A direct method for estimating the compensating income variation for severe headache and migraine

Willem Groot, Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink

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Abstract

A subjective quality of life measurement method is introduced to calculate the compensating income variation for diseases and handicaps. This approach avoids some of the limitations of existing methods. The method is based on the direct measurement of life satisfaction of individuals. We apply the method to severe headache and migraine. It is found that severe headache and migraine have a large effect on well being and that the compensating income variation for severe headache and migraine is substantial.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-314
Number of pages10
JournalSocial Science & Medicine
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Attitude to Health
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Financing, Personal
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Income
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Models, Economic
  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Quality of Life
  • Quality-Adjusted Life Years
  • Sex Factors
  • Sickness Impact Profile

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