OHE at the EuroQol Plenary Meeting 2016

The EuroQol Group, founded in 1987, is a global network of experts that initiated and continues to develop the EQ-5D, a generic measure of health outcome. The 33rd Plenary Meeting of the EuroQol Group took place in Berlin on 15th and 16th September 2016. The Scientific Programme was chaired by Anna Krabbe-Lugnér and OHE’s Koonal Shah.

The annual EuroQol Plenary Meeting largely follows a discussant format whereby papers were pre-circulated to participants and presented by discussants rather than by authors. OHE researchers played an active role in both the presentation and discussion of papers.

Amanda Cole presented a paper assessing an alternative means of presenting health states in valuation exercises, by showing each health state within the context of the EQ-5D questionnaire completed by patients. The paper was co-authored by OHE’s Nancy Devlin, Yan Feng and Koonal Shah, and Brendan Mulhern of the University of Technology Sydney. The paper was discussed by Richard Noman.

Yan Feng also co-authored a paper reporting the exploration of ‘non-iterative time trade-off’, an innovative method developed to overcome some of the biases and limitations of traditional stated preference techniques. The study was conducted in collaboration with researchers at the University of Sheffield. The paper was discussed by Kim Rand-Hendriksen.

Another novel valuation method – ‘personal utility functions’ was featured in a paper authored by Nancy Devlin and Koonal Shah, in collaboration with Brendan Mulhern, Krystallia Pantiri and Ben van Hout. This approach has been featured in a previous OHE blog. In contrast to other approaches to valuing quality of life, this method uses a series of tasks designed to help participants to construct their own preferences, with a focus on deliberation and reflection. The approach includes an innovative way of establishing each individual’s personal anchor at 0. The paper was discussed by Kristina Ludwig.

Finally, Mike Herdman discussed a paper by Paul Kind on the future role of the three-level version of the EQ-5D instrument.

Full list of Plenary papers (all work-in-progress) with OHE authors:

  • Cole, A., Shah, K., Mulhern, B., Feng, Y. and Devlin, N., 2016. Valuing EQ-5D-5L health states ‘in context’ using a discrete choice experiment. Paper presented at the 33rd EuroQol Plenary Meeting. Berlin. 15-16 September.
  • Devlin, N., Shah, K., Mulhern, B., Pantiri, K., van Hout, B., 2016. Modelling personal utility function-based value sets for EQ-5D. Paper presented at the 33rd EuroQol Plenary Meeting. Berlin. 15-16 September.
  • Feng, Y., Hole, A.R., Karimi, M., Tsuchiya, A. and van Hout, B., 2016. An exploration of the non-iterative time trade off: a paper from the ENITTO project. Paper presented at the 33rd EuroQol Plenary Meeting. Berlin. 15-16 September.
  • Viney, R., Mulhern, B., Norman, R., Shah, K., Bansback, N. and Longworth, L., 2016. Using DCE with duration to value EQ-5D-5L: Investigating task presentation. Paper presented at the 33rd EuroQol Plenary Meeting. Berlin. 15-16 September.

For more information about OHE’s programme of EuroQol-related research, please contact Nancy Devlin or Koonal Shah.

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