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Measuring quality in qigong research
Caught this late but it is best to use the present
quality of life (QOL) scales and perhaps add qigong
(make references). This qigong QOL scale (per your
example)will have to be validated and this takes time.
Presents measures are HAMS 36 (Short Form) or adapt
from long form where applicable. To map changes from
baseline to end of study or last visit e.g BASELINE,
V1, V2, V3, V4 etc map to laboratory visits on same
schedule of observations.
Obviously adds to costs (if applicable), then you have
interrater reliability (subject's perception of
betterment versus investigator's 'perception') or
correlation of improvement?
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