The DHP-3D and DHP-5D are diabetes-specific preference-based measures, that consist of:-
1) a descriptive system that is used to assign each respondent to a health state for each time point; and
2) utility scoring weights that have been generated using preferences of the UK general population.
The DHP-3D has 3 dimensions:
1) Mood/ psychological distress
3) Social limitations/ barriers to activity
Whereas the DHP-5D has 5 dimensions:
3) Social Limitations
4) Hypoglycaemic attacks
The generated utility weights are then embedded into short programme files to be used with common data analysis packages SPSS or STATA.
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