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Ameri H, Safari H, Yousefi M, Bagheri faradonbeh S, Goudarzi R, Soofi M. Interim value set for the EQ-5D-5L in Iran using the Crosswalk method. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2020; 34 (1) :828-832
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-6459-en.html
Health Policy and Management Research Center, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran , Hamery7@yahoo.com
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Background: The EuroQol five-dimensional 5 level (EQ-5D-5L) value set is not currently available for the Iranian general public, while the value set for EuroQol five-dimensional 3 level (EQ-5D-3L) is available. The present study aimed to generate an interim EQ-5D-5L value set for the context of Iran.
   Methods: The Iranian interim EQ-5D-5L value set was generated using the crosswalk method, which maps EQ-5D-3L and EQ-5D-5L responses. The EQ-5D-3L value set has previously been estimated by Time Trade-Off (TTO) method. The interim value set obtained for EQ-5D-5L was compared with the value set of EQ-5D-3L by using measures of mean, median, and skewness.The analysis was done using STATA version 15.
   Results: The mean and median scores of the Iranian interim value set were 0.499 and 0.451 for EQ-5D-5L and 0.455 and 0.459 for Iranian EQ-5D-3L, respectively. The range of value for both EQ-5D-3L and interim EQ-5D-5L was -0.113 to 0.919. Data skewness of EQ-5D-3L and interim EQ-5D-5L was-0.099 and -0.114, respectively. In addition, the figure of distribution of value sets for both data sets had a tail extended towards the left. The states of “good health”(i.e., states with value>0.8) for the EQ-5D-3L value set were proportionally more than the Iranian interim EQ-5D-5Lcrosswalk value set  (2.47% vs. 0.448%).
   Conclusion: An EQ-5D-5L value set was generated using the crosswalk method for the Iranian general public, and  now researchers and policy-makers can apply it to their economic and clinical analyses.
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