Table 4

The EQ-5D utilities of the exercise programme compared to usual care

Alternatives

Best care in general

Practice (n = 51)

Best care plus

Exercise (n = 55)


EQ-5D utility at baseline

0.542 (0.334)

0.688 (0.304)

EQ-5D utility at 6 months*

0.510 (0.196)

0.890 (0.178)

QALY over 6 months*

0.263 (0.132)

0.395 (0.121)

QALY difference versus best care†

0.132 (0.104 to 0.286)

Incremental cost per person (€)

41

Cost-utility (€/QALY) †

311 (143 to 394)


Expressed as mean (SD)

QALY = quality adjusted life year

*Mean (SD) estimated by analysis of covariance with adjustment for baseline EQ-5D score and then rounded to three significant figures.

† Mean (95% confidence interval estimated by bootstrapping).

Gusi et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:231   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-231

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