Nan Luo

Summary

Affiliation: National University of Singapore
Country: Singapore

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A comparison of EQ-5D index scores derived from the US and UK population-based scoring functions
    - Nan Luo
    Centre for Health Services Research, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Med Decis Making 27:321-6. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Relative efficiency of the EQ-5D, HUI2, and HUI3 index scores in measuring health burden of chronic medical conditions in a population health survey in the United States
    Nan Luo
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Med Care 47:53-60. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Determination of the longitudinal validity and minimally important difference of the 8-item Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-8)
    Nan Luo
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine and Centre for Health Services Research, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    Mov Disord 24:183-7. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of the Schizophrenia Quality of Life Scale (SQLS) in English- and Chinese-speaking Asians in Singapore
    Nan Luo
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine and Centre for Health Services Research, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 17:115-22. 2008
  5. pmc Are Asians comfortable with discussing death in health valuation studies? A study in multi-ethnic Singapore
    Hwee Lin Wee
    Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital, Republic of Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:93. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Comparison of the measurement properties between a short and generic instrument, the 5-level EuroQoL Group's 5-dimension (EQ-5D-5L) questionnaire, and a longer and disease-specific instrument, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B), i
    Chun Fan Lee
    Center for Quantitative Medicine, Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 22:1745-51. 2013
  7. pmc Do English and Chinese EQ-5D versions demonstrate measurement equivalence? An exploratory study
    Nan Luo
    Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:7. 2003
  8. doi request reprint The English and Chinese versions of the five-level EuroQoL Group's five-dimension questionnaire (EQ-5D) were valid and reliable and provided comparable scores in Asian breast cancer patients
    Chun Fan Lee
    Center for Quantitative Medicine, Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
    Support Care Cancer 21:201-9. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the scaling properties of the English, Spanish, French, and Chinese EQ-5D descriptive systems
    Nan Luo
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 22:2237-43. 2013
  10. pmc Developing the Chinese version of the new 5-level EQ-5D descriptive system: the response scaling approach
    Nan Luo
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, 16 Medical Drive, Block MD3, Singapore, 117597, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 22:885-90. 2013

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint A comparison of EQ-5D index scores derived from the US and UK population-based scoring functions
    - Nan Luo
    Centre for Health Services Research, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Med Decis Making 27:321-6. 2007
    ..Empirical studies are needed to examine whether these 2 EQ-5D scoring functions would lead to different conclusions in cost-utility analyses...
  2. doi request reprint Relative efficiency of the EQ-5D, HUI2, and HUI3 index scores in measuring health burden of chronic medical conditions in a population health survey in the United States
    Nan Luo
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Med Care 47:53-60. 2009
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Determination of the longitudinal validity and minimally important difference of the 8-item Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-8)
    Nan Luo
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine and Centre for Health Services Research, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    Mov Disord 24:183-7. 2009
    ..The MID of the PDQ-8 estimated in the study will further support the use of this instrument in both clinical research and practice...
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of the Schizophrenia Quality of Life Scale (SQLS) in English- and Chinese-speaking Asians in Singapore
    Nan Luo
    Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine and Centre for Health Services Research, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 17:115-22. 2008
    ..To assess the psychometric properties of the Schizophrenia Quality of Life Scale (SQLS) in Asians with schizophrenia in Singapore...
  5. pmc Are Asians comfortable with discussing death in health valuation studies? A study in multi-ethnic Singapore
    Hwee Lin Wee
    Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital, Republic of Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:93. 2006
    ..To characterize ease in discussing death (EID) and its influence on health valuation in a multi-ethnic Asian population and to determine the acceptability of various descriptors of death and "pits"/"all-worst" in health valuation...
  6. doi request reprint Comparison of the measurement properties between a short and generic instrument, the 5-level EuroQoL Group's 5-dimension (EQ-5D-5L) questionnaire, and a longer and disease-specific instrument, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B), i
    Chun Fan Lee
    Center for Quantitative Medicine, Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 22:1745-51. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc Do English and Chinese EQ-5D versions demonstrate measurement equivalence? An exploratory study
    Nan Luo
    Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:7. 2003
    ..We therefore investigated the measurement equivalence of English and Chinese versions of the EQ-5D, a widely used utility-based outcome instrument...
  8. doi request reprint The English and Chinese versions of the five-level EuroQoL Group's five-dimension questionnaire (EQ-5D) were valid and reliable and provided comparable scores in Asian breast cancer patients
    Chun Fan Lee
    Center for Quantitative Medicine, Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
    Support Care Cancer 21:201-9. 2013
    ..To examine the measurement properties of and comparability between the English and Chinese versions of the five-level EuroQoL Group's five-dimension questionnaire (EQ-5D) in breast cancer patients in Singapore...
  9. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the scaling properties of the English, Spanish, French, and Chinese EQ-5D descriptive systems
    Nan Luo
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 22:2237-43. 2013
    ..To compare the scaling properties of the English, Spanish, French, and Chinese versions of the EQ-5D-3L and EQ-5D-5L descriptive systems...
  10. pmc Developing the Chinese version of the new 5-level EQ-5D descriptive system: the response scaling approach
    Nan Luo
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, 16 Medical Drive, Block MD3, Singapore, 117597, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 22:885-90. 2013
    ..To develop a Chinese version of the new, 5-level EQ-5D descriptive system (EQ-5D-5L) from the existing EQ-5D-3L by identifying Chinese label wording suitable for constructing EQ-5D-5L's 5-point response scales...
  11. ncbi request reprint Optimizing the design of visual analogue scales for assessing quality of life: a semi-qualitative study among Chinese-speaking Singaporeans
    Hwee Lin Wee
    Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital, and Deparment of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:121-5. 2008
    ..Current recommendations for visual analogue scale (VAS) design are largely derived from studies on pain assessment. We evaluated respondent preferences for VAS design for health-related quality of life (HRQoL) assessment...
  12. pmc The discriminative power of the EuroQol visual analog scale is sensitive to survey language in Singapore
    Nan Luo
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:32. 2012
    ..We therefore investigated the validity of the Chinese (Singapore) version of EQ-VAS in patients with diabetes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing health-related quality of life of Asians with anxiety disorders in Singapore
    Nan Luo
    Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 13:557-65. 2004
    ..In conclusion, it can be said that Singaporeans with anxiety disorders experience clinically important reductions in HRQoL; both clinical and socio-demographic factors influence HRQoL in such subjects...
  14. ncbi request reprint Measuring health-related quality of life among adults in Singapore: population norms for the EQ-5D
    Edimansyah Abdin
    Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 22:2983-91. 2013
    ..To provide population norms for the Euro-QoL-5D (EQ-5D) according to age, sex, ethnicity and language version using a representative sample of adults aged 18 years and above in the Singapore population...
  15. doi request reprint Progression of Parkinson's disease as evaluated by Hoehn and Yahr stage transition times
    Ying Jiao Zhao
    Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    Mov Disord 25:710-6. 2010
    ..In conclusion, H&Y transition time is a useful measure of disease progression in PD and may be utilized in clinical studies evaluating therapeutic interventions and prognostic factors in PD...
  16. doi request reprint Responsiveness of the EQ-5D and 8-item Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-8) in a 4-year follow-up study
    Nan Luo
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Block MD3, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore, 117597 Singapore
    Qual Life Res 19:565-9. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the responsiveness of the EQ-5D and the Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-8) to deterioration in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Are English- and Chinese-language versions of the SF-6D equivalent? A comparison from a population-based study
    Hwee Lin Wee
    Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Clin Ther 26:1137-48. 2004
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  18. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the EuroQol and short form 6D in Singapore multiethnic Asian knee osteoarthritis patients scheduled for total knee replacement
    Feng Xie
    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Arthritis Rheum 57:1043-9. 2007
    ..To compare the EuroQol (EQ-5D) and Short Form 6D (SF-6D) among multiethnic Asian patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) scheduled for total knee replacement in Singapore...
  19. ncbi request reprint A study of the construct validity of the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) in patients with schizophrenia
    Nan Luo
    Health Services Research Unit, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 15:889-98. 2006
    ..07, 0.09, 0.04 and 0.04 points lower than respective age-, sex- and ethnicity-adjusted population norms (p<0.001 for all, ANCOVA). This study provides evidence for the construct validity of the HUI3 in patients with schizophrenia...
  20. ncbi request reprint Is EQ-5D a valid quality of life instrument in patients with Parkinson's disease? A study in Singapore
    Nan Luo
    Epidemiology and Public Health and Centre for Health Services Research, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 38:521-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the validity of the EQ-5D in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) in Singapore...
  21. doi request reprint Utility of EQ-5D to assess patients undergoing cataract surgery
    Marcus Ang
    Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore, Singapore
    Optom Vis Sci 90:861-6. 2013
    ..To assess the construct validity and responsiveness of the EuroQoL-5D (EQ-5D) instrument in Asian patients undergoing cataract surgery in Singapore...
  22. ncbi request reprint Preference-based SF-6D scores derived from the SF-36 and SF-12 have different discriminative power in a population health survey
    Nan Luo
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Med Care 50:627-32. 2012
    ..To compare the discriminative power of the SF-6D index scores derived from the SF-36 (SF-6D36) and SF-12 (SF-6D12) in the general population...
  23. doi request reprint The association of survey language (Spanish vs. English) with Health Utilities Index and EQ-5D index scores in a United States population sample
    Nan Luo
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Centre for Health Services Research, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 16 Medical Drive, Block MD3, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 18:1377-85. 2009
    ..English) in the US Valuation of the EQ-5D Health States study...
  24. ncbi request reprint Measuring health preferences for Health Utilities Index Mark 3 health states: a study of feasibility and preference differences among ethnic groups in Singapore
    Nan Luo
    Centre for Health Services Research, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Med Decis Making 27:61-70. 2007
    ..Little is known about the health preferences of Southeast Asians. The authors therefore investigated the feasibility of measuring health preferences of Chinese, Malays, and Indians in Singapore and compared their preference scores...
  25. ncbi request reprint Using instrument-defined health state transitions to estimate minimally important differences for four preference-based health-related quality of life instruments
    Nan Luo
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Centre for Health Services Research, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore
    Med Care 48:365-71. 2010
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Predicting gains in dementia caregiving
    Tau Ming Liew
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Alexandra Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 29:115-22. 2010
    ..Being conceptually distinct from burden, factors associated with burden and gain can differ. This study aims to explore factors associated with the experience of gains in dementia caregiving...
  27. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the EuroQol-5D and the Health Utilities Index mark 3 in patients with rheumatic disease
    Nan Luo
    Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Rheumatol 30:2268-74. 2003
    ..To compare the performance of 2 commonly used utility-based health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments [the EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D) and Health Utilities Index mark 3 (HUI3)] in patients with rheumatic disease...
  28. pmc The effects of lead time and visual aids in TTO valuation: a study of the EQ-VT framework
    Nan Luo
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, 16 Medical Drive, Block MD3, Singapore 117597, Singapore
    Eur J Health Econ 14:S15-24. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects on health-state valuation of the length of lead time and the way the lead-time TTO task is displayed visually...
  29. doi request reprint Measurement properties of the English and Chinese versions of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B) in Asian breast cancer patients
    Raymond Ng
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Center, Singapore, Singapore
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 131:619-25. 2012
    ..Data collected from the English and Chinese versions can be pooled and either version could be used for bilingual patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Drug utilization review of risperidone for outpatients in a tertiary referral hospital in Singapore
    Nan Luo
    Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Hum Psychopharmacol 19:259-64. 2004
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  31. ncbi request reprint Valuation of EQ-5D-3L health states in Singapore: modeling of time trade-off values for 80 empirically observed health states
    Nan Luo
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, 16 Medical Drive, Block MD3, Singapore, 117597, Singapore
    Pharmacoeconomics 32:495-507. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to establish an EQ-5D-3L value set using the time trade-off (TTO) method to elicit the health preferences of the general Singaporean population...
  32. doi request reprint Validation of the English version of the Kidney Disease Quality of Life questionnaire (KDQOL-36) in haemodialysis patients in Singapore
    Fan Yang
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Patient 6:135-41. 2013
    ..To validate a widely used health outcomes instrument for patients with chronic kidney disease and on dialysis, the Kidney Disease Quality of Life questionnaire (KDQOL-36), in English-speaking haemodialysis patients in Singapore...
  33. pmc Validation of the functional assessment of cancer therapy-gastric module for the Chinese population
    Hui Jun Zhou
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, 16 Medical Drive, Block MD3, Singapore 117597, Singapore
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:145. 2012
    ..The current study was designed to examine the psychometric properties of FACT-Ga as a GC specific QoL instrument for its future use in Chinese populations...
  34. ncbi request reprint Acceptance of information and communication technologies for healthcare delivery: a SingHealth Polyclinics study
    Nan Luo
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 38:529-8. 2009
    ..This study aimed to determine the prevalence of short message system (SMS) and internet usage in patients visiting the SingHealth Polyclinics and to measure patients' acceptance of using these technologies in healthcare delivery...
  35. doi request reprint Validity and reliability of the Bengali version of the Hepatitis Quality of Life Questionnaire
    Zhao Jin Chen
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 19:1343-8. 2010
    ..In this study, we translated the 56-item Hepatitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (HQLQ) into Bengali and evaluated its validity and reliability...
  36. pmc Validation of the care transition measure in multi-ethnic South-East Asia in Singapore
    Anu Birla Bakshi
    Health Promotion Board, Singapore, Singapore
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:256. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the CTM-15 and CTM-3 (a 3-item version of the CTM-15) in Singapore, a multi-ethnic urban state in South-east Asia...
  37. pmc The Lay Public's Understanding and Perception of Dementia in a Developed Asian Nation
    Wai Jia Tan
    Ministry of Health Holdings, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Dis Extra 2:433-44. 2012
    ..However, poor perception and understanding of dementia are significant barriers. We aim to investigate the public's perception of dementia and identify variables associated with the different profiles of public perception...