MAPS: reporting statement for studies mapping onto preference-based outcome measures
|HERC Investigators:||Helen Dakin, Alastair Gray|
|Stavros Petrou (Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick), Oliver Rivero-Arias (National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford), Louise Longworth (Health Economics Research Group, Brunel University London), Mark Oppe (EuroQol Research Foundation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Robert Froud (Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick /Norges Helsehøyskole, Campus Kristiania, Norway)|
Increasing numbers of studies estimate health state preference values by mapping from one clinical or patient-reported outcome measure onto generic preference-based measures, such as EQ-5D. The MAPS reporting statement comprised the first guideline listing the key items that need to be reported in papers describing mapping studies. This aims to help authors, editors and reviewers to improve the clarity, transparency and completeness of reporting. The MAPS statement forms part of the EQUATOR network http://www.equator-network.org.