Health Outcomes Measurement

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The EQ-5D is a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) that captures five dimensions of health-related quality of life: mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort, and anxiety/depression.

Alberta PROMs and EQ-5D Research and Support Unit

APERSU (Alberta PROMs and EQ-5D Research and Support Unit) is an intermediary office that connects the EuroQol Foundation with non-commercial users of EQ-5D instruments and other patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in the province of Alberta. APERSU was developed in partnership with the HQCA, Alberta Health Services (AHS), and the EuroQol Foundation, and is hosted at the School of Public Health, University of Alberta.

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Latest findings

EQ-5D-5L Index Norms for Alberta Population (2016)
This addendum to the 2014 report provides the Alberta EQ-5D-5L index norms.
2014 Alberta Population Norms for EQ-5D-5L (2014)
This report contributes to the ongoing effort to document baseline values that can then be used to monitor variations in health using a new 5L tool, and for describing the health profiles and self-reported health status of the Alberta population, stratified by male, female, and Alberta Health Services’ zones.
Alberta Provincial Norms for EQ-5D-3L (2013)
This document reports the norms for the EQ-5D (profile and index scores) for adult males and females in Alberta.