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  1. Content type: Research

    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

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  2. Content type: Research

    College life represents a key transitional period in the life of young adults that is marked by increased social engagement; living habits acquired during this period have implications on the future life of co...

    Authors: Yinjian Ge, Shimeng Xin, Dechun Luan, Zhili Zou, Mengting Liu, Xue Bai and Qian Gao

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:124

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  3. Content type: Short report

    This exploratory study sought to establish the relationship between endometriosis-related pelvic pain, endometriosis symptom-frequency, and women’s subjective wellbeing (SWB).

    Authors: Georgia Rush, RoseAnne Misajon, John A. Hunter, John Gardner and Kerry S. O’Brien

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:123

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  4. Content type: Review

    Instruments that measure the patient-reported outcome and quality of life are essential to assess the treatment success of any medical intervention. This review represents valid and reliable outcome assessment...

    Authors: Alicia Seethaler, Claudia Rudack and Christoph Spiekermann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:122

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  5. Content type: Research

    Muscle weakness is a defining characteristic of Muscular Dystrophy (MD); however, yet while speculated, objective measures of muscle weakness has not been reported in relation to quality of life in adults with...

    Authors: Matthew F. Jacques, Rachel C. Stockley, Gladys L. Onambele-Pearson, Neil D. Reeves, Georgina K. Stebbings, Ellen A. Dawson, Lynne Groves and Christopher I. Morse

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:121

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  6. Content type: Research

    Quality of life assessment of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is not routinely performed in Indonesia due to the unavailability of the validated Indonesian version of a specific instrument. The objective...

    Authors: Riwanti Estiasari, Syarly Melani, A. A. A. Agung Kusumawardhani, David Pangeran, Yuhyi Fajrina, Kartika Maharani and Darma Imran

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:120

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  7. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the reliability and validity of the multiple happiness questionnaire (MHQ) in new-generation migrant workers (NGMW), to compare the difference of well-being and Health-...

    Authors: Haiyan XING, Wei YU, Weiqian CHEN and Xiaoqi CHENG

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:119

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  8. Content type: Research

    Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems experienced by the elderly that affects quality of life. This study aimed to assess the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Geriatric ...

    Authors: Razieh Bandari, Majideh Heravi-Karimooi, Mojgan Miremadi, Leila Mohebbi and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:118

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  9. Content type: Research

    Type 2 diabetes (T2D) causes significant health and economic burden. In addition to comorbidities there are also coexisting diseases linked to obesity, lifestyle and T2D. The aim of this study was to examine t...

    Authors: Kari Jalkanen, Emma Aarnio, Piia Lavikainen, Hanna-Mari Jauhonen, Hannes Enlund and Janne Martikainen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:117

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  10. Content type: Research

    Multimorbidity, the coexistence of two or more chronic conditions is increasingly prevalent in primary care populations. Despite reports on its adverse impact on health outcomes, functioning and well-being, it...

    Authors: Sanghamitra Pati, Subhashisa Swain, J. André Knottnerus, Job F. M. Metsemakers and Marjan van den Akker

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:116

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  11. Content type: Research

    Long-term lymphoma survivors often complain of persistent fatigue that remains unexplained. While largely reported in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), long-term fatigue is poorly documented in non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL...

    Authors: Raphaël Busson, Marleen van der Kaaij, Nicolas Mounier, Berthe M. P. Aleman, Catherine Thiéblemont, Aspasia Stamatoullas, Vincent Ribrag, Hervé Tilly, Corinne Haioun, René-Olivier Casasnovas, Hanneke C. Kluin-Nelemans and Michel Henry-Amar

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:115

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  12. Content type: Research

    Joint replacement, an increasingly common procedure amongst older adults, can substantially improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL). However, differential item functioning (DIF) may affect the accurate ...

    Authors: Iraj Yadegari, Eric Bohm, Olawale F. Ayilara, Lixia Zhang, Richard Sawatzky, Tolulope T. Sajobi and Lisa M. Lix

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:114

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  13. Content type: Research

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder characterised by recurrent abdominal pain and disturbed bowel habits and unclear aetiology. IBS is also associated with psychosocial factor...

    Authors: Åshild Faresjö, Susanna Walter, Anna-Karin Norlin, Tomas Faresjö and Michael P. Jones

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:113

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  14. Content type: Research

    Self-rated health (SRH) is a health measure used in studies of older adults. The objective of this study is to analyze SRH as a predictor of mortality in the institutionalized older population and the characte...

    Authors: María del Pilar Rodríguez-García, Alba Ayala, Carmen Rodríguez-Blázquez, Pablo Martínez-Martín, Maria João Forjaz and Javier Damián

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:111

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  15. Content type: Research

    Breast cancer (BC) patients who undergo surgery followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy have limitations on physical activity which will lead to a decreased quality of life and poor physical fitness level. T...

    Authors: Xiaosheng Dong, Xiangren Yi, Dezong Gao, Zan Gao, Shuyuan Huang, Mengyao Chao, Wenxin Chen and Meng Ding

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:109

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  16. Content type: Research

    Migraine ranks as the third most prevalent disease and the seventh most common cause of disability worldwide. To better understand the impact of migraine on the quality of life of individuals with this diagnos...

    Authors: Hao-Yuan Chang, Mark P. Jensen, Chih-Chao Yang and Yeur-Hur Lai

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:108

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  17. Content type: Research

    Multimorbidity is common among the middle-aged and elderly residents. And it is associated to the reduction of health-related quality of life (HRQoL), including physical and psychological dimensions. However, ...

    Authors: Xin-Yu Bao, Yi-Xian Xie, Xiao-Xia Zhang, Xin Peng, Jun-Xuan Huang, Qing-Feng Du and Pei-Xi Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:107

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  18. Content type: Research

    Clinical registries, which capture information about the health and healthcare use of patients with a health condition or treatment, often contain patient-reported outcomes (PROs) that provide insights about t...

    Authors: Olawale F. Ayilara, Lisa Zhang, Tolulope T. Sajobi, Richard Sawatzky, Eric Bohm and Lisa M. Lix

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:106

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  19. Content type: Research

    To validate and evaluate the reliability of the Dutch version of the Chronic Ear Survey (CES) in patients suffering from Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM) and to evaluate clinical outcomes of surgery usi...

    Authors: S. Geerse, R. J. de Haan, M. J. F. de Wolf, F. A. Ebbens and E. van Spronsen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:105

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  20. Content type: Research

    Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) remains a life-threatening condition, despite modern therapies. We prospectively investigated the therapeutic health-related quality of life (HRQOL) effects of goal-orient...

    Authors: Akihiro Hirashiki, Shiro Adachi, Naoki Okumura, Yoshihisa Nakano, Shigetake Shimokata, Atsuya Shimizu, Hidenori Arai, Kenji Toba, Toyoaki Murohara and Takahisa Kondo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:103

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  21. Content type: Research

    The incidence and mortality rates of cancer have been increasing in developing countries, particularly in Asia. Therefore to provide optimal comprehensive care to the cancer patients, the care plan must focus ...

    Authors: Xin-Shuang Zhao, Hong-Yun Wang, Luo-Ling Zhang, Yan-Hua Liu, Hai-Yan Chen and Ying Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:102

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  22. Content type: Research

    Data are lacking on impact of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among survivors.

    Authors: Sarah Batawi, Nehal Tarazan, Rajaa Al-Raddadi, Eman Al Qasim, Anees Sindi, Sameera AL Johni, Fahad M. Al-Hameed, Yaseen M. Arabi, Timothy M. Uyeki and Basem M. Alraddadi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:101

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  23. Content type: Research

    The increasing prevalence of obesity across all age groups has become a major health concern in China. Previous studies have found strong links between population density, sedentary lifestyle, and the risk of ...

    Authors: Ruoyu Wang, Zhixin Feng, Desheng Xue, Ye Liu and Rong Wu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:100

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  24. Content type: Research

    The LFA REAL™ is a measurement system for evaluating lupus disease activity from both clinician and patient perspectives. Patients’ viewpoints are captured using a patient-reported outcome (PRO) questionnaire....

    Authors: Anca D. Askanase, R. Paola Daly, Miya Okado, Kayla Neville, Avery Pong, Leslie M. Hanrahan and Joan T. Merrill

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:99

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  25. Content type: Research

    Most definitions of visual impairment focus on the status of the better-seeing eye only, but this approach might underestimate the influence of the worse-seeing eye on the vision-related quality of life (VRQoL).

    Authors: Stefan Nickels, Alexander K. Schuster, Heike Elflein, Christian Wolfram, Andreas Schulz, Thomas Münzel, Manfred E. Beutel, Irene Schmidtmann, Robert P. Finger and Norbert Pfeiffer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:98

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  26. Content type: Research

    There is no research on mapping algorithms between EQ-5D and COPD assessment test (CAT) in Korea. The purpose of this study was to develop mapping algorithms that predict EQ-5D-3 L utility from the CAT in pati...

    Authors: Jaeok Lim, Sang-Eun Choi, Eunmi Bae, Daewon Kang, Eun-A Lim and Gyeong-Seon Shin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:97

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  27. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to investigate a gender-specific association between oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) and depressive symptoms in college students, as there are limited relevant studies conducted a...

    Authors: Zheng Zhang, Ying Tian, Fei Zhong, Cai-fu Li, Shu-mei Dong, Yan Huang, Xing-er Liu and Cong Huang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:96

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  28. Content type: Short report

    Dyspnea is frequent in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and one of the most bothersome symptoms. The recently developed Dyspnea-ALS-Scale (DALS-15) is a disease-specific patient-reported outcome to detect a...

    Authors: Susanne Vogt, Stefanie Schreiber, Hans-Jochen Heinze, Reinhard Dengler, Susanne Petri and Stefan Vielhaber

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:95

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  29. Content type: Research

    Adverse events (AEs) are common during treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB). Little is known about the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients receiving treatment for DR-TB or the effect...

    Authors: Tembeka Sineke, Denise Evans, Kathryn Schnippel, Heleen van Aswegen, Rebecca Berhanu, Nozipho Musakwa, Elisabet Lönnmark, Lawrence Long and Sydney Rosen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:94

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  30. Content type: Research

    Workplace violence (WPV) is a global public health problem and has caused a serious threat to the physical and mental health of healthcare workers. Moreover, WPV also has an adverse effect on the workplace beh...

    Authors: Xiaojian Duan, Xin Ni, Lei Shi, Leijing Zhang, Yuan Ye, Huitong Mu, Zhe Li, Xin Liu, Lihua Fan and Yongchen Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:93

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  31. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the content validity of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network – Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Breast Cancer Symptom Index (NFBSI-16) and the Patient-Rep...

    Authors: Meaghan Krohe, Derek H. Tang, Brittany Klooster, Dennis Revicki, Nina Galipeau and David Cella

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:92

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  32. Content type: Short report

    Endometrial cancer survivors are at an increased risk of poor quality of life outcomes. Physical activity is positively associated with general quality of life in this population, however, little is known abou...

    Authors: Michael C. Robertson, Elizabeth J. Lyons, Jaejoon Song, Matthew Cox-Martin, Yisheng Li, Charles E. Green, Bernardine M. Pinto, Cindy L. Carmack, Carol Harrison, George Baum and Karen M. Basen-Engquist

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:91

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  33. Content type: Research

    Uterine fibroids (UFs) are the most common benign tumors in women. They are likely to cause numerous clinical symptoms, such as pain, menorrhagia, and other obstetric complications in pregnant women. This stud...

    Authors: Wai-Kit Ming, Huailiang Wu, Yanxin Wu, Hanqing Chen, Tian Meng, Yiwei Shen, Ziyu Wang, Xinyu Huang, Weiwei Sun, Tik Sang Chow, Yuan Wang, Wenjing Ding, Haitian Chen, Zhuyu Li and Zilian Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:89

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  34. Content type: Research

    Quality of life (QoL) is a multifactorial concept that assesses physical and mental health. We prospectively studied the quality of life of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery using...

    Authors: Andrea Perrotti, Fiona Ecarnot, Francesco Monaco, Enrica Dorigo, Palmiero Monteleone, Guillaume Besch and Sidney Chocron

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:88

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  35. Content type: Research

    Value assessment of vaccination programs against serogroup B invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is on the agenda of public health authorities. Current evidence on the burden due to IMD is unfit for pinning d...

    Authors: Ole Marten, Florian Koerber, David Bloom, Monika Bullinger, Corinne Buysse, Hannah Christensen, Philippe De Wals, Christian Dohna-Schwake, Philipp Henneke, Markus Kirchner, Markus Knuf, Burkhard Lawrenz, Andrea L. Monteiro, Joseph Patrick Sevilla, Nicolas Van de Velde, Robert Welte…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:87

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  36. Content type: Research

    Patients with age -related hearing loss (ARHL) and their natural caregivers have to confront a disability that produces progressive lifestyle changes. There is an interest in studying the ability of patients a...

    Authors: Sébastien Lazzarotto, Florence Martin, Anne Saint-Laurent, Zeinab Hamidou, Valérie Aghababian, Pascal Auquier and Karine Baumstarck

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:86

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  37. Content type: Research

    Ethnic inequalities in oral health among British adults remain largely unexplored. This study explored the role of socioeconomic position (SEP) in explaining ethnic inequalities in oral health; and the consist...

    Authors: Elsa K. Delgado-Angulo, Munisha Mangal and Eduardo Bernabé

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:85

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  38. Content type: Short report

    Quality of life (QoL) is a patient-reported outcome of increasing importance in the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment field, and impaired QoL may be an important impetus for treatment uptake. Instruments ...

    Authors: Ashley Elizabeth Muller, Svetlana Skurtveit and Thomas Clausen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:84

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  39. Content type: Research

    Mapping of health-related quality-of-life measures to health utility values can facilitate cost-utility evaluation. Regression-based methods tend to lead to shrinkage of variance. This study aims to map the Me...

    Authors: Yuan Shi, Jennifer Thompson, A. Sarah Walker, Nicholas I. Paton and Yin Bun Cheung

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:83

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  40. Content type: Research

    Social relationships (SR) is an important domain of health-related quality of life. We developed and calibrated a novel item bank to measure SR in Singapore, a multi-ethnic city in Southeast Asia.

    Authors: Yu Heng Kwan, Elenore Judy Uy, Dianne Carrol Bautista, Xiaohui Xin, Yunshan Xiao, Geok Ling Lee, Mythily Subramaniam, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Mei Fen Chan, Nisha Kumar, Yin Bun Cheung, Terrance Siang Jin Chua and Julian Thumboo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:82

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  41. Content type: Research

    To estimate the effect of strabismus (squinting) on mental health and health-related quality of life aspects in children and adolescents.

    Authors: Alexander K. Schuster, Heike M. Elflein, Roman Pokora, Martin Schlaud, Franz Baumgarten and Michael S. Urschitz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:81

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  42. Content type: Research

    This study aims to describe the short-term reactogenicity of the AS03-adjuvanted H5N1 vaccine expressed through adverse events (AEs) and quality-adjusted life-day (QALD) scores. The AEs are likely to be short-...

    Authors: B. Standaert, T. Dort, J. Linden, A. Madan, S. Bart, L. Chu, M. S. Hayney, M. Kosinski, R. Kroll, J. Malak, G. Meier, N. Segall and A. Schuind

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:80

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  43. Content type: Research

    Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) has important implications for the clinical practice of dentistry and dental research and should contribute to professional judgment about restorative treatments an...

    Authors: Raquel Conceição Ferreira, Ichiro Kawachi, João Gabriel Silva Souza, Fernanda Lamounier Campos, Loliza Luiz Figueiredo Houri Chalub and José Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:79

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  44. Content type: Review

    Older patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have experienced diminished quality of life and debilitating symptoms. Conservative management may be a potential treatment option. Currently, limited studies...

    Authors: Qingli Ren, Qifang Shi, Tong Ma, Jing Wang, Qian Li and Xiaomei Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:78

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  45. Content type: Research

    The purpose of the current study was to determine the final content validation, psychometric characteristics, clinically meaningful improvement, and responder thresholds of the Clostridium difficile infection (CD...

    Authors: George H. Talbot, Leah Kleinman, Evan Davies, Elke Hunsche, Dennis Revicki, Laurie Roberts, Daniel Rosenberg and Carl Erik Nord

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:77

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  46. Content type: Research

    Modifying lifestyle risk factors for dementia is a public health priority. Motivation for change is integral to the modification of health-related risk behaviours. This study investigates the psychometric prop...

    Authors: Deborah Oliveira, Aimee Aubeeluck, Ed Stupple, Sarang Kim and Martin Orrell

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:75

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