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    Prevalence and its associated psychological variables of symptoms of depression and anxiety among ovarian cancer patients in China: a cross-sectional study

    It is well known that cancer patients tend to have high levels of perceived stress and symptoms of depression and anxiety. However, there is less study on the association between perceived stress and symptoms ...

    Chun Li Liu, Li Liu, Yi Zhang, Xiao Ze Dai and Hui Wu

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:161

    Published on: 17 August 2017

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    Development of a new Rasch-based scoring algorithm for the National Eye Institute Visual Functioning Questionnaire to improve its interpretability

    The NEI VFQ-25 has undergone psychometric evaluation in patients with varying ocular conditions and the general population. However, important limitations which may affect the interpretation of clinical trial ...

    Jennifer Petrillo, Neil M. Bressler, Ecosse Lamoureux, Alberto Ferreira and Stefan Cano

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:157

    Published on: 14 August 2017

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    Effectiveness outcomes and health related quality of life impact of disease progression in patients with advanced nonsquamous NSCLC treated in real-world community oncology settings: results from a prospective medical record registry study

    Treatment options for advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the first line include platinum-based doublet therapy with or without bevacizumab. This study examined efficacy outcomes and pat...

    Mark S. Walker, William Wong, Arliene Ravelo, Paul J. E. Miller and Lee S. Schwartzberg

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:160

    Published on: 14 August 2017

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    The National Eye Institute 25-Item Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25) – reference data from the German population-based Gutenberg Health Study (GHS)

    To estimate the burden of diseases, it is important to consider patient-reported outcomes including Quality of Life (QoL). The aim of this study is to provide population-based reference data for the National E...

    Stefan Nickels, Alexander K. Schuster, Susanne Singer, Philipp S. Wild, Dagmar Laubert-Reh, Andreas Schulz, Robert P. Finger, Matthias Michal, Manfred E. Beutel, Thomas Münzel, Karl J. Lackner and Norbert Pfeiffer

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:156

    Published on: 8 August 2017

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    Pre-event quality of life and its influence on the post-event quality of life among patients with ST elevation and non-ST elevation myocardial infarctions of a premier province of Sri Lanka

    Pre-event Quality of Life (QOL) reflects the true social circumstances in which people live prior to the onset of myocardial infarctions. It is believed to be a predictor of the post-event QOL. The aim of this...

    P. K. B. Mahesh, M. W. Gunathunga, Saroj Jayasinghe, S. M. Arnold, R. Haniffa and A. P. De Silva

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:154

    Published on: 1 August 2017

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    Psychometric properties of the short Warwick Edinburgh mental well-being scale (SWEMWBS) in service users with schizophrenia, depression and anxiety spectrum disorders

    To establish the validity and reliability of the Short Warwick Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (SWEMWBS) in service users with schizophrenia, depression and anxiety spectrum disorders in Singapore and estima...

    Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Edimansyah Abdin, Siow Ann Chong, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Esmond Seow, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Louisa Picco, Sarah Stewart-Brown and Mythily Subramaniam

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:153

    Published on: 1 August 2017

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    How is disease severity associated with quality of life in psoriasis patients? Evidence from a longitudinal population-based study in Sweden

    Assessing the impact of disease severity on generic quality of life (QOL) is a critical step in outcomes research and in the development of decision-analytic models structured around health states defined by c...

    Kirk Geale, Martin Henriksson and Marcus Schmitt-Egenolf

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:151

    Published on: 28 July 2017

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    Stroke survivors’ long-term QALY-weights in relation to their spouses’ QALY-weights and informal support: a cross-sectional study

    Healthcare interventions that have positive effects on the stroke survivors’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) might also have positive effects for their spouses in...

    Josefine Persson, Lars-Åke Levin, Lukas Holmegaard, Petra Redfors, Katarina Jood, Christina Jern, Christian Blomstrand and Gunilla Forsberg-Wärleby

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:150

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  9. Research

    Assessment of quality of life in patients with post kalaazar dermal leishmaniasis

    Post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is a dermatological disorder caused by protozoal parasite Leishmania donovani. PKDL cases are thought to be a reservoir of parasites and may increase cases of visceral l...

    Biplab Pal, Krishna Murti, Niyamat Ali Siddiqui, Pradeep Das, Chandra Shekhar Lal, Rajendra Babu, Manoj Kumar Rastogi and Krishna Pandey

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:148

    Published on: 24 July 2017

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    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

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    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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

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    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

  16. 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

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    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

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    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

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