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  1. Research

    Primary liver transplantation and liver retransplantation: comparison of health-related quality of life and mental status – a cross-sectional study

    Liver Retransplantation (Re-LT) procedures are associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Up to date, there is no knowledge on the health-related quality of life and the mental status of the...

    Johannes Broschewitz, Georg Wiltberger, Nicco Krezdorn, Felix Krenzien, Julia Förster, Georgi Atanasov, Hans-Michael Hau, Moritz Schmelzle, Andreas Hinz, Michael Bartels and Christian Benzing

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:147

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  2. Research

    Developing a questionnaire to determine the impact of self-management in diabetes: giving people with diabetes a voice

    The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) is increasing dramatically, placing considerable financial burden on the healthcare budget of each country. Patient self-management is crucial for the control of blood ...

    J. Carlton, J. Elliott, D. Rowen, K. Stevens, H. Basarir, K. Meadows and J. Brazier

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:146

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  3. Research

    The validity of the SF-12 and SF-6D instruments in people living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya

    Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and health state utility value (HSUV) measurements are vital components of healthcare clinical and economic evaluations. Accurate measurement of HSUV and HRQoL require va...

    Anik R. Patel, Richard T. Lester, Carlo A. Marra, Mia L. van der Kop, Paul Ritvo, Lidia Engel, Sarah Karanja and Larry D. Lynd

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:143

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  4. Research

    Development and validation of the Chinese version of dry eye related quality of life scale

    To develop the Chinese version of quality of life scale for dry eye patients based on the Impact of Dry Eye on Everyday Life (IDEEL) questionnaire and to assess the reliability and validity of the developed sc...

    Bang Zheng, Xiao-jing Liu, Yue-qian Fiona Sun, Jia-zeng Su, Yang Zhao, Zheng Xie and Guang-yan Yu

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:145

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  5. Research

    The impact of social engagement on health-related quality of life and depressive symptoms in old age - evidence from a multicenter prospective cohort study in Germany

    Thus far, only a few longitudinal studies investigated the impact of social engagement on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and depressive symptoms in old age. Therefore, we aimed to examine the impact of...

    André Hajek, Christian Brettschneider, Tina Mallon, Annette Ernst, Silke Mamone, Birgitt Wiese, Siegfried Weyerer, Jochen Werle, Michael Pentzek, Angela Fuchs, Janine Stein, Tobias Luck, Horst Bickel, Dagmar Weeg, Michael Wagner, Kathrin Heser…

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:140

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  6. Research

    Exploring the factor structure of the Health of the Nation Outcomes Scale (HoNOS) in a sample of patients with schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders

    The Health of the Nation Outcomes Scale (HoNOS) is recommended for use by the English National Service Framework for Mental Health and by the working group on outcome indicators for severe mental illnesses to ...

    Wayne Smith, Silia Vitoratou, Paul McCrone and Anita Patel

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:141

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  7. Research

    Quality of life and general health of infertile women

    Measuring the quality of life (QOL) is a benchmark in today’s world of medicine. The aim of the present study was to determine the general health and QOL of infertile women and certain affecting conditions.

    Azam Namdar, Mohammad Mehdi Naghizadeh, Marziyeh Zamani, Farideh Yaghmaei and Mohammad Hadi Sameni

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:139

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  8. Research

    The relationship between health literacy and quality of life among frequent users of health care services: a cross-sectional study

    Although health literacy and quality of life are important concepts in health care, the link between them is unclear, especially for a population of frequent users of health care services with chronic diseases...

    Éva Marjorie Couture, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Martin Fortin and Catherine Hudon

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:137

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  9. Research

    Adherence to hydroxyurea, health-related quality of life domains, and patients’ perceptions of sickle cell disease and hydroxyurea: a cross-sectional study in adolescents and young adults

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) patients have impaired domains of health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Hydroxyurea is safe and efficacious in SCD; however, adherence is suboptimal, and patients’ perceptions are p...

    Sherif M. Badawy, Alexis A. Thompson, Jin-Shei Lai, Frank J. Penedo, Karen Rychlik and Robert I. Liem

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:136

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  10. Research

    Informal caregivers experience of supplemental oxygen in pulmonary fibrosis

    Patients prescribed supplemental oxygen (O2) therapy face challenges as they adjust to being constantly “tethered” to an oxygen delivery device. Informal caregivers (ICs) of patients with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) ...

    Bridget A. Graney, Frederick S. Wamboldt, Susan Baird, Tara Churney, Kaitlin Fier, Marjorie Korn, Mark McCormick, Thomas Vierzba and Jeffrey J. Swigris

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:133

    Published on: 1 July 2017

  11. Research

    The association between physical activity and health-related quality of life among breast cancer survivors

    The quality of life for breast cancer survivors has become increasingly important because of their high survival rate and prolonged life expectancy. The purpose of this study was to examine the association of ...

    Woo-kyoung Shin, Sihan Song, So-Youn Jung, Eunsook Lee, Zisun Kim, Hyeong-Gon Moon, Dong-Young Noh and Jung Eun Lee

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:132

    Published on: 30 June 2017

  12. Research

    Patient-reported health state utilities in metastatic gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours – an analysis based on the CLARINET study

    Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP-NETs) are rare cancers most often found in the gastrointestinal system or the pancreas. However, patient-reported health state utilities based on clinical tri...

    Yang Meng, Grant McCarthy, Anthony Berthon and Jerome Dinet

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:131

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  13. Research

    Health-related quality of life effects of enzalutamide in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: an in-depth post hoc analysis of EQ-5D data from the PREVAIL trial

    The effect of enzalutamide on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the PREVAIL trial in chemotherapy-naïve men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer was analyzed using the generic EQ-5D ins...

    Nancy Devlin, Michael Herdman, Marco Pavesi, De Phung, Shevani Naidoo, Tomasz M. Beer, Bertrand Tombal, Yohann Loriot, Cristina Ivanescu, Teresa Parli, Mark Balk and Stefan Holmstrom

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:130

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  14. Research

    Qualitative modification and development of patient- and caregiver-reported outcome measures for iron chelation therapy

    Compliance, palatability, gastrointestinal (GI) symptom, and treatment satisfaction patient- and observer-reported outcome (PRO, ObsRO) measures were developed/modified for patients with transfusion-dependent ...

    Erica G. Horodniceanu, Vasudha Bal, Harman Dhatt, John A. Carter, Vicky Huang and Kathryn Lasch

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:129

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  15. Research

    Healthcare utilization and costs for patients initiating Dabigatran or Warfarin

    Novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC) such as dabigatran, when compared to warfarin, have been shown to potentially reduce the risk of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) together with l...

    Shannon L. Reynolds, Sameer R. Ghate, Richard Sheer, Pranav K. Gandhi, Chad Moretz, Cheng Wang, Stephen Sander, Mary E. Costantino, Srinivas Annavarapu and George Andrews

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:128

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  16. Research

    The effects of beliefs about AIDS-related death on quality of life in Chinese married couples with both husband and wife infected with HIV: examining congruence using the actor-partner interdependence model

    This cross-sectional study examined the actor and partner effects of beliefs about AIDS-related death on quality of life in Chinese married couples in which both were living with HIV.

    Nancy Xiaonan Yu

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:127

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  17. Research

    Health-related quality of life and health preference of Chinese patients with diabetes mellitus managed in primary care and secondary care setting: decrements associated with individual complication and number of complications

    Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and health preference of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) are essential in health economic evaluations but data on Chinese population is rare. This study aims to eval...

    Fangfang Jiao, Carlos King Ho Wong, Rita Gangwani, Kathryn Choon Beng Tan, Sydney Chi Wai Tang and Cindy Lo Kuen Lam

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:125

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  18. Research

    Determining the longitudinal validity and meaningful differences in HRQL of the PedsQL™ Sickle Cell Disease Module

    Detecting change in health status over time and ascertaining meaningful changes are critical elements when using health-related quality of life (HRQL) instruments to measure patient-centered outcomes. The Peds...

    Julie A. Panepinto, J. Paul Scott, Oluwakemi Badaki-Makun, Deepika S. Darbari, Corrie E. Chumpitazi, Gladstone E. Airewele, Angela M. Ellison, Kim Smith-Whitley, Prashant Mahajan, Sharada A. Sarnaik, T Charles Casper, Larry J. Cook, Julie Leonard, Monica L. Hulbert, Elizabeth C. Powell, Robert I. Liem…

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:124

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  19. Research

    Evaluation of the impact of once weekly dulaglutide on patient-reported outcomes in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes: comparisons with liraglutide, insulin glargine, and placebo in two randomized studies

    Standardized patient-reported outcome (PRO) questionnaires can be utilized to evaluate treatment satisfaction (subjective evaluation of treatment) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). These outcomes are imp...

    Shuichi Suzuki, Tomonori Oura, Masakazu Takeuchi and Kristina S. Boye

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:123

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  20. Short report

    Physical health-related quality of life in relation to metabolic health and obesity among men and women in Germany

    This study examined sex-specific differences in physical health-related quality of life (HRQoL) across subgroups of metabolic health and obesity. We specifically asked whether (1) obesity is related to lower H...

    Julia Truthmann, Gert B. M. Mensink, Anja Bosy-Westphal, Ulfert Hapke, Christa Scheidt-Nave and Anja Schienkiewitz

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:122

    Published on: 10 June 2017

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