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|Title: ||Assessing the health related quality of life in the general population|
|Authors: ||Malla, Lucas|
|Advisors: ||HENS, Niel|
|Issue Date: ||2012|
|Publisher: ||tUL Diepenbeek|
Health refers to an individual's mental, physical and social well-being. Every individual
strives to improve his/her quality of health despite the odds like diseases that are quite often
encountered in our daily life. The actual feelings such as stress, pain, anxiety experienced by
an individual are used to quantify and rate quality of health. Therefore, special instruments
widely used to measure quality of life include Visual Analogue Scale(VAS) and EQ5D.
A survey was conducted in the general population residing in Flanders (Belgium) in order to determine and explain their HRQoL. In particular, it was of interest to identify factors that were significantly associated to their HRQoL, and also develop a statistical model to explain the relationship between these factors and HRQoL.
Since there were many covariates from the study; regression trees, random forest and lasso regression were used as preliminary tools to reduce the number of variable|
|Notes: ||Master of Statistics-Biostatistics|
|Type: ||Theses and Dissertations|
|Appears in Collections: ||Master theses|
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