Ethics. Research. Community.

[Quality of life and scales measuring]

La Revue de médecine interne / fondée ... par la Société nationale francaise de médecine interne. 
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SCOPE: To present a review of the concept and the measurement of quality of life. CURRENT SITUATION AND SALIENT POINTS: The concept of quality of life was developed in the seventies aiming to complete the medical evaluation. It appeared with improvement of disease prognosis, medical evaluation and the development of patient autonomy of patients. The methodology used to construct quality of life scales is presented. Problems raised by adaptation of instruments for use in other culture are briefly discussed. PERSPECTIVES: These scales are now used in clinical research, medical economic studies and day-to-day practice. However, ethical issues surrounding these measures persist.
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