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  1. Research

    Nutritional status and quality of life of cancer patients needing exclusive chemotherapy: a longitudinal study

    The aims of this study were to report nutritional status in a large panel of patients with cancer requiring exclusive chemotherapy and to study the influence of nutritional status on their quality of life (QoL).

    Sebastien Salas, Sophie Mercier, Benjamin Moheng, Sandrine Olivet, Marie-Eve Garcia, Sophie Hamon, Camille Sibertin-Blanc, Florence Duffaud, Pascal Auquier and Karine Baumstarck

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:85

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  2. Research

    A systematic approach for studying the signs and symptoms of fever in adult patients: the fever assessment tool (FAST)

    Although body temperature is one of four key vital signs routinely monitored and treated in clinical practice, relatively little is known about the symptoms associated with febrile states. The purpose of this ...

    Nancy J. Ames, John H. Powers, Alexandra Ranucci, Kyungsook Gartrell, Li Yang, Mark VanRaden, Nancy Kline Leidy and Gwenyth R. Wallen

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:84

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  3. Research

    Oral impacts on quality of life and problem-oriented attendance among South East London adults

    Dental care seeking behaviour is often driven by symptoms. The value of oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) measures to predict utilisation of dental services is unknown. This study aims to explore th...

    Piyada Gaewkhiew, Eduardo Bernabé, Jennifer E. Gallagher, Charlotte Klass and Elsa K. Delgado-Angulo

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:82

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  4. Commentary

    Manifesto: towards a clinically-oriented psychometrics

    New technologies to collect patient - reported outcomes have substantially solved the challenge of integrating a questionnaire in a busy clinical practice. At Memorial Sloan Kettering, we have been collecting ...

    Andrew J. Vickers and Ling Y. Chen

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:83

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  5. Research

    Health related quality of life in Dutch infants, toddlers, and young children

    The purpose of this study is to provide Dutch normative data and to assess internal consistency and known-groups validity for the TNO AZL Preschool Children Quality of Life (TAPQOL) and the acute version of th...

    S. A. Schepers, H. A. van Oers, H. Maurice-Stam, J. Huisman, C. M. Verhaak, M. A. Grootenhuis and L. Haverman

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:81

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  6. Review

    Social and behavioral interventions for improving quality of life of HIV infected people receiving antiretroviral therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Improvement in quality of life is crucial for HIV infected people. Social and behavioral interventions have been implemented in different contexts to improve the quality of life among HIV infected people. This...

    Dharma Nand Bhatta, Tippawan Liabsuetrakul and Edward B. McNeil

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:80

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  7. Research

    Psychometric properties of the SDM-Q-9 questionnaire for shared decision-making in multiple sclerosis: item response theory modelling and confirmatory factor analysis

    Shared decision-making is a cornerstone of patient-centred care. The 9-item Shared Decision-Making Questionnaire (SDM-Q-9) is a brief self-assessment tool for measuring patients’ perceived level of involvement...

    Javier Ballesteros, Ester Moral, Luis Brieva, Elena Ruiz-Beato, Daniel Prefasi and Jorge Maurino

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:79

    Published on: 22 April 2017

  8. Research

    Does where you live matter to your health? Investigating factors that influence the self-rated health of urban and rural Chinese residents: evidence drawn from Chinese General Social Survey data

    China’s rapid urbanization over the past decades has exacerbated the problems of environmental degradation and health disparities. However, few studies have analysed the differences between urban and rural res...

    Hongsheng Chen, Ye Liu, Zhenjun Zhu and Zhigang Li

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:78

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  9. Research

    Quality of life and healthcare service utilization among methadone maintenance patients in a mountainous area of Northern Vietnam

    The expansion of methadone maintenance treatment in mountainous areas in still limited and little is known about its health impacts on drug users. This study aimed to examine health-related quality of life (HR...

    Long Hoang Nguyen, Lan Huong Thi Nguyen, Victoria L. Boggiano, Canh Dinh Hoang, Hung Van Nguyen, Huong Thi Le, Hai Quan Le, Tho Dinh Tran, Bach Xuan Tran, Carl A. Latkin, Nabil Zary and Minh Thuc Thi Vu

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:77

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  10. Research

    Caregiver’s quality of life and its positive impact on symptomatology and quality of life of patients with schizophrenia

    Although the quality of life (QoL) experienced by patients with schizophrenia has been recognized, few studies have assessed the relationship between the caregivers’ QoL and patients’ QoL.

    Alejandra Caqueo-Urízar, Marine Alessandrini, Alfonso Urzúa, Xavier Zendjidjian, Laurent Boyer and David R. Williams

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:76

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  11. Research

    Multimorbidity associated with functional independence among community-dwelling older people: a cross-sectional study in Southern China

    Multimorbidity, the coexistence of two or more chronic diseases, is common in older adults. And it may lead to many adverse health outcomes, such as disability. However, data on multimorbidity and its relation...

    Xiao-Xiao Wang, Wei-Quan Lin, Xu-Jia Chen, Ying-Yu Lin, Ling-Ling Huang, Sheng-Chao Zhang and Pei-Xi Wang

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:73

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  12. Research

    Beyond quality of life: a cross sectional study on the mental health of patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis and their caregivers

    Patients with terminal chronic kidney disease (CKDT) requiring renal replacement therapies (RRT) undergo important changes in living habits and frequently need caregiving. These patients and their caregivers a...

    Beatriz dos Santos Pereira, Neimar da Silva Fernandes, Nayara Pires de Melo, Renata Abrita, Fabiane Rossi dos Santos Grincenkov and Natália Maria da Silva Fernandes

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:74

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  13. Research

    Coping strategies and quality of life in caregivers of dependent elderly relatives

    Despite the importance of coping in caregiving, there are few studies on the relationship between coping and quality of life in caregivers of the frail dependent elderly. Thus, this study aims to analyze the r...

    Margarita Rodríguez-Pérez, Ana Abreu-Sánchez, María Jesús Rojas-Ocaña and Rafael del-Pino-Casado

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:71

    Published on: 14 April 2017

  14. Research

    Comparing health-related quality of life of Dutch and Chinese patients with traumatic brain injury: do cultural differences play a role?

    There is growing interest in health related quality of life (HRQoL) as an outcome measure in international trials. However, there might be differences in the conceptualization of HRQoL across different socio-c...

    Maryse C. Cnossen, Suzanne Polinder, Pieter E. Vos, Hester F. Lingsma, Ewout W. Steyerberg, Yanming Sun, Pengpeng Ye, Leilei Duan and Juanita A. Haagsma

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:72

    Published on: 14 April 2017

  15. Research

    Trends of medical expenditures and quality of life in US adults with diabetes: the medical expenditure panel survey, 2002–2011

    Studies indicate a relationship between cost and quality of life (QOL) in diabetes care, however, the interaction is complex and the relationship is not well understood. The aim of this study was to 1) examine...

    Jennifer A. Campbell, Kinfe G. Bishu, Rebekah J. Walker and Leonard E. Egede

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:70

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  16. Research

    Role of self-efficacy and social support in short-term recovery after total hip replacement: a prospective cohort study

    Despite the overall success of total hip replacement (THR) in patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA), up to one-quarter of patients report suboptimal recovery. The aim of this study was to determine whe...

    Espen Andreas Brembo, Heidi Kapstad, Sandra Van Dulmen and Hilde Eide

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:68

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  17. Research

    Predictors of quality of life among adolescents and young adults with a bleeding disorder

    Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in adolescents and young adults with bleeding disorders is under-researched. We aimed to describe factors related to HRQoL in adolescents and young adults with hemophilia...

    John M. McLaughlin, James E. Munn, Terry L. Anderson, Angela Lambing, Bartholomew Tortella and Michelle L. Witkop

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:67

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  18. Research

    Validation of the Dutch version of the Swallowing Quality-of-Life Questionnaire (DSWAL-QoL) and the adjusted DSWAL-QoL (aDSWAL-QoL) using item analysis with the Rasch model: a pilot study

    The Swallowing Quality-of-Life Questionnaire (SWAL-QoL) is considered the gold standard for assessing health-related QoL in oropharyngeal dysphagia. The Dutch translation (DSWAL-QoL) and its adjusted version (...

    Ingeborg S. Simpelaere, Gwen Van Nuffelen, Marc De Bodt, Jan Vanderwegen and Tina Hansen

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:66

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  19. Research

    Validation of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule in people with severe mental disorders in rural Ethiopia

    The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS-2.0) has been adapted and validated in several cultures, but data on performance in the African context are lacking. The aim of the study wa...

    Kassahun Habtamu, Atalay Alem, Girmay Medhin, Abebaw Fekadu, Michael Dewey, Martin Prince and Charlotte Hanlon

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:64

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  20. Research

    Assessment of the consequences of caregiving in psychosis: a psychometric comparison of the Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) and the Involvement Evaluation Questionnaire (IEQ)

    The Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) was originally developed to assess the level of subjective burden in caregivers of people with dementia. The Involvement Evaluation Questionnaire (IEQ) is amongst the leading s...

    Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira, Eduardo González-Fraile, Borja Santos-Zorrozúa, Manuel Martín-Carrasco, Paola Fernández-Catalina, Ana I. Domínguez-Panchón, Paula Muñoz-Hermoso and Javier Ballesteros

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:63

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  21. Research

    The Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care produces measurements along a single dimension: results from a Mokken analysis

    As the worldwide prevalence of chronic illness increases so too does the demand for novel treatments to improve chronic illness care. Quantifying improvement in chronic illness care from the patient perspectiv...

    C. J. Gibbons, N. Small, J. Rick, J. Burt, M. Hann and P. Bower

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:61

    Published on: 4 April 2017

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