Cover Image

HARDBACK
$52.95



View/Hide Left Panel

 

3. Learns and remembers very slowly and usually requires special assistance in learning situations

 

0.88

 

 

4. Unable to learn and remember

 

0.65

 

4. Cognitive Total

b4=.95

5. Self-care

1. Eats, bathes, dresses, and uses the toilet normally for age

 

1.00

 

 

2. Eats, bathes, dresses, or uses the toilet independently with difficulty

 

0.97

 

 

3. Requires mechanical equipment to eat, bathe dress, or use the toilet independently

0.91

 

 

4. Requires the help of another person to eat, bathe, dress, or use the toilet

 

0.80

 

5. Self-care Total

b5=.9 1

6. Pain

1. Free of pain and discomfort

 

1.00

 

 

2. Occasional pain; discomfort relieved by nonprescription drugs or self-control activity without disruption of normal activities

 

0.97

 

 

3. Frequent pain; discomfort relieved by oral medicines with occasional disruption of normal activities

 

0.85

 

 

4. Frequent pain; frequent disruption of normal activities; discomfort requires prescription narcotics for relief

0.64

 

 

5. Severe pain; pain not relieved by drugs and constantly disrupts normal activities

 

0.38

 

Pain Total

b6=.64

7. Fertility

1. Able to have children with a fertile spouse

 

1.00

 

 

2. Difficulty in having children with a fertile spouse

0.97

 

 

3. Unable to have children with a fertile spouse

 

0.88

 

Fertility Total

b7=.97

Health State: Utility Function

1.06 • (b1 • b2 • b3 • b4 • b5 • b6 • b7) –.06

 

 

 

 

[1.06 • (1.0 • .73 • .70 • .95 • .91 • .64 • .97) –.06=.23]

 

 

HUI=.23

For most of the conditions included in the committee’s analysis, several scenarios were required to depict the associated morbidity. To illustrate some of the features of these scenarios, the scenarios developed for Neisseria meningitidis B are presented in Box 4–3.



The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement