdman reprised his role from last year’s Academy Meeting, chairing an ‘Elevator Pitches’ session in which attendees introduced their research ideas with the aim of generating constructive feedback and fostering research collaborations.
Results from a study underway in New Zealand, using a new method for generating EQ-5D value sets (based on ‘potentially all pairwise rankings of all possible alternatives’) was reported in a poster by Trudy Sullivan, Sarah Derrett, Paul Hansen and others from the University of Otago together with Nancy Devlin.  
For more information about OHE’s programme of EuroQol-related research, please contact Nancy Devlin or Koonal Shah.

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