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  1. Research

    Women with family cancer history are at risk for poorer physical quality of life and lower self-efficacy: a longitudinal study among men and women with non-small cell lung cancer

    We investigated the determinants of trajectories of physical symptoms related to lung cancer (a quality of life [QOL] aspect) and self-efficacy among patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It was hy...

    Anna Banik, Ralf Schwarzer, Izabela Pawlowska, Monika Boberska, Roman Cieslak and Aleksandra Luszczynska

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:62

    Published on: 4 April 2017

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    A survey of the impact of owning a service dog on quality of life for individuals with physical and hearing disability: a pilot study

    Quality of life refers to a person’s experienced standard of health, comfort and happiness and is typically measured using subjective self-report scales. Despite increasing scientific interest in the value of ...

    Sophie S. Hall, Jessica MacMichael, Amy Turner and Daniel S. Mills

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:59

    Published on: 29 March 2017

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    Validation of the Pittsburgh sleep quality index in community dwelling Ethiopian adults

    The applicability of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) in screening of insomnia is demonstrated in various populations. But, the tool has not been validated in a sample of Ethiopians. Therefore, this s...

    Mohammed Salahuddin, Tarekegn Tesfaye Maru, Abera Kumalo, Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal, Ahmed S. Bahammam and Md Dilshad Manzar

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:58

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  4. Research

    Development and validation of a condition-specific diary to measure severity, bothersomeness and impact on daily activities for patients with acute urinary tract infection in primary care

    Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common condition in primary care. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are crucial in the evaluation of interventions to improve diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of UT...

    Anne Holm, Gloria Cordoba, Volkert Siersma and John Brodersen

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:57

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  5. Research

    Validation of the German version of two scales (RIS, RCS-HCP) for measuring regret associated with providing healthcare

    The regret intensity scale (RIS) and the regret coping scale for healthcare professionals (RCS-HCP) working in hospitals assess the experience of care-related regrets and how healthcare professional deal with ...

    Silvia C. Richner, Stéphane Cullati, Boris Cheval, Ralph E. Schmidt, Pierre Chopard, Christoph A. Meier and Delphine S. Courvoisier

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:56

    Published on: 24 March 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:69

  6. Research

    Factors associated with the quality of life of family caregivers for leukemia patients in China

    The leukemia affects not only the quality of life (QOL) of patients with the disease but also that of their family caregivers (FCs). The research studies on QOL of FCs for leukemia patients are limited. This s...

    Hongjuan Yu, Limin Li, Chaojie Liu, Weidong Huang, Jin Zhou, Wenqi Fu, Yi Ma, Si Li, Yuying Chang, Guoxiang Liu and Qunhong Wu

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:55

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  7. Research

    Validation and reliability of the Malaysian English version of the psychosocial impact of dental aesthetics questionnaire for adolescents

    The Malay version of the Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics Questionnaire has been validated for use by Malaysian adolescents. Although Malay is their national language, English is widely used as the lin...

    Wan Nurazreena Wan Hassan, Zamros Yuzadi Mohd Yusof, Mohd Zambri Mohamed Makhbul, Siti Safuraa Zahirah Shahidan, Siti Farhana Mohd Ali, Rashidah Burhanudin and Maria Jirom Gere

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:54

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  8. Research

    Glatiramer acetate treatment persistence - but not adherence - in multiple sclerosis patients is predicted by health-related quality of life and self-efficacy: a prospective web-based patient-centred study (CAIR study)

    In patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) the persistence of and adherence to disease modifying drug (DMD) treatment is inadequate. To take individualised measures there is a need to ident...

    Peter Joseph Jongen, Wim A. Lemmens, Erwin L. Hoogervorst and Rogier Donders

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:50

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  9. Research

    The effect of a smartphone-based coronary heart disease prevention (SBCHDP) programme on awareness and knowledge of CHD, stress, and cardiac-related lifestyle behaviours among the working population in Singapore: a pilot randomised controlled trial

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most prevalent type of cardiac disease among adults worldwide, including those in Singapore. Most of its risk factors, such as smoking, physical inactivity and high blood pr...

    Hui Zhang, Ying Jiang, Hoang D. Nguyen, Danny Chiang Choon Poo and Wenru Wang

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:49

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  10. Research

    Development of the US English version of the phenylketonuria – quality of life (PKU-QOL) questionnaire

    Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare genetic disorder caused by a defect in the metabolism of phenylalanine (PHE) resulting in elevated blood and brain PHE levels, and leading to cognitive, emotional, and psychosoc...

    Elaina Jurecki, Amy Cunningham, Vanessa Birardi, Grégory Gagol and Catherine Acquadro

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:46

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  11. Research

    Measurement properties of the EQ-5D across four major geriatric conditions: Findings from TOPICS-MDS

    As populations age, chronic geriatric conditions linked to progressive organ failure jeopardize health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Thus, this research assessed the validity and applicability of the EQ-5D ...

    Jennifer E. Lutomski, Paul F. M. Krabbe, Nienke Bleijenberg, Jeanett Blom, Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen, Janet MacNeil-Vroomen, Maaike E. Muntinga, Ewout Steyerburg, Marcel G. M. Olde-Rikkert and René J. F. Melis

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:45

    Published on: 3 March 2017

  12. Research

    Item analysis using Rasch models confirms that the Danish versions of the DISABKIDS® chronic-generic and diabetes-specific modules are valid and reliable

    Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) has a negative impact on psychological and overall well-being. Screening for Health-related Quality of Life (HrQoL) and addressing HrQoL issues in the clinic leads to improved well-being ...

    Julie Bøjstrup Nielsen, Julie Nyholm Kyvsgaard, Stine Møller Sildorf, Svend Kreiner and Jannet Svensson

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:44

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  13. Research

    Development of the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Steroid Questionnaire (SSQ): a novel patient-reported outcome tool to assess the impact of oral steroid treatment

    Oral glucocorticoids (steroids) are the mainstay of treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but their use is often associated with short- and long-term side effects. Following a literature review and...

    Susan D. Mathias, Pamela Berry, Jane De Vries, Anca Askanase, Katie Pascoe, Hilary H. Colwell and David J. Chang

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:43

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  14. Research

    The impact of psychological factors on condition-specific, generic and individualized patient reported outcomes in low back pain

    An individualized patient reported outcome (PRO) has recently been recommended within LBP research, but no study has evaluated this instrument with commonly applied PROs. Moreover, the impact of psychological ...

    Ida Løchting, Andrew M. Garratt, Kjersti Storheim, Erik L. Werner and Margreth Grotle

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:40

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  15. Research

    The complex interplay between clinical and person-centered diabetes outcomes in the two genders

    New approaches to cope with clinical and psychosocial aspects of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) are needed; gender influences the complex interplay between clinical and non-clinical factors. We used data from the BENC...

    Maria Chiara Rossi, Giuseppe Lucisano, Basilio Pintaudi, Angela Bulotta, Sandro Gentile, Marco Scardapane, Soren Eik Skovlund, Giacomo Vespasiani and Antonio Nicolucci

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:41

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  16. Research

    The impact of preterm birth <37 weeks on parents and families: a cross-sectional study in the 2 years after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit

    Little is known about the quality of life of parents and families of preterm infants after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Our aims were (1) to describe the impact of preterm birth on p...

    Ashwini Lakshmanan, Meghana Agni, Tracy Lieu, Eric Fleegler, Michele Kipke, Philippe S. Friedlich, Marie C. McCormick and Mandy B. Belfort

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:38

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  17. Research

    Health-related quality of life, work productivity, and indirect costs among patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 10–15% of adults in the US, and is associated with significant impairment in health-related quality of life (HRQoL); however, information specific to the diarrhea subtype...

    Jessica L. Buono, Robyn T. Carson and Natalia M. Flores

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:35

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  18. Research

    Evaluation of quality of life in adults with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) using the Impact of NF1 on Quality Of Life (INF1-QOL) questionnaire

    Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is an inherited, multi-system, tumour suppressor disorder with variable complications that cause psychological distress and social isolation. The study aim was to develop and validate...

    Rosalie E Ferner, Mary Thomas, Gemma Mercer, Victoria Williams, Guy D Leschziner, Shazia K Afridi and John F Golding

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:34

    Published on: 14 February 2017

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