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  1. The aim of this study was to adapt the instrument and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the Swallowing Quality of Care questionnaire (S-SWAL-CARE) in patients with oropharyngeal dy...

    Authors: Johanna Hedström, Mia Johansson, Caroline Olsson, Lisa Tuomi and Caterina Finizia

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:316

    Content type: Research

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  2. Data on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) can be used to track health disparities, assess the impact of chronic diseases, and predict mortality. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Healthy D...

    Authors: Sarah E. Dumas, Tenzin Yangchen Dongchung, Michael L. Sanderson, Katherine Bartley and Amber Levanon Seligson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:315

    Content type: Research

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  3. Endometriosis is one of the most common causes of infertility. The causes of the disease and its definitive treatments are still unclear. Moreover, Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is a glycoprotein dimer that is ...

    Authors: Anisodowleh Nankali, Mohsen Kazeminia, Parnian Kord Jamshidi, Shamarina Shohaimi, Nader Salari, Masoud Mohammadi and Amin Hosseinian-Far

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:314

    Content type: Research

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  4. The Michigan Hand Questionnaire (MHQ) is widely used to assess the hand/wrist conditions. We translated the original version into Thai (Thai MHQ) and evaluated its psychometric properties.

    Authors: Pichitchai Atthakomol, Worapaka Manosroi, Saran Sanguanrungsirikul, Siraphop Punoppamas, Sirapat Benjachaya, Siam Tongprasert and Tinakon Wongpakaran

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:313

    Content type: Research

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  5. A valid measure to describe the most important needs and concerns of people with life-threatening illnesses is missing in Cyprus. Our aim was to adapt and test the cross-cultural validity and responsiveness of...

    Authors: Mevhibe B. Hocaoglu, Nilay Hepgul, India Tunnard, Emine Meltem, Hande Efe, Buse Ataoglu, Yeliz Lerzan Baybar, Merve Kınacıgil, Husam Elsharairi and Irene J. Higginson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:312

    Content type: Research

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  6. International studies indicate deficits in end-of-life care that can lead to distress for patients and their next-of-kin.

    Authors: Annika Vogt, Stephanie Stiel, Maria Heckel, Swantje Goebel, Sandra Stephanie Mai, Andreas Seifert, Christina Gerlach, Christoph Ostgathe and Martin Weber

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:311

    Content type: Research

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  7. A Task Force from the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) provides recommendations on how to systematically identify and appraise health state utility (HSU) weights for cos...

    Authors: Jacie T. Cooper, Andrew Lloyd, Juan Jose Garcia Sanchez, Elisabeth Sörstadius, Andrew Briggs and Phil McFarlane

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:310

    Content type: Review

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  8. To generate high-quality evidence, contextually relevant outcome measurement instruments are required. Quality of life evaluation among polio survivors typically involves the use of generic instruments, which ...

    Authors: Surajo Kamilu Sulaiman, Heather Michelle Aldersey, Vincent G. DePaul and Bashir Kaka

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:309

    Content type: Review

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  9. The Multidimensional Adolescent Functioning Scale (MAFS) is a 23-item, self-report questionnaire assessing psychosocial functioning in adolescents aged 12–17 years. It captures three domains of functioning: ‘g...

    Authors: Sally A. Mayle, Jessica M. de Klerk-Sluis, Ashleigh Lin, Alison R. Yung, Klaas J. Wardenaar, Sanne R J Broekman, W Heleen Pluim and Johanna T. W. Wigman

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:306

    Content type: Research

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  10. Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) is a common, chronic, inflammatory skin disorder, yet few studies have reported its clinical characteristics, or addressed its effect on quality of life (QoL). This study assesses th...

    Authors: Meiling Xuan, Chuanjian Lu and Zehui He

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:308

    Content type: Research

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  11. Quality of life (QoL) is influenced in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients by a set of factors related to diagnosis, treatment and tumor impacts. The aim of this study was to evaluate the Quality of Life (QoL)...

    Authors: Emanuelle do Nascimento Santos Lima, Isabela Borges Ferreira, Paula Philbert Lajolo, Carlos Eduardo Paiva, Yara Cristina de Paiva Maia and Geórgia das Graças Pena

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:307

    Content type: Research

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  12. The WHO-5 well-being index is a widely used, short rating scale that measures subjective well-being. We translated the WHO-5 index into Sinhala and tested its psychometric properties including measurement inva...

    Authors: B. P. R. Perera, R. Jayasuriya, A. Caldera and A. R. Wickremasinghe

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:305

    Content type: Research

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  13. Quality of life (QoL) is a growing area of interest in dementia research. However, it remains a controversial topic. This study aimed to determine the QoL of people with Alzheimer’s disease (PwAD) and investig...

    Authors: Burcu Akpınar Söylemez, Özlem Küçükgüçlü, Merve Aliye Akyol and Ahmet Turan Işık

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:304

    Content type: Research

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  14. Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPKT) profoundly improves the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of recipients. However, the influence of the pre-transplant dialysis modality on the success o...

    Authors: Uwe Scheuermann, Sebastian Rademacher, Nora Jahn, Elisabeth Sucher, Daniel Seehofer, Robert Sucher and Hans-Michael Hau

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:303

    Content type: Research

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  15. The Australian/Canadian Osteoarthritis Hand Index (AUSCAN), the Patient-Rated Wrist/Hand Evaluation (PRWHE) and the Thumb Disability Exam (TDX) are patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) designed to assess p...

    Authors: Pavlos Bobos, Joy C. MacDermid, Eleni C. Boutsikari, Emily A. Lalone, Louis Ferreira and Ruby Grewal

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:302

    Content type: Research

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  16. This is a critique of Beemster et al.’s article ‘The interpretation of change score of the pain disability index after vocational rehabilitation is baseline dependent’ (2018). The methodological issues in ques...

    Authors: Laura Wilma Maria Elisabeth Beckers and Rob Johannes Elise Marie Smeets

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:301

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  17. In Zimbabwe, an estimated 500,000 people work in the sector of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM). Two million Zimbabweans are dependent on this sector. Using mercury is common to extract gold from o...

    Authors: Friederike-Marie Butscher, Stefan Rakete, Myriam Tobollik, Viola Mambrey, Dingani Moyo, Dennis Shoko, Shamiso Muteti-Fana, Nadine Steckling-Muschack and Stephan Bose-O’Reilly

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:284

    Content type: Research

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  18. Over the years, the scope of outcomes assessment in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has broadened, allowing for the evaluation of various patient-reported outcomes (PROs). As it still remains uncl...

    Authors: Roy Meys, Anouk A. F. Stoffels, Sarah Houben-Wilke, Daisy J. A. Janssen, Chris Burtin, Hieronymus W. H. van Hees, Frits M. E. Franssen, Bram van den Borst, Emiel F. M. Wouters and Martijn A. Spruit

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:300

    Content type: Research

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  19. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a condition of sleepiness when a person would not be expected to sleep. University students are prone to EDS due to the competitive learning environment and fragmented nig...

    Authors: Baye Dagnew, Zewudu Andualem and Henok Dagne

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:299

    Content type: Research

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  20. Many previous studies have reported factors that contribute to health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for a single skin disease. However, little is known about generalized factors associated with HRQoL across ...

    Authors: Zehui He, Gaetano Marrone, Aihua Ou, Hongxia Liu, Lin Ma, Ying Huang, Yongmei Li, Liyun Sun, Yanping Bai, Wali Liu, Xushan Zha and Chuanjian Lu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:298

    Content type: Research

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  21. The Mental Health Continuum–Short Form (MHC-SF) is a measure of positive mental health and flourishing, which is widely used in several countries but has not yet been validated in Denmark. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Ziggi Ivan Santini, Manuel Torres-Sahli, Carsten Hinrichsen, Charlotte Meilstrup, Katrine R. Madsen, Signe Boe Rayce, Melissa M. Baker, Margreet Ten Have, Marijke Schotanus-Dijkstra and Vibeke Koushede

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:297

    Content type: Research

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  22. Myasthenia gravis (MG), a chronic neuromuscular disorder, can adversely affect patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL), especially in women. The study aimed to evaluate the difference in HRQoL of wome...

    Authors: Dong Dong, Marc Ka-chun Chong, Yushan Wu, Henry Kaminski, Gary Cutter, Xianhao Xu, Haifeng Li, Chongbo Zhao, Jian Yin, Siyue Yu and Jianfeng Zhu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:296

    Content type: Research

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  23. Infertility is an emerging socioeconomic issue affecting an individual’s life and the nation. However, only few studies have examined the influence of resilience on the quality of life (QoL) of spouses as acto...

    Authors: Ju-Young Ha and Seon-Hwa Ban

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:295

    Content type: Research

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  24. Fear of falling (FOF) is a very pervasive problem among older adults. Consequently, many scales have been developed for its assessment. The Modified Falls Efficacy Scale (MFES) is one of the most popular FOF s...

    Authors: Emmanuel Chiebuka Okoye, Christopher Olusanjo Akosile, Fatai Adesina Maruf, Ifeoma Uchenna Onwuakagba and Sunday Tobias Urama

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:294

    Content type: Research

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  25. A limited number of studies have evaluated the effects of oral contraceptives (OCs) on the quality of life (QOL) of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients. This study aimed to compare the effects of using O...

    Authors: Mina Amiri, Fatemeh Nahidi, Razieh Bidhendi Yarandi, Davood Khalili, Maryam Tohidi and Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:293

    Content type: Research

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  26. The literature regarding the effect of health literacy on college students’ psychological health and quality of life is scarce. The purpose of conducting this cross-sectional study was to examine the effect of...

    Authors: Jehad A. Rababah, Mohammed M. Al-Hammouri and Barbara L. Drew

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:292

    Content type: Research

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  27. There is limited knowledge on the mediating role of different health risk behavior on the relationship between social capital, socioeconomic status (SES), and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in Chinese ...

    Authors: Ying Yang, Shizhen Wang, Lei Chen, Mi Luo, Lina Xue, Dan Cui and Zongfu Mao

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:291

    Content type: Research

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  28. Health-related quality of life, as evaluated by a patient-reported outcomes measure (PROM), is an important prognostic marker in patients with chronic heart failure. This study aimed to use PROM to establish a...

    Authors: Qiang Han, Jia Ren, Jing Tian, Hong Yang, Qing Zhang, Ruoya Wang, Jinghua Zhao, Linai Han, Chenhao Li, Jingjing Yan, Ke Wang, Chu Zheng, Qinghua Han and Yanbo Zhang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:290

    Content type: Research

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  29. Forgiveness is linked with well-being, and social and health research has focused on the role and aspects of forgiveness that has been recently suggested as a phenomenon of public health importance. The Heartl...

    Authors: Fabio Ikedo, Luisa Castro, Sofia Fraguas, Francisca Rego and Rui Nunes

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:289

    Content type: Research

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  30. Evidence suggests that Patient-centred Medical Home (PCMH) model facilitates person-centred care and improves health-related quality of life for patients with chronic illness. This study aims to evaluate chang...

    Authors: James Rufus John, W. Kathy Tannous and Amanda Jones

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:288

    Content type: Research

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  31. This study aimed to examine the relationship between working hours and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in men and to determine whether this relationship was mediated by sleep duration and self-rated hea...

    Authors: Darae Woo, Yeonjin Lee and Sangshin Park

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:287

    Content type: Research

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  32. The lack of culturally appropriate instruments to measure hope across cultural settings is a barrier to assessing and addressing the relationship between hope and health outcomes. The study aim was to adapt an...

    Authors: Angele Bienvenue Ishimwe, Julia Kaufman, Delphine Uwamahoro, Jonathan Taylor Wall, Kaye Herth, Emery Chang, Jean de Dieu Ngirabega and Wendy Leonard

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:286

    Content type: Research

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  33. This study translated the International Positive and Negative Affect Schedule Short Form (I-PANAS-SF) into Chinese and examined its factor structure and measurement invariance in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong.

    Authors: Jing-Dong Liu, Ri-Hong You, Hao Liu and Pak-Kwong Chung

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:285

    Content type: Research

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  34. Self-rated health is an useful indicator of the general health in specific populations and used to propose interventions after service in the military context. However, there is scarce literature about self- r...

    Authors: Julian Reyes, Jill Sweet, MaryBeth MacLean, Alain Poirier and Linda VanTil

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:274

    Content type: Research

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  35. EQ-5D is generic measure of health-related quality of life. Studies using EQ-5D generate ordinal data that are interpreted as categories ordered by severity. New analytic approaches taking into account the ord...

    Authors: Abdelghafour Marfak, Ibtissam Youlyouz-Marfak, Youness El Achhab, Elmadani Saad, Chakib Nejjari, Abderraouf Hilali and Jack Turman Jr

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:63

    Content type: Research

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  36. Studies on the effect of high-intensity interval training (HIT) compared with moderate intensity continuous training (MICT) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after heart transplantation (HTx) is scarce...

    Authors: Katrine Rolid, Arne K. Andreassen, Marianne Yardley, Einar Gude, Elisabeth Bjørkelund, Anne R. Authen, Ingelin Grov, Kjell I. Pettersen, Christian H. Dall, Kristjan Karason, Kaspar Broch, Lars Gullestad and Kari Nytrøen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:283

    Content type: Research

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  37. The purpose of this study was to identify differences in caregiver responses to Korean-language and English-language versions of the Caregiver Priorities & Child Health Index of Life with Disabilities (CPCHILD...

    Authors: Ki Hyuk Sung, Soon-Sun Kwon, Gyeong Hee Cho, Chin Youb Chung, Clarissa Encisa, Huroy Menal, Unni G. Narayanan and Moon Seok Park

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:282

    Content type: Research

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  38. Experiencing parental stress is common among parents of children of all ages and is elevated in families characterized by stressors such as poverty, mental health problems, and developmental problems. The Pare...

    Authors: Tine Nielsen, Maiken Pontoppidan and Signe Boe Rayce

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:281

    Content type: Research

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  39. The objectives of this study were to investigate the HRQoL of residents living in central urban areas (CUA) and developing neighborhoods (DN) areas of North-China and to examine the relationship between health...

    Authors: Hui Wu, Shengbo Han, Guicheng Zhang, Weidong Wu and Naijun Tang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:280

    Content type: Research

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  40. The aim of this work was to develop a mapping algorithm for estimating EuroQoL 5 Dimension (EQ-5D) utilities from responses to the Long-Term Conditions Questionnaire (LTCQ), thus increasing LTCQ’s potential as...

    Authors: Apostolos Tsiachristas, Caroline M. Potter, Stephen Rocks, Michele Peters, Maureen Cundell, Rupert McShane, Laurie Batchelder, Diane Fox, Julien E. Forder, Karen Jones, Felicity Waite, Daniel Freeman and Ray Fitzpatrick

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:279

    Content type: Research

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  41. Assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are often measured as an important patient-reported outcome (PRO) in clinical studies. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a common complication of atr...

    Authors: Fera Hidayati, Putrika P. R. Gharini, Anggoro Budi Hartopo, Dyah Wulan Anggrahini and Lucia Kris Dinarti

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:278

    Content type: Research

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  42. Personality traits are related with risk of hazardous alcohol use and alcohol dependence. The Substance Use Risk Profile Scale (SURPS) measures personality traits associated with addictive substance abuse. We ...

    Authors: Migle Kaminskaite, Aiste Pranckeviciene, Adomas Bunevicius, Jovita Janaviciute, Darius Jokubonis, Aistė Plioplyte, Inesa Lelyte, Liuda Sinkariova and Ramunas Jokubka

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:276

    Content type: Research

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  43. The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-C30 is a widely used cancer-specific questionnaire assessing 15 domains of health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Our aim was to faci...

    Authors: Jens Lehmann, Johannes M. Giesinger, Sandra Nolte, Monika Sztankay, Lisa M. Wintner, Gregor Liegl, Matthias Rose and Bernhard Holzner

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:275

    Content type: Research

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  44. Reproductive concerns are common among young cancer survivors and include worries related to different aspects of fertility and parenthood. The Reproductive Concerns After Cancer (RCAC) scale is an 18-item sca...

    Authors: Poorna Anandavadivelan, Maria Wiklander, Lars E. Eriksson, Lena Wettergren and Claudia Lampic

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:273

    Content type: Short report

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  45. The Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI) is a new diagnostic measure of the functional impact of tinnitus that is also a sensitive measure of treatment-related changes. However, the TFI has not been translated into...

    Authors: Xianren Wang, Ruyan Zeng, Huiwen Zhuang, Qiyang Sun, Zijun Yang, Cangjian Sun and Guanxia Xiong

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:272

    Content type: Research

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  46. Breaking bad news (BBN) may be associated with increasing risk of burnout in practising physicians. However, there is little research on the association between the way bad news is broken and burnout. We inves...

    Authors: Andrea Messerotti, Federico Banchelli, Silvia Ferrari, Emiliano Barbieri, Francesca Bettelli, Elena Bandieri, Davide Giusti, Hillary Catellani, Eleonora Borelli, Elisabetta Colaci, Valeria Pioli, Monica Morselli, Fabio Forghieri, Gian Maria Galeazzi, Roberto Marasca, Sarah Bigi…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:271

    Content type: Research

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  47. Retroperitoneal sarcoma represents 15% of sarcomas. The mainstay of treatment is surgery where a majority of patients require multi-visceral resections that may significantly impact their quality of life (QOL)...

    Authors: Hui Jun Lim, Chin-Ann Johnny Ong, Thakshayeni Skanthakumar, Lisa Yuen Hong Mak, Seettha Devi Wasudevan, Joey Wee-Shan Tan, Claramae Shulyn Chia, Grace Hwei Ching Tan and Melissa Ching Ching Teo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:270

    Content type: Research

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  48. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Ali Nurnazahiah, Mohd Razif Shahril, Zakarai Nor Syamimi, Aryati Ahmad, Suhaina Sulaiman and Pei Lin Lua

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:259

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:222

  49. The original version of Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment-Patella Questionnaire (VISA-P) is developed in English, and aimed to assess the severity of patellar tendinopathy symptoms. Before used in China,...

    Authors: Weizong Weng, Xin Zhi, Zhenyu Jia, Shanshan Liu, Jianming Huang, Fang Wan, Jia He, Shiyi Chen and Jin Cui

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:269

    Content type: Research

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