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Research of possibility use simple tests for calculation of indicator QALY in tb-patients. Pilot research result Print
Friday, 30 September 2011

Summary. Weĺve investigate of possibility use simple tests, such as visual analogue scale and Time-Trade-Off for calculation of indicator qality-ajusted life years (QALY) in TB-patients. The received results correlated to following criteria: method detection of TB-case, diagnosis, categories of treatment, physical inability group, bacterial status and cavity lesion in detection-time and at questioning.

For statistical data processing we calculated the average values, conducted normality tests (Lilliefors, Shapiro-Wilk, Jarque-Bera tests), Mann-Whitney tast, Spearmen correlation test.

The sufficient interrelation of results Time-Trade-Off -test and most listed criteria is established. Results of the test visual analog scale are insufficiently bound to the above-stated criteria. Thus, for formation of indicator qality-ajusted life years at TB-patients it is possible to use test Time-Trade-Off for majority of the reserarches. It allows in short terms at the minimum expenses to question and process data on a great number of patients. Visual analogue scale test reflects functional condition of the patientĺs organism, stipulated by chronic current of the disease.

To define the possibility of the practical application result researches, we have counted the minimum losses of the years to lifes, ajusted for quality (excepting taped posthumously). In 2009 these loss have constituted as minimum 5941 qality-ajusted life years for civil population of the Russian Federation.

Keywords. QALY, quality of life TB-patients, pilot research, Time-Trade-Off, visual analogue scale.

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