AP-7D (Asia PBM seven dimensions)

Almost all preference-based measures (PBMs) were developed in Western countries. No major PBM has been developed in non-Western countries, including East and Southeast Asian countries.

A new PBM, “Asia PBM seven dimensions” (AP-7D), was designed by concept elicitation and item selection using interview surveys on East and Southeast Asian people.

The AP-7D includes the following seven items with four levels: pain (PA), mental health (MH), energy (EN), mobility (MO), work or school (WS), interpersonal interactions (II), and burden to others (BO).

Paper on the development process can be obtained from here.

Shiroiwa T, Murata T, Ahn J, et al. Developing a New Region-Specific Preference-Based Measure in East and Southeast Asia. Value Health Reg Issues. 2022:32:62-69.

We received “Value in Health Regional Issues Paper of the Year Award” in 2023!

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This instrument was co-developed by Center for Outcomes Research and Economic Evaluation for Health (C2H) and HTAsiaLink.

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Value set

Under development

Preliminary value set developed in Japan can be obtained from here.

Shiroiwa T, Murata T, Morii Y, et al. Comparison of four value sets derived using different TTO and DCE approaches: application to the new region-specific PBM, AP-7D. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2024;22(1):16.