Title, Clinimetrics. Author, Alvan R. Feinstein. Publisher, Yale University Press, ISBN, , Length, pages. Export Citation. Clinimetrics [Alvan R. Feinstein] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From inside front cover In this book, one of the most distinguished. The term ‘clinimetrics’ was introduced by Alvan R. Feinstein in to indicate a domain concerned with indexes, rating scales and other expressions that are.
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Grading of heart murmurs, the TNM classification for malignant tumors, and the functional classification of the New York Heart Association are feinsteij well-known examples of attempts to quantify clinical findings.
Clinimetrics: the science of clinical measurements.
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His treatment of the diverse considerations that impact on these scales is detailed and exhausting and is replete with definitions of terms from the social science literature as well as those, such as “clinimetrics,” that he has coined himself. Sign in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account. Sign in to customize your interests Sign in to your personal account.
Somewhere in between these, but methodologically more closely allied with social science approaches, are the methods used to establish and validate medical indices that are used to characterize the clinical status of patients.
In this book, Dr Feinstein attempts to delineate the principles underlying the construction and utility of such clinical scales.