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  1. Content type: Review

    Low health literacy often has an association with poor health outcomes such as low levels of self-efficacy, increased mortality, poor health status and reduced quality of life (QOL). The aim of the study was t...

    Authors: Mengyun Zheng, Hui Jin, Naiyang Shi, Chunxiao Duan, Donglei Wang, Xiaoge Yu and Xiaoning Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:201

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  2. Content type: Research

    Measurement of quality of life demands thoroughly developed and validated instruments. The development steps from theory to concepts and from empirical data to items are sparsely described in the literature of...

    Authors: Louise Norman Jespersen, Susan Ishøy Michelsen, Bjørn Evald Holstein, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen and Pernille Due

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:199

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  3. Content type: Research

    The Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS) is a self-administered hip-specific questionnaire intended to evaluate symptoms and functional limitations, and it is commonly used to evaluate interv...

    Authors: A Sundén, K Lidengren, E M Roos, L S Lohmander and E Ekvall Hansson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:200

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  4. Content type: Research

    Central venous catheters (CVC) have been widely used for patients with severe conditions. However, they increase the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI), which is associated with high econom...

    Authors: Yuanyi Cai, Min Zhu, Wei Sun, Xiaohong Cao and Huazhang Wu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:198

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  5. Content type: Research

    Health-related quality of life (QoL) deteriorates immediately after esophagectomy. Patients may benefit from periodic assessments to detect increased morbidity on the basis of subjective self-reports. Using in...

    Authors: Minji K. Lee, Kathleen J. Yost, Karlyn E. Pierson and Shanda H. Blackmon

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:197

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  6. Content type: Research

    The concept of hope has been measured using the Herth Hope Index (HHI) in different samples, but varying factor structures comprising different items from the HHI have been reported. Therefore, further testing...

    Authors: Tone Rustøen, Anners Lerdal, Caryl Gay and Anders Kottorp

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:196

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  7. Content type: Research

    Chronic back pain is associated with significant burden, yet few epidemiological studies have provided data on chronic back pain, its predictors and correlates in France.

    Authors: Mathilde M. Husky, Farina Ferdous Farin, Philippe Compagnone, Christophe Fermanian and Viviane Kovess-Masfety

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:195

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  8. Content type: Research

    Preference valuations of health status are essential in health technology and economic appraisal. This study estimated utilities for treatment-related health states of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and disutili...

    Authors: Eytan M. Stein, Min Yang, Annie Guerin, Wei Gao, Philip Galebach, Cheryl Q. Xiang, Subrata Bhattacharyya, Gaetano Bonifacio and George J. Joseph

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:193

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  9. Content type: Research

    Making tobacco products associated with lower risks available to smokers who would otherwise continue smoking is recognized as an important strategy towards addressing smoking-related harm. Predicting use beha...

    Authors: Stefan Cano, Christelle Chrea, Thomas Salzberger, Thomas Alfieri, Gerard Emilien, Nelly Mainy, Antonio Ramazzotti, Frank Lüdicke and Rolf Weitkunat

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:192

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  10. Content type: Research

    Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is the recommended preventative treatment for secondary ischaemic events, but increases the risk of bleeding, potentially affecting patients’ health-related quality-of-life (HR...

    Authors: Brett Doble, Maria Pufulete, Jessica M. Harris, Tom Johnson, Daniel Lasserson, Barnaby C. Reeves and Sarah Wordsworth

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:191

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  11. Content type: Research

    Depression is common among people living with HIV/AIDS; however, studies focusing on the depression of men living with HIV/AIDS are limited. Therefore, we examined the prevalence of depression and its associat...

    Authors: Huan Liu, Miaomiao Zhao, Jiaojiao Ren, Xinye Qi, Hong Sun, Lemeng Qu, Cunling Yan, Tong Zheng, Qunhong Wu and Yu Cui

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:190

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  12. Content type: Research

    Diabetes is a chronic disease, and it could affect both health and quality of life (QOL). A lot of studies have reported some predictors of QOL of type 2 diabetes patients. While their results were not complet...

    Authors: Xiyue Jing, Jiageng Chen, Yanan Dong, Duolan Han, Haozuo Zhao, Xuying Wang, Fei Gao, Changping Li, Zhuang Cui, Yuanyuan Liu and Jun Ma

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:189

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  13. Content type: Short report

    The avoidance-endurance model suggests both fear-avoidance responses and endurance-related responses could affect the chronicity of pain. Proper pain intervention requires measuring fear-avoidance responses an...

    Authors: Jeongwi An, Young Hoon Kim and Sungkun Cho

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:188

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  14. Content type: Research

    Multimorbidity negatively affects health outcomes and impairs health-related quality of life (HRQoL). We assessed the prevalence of multimorbidity in Koreans aged 50 and older, taking into consideration their ...

    Authors: Bomi Park, Minsu Ock, Hye Ah Lee, Seonhwa Lee, Hyejin Han, Min-Woo Jo and Hyesook Park

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:186

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  15. Content type: Research

    The Pain Disability Index (PDI) is a widely-used instrument to measure pain-related disability. The aim of this study was to assess the responsiveness and interpretation of change score of the PDI in patients ...

    Authors: T. Beemster, C. van Bennekom, J. van Velzen, M. Reneman and M. Frings-Dresen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:182

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  16. Content type: Research

    Physical activity (PA) promotes cardiovascular health and health related quality of life (HRQoL), although the effect of that on blood pressure (BP) control has rarely been studied in hypertensive subjects. Ou...

    Authors: Victoria Arija, Felipe Villalobos, Roser Pedret, Angels Vinuesa, Dolors Jovani, Gabriel Pascual and Josep Basora

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:184

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  17. Content type: Research

    The majority of individuals with dementia live in the community; thus, regional dementia care networks are becoming increasingly more important for the provision of care. To date, four different types of demen...

    Authors: Johannes Gräske, Annika Schmidt, Sylvia Schmidt, Franziska Laporte Uribe, Jochen René Thyrian, Bernhard Michalowsky, Susanne Schäfer-Walkmann and Karin Wolf-Ostermann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:181

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  18. Content type: Research

    The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QOL Core Questionnaire 30 (EORTC QLQ-30) and the Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) are the two most widely used measures of cancer-spe...

    Authors: Kamyar Iravani, Peyman Jafari, Allahkaram Akhlaghi and Bijan Khademi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:183

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  19. Content type: Research

    Localized scleroderma (LoS) affects both children and adults and is associated with permanent functional and cosmetic impairment, and reduced quality of life predominating in adults. The Localized Scleroderma ...

    Authors: Alina Skrzypek-Salamon, Anna Lis-Święty, Irmina Ranosz-Janicka and Ligia Brzezińska-Wcisło

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:185

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  20. Content type: Review

    Health state utility values (HSUVs) are an important input to economic evaluations and the choice of HSUV can affect the estimate of relative cost-effectiveness between interventions. This systematic review id...

    Authors: Noman Paracha, Ahmed Abdulla and Katherine S. MacGilchrist

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:179

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  21. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to determine the socioeconomic and clinical characteristics affecting health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with psoriasis.

    Authors: Sungwon Jung, Seung-Mi Lee, David Suh, Hyun Taek Shin and Dong-Churl Suh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:180

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  22. Content type: Research

    Knowledge about parental quality of life (QoL) is paramount to family-centred and integrated healthcare on prematurity, but evidence is limited. We aimed to explore mothers’ and fathers’ perspectives about the...

    Authors: Mariana Amorim, Elisabete Alves, Michelle Kelly-Irving, Ana Isabel Ribeiro and Susana Silva

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:178

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  23. Content type: Research

    The short, self-administered Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Symptom Frequency Questionnaire (GSFQ) is a specific Quality of Life (QoL) instrument which measures the impact of GERD symptoms on QoL. This...

    Authors: Manuel Monroy, Miguel A. Ruiz, Javier Rejas and Javier Soto

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:177

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  24. Content type: Short report

    The generic questionnaire WHO-5 Well-being Index (WHO-5), which measures the construct of mental well-being has been widely used in several populations across countries. The questionnaire has demonstrated suff...

    Authors: Liv Marit Valen Schougaard, Annette de Thurah, Per Bech, Niels Henrik Hjollund and David Høyrup Christiansen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:175

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  25. Content type: Research

    Assessing quality of life (QOL) in elderly needs specific instruments. The Older People’s Quality of Life Questionnaire (OPQOL-35) is one of the common tools that used for measuring quality of life in elderly ...

    Authors: Maryam Nikkhah, Majideh Heravi-Karimooi, Ali Montazeri, Nahid Rejeh and Hamid Sharif Nia

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:174

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  26. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to empirically compare the performance of two generic preference based quality of life instruments, EQ-5D-3 L (with a health and physical function focus) and ICECAP-O (with a well...

    Authors: Rachel Milte, Maria Crotty, Michelle D. Miller, Craig Whitehead and Julie Ratcliffe

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:173

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  27. Content type: Research

    Questionnaires have proven their worth in detecting changes in quality of life after medical interventions. The Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation scale (NOSE) is a reliable and valid tool to identify restri...

    Authors: Christoph Spiekermann, Eleftherios Savvas, Claudia Rudack and Markus Stenner

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:172

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  28. Content type: Research

    Substantial challenges have been reported in China in terms of the large number of adult patients with strabismus and their poor quality of life. Quality of life is a cultural concept that varies according to ...

    Authors: Zonghua Wang, Juan Zhou, Yan Xu, Honghua Yin, Xi She, Wei Bian and Xianyuan Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:171

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  29. Content type: Research

    To determine whether quality of life (QOL) and health utility are affected to the same extent among dry eye (DE) patients with short tear film break-up time dry eye (TBUT-DE) with minimal clinical signs were a...

    Authors: Chika Shigeyasu, Masakazu Yamada, Motoko Kawashima, Kazuhisa Suwaki, Miki Uchino, Yoshimune Hiratsuka, Norihiko Yokoi and Kazuo Tsubota

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:170

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  30. Content type: Research

    The relationship between informal caregiving intensity and caregiver health is well-established, though research suggests this may vary by caregiver demographics. The aim of this exploratory study is to assess...

    Authors: Sarah K. Cook, Lauren Snellings and Steven A. Cohen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:169

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  31. Content type: Research

    Several preference based measures are validated for adults in cost utility analysis, but less are available for children and many researchers have criticized the quality of pediatric economic studies. The obje...

    Authors: Thomas G. Poder, Nathalie Carrier, Harriet Mead and Katherine J. Stevens

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:168

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  32. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the self-reported perceived quality of life (QoL) in female to male (FTM) and male to female (MTF) transgenders and compare it with a general population sample, and to fin...

    Authors: Banafsheh Torkian Valashany and Mohsen Janghorbani

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:167

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  33. Content type: Research

    Multi-attribute generic preference-based measures of health-related quality of life are used as comprehensive outcome measures. Typically preferences for health states defined by these systems are elicited fro...

    Authors: David Feeny, William Furlong and George W. Torrance

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:166

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  34. Content type: Research

    Quality of life (QOL) is an important factor in evaluating the effectiveness of treatment in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of autologous bone marrow monon...

    Authors: Thanh Liem Nguyen, Hoang Phuong Nguyen and Trung Kien Nguyen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:164

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  35. Content type: Research

    Cancer is a serious public health problem not only in Malaysia, also worldwide. The aim of this study was to determine the determinants of quality of life (QOL) among cancer patients in Peninsular Malaysia.

    Authors: Mehrnoosh Akhtari-Zavare, Sherina Mohd-Sidik, Ummavathy Periasamy, Lekhraj Rampal, Siti Irma Fadhilah and Rozi Mahmud

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:163

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  36. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contains errors whereby some information provided in Tables 2 and 5 in the online version is missing in the PDF version; in addition, some details regarding the study by Mols et al., J...

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

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:162

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    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:22

  37. Content type: Research

    Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) evaluates eleven menopausal symptoms and health related quality of life (HRQOL) of postmenopausal women under three subscales. In this study we attempted cross cultural adaptation ...

    Authors: Nirmala Rathnayake, Janaka Lenora, Gayani Alwis and Sarath Lekamwasam

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:161

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  38. Content type: Research

    The increasing emphasis on patient-reported outcomes in health care decision making has prompted greater rigor in the evidence to support the instruments used. Acceptability and content validity are important ...

    Authors: Diane Whalley, Gary Globe, Rebecca Crawford, Lynda Doward, Eskinder Tafesse, John Brazier and David Price

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:160

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  39. Content type: Research

    We previously developed the preliminary version of the Patient-Reported Apnea Questionnaire (PRAQ), a questionnaire measuring health-related quality of life in patients with (suspected) obstructive sleep apnea...

    Authors: Inger L. Abma, Maroeska Rovers, Marijke IJff, Bernard Hol, Gert P. Westert and Philip J. van der Wees

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:158

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  40. Content type: Research

    Who should provide the values of health states in economic evaluations of health technologies has long been the subject of debate. This study examined and compared the relative importance of the EQ-5D five dim...

    Authors: Jihyung Hong

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:159

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  41. Content type: Research

    Among a sample of patient-informal caregiver dyads in the specific context of new diagnoses of high-grade glioma in the time-frame between diagnosis and the third month following diagnosis, we examine whether ...

    Authors: Karine Baumstarck, Olivier Chinot, Emeline Tabouret, Patrizia Farina, Marilyne Barrié, Chantal Campello, Gregorio Petrirena, Zeinab Hamidou and Pascal Auquier

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:157

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  42. Content type: Research

    The purpose was to quantify the decrement in health utility (referred as disutility) associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and different symptomatic and radiographic uni- and bilateral definitions of knee O...

    Authors: Soili Törmälehto, Mika E. Mononen, Emma Aarnio, Jari P. A. Arokoski, Rami K. Korhonen and Janne Martikainen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:154

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  43. Content type: Research

    The relationship between the various items in an HRQoL instrument is a key aspect of interpreting and understanding preference weights. The aims of this paper were i) to use theoretical models of HRQoL to deve...

    Authors: Thor Gamst-Klaussen, Claire Gudex and Jan Abel Olsen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:153

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  44. Content type: Research

    The Quality Adjusted Life Year influences the allocation of significant amounts of healthcare resources. Despite this surprisingly little research effort has been devoted to analysing how beliefs and attitudes...

    Authors: Luke Barry, Anna Hobbins, Daniel Kelleher, Koonal Shah, Nancy Devlin, Juan Manuel Ramos Goni and Ciaran O’Neill

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:152

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  45. Content type: Research

    There is evidence that overweight and obesity in children is associated with poor Physical Fitness and consequently lower Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL). However, this linear-causal relationship betwee...

    Authors: Miguel A. Perez-Sousa, Pedro R. Olivares, Juan A. Escobar-Alvarez, Jose A. Parraça and Narcis Gusi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:155

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