TEST YOUR MEDICAL IQ
A. a gene that contributes to nearsightedness.
B. an emotional-intelligence test.
C. an active compound in fertility medications.
D. a survey for measuring health-related quality of life.
Answer: D. The EQ-5D is a standardized, international questionnaire used for measuring general health and quality of life. It spans five dimensions: mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort and anxiety/depression. The EQ-5D can be used in research to find out how a given factor—a medical condition or a new treatment, for instance— affects health status.