Quotation Hajji, Assma, Trukeschitz, Birgit, Malley, Juliette, Batchelder, Laurie, Saloniki, Eirini, Linnosmaa, Ismo, Lu, Hui. 2020. Population-based preference weights for the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) for service users for Austria: Findings from a best-worst experiment. Social Science and Medicine. 250 (11279), 1-10.




Background: The Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) measures quality-of-life (QoL) outcomes of long-term care (LTC) service provision. Country-specificpreference weights are required to calculate ASCOT scores. ASCOT has been translated into German, but lacks preference weights for German-speaking countries. Objectives: This paper aims to establish Austrian preference weights for the German version of the ASCOT service user measure, using best-worst scaling (BWS). Methods: Data were collected using an online BWS-experiment from a general population sample (n=1,000) of Austrian adults. We use a scale-adjusted multinomiallogit model (S-MNL) accounting for positioning effects to estimate preference weights. Results: Austrians value the top attribute-levels in the ASCOT domains 'being meaningfully occupied during the day' and 'having control over daily life' most highly,whereas high needs were the least preferred in the domains 'dignity' and 'social participation'. From a methods perspective, we found significant positioning effectsonly for 'best' choices, with statements at the top of a list being picked more often than those further down in the list. Factors related to survey completion (self-assessed understanding of the tasks and survey completion time) were shown to have the greatest effect on individual choice consistency. Discussion:The paper provides Austrian preference weights for the German version of ASCOT for service users. The weights also provide insight into how Austriansvalue different LTC-QoL states. Future research may investigate how values for different LTC-QoL states differ between socioeconomic groups.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Social Science and Medicine
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new MAN-A, WH-A
Language English
Title Population-based preference weights for the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) for service users for Austria: Findings from a best-worst experiment
Volume 250
Number 11279
Year 2020
Page from 1
Page to 10
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.112792
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953620300113?via%3Dihub


EXCELC - Exploring Comparative Effectiveness and Efficiency in Long-term Care
ASCOT for German speaking countries and regions
Hajji, Assma (Details)
Trukeschitz, Birgit (Details)
Batchelder, Laurie (University of Kent, United Kingdom)
Linnosmaa, Ismo (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and University of Eastern Finland, Finland)
Lu, Hui (RAND Europe, United Kingdom)
Malley, Juliette (London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom)
Saloniki, Eirini (University of Kent, United Kingdom)
Research Institute for Economics of Aging FI (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5334 Political economic policy (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
5421 Aging research (Details)
5911 Social policy (Details)
5933 Aging research (Details)
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