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  1. Content type: Research

    The resilience to face disease is a process of positive adaptation despite the loss of health. It involves developing vitality and skills to overcome the negative effects of adversity, risks, and vulnerability...

    Authors: Filiberto Toledano-Toledano, José Moral de la Rubia, Laurie D. McCubbin, Linda Liebenberg, Jesús Alejandro Vera Jiménez, Leonor Rivera-Rivera, Angie Hart, Leticia Andrea Barajas Nava, Marcela Salazar García, Silvia Martínez Valverde, Sofía Rivera Aragón, Concepción Sánchez Gómez, Laura Villavicencio Guzmán, Victor Granados García and Juan Garduño Espinosa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:242

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  2. Content type: Review

    A conceptual model approach to clarify the elements of health-related quality of life (HRQL), their determinants and causal pathways is needed to aid researchers, health practitioners and policy makers in thei...

    Authors: Adedokun Oluwafemi Ojelabi, Yitka Graham, Catherine Haighton and Jonathan Ling

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:241

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  3. Content type: Research

    The aim of present study was to describe the effect of multimorbidity on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).

    Authors: Bijan Shad, Asieh Ashouri, Tolou Hasandokht, Fatemeh Rajati, Arsalan Salari, Moona Naghshbandi and Fardin Mirbolouk

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:240

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  4. Content type: Research

    To assess the measurement properties of two single-item patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures that assessed the length of time (in minutes) and severity of morning joint stiffness (MJS) experienced each day.

    Authors: Elizabeth D. Bacci, Amy M. DeLozier, Chen-Yen Lin, Carol L. Gaich, Terence Rooney, Richard Hoffman and Kathleen W. Wyrwich

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:239

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  5. Content type: Research

    The International Knee Documentation Committee Subjective Knee Form (IKDC) and the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) are knee-specific questionnaires that have been widely used and translated...

    Authors: Chien-Chih Huang, Wen-Shiang Chen, Mei-Wun Tsai and Wendy Tzyy-Jiuan Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:238

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  6. Content type: Research

    To assess the reliability, validity, and responsiveness to treatment change of the single-item measure, Severity of Worst Tiredness, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

    Authors: Elizabeth D. Bacci, Amy M. DeLozier, Chen-Yen Lin, Carol L. Gaich, Xiang Zhang, Terence Rooney, Stephanie de Bono, Richard Hoffman and Kathleen W. Wyrwich

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:237

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  7. Content type: Research

    Little is known regarding the health-related quality of life among myocardial infarction (MI) survivors in the United States. The purpose of this population-based study was to identify differences in health-re...

    Authors: Lea Mollon and Sandipan Bhattacharjee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:235

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  8. Content type: Research

    Pain intensity and patients’ impression of global improvement are widely used patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in clinical practice and research. They are commonly assessed using the Numerical Pain Ra...

    Authors: Saurab Sharma, Joshna Palanchoke, Darren Reed and J. Haxby Abbott

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:236

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  9. Content type: Research

    Angina pectoris causes substantial psychological and functional disabilities and adversely effects quality of life in patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties including va...

    Authors: Zahra Taheri-Kharameh, Majideh Heravi-Karimooi, Nahid Rejeh, Ebrahim Hajizadeh, Mojtaba Vaismoradi, Sherrill Snelgrove and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:234

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  10. Content type: Research

    Evaluating patient-reported outcomes (PRO) in early osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is difficult. Established measurement tools are focused on one of the two major patient groups in knee surgery: young, highly...

    Authors: Florian Baumann, Johannes Weber, Daniel Mahr, Martin Bäumlein, Maximilian Kerschbaum, Karolina Müller, Paavo Rillmann, Michael Nerlich and Markus Loibl

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:233

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  11. Content type: Research

    To evaluate the relationship between quality of life (QOL) and physical as well as psychological variables in Chinese breast cancer patients.

    Authors: Lili Tang, Kurt Fritzsche, Rainer Leonhart, Ying Pang, Jinjiang Li, Lili Song, Irmela Fischer, Maike Koch, Alexander Wuensch, Ricarda Mewes and Rainer Schaefert

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:231

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  12. Content type: Research

    A patient’s recovery expectations prior to knee arthroplasty influence postsurgical outcome and satisfaction but a unidimensional measure of expectation has not been reported in the literature. Our primary pur...

    Authors: Daniel L. Riddle, James Slover, Dennis Ang, Robert A. Perera and Levent Dumenci

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:232

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  13. Content type: Research

    Cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) is a common congenital craniofacial anomaly that may negatively affect an individual’s appearance, health-related quality of life, or speech. In Spain, Colombia, and Chile the ov...

    Authors: Elena Tsangaris, Karen W. Y. Wong Riff, Federico Vargas, Mirta Palomares Aguilera, Macarena Miranda Alarcón, Asteria Albert Cazalla, Lehana Thabane, Achilleas Thoma and Anne F. Klassen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:228

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  14. Content type: Research

    The Questionnaire on Pain caused by Spasticity (QPS) is a modular patient- and observer-reported outcome measure of spasticity-related pain (SRP) in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Originally developed for ...

    Authors: Thorin L. Geister, Donald M. Bushnell, Jie Yang, Yuqiong Zhang, Mona L. Martin, Alev Heilbronn and Zhenhuan Liu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:229

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  15. Content type: Short report

    Depressive symptoms have been recognized as one of the most frequent complaints among natural disaster survivors. One of the most frequently used self-report measures of depressive symptoms is the Center for E...

    Authors: Sungkun Cho and Yongrae Cho

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:230

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  16. Content type: Research

    Recent systematic reviews have identified that current patient-reported outcome instruments have content limitations when used to measure change following bariatric surgery. The aim of this study was to measur...

    Authors: Anne F. Klassen, Stefan J. Cano, Manraj Kaur, Trisia Breitkopf and Andrea L. Pusic

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:227

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  17. Content type: Research

    The effects of regular exercise on physical functioning and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) have been thoroughly studied. In contrast, little is known about the changes which occur following cessation o...

    Authors: Izaro Esain, Ana Rodriguez-Larrad, Iraia Bidaurrazaga-Letona and Susana María Gil

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:226

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  18. Content type: Research

    Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) is an important measure of disease and intervention outcomes. Chronic periodontitis (CP) is an inflammatory condition that is associated with obesity and adversely ...

    Authors: Samara S. Basher, R. Saub, R. D. Vaithilingam, S. H. Safii, Aqil M. Daher, F. H. Al-Bayaty and N. A. Baharuddin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:225

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  19. Content type: Research

    Quality of life must be one of the main purposes for the treatment of drug users, requiring a better understanding of the association between the quality of life and the severity of dependency. This study aime...

    Authors: Selva Rios Campêlo, Maria Alves Barbosa, Danilo Rocha Dias, Camila Cardoso Caixeta, Cláudio Rodrigues Leles and Celmo Celeno Porto

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:223

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  20. Content type: Research

    Adults with migraine experience substantial reductions in quality of life during and in-between migraine attacks. Clinical and regulatory guidelines encourage the inclusion of patient reported outcomes for the...

    Authors: Asha Hareendran, Sally Mannix, Anne Skalicky, Martha Bayliss, Andrew Blumenfeld, Dawn C. Buse, Pooja R. Desai, Brian G. Ortmeier and Sandhya Sapra

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:224

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  21. Content type: Research

    Infantile hemangioma (IH) is the most common vascular tumor in children. It is controversial whether IHs has effects on the quality of life (QOL) in patients of whom IH poses no threat or potential for complic...

    Authors: Chuan Wang, Yanan Li, Bo Xiang, Fei Xiong, Kai Li, Kaiying Yang, Siyuan Chen and Yi Ji

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:221

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  22. Content type: Review

    A systematic review of reviews was conducted to identify and appraise brief measures of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) that have been used in peer-reviewed research with people living with HIV.

    Authors: Vanessa Cooper, Jane Clatworthy, Richard Harding and Jennifer Whetham

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:220

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  23. Content type: Research

    This study aims to cross-culturally adapt the original English-language COHIP-SF 19 to Arabic culture and to test its psychometric properties in a community sample.

    Authors: A. A. Arheiam, S. R. Baker, L. Ballo, I. Elareibi, S. Fakron and R. V. Harris

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:218

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    We present the detailed protocol set up to investigate how agonistic sport affects the self-perceived psychological and emotional well-being of disabled young people.

    Authors: Luca Puce, Lucio Marinelli, Laura Mori, Ilaria Pallecchi and Carlo Trompetto

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:219

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