Table 2.

Health state utility values and their plausibility ranges

Health stateUtility (base)Plausibility rangeReference
Health states associated with prostate cancer
 Postoperative recovery phase after radical prostatectomy0.670.56–0.90aStewart et al. (25)
 Delivery of radiation therapy0.730.71–0.91aStewart et al. (25)
Adverse effects of definitive treatment
  Erectile dysfunction0.890.86–1.00aStewart et al. (25)
  Urinary incontinence0.830.78–0.98aStewart et al. (25)
  Urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction0.790.76–0.96aStewart et al. (25)
  Bowel dysfunction0.710.61–0.90aStewart et al. (25)
  Urinary incontinence and bowel dysfunction0.700.66–0.88aStewart et al. (25)
  Bowel dysfunction and erectile dysfunction0.570.41–0.76aStewart et al. (25)
  Urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and bowel dysfunction0.450.17–0.78aStewart et al. (25)
 Biochemical recurrence0.670.56–0.84aStewart et al. (25)
 Symptomatic metastatic progression0.250.01–0.52aStewart et al. (25)
Health states associated with kidney failure
 Conservative management0.9000.700–1.000bHogan et al. (26)
 Management by transplantation0.7750.675–0.875bHogan et al. (26)
 Management by hemodialysis0.5250.450–0.600bHogan et al. (26)
  • In the event a patient experienced two or more health states at the same time (e.g., delivery of radiation therapy and conservative kidney failure management), the current health state utility value was always determined by the state with the lowest value.

  • a Interquartile range.

  • b Range used in sensitivity analyses of the reference study.