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  1. The assessment of functioning and impairment due to psychiatric illness has been acknowledged to be crucial for research and practice. This led to the development of the mini-ICF-APP, which provides a reliable...

    Authors: Stephan T. Egger, Godehard Weniger, Mario Müller, Julio Bobes, Erich Seifritz and Stefan Vetter

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:174

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  2. In a phase 3 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, treatment with idelalisib, a phosphoinositol-3 kinase δ inhibitor, + bendamustine/rituximab improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall...

    Authors: Marco Montillo, Árpád Illés, Tadeusz Robak, Alexander S. Pristupa, Malgorzata Wach, Miklós Egyed, Julio Delgado, Wojciech Jurczak, Franck Morschhauser, Anna Schuh, Herbert Eradat, Sanatan Shreay, Jacqueline C. Barrientos and Andrew D. Zelenetz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:173

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  3. Early detection of psychosocial problems post-injury may prevent them from becoming chronic. Currently, there is no psychosocial screening instrument that can be used in patients surviving a physical trauma or...

    Authors: Maria Karabatzakis, Brenda Leontine Den Oudsten, Taco Gosens and Jolanda De Vries

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:172

    Content type: Research

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  4. Cost-effectiveness analyses in patients with migraine require estimates of patients’ utility values and how these relate to monthly migraine days (MMDs). This analysis examined four different modelling approac...

    Authors: Gian Luca Di Tanna, Joshua K. Porter, Richard B. Lipton, Anthony J. Hatswell, Sandhya Sapra and Guillermo Villa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:171

    Content type: Research

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  5. The purpose of this study is to analyze major complication rates and different aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) patients treated with or without radio (c...

    Authors: Rebekka Götzl, Sebastian Sterzinger, Sabine Semrau, Nikolaos Vassos, Werner Hohenberger, Robert Grützmann, Abbas Agaimy, Andreas Arkudas, Raymund E. Horch and Justus P. Beier

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:170

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  6. Depression is a common mental disorder negatively affects the cognitive, emotion, behavior, functionality and quality of life of people. Poor quality of life results in high rates of relapse, inability to perf...

    Authors: Seid Shumye, Zelalem Belayneh and Nebiyu Mengistu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:169

    Content type: Research

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  7. With the disintegration of the extended family in recent years, the empty-nest phenomenon is increasingly common in China and the health of empty nesters is attracting more attention. Lifestyles, accounting fo...

    Authors: Chichen Zhang, Xiao Zheng, Ruifang Zhu, Lihong Hou, Xiaozhao Yousef Yang, Jiao Lu, Feng Jiang and Tingzhong Yang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:168

    Content type: Research

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  8. Utility values can be obtained from different respondent groups, including patients and members of the general public. Evidence suggests that patient values are typically higher than general public values. Thi...

    Authors: J. M. van Dongen, M. L. van Hooff, A. P. Finch, M. W. van Tulder, J. E. Bosmans, R. W. J. G. Ostelo and M. de Kleuver

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:166

    Content type: Research

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  9. Breast cancer is the second most prevalent malignancy in Ethiopia and severely affects patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQOL). We aimed to assess HRQoL, factors influencing HRQoL, and utilities among...

    Authors: Selamawit Gebrehiwot Sibhat, Teferi Gedif Fenta, Beate Sander and Gebremedhin Beedemariam Gebretekle

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:165

    Content type: Research

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  10. The objective of this study was to obtain utilities by means of EQ-5D-5L for different health states in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) or hip osteoarthritis (HOA) in Spain, and to compare these values...

    Authors: Lidia García-Pérez, Vanesa Ramos-García, Pedro Serrano-Aguilar, José Luis Pais-Brito, María Aciego de Mendoza, Jesús Martín-Fernández, Roberto García-Maroto, Juan Carlos Arenaza and Amaia Bilbao

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:164

    Content type: Research

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  11. Acute infectious conjunctivitis is a common condition most frequently caused by viruses or bacteria. Clinical outcome assessments have been used to assess signs and symptoms of bacterial and viral conjunctivit...

    Authors: Sujata P. Sarda, Marie De La Cruz, Emuella M. Flood, Magdalena Vanya, David G. Hwang, Christopher N. Ta and Abhijit Narvekar

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:163

    Content type: Research

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  12. When a child undergoes hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), the impact extends to the entire family, including siblings. Assessment of the quality of life (QoL) of siblings is challenged by their general ...

    Authors: David Buchbinder, Sunita K. Patel, Jacqueline N. Casillas, Diane J. Nugent, Steven Neudorf, Leonard S. Sender, Lilibeth Torno, Heather Huszti, Lonnie K. Zeltzer and Susan K. Parsons

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:162

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  13. The Angioedema Quality of Life (AE-QoL) is the first patient reported outcome measure developed for the assessment of quality of life (QoL) impairment in patients with recurrent angioedema (RAE). This study ai...

    Authors: Kanokvalai Kulthanan, Leena Chularojanamontri, Chuda Rujitharanawong, Puncharas Weerasubpong, Marcus Maurer and Karsten Weller

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:160

    Content type: Research

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  14. The original article [1] contains errors in the presentation of Table 5 & Table 6 whereby values are displayed in an incorrect format leading to potential misinterpretation.

    Authors: Sainan Lin and Yinxuan Huang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:159

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:236

  15. Unlike active tuberculosis, latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is asymptomatic and often considered not to affect the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients. However, being diagnosed with and tre...

    Authors: Jad Shedrawy, Lena Jansson, Isac Röhl, Asli Kulane, Judith Bruchfeld and Knut Lönnroth

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:158

    Content type: Research

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  16. Mental health is increasingly viewed as the presence of various aspects of well-being rather than just the absence of mental illness. The Mental Health Continuum-Short Form (MHC-SF) is a 14-item instrument tha...

    Authors: Chantie C. Luijten, Sofie Kuppens, Daphne van de Bongardt and Anna P. Nieboer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:157

    Content type: Research

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  17. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are commonly collected in clinical trials and should provide impactful evidence on the effect of interventions on patient symptoms and quality of life. However, it is unclear h...

    Authors: Samantha Cruz Rivera, Derek G. Kyte, Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi, Anita L. Slade, Christel McMullan and Melanie J. Calvert

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:156

    Content type: Research

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  18. This study aimed to evaluate sickle-cell disease (SCD) treatment patterns and economic burden among patients prescribed hydroxyurea (HU) in the US, through claims data.

    Authors: Nirmish Shah, Menaka Bhor, Lin Xie, Rashid Halloway, Steve Arcona, Jincy Paulose and Huseyin Yuce

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:155

    Content type: Research

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  19. Although Jordan has made progress in meeting Family Planning (FP) needs in last decades, recently the use of FP methods has declined significantly. Women’s personal experiences, knowledge, and perceptions of h...

    Authors: Mohammad S. Alyahya, Heba H. Hijazi, Hussam A. Alshraideh, Nihaya A. Al-sheyab, Dana Alomari, Sara Malkawi, Sarah Qassas, Samah Darabseh and Yousef S. Khader

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:154

    Content type: Research

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  20. The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B) is the most commonly used scale for assessing quality of life in patients with breast cancer. The lack of preference-based measures limits the cost-u...

    Authors: Qing Yang, Xue Xin Yu, Wei Zhang and Hui Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:153

    Content type: Research

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  21. Little is known about health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in pediatric patients with cardiac rhythm devices. This study aims to compare self- and proxy-reported HRQoL in patients with pacemaker (PM) and imp...

    Authors: Helene Werner, Phaedra Lehmann, Alina Rüegg, Silvia Hilfiker, Karin Steinmann and Christian Balmer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:152

    Content type: Research

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  22. Besides research on psychiatric diseases related to problematic Internet use (PIU), a growing number of studies focus on the impact of Internet on subjective well-being (SWB). However, in previous studies on t...

    Authors: Momoko Kitazawa, Michitaka Yoshimura, Hidefumi Hitokoto, Yuka Sato-Fujimoto, Mayu Murata, Kazuno Negishi, Masaru Mimura, Kazuo Tsubota and Taishiro Kishimoto

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:151

    Content type: Research

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  23. Psychological factors including fear of pain, re-injury during movement (kinesiophbia) affect return-to-sport rates after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery. Clinicians often encounter in ...

    Authors: Hui Huang, Masashi Nagao, Hitoshi Arita, Jun Shiozawa, Hirofumi Nishio, Yohei Kobayashi, Haruka Kaneko, Masataka Nagayama, Yoshitomo Saita, Muneaki Ishijima, Yuji Takazawa, Hiroshi Ikeda and Kazuo Kaneko

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:150

    Content type: Research

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  24. Religious beliefs and practices influence coping mechanisms and quality of life in patients with various chronic illnesses. However, little is known about the influence of religious practices on changes in hea...

    Authors: Hawa O. Abu, David D. McManus, Darleen M. Lessard, Catarina I. Kiefe and Robert J. Goldberg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:149

    Content type: Research

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  25. Hand injuries occur at any age and cause disability in hand and arm function as well as impaired quality of life, but no study has focused on hand disability and quality of life in the elderly after a hand inj...

    Authors: Ingrid Reitan, Lars B. Dahlin and Hans-Eric Rosberg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:148

    Content type: Research

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  26. This study aims to validate and evaluate the psychometric properties and reliability of the Italian version of the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite – Short Form (EPIC-26), a measure of quality of life ...

    Authors: Chiara Marzorati, Dario Monzani, Ketti Mazzocco, Marianna Masiero, Francesca Pavan, Massimo Monturano and Gabriella Pravettoni

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:147

    Content type: Research

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  27. Cancer treatments are associated with a multitude of adverse events (AEs). While both nurses and physicians are involved in patient care delivery and AE assessment, very few studies have examined the differenc...

    Authors: Shing M. Lee, Jieling Miao, Ruby Wu, Joseph M. Unger, Ken Cheung and Dawn L. Hershman

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:146

    Content type: Short report

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  28. This study compared the perceived social support of young and older adult cancer patients, examining possible influencing factors as well as associations with health-related quality of life.

    Authors: Kristina Geue, Heide Götze, Michael Friedrich, Katja Leuteritz, Anja Mehnert-Theuerkauf, Annekathrin Sender, Yve Stöbel-Richter and Norbert Köhler

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:145

    Content type: Research

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  29. The assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in people living with HIV (PLHIV) has become crucial to evidence-based practice. The goals of this study are to analyze the psychometric properties and ...

    Authors: Maria Jose Fuster-RuizdeApodaca, Ana Laguía, Kelly Safreed-Harmon, Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Santiago Cenoz and Julia del Amo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:144

    Content type: Research

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  30. Because the currently available questionnaires to evaluate sexual changes on breast cancer women only address the sexual sphere with a few questions our purpose was to develop a questionnaire that assesses cha...

    Authors: Rosario González Mancha, Montserrat Muñoz, Luis de la Cruz-Merino, Lourdes Calvo, Josefina Cruz, Jose Manuel Baena-Cañada, Yolanda Fernandez, Manuel Ramos, Cesar Augusto Rodriguez, Jose Ignacio Chacón, Isabel Palomero, Julia Llinares, María Rivero and Miguel Ángel Ruiz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:143

    Content type: Research

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  31. Substantial efforts are currently focused on investigating and developing new multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) drugs and diagnostic methods. In Yemen, however, the evaluation of health-related quality...

    Authors: Ammar Ali Saleh Jaber and Baharudin Ibrahim

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:142

    Content type: Research

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  32. Health-related quality of life and glycaemic control are some of the central outcomes in clinical diabetes care and research. The purpose of this study was to describe the health-related quality of life and as...

    Authors: Maria Svedbo Engström, Janeth Leksell, Unn-Britt Johansson, Sixten Borg, Bo Palaszewski, Stefan Franzén, Soffia Gudbjörnsdottir and Katarina Eeg-Olofsson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:141

    Content type: Research

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  33. Although visual acuity and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are most widely used as outcomes in treatment of neovascular age-related Macular Degeneration (nAMD), patient reported outcome measures are increas...

    Authors: Elma Jelin, Torbjørn Wisløff, Morten C. Moe and Turid Heiberg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:140

    Content type: Research

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  34. The study of mental wellbeing requires reliable, valid, and practical measurement tools. One of the most widely used measures of mental wellbeing is the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS). Our a...

    Authors: G.J. Melendez-Torres, Gillian Hewitt, Britt Hallingberg, Rebecca Anthony, Stephan Collishaw, Jeremy Hall, Simon Murphy and Graham Moore

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:139

    Content type: Research

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  35. The original article [1] contained a minor typo in Fig. 1 affecting the motif ‘VSS-SF-CK’; this has since been corrected.

    Authors: Sherko Saeed F. Zmnako and Yousif Ibrahim Chalabi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:138

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:125

  36. Thalassaemia is a chronic disease without an effective cure in a majority. The clinical management has improved considerably during recent years; however, minimal attempts are made to up lift the quality of li...

    Authors: Sachith Mettananda, Hashan Pathiraja, Ravindu Peiris, Dayananda Bandara, Udaya de Silva, Chamila Mettananda and Anuja Premawardhena

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:137

    Content type: Research

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  37. Fatigue has a major influence on the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis. The Fatigue Severity Scale is a frequently used patient-reported measure of fatigue impact, but does not generate the hea...

    Authors: E. Goodwin, A. Hawton and C. Green

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:136

    Content type: Research

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  38. Quality of life (QoL) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measurement in low and middle-income countries of people with cerebral palsy (CP), the major cause of childhood physical disability, is essentia...

    Authors: Rosalie Power, Rahena Akhter, Mohammad Muhit, Sabrina Wadud, Eamin Heanoy, Tasneem Karim, Nadia Badawi and Gulam Khandaker

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:135

    Content type: Research

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  39. The psychosocial consequences of obesity are important but often underrated. The Attitudes Toward Obese Persons (ATOP) and Beliefs About Obese Persons (BAOP) scales used to measure weight-related bias have lit...

    Authors: Meng-Che Tsai, Carol Strong, Janet D. Latner, Yi-Ching Lin, Amir H. Pakpour, Chung-Ying Lin and Shu-Mei Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:134

    Content type: Research

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  40. Researchers have studied for decades workplace stress and burnout to identify their relationship to health and wellness. This research has focused on stress levels in people, as well as on environmental and pe...

    Authors: Santiago Gascón, Bárbara Masluk, Jesús Montero-Marin, Michael P. Leiter, Paola Herrera and Agustín Albesa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:133

    Content type: Research

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  41. Swallowing function and swallowing-related quality of life (QoL) can be adversely affected in patients after partial laryngectomy, but are often neglected by patients and clinical workers. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Hui Yang, Dongfang Han, Xiaoyong Ren, Huanan Luo and Xiaomei Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:132

    Content type: Research

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  42. Research on the effects of sedentary behavior on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of the elderly is limited. The present study aimed to determine the association between sedentary behavior and the HR...

    Authors: Yujeong Kim and Eunmi Lee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:131

    Content type: Research

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  43. Fatigue is an important clinical finding in patients with chronic hepatitis virus infection. However, studies assessing fatigue in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) are very limited. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Hong Wang, Ying Zhou, Rong Yan, Guo Qing Ru, Li Li Yu and Jiong Yao

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:130

    Content type: Research

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  44. Health state utility (HSU) is a core component of QALYs and cost-effectiveness analysis, although HSU is rarely estimated among a representative sample of patients. We explored the feasibility of assessing HSU...

    Authors: Michaël Schwarzinger and Stéphane Luchini

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:129

    Content type: Research

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  45. Because psychological variables are known to intercorrelate, the goal of this investigation was to compare the unique association between several well-established psychological constructs in pain research and ...

    Authors: C. Suso-Ribera, V. Martínez-Borba, R. Martín-Brufau, S. Suso-Vergara and A. García-Palacios

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:128

    Content type: Research

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  46. An observed statistically significant difference between two interventions does not necessarily imply that this difference is clinically important for patients and clinicians. We aimed to assess if treatment e...

    Authors: Silvia Gianola, Greta Castellini, Davide Corbetta and Lorenzo Moja

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:127

    Content type: Research

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  47. The psychosocial impact of dental aesthetics questionnaire (PIDAQ) is an efficient tool for assessment of oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). It evaluates the effect of dental esthetics on the psychosoc...

    Authors: Navid Naseri, Tahereh Baherimoghadam, Reza Rasooli, Moein Hamzeh and Fahimeh Merikh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:126

    Content type: Research

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  48. Core vestibular symptoms are vague, hard for patients to describe, and difficult for examiners to quantify. Reliable and validated patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have obtained acceptance and popular...

    Authors: Sherko Saeed F. Zmnako and Yousif Ibrahim Chalabi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:125

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:138

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