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  1. Research

    Health utilities using SF-6D scores in Japanese patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with sofosbuvir-based regimens in clinical trials

    Health utilities are preference-based measures for health states which are typically used in economic analyses to estimate quality-adjusted life years. Our aim is to report the standard SF-6D health utility sc...

    Zobair Younossi, Maria Stepanova, Masao Omata, Masashi Mizokami, Mercedes Walters and Sharon Hunt

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:25

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  2. Research

    The impact of resilience on psychological outcomes in women with threatened premature labor and spouses: a cross-sectional study in Southwest China

    Threatened premature labor (TPL) is a severe obstetric complication which affects the mental and physical health of both the mother and fetus. Family resilience may have protective role against psychological d...

    Chunhua Nie, Qin Dai, Ren Zhao, Yushu Dong, Yushan Chen and Hui Ren

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:26

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  3. Research

    Validation of the dutch version of the health education impact questionnaire (HEIQ) and comparison of the Dutch translation with the English, German and French HEIQ

    The Health Education Impact Questionnaire (heiQ) evaluates the effectiveness of health education and self-management programs provided to people dealing with a wide range of conditions. Aim of this study was t...

    Judy W. Ammerlaan, Harmieke van Os-Medendorp, Jacob K. Sont, Gerald R. Elsworth and Richard H. Osborne

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:28

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  4. Research

    The LMC Skills, Confidence & Preparedness Index (SCPI): development and evaluation of a novel tool for assessing self-management in patients with diabetes

    Optimal diabetes care requires a specific set of self-management behaviours. The purpose of this study was to present the development and initial psychometric evaluation of a new tool to measure three key aspe...

    Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Ronnie Aronson, Ashleigh Walker, Ruth E. Brown and Naomi Orzech

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:27

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  5. Research

    Validation of the French versions of the Hirschsprung’s disease and Anorectal malformations Quality of Life (HAQL) questionnaires for adolescents and adults

    The Hirschsprung’s disease Anorectal malformation QoL questionnaire (HAQL) is a disease-specific quality of life (QoL) questionnaire for patients with Hirschsprung’s disease (HD) or anorectal malformations (AR...

    Corine Baayen, Fanny Feuillet, Pauline Clermidi, Célia Crétolle, Sabine Sarnacki, Guillaume Podevin and Jean-Benoit Hardouin

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:24

    Published on: 28 January 2017

  6. Research

    Validation and reliability of the translated Malay version of the psychosocial impact of dental aesthetics questionnaire for adolescents

    This paper describes the cross-cultural adaptation of the Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics Questionnaire (PIDAQ) into Malay version (Malay PIDAQ), an oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) instru...

    Wan Nurazreena Wan Hassan, Zamros Yuzadi Mohd Yusof, Siti Safuraa Zahirah Shahidan, Siti Farhana Mohd Ali and Mohd Zambri Mohamed Makhbul

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:23

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  7. Research

    How does playing adapted sports affect quality of life of people with mobility limitations? Results from a mixed-method sequential explanatory study

    Occupations, including physical activity, are a strong determinant of health. However, mobility limitations can restrict opportunities to perform these occupations, which may affect quality of life. Some peopl...

    Félix Côté-Leclerc, Gabrielle Boileau Duchesne, Patrick Bolduc, Amélie Gélinas-Lafrenière, Corinne Santerre, Johanne Desrosiers and Mélanie Levasseur

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:22

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  8. Research

    Developing a dementia-specific health state classification system for a new preference-based instrument AD-5D

    With an ageing population, the number of people with dementia is rising. The economic impact on the health care system is considerable and new treatment methods and approaches to dementia care must be cost eff...

    Kim-Huong Nguyen, Brendan Mulhern, Sanjeewa Kularatna, Joshua Byrnes, Wendy Moyle and Tracy Comans

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:21

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  9. Research

    An empirical evaluation of the SF-12, SF-6D, EQ-5D and Michigan Hand Outcome Questionnaire in patients with rheumatoid arthritis of the hand

    The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties, namely acceptability, validity, reliability, interpretability and responsiveness of the EuroQol EQ-5D (EQ-5D visual analogue (VAS) and EQ-5D (ut...

    Melina Dritsaki, Stavros Petrou, Mark Williams and Sarah E. Lamb

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:20

    Published on: 24 January 2017

  10. Short report

    Evaluation of a brief pilot psychoeducational support group intervention for family caregivers of cancer patients: a quasi-experimental mixed-methods study

    Family caregivers of cancer patients often experience an impaired quality of life (QOL) and emotional distress as a result of their caregiving duties, which may potentially influence the quality of care of the...

    Rathi Mahendran, Haikel A. Lim, Joyce Y. S. Tan, Hui Ying Ng, Joanne Chua, Siew Eng Lim, Ee Heok Kua and Konstadina Griva

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:17

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  11. Research

    Quality of life in patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT)

    There are very few studies about general quality of life parameters, standards for the description of health status and comparison with general population data on patients with Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiec...

    Roberto Zarrabeitia, Concepción Fariñas-Álvarez, Miguel Santibáñez, Blanca Señaris, Ana Fontalba, Luisa María Botella and José Antonio Parra

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:19

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  12. Research

    How useful is the EQ-5D in assessing the impact of caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease?

    The impact on informal caregivers of caring for people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia can be substantial, but it remains unclear which measures(s) best assess such impact. Our objective was to use data...

    Catherine Reed, Annabel Barrett, Jeremie Lebrec, Richard Dodel, Roy W. Jones, Bruno Vellas, Anders Wimo, Josep Maria Argimon, Giuseppe Bruno and Josep Maria Haro

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:16

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  13. Short report

    Health related quality of life in patients with diabetic foot ulceration — translation and Polish adaptation of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Scale short form

    Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a common complication of diabetes and not only an important factor of mortality among patients with diabetes but also decreases the quality of life. The short form of Diabetic Foot...

    Tomasz Macioch, Elżbieta Sobol, Arkadiusz Krakowiecki, Beata Mrozikiewicz-Rakowska, Monika Kasprowicz and Tomasz Hermanowski

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:15

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  14. Research

    The Norwegian version of the QOLIBRI – a study of metric properties based on a 12 month follow-up of persons with traumatic brain injury

    Consequences after Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affect the injured person’s self-image and quality of life. The purpose was to assess the health related quality of life (HRQoL) at 12 months after a TBI in pati...

    Helene Lundgaard Soberg, Cecilie Roe, Cathrine Brunborg, Nicole von Steinbüchel and Nada Andelic

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:14

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  15. Research

    The use of the EQ-5D-Y health related quality of life outcome measure in children in the Western Cape, South Africa: psychometric properties, feasibility and usefulness - a longitudinal, analytical study

    The EQ-5D-Y, an outcome measure of Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in children, was developed by an international task team in 2010. The multinational feasibility, reliability and validity study which f...

    Des Scott, Gillian D. Ferguson and Jennifer Jelsma

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:12

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  16. Research

    Association between work time loss and quality of life in patients with Herpes Zoster: a pooled analysis of the MASTER studies

    Herpes zoster (HZ) has a significant negative effect on the productive work life of individuals, and has been shown to be responsible for cases of absenteeism, presenteeism and decreased work effectiveness. Th...

    Emmanouil Rampakakis, Melissa Stutz, Kosuke Kawai, Tsen-Fang Tsai, Hee Jin Cheong, Jittima Dhitavat, Alejandro Ortiz-Covarrubias, Miguel Cashat-Cruz, Homero Monsanto, Kelly D. Johnson, John S. Sampalis and Camilo J. Acosta

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:11

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  17. Research

    Health related quality of life assessment in acute coronary syndrome patients: the effectiveness of early phase I cardiac rehabilitation

    Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is one of the most burdensome cardiovascular diseases in terms of the cost of interventions. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme (CRP) is well-established in improving clinical o...

    Lawrence Anchah, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Melissa Siaw Han Lim, Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, Kui Hian Sim and Tiong Kiam Ong

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:10

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  18. Research

    Assessment of coping: a new french four-factor structure of the brief COPE inventory

    The Brief Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced (Brief COPE) inventory is the most usual measure to identify the nature of coping strategies implemented by individuals and explore 14 coping strategies. Th...

    Karine Baumstarck, Marine Alessandrini, Zeinab Hamidou, Pascal Auquier, Tanguy Leroy and Laurent Boyer

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:8

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  19. Research

    Multimorbidity and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a nationally representative population sample: implications of count versus cluster method for defining multimorbidity on HRQoL

    No universally accepted definition of multimorbidity (MM) exists, and implications of different definitions have not been explored. This study examined the performance of the count and cluster definitions of m...

    Lili Wang, Andrew J Palmer, Fiona Cocker and Kristy Sanderson

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:7

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  20. Research

    Reliability of health-related quality-of-life assessments made by older adults and significant others for health states of increasing cognitive impairment

    Older adults are encouraged by many organizations to engage in advance care planning in the event of decisional incapacity. Planning for future health care often involves anticipating health-related quality of...

    Gina Bravo, Modou Sene and Marcel Arcand

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:4

    Published on: 7 January 2017

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