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Do you prefer safety to social participation? Finnish population-based preference weights for the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) for service users

Nguyen, Lien, Jokimäki, Hanna, Linnosmaa, Ismo, Saloniki, Eirini Christina, Batchelder, Laurie, Malley, Juliette, Lu, Hui, Burge, Peter, Trukeschitz, Birgit and Forder, Julien (2021) Do you prefer safety to social participation? Finnish population-based preference weights for the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) for service users. Medical Decision Making: Policy and Practice, 6 (2). ISSN 2381-4683

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Identification Number: 10.1177/23814683211027902

Abstract

Introduction. The Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) was developed in England to measure people’s social care–related quality of life (SCRQoL). Objectives. The aim of this article is to estimate preference weights for the Finnish ASCOT for service users (ASCOT). In addition, we tested for learning and fatigue effects in the choice experiment used to elicit the preference weights. Methods. The analysis data (n = 1000 individuals) were obtained from an online survey sample of the Finnish adult general population using gender, age, and region as quotas. The questionnaire included a best-worst scaling (BWS) experiment using ASCOT. Each respondent sequentially selected four alternatives (best, worst; second-best, second-worst) for eight BWS tasks (n = 32,000 choice observations). A scale multinomial logit model was used to estimate the preference parameters and to test for fatigue and learning. Results. The most and least preferred attribute-levels were “I have as much control over my daily life as I want” and “I have no control over my daily life.” The preference weights were not on a cardinal scale. The ordering effect was related to the second-best choices. Learning effect was in the last four tasks. Conclusions. This study has developed a set of preference weights for the ASCOT instrument in Finland, which can be used for investigating outcomes of social care interventions on adult populations. The learning effect calls for the development of study designs that reduce possible bias relating to preference uncertainty at the beginning of sequential BWS tasks. It also supports the adaptation of a modelling strategy in which the sequence of tasks is explicitly modelled as a scale factor.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/mpp
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
JEL classification: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Econometric Methods: Multiple; Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Endogenous Regressors > C35 - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C90 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I31 - General Welfare; Basic Needs; Living Standards; Quality of Life; Happiness
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I39 - Other
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2021 09:27
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 08:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110757

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