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  1. Research

    Quantifying the importance of inhaler attributes corresponding to items in the patient satisfaction and preference questionnaire in patients using Combivent Respimat

    Physicians consider ease of use, satisfaction, and preferences when prescribing an inhaler device. These factors may impact appropriate usage and compliance.

    Kimberly H. Davis, Jun Su, Juan Marcos González, Jeremiah J. Trudeau, Lauren M. Nelson, Brett Hauber and Kelly A. Hollis

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:201

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  2. Research

    Psychometric properties of the Diabetes Self-Management Questionnaire (DSMQ) in Urdu

    Numerous study tools on diabetes self-care have been introduced; however, most existing tools do not show expectable and meaningful correlations with patients’ glycaemic control. The Diabetes Self-Management Q...

    Allah Bukhsh, Shaun Wen Huey Lee, Priyia Pusparajah, Andreas Schmitt and Tahir Mehmood Khan

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:200

    Published on: 12 October 2017

  3. Research

    Quality of life profile of general Vietnamese population using EQ-5D-5L

    Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a vital benchmark to assess the effects of health interventions and policies. Measuring HRQOL of the general population is essential to establish a reference for healt...

    Long Hoang Nguyen, Bach Xuan Tran, Quynh Ngoc Hoang Le, Tung Thanh Tran and Carl A. Latkin

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:199

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  4. Research

    The impact of obesity on health-related quality of life in Spain

    It is well documented that obesity is strongly associated with mortality and morbidity, but less is known about its impact on functional status and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The purpose of this s...

    Rafael Busutil, Olga Espallardo, Antonio Torres, Lucía Martínez-Galdeano, Néboa Zozaya and Álvaro Hidalgo-Vega

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:197

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  5. Research

    Development of a short scale for assessing economic environmental aspects in patients with spinal diseases using Rasch analysis

    Economic environmental factors represent important barriers to participation and have deleterious effects on quality of life (QOL) in persons with spinal diseases (SpD). While economic factors are anchored in ...

    Judith Gecht, Verena Mainz, Maren Boecker, Hans Clusmann, Matthias Florian Geiger, Markus Tingart, Valentin Quack, Siegfried Gauggel, Allen W. Heinemann and Christian-Andreas Müller

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:196

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  6. Research

    Health-related quality of life in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia

    Children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) require life-long glucocorticoid replacement and have daily intermittent hyper/hypocortisolemia and hyperandrogenemia. Health-related quality of life (HRQL) i...

    Alyssa Halper, Mary C. Hooke, Maria Teresa Gonzalez-Bolanos, Nancy Vanderburg, Thang N. Tran, Jane Torkelson and Kyriakie Sarafoglou

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:194

    Published on: 6 October 2017

  7. Meeting abstracts

    Proceedings of Patient Reported Outcome Measure’s (PROMs) Conference Oxford 2017: Advances in Patient Reported Outcomes Research

    Galina Velikova, Jose M. Valderas, Caroline Potter, Laurie Batchelder, Christine A’Court, Matthew Baker, Jennifer Bostock, Angela Coulter, Ray Fitzpatrick, Julien Forder, Diane Fox, Louise Geneen, Elizabeth Gibbons, Crispin Jenkinson, Karen Jones, Laura Kelly…

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15(Suppl 1):185

    Published on: 5 October 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  8. Research

    Is the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) a valid measure in a general population 65–80 years old? A psychometric evaluation study

    The HADS (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale) aims to measure symptoms of anxiety (HADS Anxiety) and depression (HADS Depression). The HADS is widely used but has shown ambiguous results both regarding the ...

    Ingrid Djukanovic, Jörg Carlsson and Kristofer Årestedt

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:193

    Published on: 4 October 2017

  9. Research

    Validation of the Spanish version of the Oxford knee score and assessment of its utility to characterize quality of life of patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis: a multicentric study

    Knee osteoarthritis (OA) represents a heavy burden for patients and the society as a whole. The Oxford Knee Score (OKS) is a well known tool to assess the quality of life in patients with Knee OA. The purpose ...

    Jesús Martín-Fernández, Roberto García-Maroto, Fco Javier Sánchez-Jiménez, Alonso Bau-González, Homero Valencia-García, Blanca Gutiérrez-Teira, Juan Carlos Arenaza, Lidia García-Pérez, Renata Linertová and Amaia Bilbao

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:186

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  10. Research

    Validity and test retest reliability of the vascular quality of life Questionnaire-6: a short form of a disease-specific health-related quality of life instrument for patients with peripheral arterial disease

    Many existing patient-reported outcome measures are extensive regarding both patient burden and administration, and in terms of analysing and reporting results. The VascuQoL-6 (VQ6) – a short version of the or...

    Christine Kumlien, Joakim Nordanstig, Mats Lundström and Monica Pettersson

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:187

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  11. Research

    Quality of life improvement after a three-year course of sublingual immunotherapy in patients with house dust mite and grass pollen induced allergic rhinitis: results from real-life

    Along with its high prevalence, the burden of allergic rhinitis rests upon the serious impact on quality of life of patients. Allergic rhinitis is associated with impairments in daily activities, work and scho...

    Silviya Mihaylova Novakova, Maria Toncheva Staevska, Plamena Ivanova Novakova, Manuela Dimitrova Yoncheva, Maria Stoykova Bratoycheva, Nina Mihaylova Musurlieva, Valeri Dimitrov Tzekov and Dimitar Georgiev Nicolov

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:189

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  12. Research

    Validation of the Vascular quality of life questionnaire – 6 for clinical use in patients with lower limb peripheral arterial disease

    The VascuQoL-6 (VQ-6) health-related quality of life questionnaire, a short version of the disease-specific VascuQoL-25, was developed for clinical practice and use in vascular registries. The study purpose wa...

    Anne Sofie F. Larsen, Anne Therese Reiersen, Morten B. Jacobsen, Nils-Einar Kløw, Joakim Nordanstig, Mark Morgan and Jarlis Wesche

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:184

    Published on: 22 September 2017

  13. Research

    Adaptation of the 2015 American College of Rheumatology treatment guideline for rheumatoid arthritis for the Eastern Mediterranean Region: an exemplar of the GRADE Adolopment

    It has been hypothesized that adaptation of health practice guidelines to the local setting is expected to improve their uptake and implementation while cutting on required resources. We recently adapted the p...

    Andrea Darzi, Manale Harfouche, Thurayya Arayssi, Samar Alemadi, Khaled A. Alnaqbi, Humeira Badsha, Farida Al Balushi, Bassel Elzorkany, Hussein Halabi, Mohammed Hamoudeh, Wissam Hazer, Basel Masri, Mohammed A. Omair, Imad Uthman, Nelly Ziade, Jasvinder A. Singh…

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:183

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  14. Research

    Responsiveness of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) is related to dental treatment complexity

    The responsiveness of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) has varied greatly across studies; hence, we hypothesized that this discrepancy could be related to the complexity of dental treatmen...

    Tatiane F. Novaes, Laura Regina A. Pontes, Julia G. Freitas, Carolina P. Acosta, Katia Cristina E. Andrade, Renata S. Guedes, Thiago M. Ardenghi, José Carlos P. Imparato, Mariana M. Braga, Daniela P. Raggio and Fausto M. Mendes

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:182

    Published on: 20 September 2017

  15. Review

    The search for relevant outcome measures for cost-utility analysis of systemic family interventions in adolescents with substance use disorder and delinquent behavior: a systematic literature review

    Systemic family interventions have shown to be effective in adolescents with substance use disorder and delinquent behavior. The interventions target interactions between the adolescent and involved systems (i...

    S. Schawo, C. Bouwmans, E. van der Schee, V. Hendriks, W. Brouwer and L. Hakkaart

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:179

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  16. Research

    Employment status and health related quality of life among Hodgkin-lymphoma survivors’– results based on data from a major treatment center in Hungary

    Due to risk and response adapted treatment strategies, more than 80% of newly diagnosed classical Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) patients can be cured, and become long-term survivors. However, a high proportion of surv...

    Ferenc Magyari, Karolina Kósa, Roland Berecz, Anna Illés, Zsófia Miltényi, Zsófia Simon and Árpád Illés

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:180

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  17. Short report

    Chinese version of the Constant-Murley questionnaire for shoulder pain and disability: a reliability and validation study

    Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder in Chinese population, which affects more than 1,3 billion individuals. To the best of our knowledge, there has been no available Chinese-language version of ...

    Min Yao, Long Yang, Zuo-yuan Cao, Shao-dan Cheng, Shuang-lin Tian, Yue-li Sun, Jing Wang, Bao-ping Xu, Xiao-chun Hu, Yong-jun Wang, Ying Zhang and Xue-jun Cui

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:178

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  18. Review

    Inflammatory bowel disease-specific health-related quality of life instruments: a systematic review of measurement properties

    This review aims to critically appraise and compare the measurement properties of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-specific health-related quality of life instruments.

    Xin-Lin Chen, Liang-huan Zhong, Yi Wen, Tian-Wen Liu, Xiao-Ying Li, Zheng-Kun Hou, Yue Hu, Chuan-wei Mo and Feng-Bin Liu

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:177

    Published on: 15 September 2017

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