popnorm: Belgian population norms for the EQ-5D-5L and EQ-5D VAS...

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) Examples

View source: R/popnorm.R

Description

These functions provide Belgian population norms for the EQ-5D-5L and EQ-5D VAS instruments.

Usage

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# wrapper function
popnorm(age, sex, region, parameter = "INDEX")

# specific functions
popnormINDEX(age = NA, sex = "B", region = "BE")
popnormVAS(age = NA, sex = "B", region = "BE")
popnormMO(age = NA, sex = "B", region = "BE")
popnormSC(age = NA, sex = "B", region = "BE")
popnormUA(age = NA, sex = "B", region = "BE")
popnormPD(age = NA, sex = "B", region = "BE")
popnormAD(age = NA, sex = "B", region = "BE")
popnormANY(age = NA, sex = "B", region = "BE")

Arguments

age

age of the individuals; should be NA (all age) or integer value between 15 and 100.

sex

sex of the individuals; should be "M" (male), "F" (female), or "B" (both).

region

region of the individuals; should be "BE" (Belgium), "BR" (Brussels), "FL" (Flanders), or "WA" (Wallonia).

parameter

which population norms to obtain; see 'Details'.

Details

There are 8 parameters for which population norms are available:

INDEX EQ-5D-5L index score.
VAS EQ-5D-5L visual analogue scale.
MO Any problems of mobility.
SC Any problems of self-care.
UA Any problems with performing usual activities.
PD Any problems of pain/discomfort.
AD Any problems of anxiety/depression.
ANY Any problem in the EQ-5D-5L descriptive system.

Value

A data.frame containing the population characteristics and population norms.

Author(s)

Brecht Devleesschauwer <[email protected]>

Examples

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## Overall population norms for EQ-5D-5L index and VAS
popnormINDEX()
popnormVAS()

## EQ-5D-5L index population norm for specific individuals
ind <-
  data.frame(age = c(30, 50, 90),
             sex = c("F", "F", "M"),
             region = c("FL", "WA", "BR"))
with(ind, popnormINDEX(age, sex, region))

## Plot age trend in problems on all 5 EQ-5D-5L dimensions
par(mfrow = c(1, 5))
plot(15:100, popnormMO(15:100)$value,
     type = "l", ylim = c(0, 1), main = "MO")
plot(15:100, popnormSC(15:100)$value,
     type = "l", ylim = c(0, 1), main = "SC")
plot(15:100, popnormUA(15:100)$value,
     type = "l", ylim = c(0, 1), main = "UA")
plot(15:100, popnormPD(15:100)$value,
     type = "l", ylim = c(0, 1), main = "PD")
plot(15:100, popnormAD(15:100)$value,
     type = "l", ylim = c(0, 1), main = "AD")

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