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Korean Journal of Preventive Medicine 2000;33(4): 409-414.
Estimating the Disability Weight of Major Cancers in Korea Using Delphi Method.
Seok Jun Yoon, Young Dae Kwon, Byoung Yik Kim
1Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Dankook University.
2Department of Health Services Management, Kyunghee University.
3Department of Social Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine.
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the weighting for the disability caused by major cancers in Korea using the Delphi method. METHODS: We selected 19 panelists to estimate the disability weighting of major cancers in Korea by using the Delphi method. To select the relevant kinds of cancers, we used National Death Certificate Data produced by the National Statistical Office in 1996. Then the stability of each delphi round was calculated by using the coefficient of variance. RESULTS: The disability weight of major cancers for males was pancreas cancer(0.36), liver cancer(0.35), esophageal cancer(0.30), stomach cancer(0.27), lung cancer(0.26), and colorectal cancer(0.30). The disability weight of major cancers for females was pancreas cancer(0.36), liver cancer(0.34), esophageal cancer(0.29), stomach cancer(0.28), lung cancer(0.26), and colorectal cancer(0.28). CONCLUSION: The results of this study will provide baseline data useful for the measurement of the burden of disease caused by cancers in Korea.
Key words: Disability weight; Burden of disease; Cancer
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