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  1. Content type: Research

    Fatigue often occurs as long-term complication in chronically critically ill (CCI) patients after prolonged intensive care treatment. The Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-20) has been established as val...

    Authors: Gloria-Beatrice Wintermann, Jenny Rosendahl, Kerstin Weidner, Bernhard Strauß, Andreas Hinz and Katja Petrowski

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:37

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  2. Content type: Research

    No official German translation exists for the 50-item Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC), and no minimal important difference (MID) has been established yet. The aim of the study was to translate ...

    Authors: Martin H. Umbehr, Lucas M. Bachmann, Cedric Poyet, Peter Hammerer, Johann Steurer, Milo A. Puhan and Anja Frei

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:36

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  3. Content type: Research

    Several diseases may lead to the need for liver transplantation due to progressive organ damage until the onset of cirrhosis, resulting in changes in interpersonal relationships. Social Support for transplant ...

    Authors: Clerison Stelvio Garcia, Agnaldo Soares Lima, Ehideé Isabel Gómez La-Rotta and Ilka de Fátima Santana Ferreira Boin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:35

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  4. Content type: Research

    Hospitalization over the last one year, an indicator of health service utilization, is an important and costly resource in older adult care. However, data on the relationship between functional status and annu...

    Authors: Xiao-Xiao Wang, Zhao-Bin Chen, Xu-Jia Chen, Ling-Ling Huang, Xiao-Yue Song, Xiao Wu, Li-Ying Fu and Pei-Xi Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:33

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  5. Content type: Short report

    Although Short Form (SF)-12 × 2® has been extensively studied and used as a valid measure of health-related quality of life in a variety of population groups, no systematic studies have described the reliabili...

    Authors: Tianyao Huo, Yi Guo, Elizabeth Shenkman and Keith Muller

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:34

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  6. Content type: Research

    The Health Economics Research Centre (HERC) Database of Mapping Studies was established in 2013, based on a systematic review of studies developing mapping algorithms predicting EQ-5D. The Mapping onto Prefere...

    Authors: Helen Dakin, Lucy Abel, Richéal Burns and Yaling Yang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:31

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  7. Content type: Research

    The assessment of fear of recurrence (FCR) is crucial for understanding an important psychological state in patients diagnosed and treated for cancer. The study aim was to determine psychometric details of a s...

    Authors: G. M. Humphris, E. Watson, M. Sharpe and G. Ozakinci

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:30

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  8. Content type: Research

    Noticing new things, accepting the continuously changing nature of circumstances, and flexibly shifting perspectives in concert with changing contexts constitute the essential features of Langerian mindfulness...

    Authors: Francesco Pagnini, Katherine E. Bercovitz and Deborah Phillips

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:29

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  9. Content type: Research

    Community Acquired Pneumococcal Pneumonia is a lung infection that causes serious health problems and can lead to complications and death. The aim of this study was to observe and analyze health related qualit...

    Authors: Luiz Flavio Andrade, Grèce Saba, Jean-Damien Ricard, Jonathan Messika, Jacques Gaillat, Pierre Bonnin, Christian Chidiac, Hajnal-Gabriela Illes, Henri Laurichesse, Bruno Detournay, Patrick Petitpretz and Gérard de Pouvourville

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:28

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  10. Content type: Short report

    Generic, preference-based measures of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are a common input to the economic evaluation of new health technologies. As such, it is important to explore what characteristics o...

    Authors: A. J. N. Raymakers, P. Gillespie, M. C. O’Hara, M. D. Griffin and S. F. Dinneen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:27

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  11. Content type: Research

    For patient undergoing cataract surgery in India, existing patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures are either not culturally relevant, have not been adequately validated, or are too long to be used in a busy c...

    Authors: Joshua R. Ehrlich, Charlie Frank, Josiah Smiley, Hong-Gam Le, Sanil Joseph, Stephen G. Schilling, Brian C. Stagg, Joshua D. Stein, R. D. Ravindran and Aravind Haripriya

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:25

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  12. Content type: Correction

    The original article contained the following errors:

    Authors: D. Richter, A. Mehnert, F. Schepper, K. Leuteritz, C. Park and J. Ernst

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:26

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    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:4

  13. Content type: Research

    Previous research shows that existing asthma quality of life questionnaires fail to measure the burden of oral corticosteroids that can be used to treat severe asthma, and are therefore not fit for purpose for...

    Authors: Michael E. Hyland, Joseph W. Lanario, Jill Pooler, Matthew Masoli and Rupert C. Jones

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:24

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  14. Content type: Research

    The Recovery Assessment Scale-revised (RAS-R) is a self-report instrument measuring mental health recovery. The purpose of the present study was to translate and adapt the RAS-R into the Norwegian language and...

    Authors: Eva Biringer and Marit Tjoflåt

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:23

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  15. Content type: Review

    Due to an improving prognosis, and increased knowledge of intervention effects over time, long-term well-being among prostate cancer (PC) survivors has gained increasing attention. Yet, despite a variety of av...

    Authors: Salome Adam, Anita Feller, Sabine Rohrmann and Volker Arndt

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:22

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  16. Content type: Research

    Patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL) differs between treatment options for prostate carcinoma. Long-term HRQOL data in brachytherapy series are scarce. Therefore, we analyzed prostate-specif...

    Authors: Daniel Buergy, Vincent Schneiberg, Joerg Schaefer, Grit Welzel, Lutz Trojan, Christian Bolenz and Frederik Wenz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:21

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  17. Content type: Research

    Currently, several fatigue measurement instruments are available to evaluate and measure cancer-related fatigue. Amongst them, Multidimensional Fatigue Syndrome Inventory-Short Form (MFSI-SF) is a self-reporte...

    Authors: Alexandre Chan, Claire Lew, Xiao Jun Wang, Terence Ng, Jung-woo Chae, Hui Ling Yeo, Maung Shwe and Yan Xiang Gan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:20

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  18. Content type: Review

    Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measurement in elderly people can provide appropriate information for an optimal management of physical/mental conditions. The main objective of the present study was to ...

    Authors: Sogand Tourani, Masoud Behzadifar, Mariano Martini, Aidin Aryankhesal, Masood Taheri Mirghaed, Morteza Salemi, Meysam Behzadifar and Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:18

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  19. Content type: Research

    The evolution of technology in healthcare has increased the health care’s costs and, the universal healthcare systems, in developed countries, need to ensure proper allocation of resources. Thus, the major iss...

    Authors: R. Ragusa, G. Bertino, A. Bruno, E. Frazzetto, F. Cicciu, G. Giorgianni and L. Lupo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:17

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  20. Content type: Research

    Colorectal surgery has an important impact on a patient’s quality of life, and postoperative rehabilitation shows large variations. To enhance the understanding of recovery after colorectal cancer, health-rela...

    Authors: B. Romain, O. Rohmer, S. Schimchowitsch, M. Hübner, J. B. Delhorme, C. Brigand, S. Rohr and D. Guenot

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:16

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  21. Content type: Research

    It is not clear whether socioeconomic status influences health outcomes among older adults through its effect on physical activity. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of sex and neighborhood socio-...

    Authors: Helen-Maria Vasiliadis and Mathieu F. Bélanger

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:15

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  22. Content type: Research

    Although a score of less than 7 for the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D17) has been widely adopted to define remission of depression, a full recovery from depression is closely related to the p...

    Authors: Jitsuki Sawamura, Jun Ishigooka and Katsuji Nishimura

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:14

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  23. Content type: Research

    Participation in education is a vital component of adolescents’ everyday life and a determinant of health and future opportunities in adult life. The School Setting Interview (SSI) is an instrument which asses...

    Authors: Moa Yngve, Michaela Munkholm, Helene Lidström, Helena Hemmingsson and Elin Ekbladh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:12

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