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  1. Preference-based Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) is one of the most important indicators for calculating QALY (Quality-Adjusted Life Years) in a cost-effectiveness analysis. This study aimed to collect d...

    Authors: Shinichi Noto, Osamu Takahashi, Takeshi Kimura, Kensuke Moriwaki and Katsunori Masuda

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:267

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  2. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been increasing in recent years in China. This study aimed to evaluate the association between DM and health-relate...

    Authors: Li Chen, Jinwei Wang, Xiaoyan Huang, Fang Wang, Wei Liang, Yan He, Yumei Liao, Luxia Zhang, Minghui Zhao and Zuying Xiong

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:266

    Content type: Research

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  3. Individuals with diabetes mellitus have difficulty solving problems in meaningful occupations and have similar difficulties with self-care regimens. We examined the effects of an occupation-based intervention ...

    Authors: Zeynep Bahadır Ağce and Gamze Ekici

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:265

    Content type: Research

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  4. Several reports have demonstrated varying results on the quality of life (QoL) of the transgender population. Therefore, the aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis about the qua...

    Authors: Mehrdad Eftekhar Ardebili, Leila Janani, Zaher Khazaei, Yousef Moradi and Hamid Reza Baradaran

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:264

    Content type: Review

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  5. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an inherited X-linked neuromuscular disorder. A number of questionnaires are available to assess quality of life in DMD, but there are concerns about their validity. This s...

    Authors: Philip A. Powell, Jill Carlton, Helen Buckley Woods and Paolo Mazzone

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:263

    Content type: Review

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  6. Empirical identification of the direct impact of hospitalisation in the change in utility could provide an interpretation for some of the unexplained variance in quality of life responses in clinical practice ...

    Authors: Fernando Albuquerque de Almeida, Maiwenn J. Al, Ron Koymans, Jarno Riistama, Steffen Pauws and Johan L. Severens

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:262

    Content type: Research

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  7. Caring for patients with chronic disorders can lead to different problems for caregivers in physical, psychological, social, family, and financial domains. High levels of burden of care can make caregivers vul...

    Authors: Hayedeh Rezaei, Seyed Hassan Niksima and Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:261

    Content type: Research

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  8. Psychological flexibility is considered a fundamental aspect of health. It includes six interrelated facets: 1) cognitive defusion, 2) acceptance, 3) contact with the present moment, 4) self-as-context, 5) val...

    Authors: Yannik Terhorst, Harald Baumeister, Lance M. McCracken and Jiaxi Lin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:260

    Content type: Research

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  9. This study investigates the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of female patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) in Malaysia. The objectives were to attain socio-demographic and medical data on ...

    Authors: Ani Amelia Zainuddin, Sonia Regina Grover, Nur Azurah Abdul Ghani, Loo Ling Wu, Rahmah Rasat, Mohd. Rizal Abdul Manaf, Khadijah Shamsuddin and Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:258

    Content type: Research

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  10. Perceived dental health has shown to have a significant predictive effect on overall health perception and life satisfaction. Thus, it seems plausible that Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) measures are a...

    Authors: Reshu Agrawal Sagtani, Sunaina Thapa and Alok Sagtani

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:257

    Content type: Research

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  11. Patient-reported outcome measures are essential in the evaluation of facial palsy. Aim of this study was to translate and validate the Facial Disability Index (FDI) for use in the Netherlands.

    Authors: Martinus M. van Veen, Tessa E. Bruins, Madina Artan, Tanja Mooibroek-Leeuwerke, Carien H. G. Beurskens, Paul M. N. Werker and Pieter U. Dijkstra

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:256

    Content type: Short report

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  12. It is essential to better understand the caregiving burden and its determinants to support caregivers. The aim of this study was to test the validity and reliability (internal consistency) of the caregiver bur...

    Authors: Akram Shafiezadeh, Majideh Heravi-Karimooi, Amin Mirzaee, Nahid Rejeh, Hamid Sharif Nia, Razieh Bandari and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:255

    Content type: Research

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  13. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have been the global health problems that cause a substantial burden for the patients and the society. Assessing the Quality of Life (QOL) of CVD patients is critical in the effe...

    Authors: Bach Xuan Tran, Son Nghiem, Clifford Afoakwah, Giang Hai Ha, Linh Phuong Doan, Thao Phuong Nguyen, Tuan Thanh Le, Carl A. Latkin, Cyrus S. H. Ho and Roger C. M. Ho

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:254

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  14. The role of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) as a source of income is rapidly gaining importance in the economically difficult times in Zimbabwe. Besides limited epidemiological data, no data about...

    Authors: Jana Becker, Stephan Bose-O’Reilly, Dennis Shoko, Josephine Singo and Nadine Steckling-Muschack

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:253

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  15. Listening to “patient voices” in terms of symptoms, emotional status and experiences with care, is crucial for patient empowerment in clinical practice. Despite convincing evidence that routine patient reporte...

    Authors: Cinzia Brunelli, Claudia Borreani, Augusto Caraceni, Anna Roli, Marco Bellazzi, Linda Lombi, Emanuela Zito, Chiara Pellegrini, Pierangelo Spada, Stein Kaasa, Anna Maria Foschi and Giovanni Apolone

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:252

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. Identify the most recent utility value estimates for cardiovascular disease (CVD) via systematic literature review (SLR) and explore trends in utility elicitation methods in the last 6 years.

    Authors: Marissa Blieden Betts, Pratik Rane, Evelien Bergrath, Madhura Chitnis, Mohit Kumar Bhutani, Claudia Gulea, Yi Qian and Guillermo Villa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:251

    Content type: Review

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  17. We aimed to compare the perception of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and related factors in Spanish coeliac children and their parents, using two questionnaires, the generic KIDSCREEN-52 and the specif...

    Authors: Josefa Barrio, Maria Luz Cilleruelo, Enriqueta Román and Cristina Fernández

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:250

    Content type: Research

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  18. Enabling people with dementia to ‘live well’ is a policy and research priority in many countries. However, instruments for measuring outcomes of psychosocial interventions designed to promote well-being in dem...

    Authors: Chris Clarke, Bob Woods, Esme Moniz-Cook, Gail Mountain, Laila Øksnebjerg, Rabih Chattat, Ana Diaz, Dianne Gove, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen and Emma Wolverson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:249

    Content type: Review

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  19. Oral cancer surgery can have a deep effect on the quality of life in the patient both in terms of functional and psychological aspects. This study aimed to translate and validate the European Organization for ...

    Authors: Mahammad M. Davudov, Chingiz Rahimov, Iraj Harirchi, Zoheir Mirzajani, Namig Amiraliyev, Kanan Amiraliyev, Narmin Rustamova, Jayran Zebardast and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:248

    Content type: Research

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  20. The English version of the Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory is a validated, upper-limb measure with the purpose of assessing functional recovery of the arm and hand after a stroke. A German translation ...

    Authors: Frank Behrendt, Julia Charlotte Rizza, Fabian Blum, Zorica Suica and Corina Schuster-Amft

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:247

    Content type: Research

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  21. The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy/Gynecologic Oncology Group—Neurotoxicity (FACT/GOG-Ntx) subscale in a longitudinal study of canc...

    Authors: Hui Lin Cheng, Violeta Lopez, Simon Ching Lam, Anthony Kwun To Leung, Yu Chung Li, Kam Hung Wong, Joseph Siu Kie Au, Raghav Sundar, Alexandre Chan, Terrence Rong De Ng, Lorna Kwai Ping Suen, Choi Wan Chan, Janelle Yorke and Alex Molassiotis

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:246

    Content type: Research

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  22. Literature on the validity of outcome measurement in lymphedema and lipedema is very sparse. This study aimed to examine the convergent, divergent and discriminant validity of a set of 5 instruments in both co...

    Authors: Felix Angst, Susanne Lehmann, André Aeschlimann, Peter S. Sandòr and Stephan Wagner

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:245

    Content type: Research

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  23. To develop a Korsakoff-specific measure of quality of life (QoL), to be rated by professional caregivers, and to field-test its psychometric properties in a sample of patients with Korsakoff’s syndrome (KS) li...

    Authors: Peter M. ten Klooster, Yvonne C. M. Rensen, Jorrit F. Postma and Roy P. C. Kessels

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:244

    Content type: Research

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  24. Neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) are chronic illnesses that adversely impact the lives of patients and their families. The Pediatric Quality of Life™ 3.0 Neuromuscular Module (PedsQL™ 3.0 NMM) was designed to as...

    Authors: Apirada Thongsing, Yanin Suksangkarn and Oranee Sanmaneechai

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:243

    Content type: Research

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  25. It is not well clear how psychosocial factors like depressive symptoms, social support affect quality of life in rural elderly in China. This study aimed to investigate the mediating role of depressive symptom...

    Authors: Jiayu Wang, Jiang Xue, Yuxing Jiang, Tingfei Zhu and Shulin Chen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:242

    Content type: Research

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  26. With a shift in the healthcare paradigm towards a more patient-centered approach, data on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) needs to be further explored. This study aimed to determine patient perspectives on th...

    Authors: Xiaohan Yan, Yuqi Qiao, Jinglu Tong, Ren Mao, Jie Liang, Cuicui Lv, Yueying Chen, Yiyan Wang and Jun Shen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:241

    Content type: Research

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  27. Cost-effectiveness models require quality of life utilities calculated from generic preference-based questionnaires, such as EQ-5D. We evaluated the performance of available algorithms for QLQ-C30 conversion i...

    Authors: Mira D. Franken, Anne de Hond, Koen Degeling, Cornelis J. A. Punt, Miriam Koopman, Carin A. Uyl-de Groot, Matthijs M. Versteegh and Martijn G. H. van Oijen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:240

    Content type: Research

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  28. Burden of stroke is rising due to the demographic and epidemiological transitions in Sri Lanka. Assessment of success of stroke-management requires tools to assess the quality of life (QOL) of stroke survivors...

    Authors: P.K.B. Mahesh, M.W. Gunathunga, S. Jayasinghe, S.M. Arnold and S.N. Liyanage

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:239

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  29. Persons identifying as Black, Chinese, or South Asian make up the largest minority groups in Canada. Individuals with chronic heart failure (CHF) from these groups experience a greater rate of re-hospitalizati...

    Authors: Jelena Surikova, Ada Payne, Karen-Lee Miller, Arian Ravaei and Robert P. Nolan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:238

    Content type: Research

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  30. In early-stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) patients, little is known about how to measure patient participation in Shared-Decision Making (SDM). We examined the psychometric properties and clinical acce...

    Authors: Cecilia Pompili, Patricia Holch, Zoe Rogers, Kate Absolom, Beverly Clayton, Kevin Franks, Hilary Bekker and Galina Velikova

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:237

    Content type: Research

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  31. Heart failure is a worldwide health problem that significantly affects patients’ physical function and health state. The Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) is a disease-specific patient-reported o...

    Authors: Emi Watanabe-Fujinuma, Hideki Origasa, Luke Bamber, Lothar Roessig, Tetsumi Toyoda, Yuri Haga, Chad Gwaltney and Burkert Pieske

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:236

    Content type: Research

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  32. VascuQoL-6 (VQ-6) is a disease-specific quality of life (QoL) instrument validated for use in clinical practice and vascular registries before and after treatment for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). To impr...

    Authors: Anne Sofie F. Larsen, Anne Therese Reiersen, Inger Helene Nådland and Jarlis Wesche

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:235

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  33. Functional dependence is highly prevalent in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) settings. Also, poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and high levels of depressive symptoms have been reported by MHD patients...

    Authors: Gabriel Brayan Gutiérrez-Peredo, Márcia Tereza Silva Martins, Fernanda Albuquerque da Silva, Marcelo Barreto Lopes, Gildete Barreto Lopes and Antonio Alberto Lopes

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:234

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  34. End-stage kidney disease is highly prevalent worldwide. Currently, one of the most effective treatment modalities is dialysis therapy, which leads to serious side effects. Furthermore, psychiatric illnesses ar...

    Authors: Hiroko Kukihara, Niwako Yamawaki, Michiyo Ando, Midori Nishio, Hiromi Kimura and Yoshiko Tamura

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:233

    Content type: Research

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  35. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a chronic condition with symptoms affecting many women at reproductive age and evaluating their health-related quality of Life (HRQoL) is an important issue. Moreover, diffe...

    Authors: María L. Sánchez-Ferrer, Evdochia Adoamnei, María T. Prieto-Sánchez, Jaime Mendiola, Shiana Corbalán-Biyang, Miriam Moñino-García, Joaquín A. Palomar-Rodríguez and Alberto M. Torres-Cantero

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:232

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  36. The resilience and Quality of Life (QOL) of adolescent cancer survivors was compared with those of children with other diseases to identify the patterns and factors that affect resilience and QOL The purpose o...

    Authors: Sunhee Lee, Nack-Gyun Chung and Jae Young Choi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:231

    Content type: Research

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  37. Few studies have assessed pre-surgery cognitive impairment or the impact of pre-surgery cognitive impairment on quality of life. The purpose of this study was to assess changes in perceived cognitive function ...

    Authors: Mi Sook Jung, Moira A. Visovatti, Eun Hee Sohn, Hwa-Seung Yoo, Mijung Kim, Je Ryong Kim and Jin Sun Lee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:230

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  38. The aim of this longitudinal study was to identify risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in inpatients injured in the Ludian earthquake and examine the relationship between PTSD symptoms and he...

    Authors: Wanqiu Yang, Ke Cui, Timothy Sim, Jun Zhang, Yanchun Yang and Xiaohong Ma

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:229

    Content type: Research

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  39. This study aims to compare the performance of the recently developed Chinese (city) tariff of the EQ-5D-3L against the UK, US, Japanese and Korean tariffs in a general rural population in China.

    Authors: Hui Wang, Changqi Cao, Chuanhai Guo, Yu He, Fenglei Li, Ruiping Xu, Mengfei Liu, Zhen Liu, Yaqi Pan, Fangfang Liu, Ying Liu, Jingjing Li, Hong Cai, Zhonghu He and Yang Ke

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:228

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  40. Poor sleep quality negatively affects the readiness of military operations and is also associated with the development of mental health disorders and decreased quality of life. The purpose of this study was to...

    Authors: Zonghua Wang, Beijing Chen, Wei Li, Fei Xie, Alice Yuen Loke and Qin Shu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:227

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  41. The objectives of this study were to compare the prevalence and quality of life (QOL) of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared with healthy women.

    Authors: Fatemeh Bazarganipour, Seyed-Abdolvahab Taghavi, Zatollah Asemi, Helen Allan, Zahra Khashavi, Tahereh Safarzadeh, Shamsi Pourchangiz, Fatemeh Zare, Samaneh Ghasemi, Zivar Karimi and Maryam Azizi Kutenaee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:226

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  42. Electronic collection of patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) is becoming widespread in health care, but the implementation into routine cancer care during therapy remains to be seen. Especially, little is known ...

    Authors: Gry Assam Taarnhøj, Henriette Lindberg, Line Hammer Dohn, Lise Høj Omland, Niels Henrik Hjøllund, Christoffer Johansen and Helle Pappot

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:225

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  43. This study was performed to develop and validate a Japanese version of Child Oral Health Impact Profile-Short Form (COHIP-SF) 19 and to assess its psychometric properties in Japanese school-age children.

    Authors: Takao Minamidate, Naoto Haruyama and Ichiro Takahashi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:224

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  44. Pregnancy can be stressful for women and families, so the life satisfaction of pregnant women may face significant challenges. This study aimed to identify the relationship among anxiety symptoms, perceived so...

    Authors: Mingli Yu, Tian Qiu, Chunli Liu, Qi Cui and Hui Wu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:223

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  45. Lack of physical activity throughout one’s lifetime has been associated with obesity and it is also an important risk factor of breast cancer. This study aimed to determine the relationship between objectively...

    Authors: Ali Nurnazahiah, Mohd Razif Shahril, Zakarai Nor Syamimi, Aryati Ahmad, Suhaina Sulaiman and Pei Lin Lua

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:222

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  46. Antiretroviral therapy has prolonged the lives of those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but the effects of chronic infection on their health-related quality of life (HRQoL) remain a concern. Numerous ...

    Authors: Diana Barger, Mojgan Hessamfar, Didier Neau, Marc-Olivier Vareil, Estibaliz Lazaro, Pierre Duffau, Nicolas Rouanes, Olivier Leleux, Fabien Le Marec, Marie Erramouspe, Linda Wittkop, François Dabis and Fabrice Bonnet

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:220

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  47. Life extension by medical interventions and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are sometimes conflicting aspects of medical care. Long-term ventilation in children with neuromuscular disease is a well-esta...

    Authors: Jessika Johannsen, Lena Fuhrmann, Benjamin Grolle, Lydia Morgenstern, Silke Wiegand-Grefe and Jonas Denecke

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:219

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  48. The demand for assessing health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in chronic otitis media (COM) is increasing globally. The currently available Chinese-language patient-reported outcome measurement (PROM) specif...

    Authors: Ruizhe Yang, Ying Zhang, Weiju Han, Yi Li, Shan Li, Jia Ke, Yu Song, Junxiu Liu, Christof Röösli, Alexander M. Huber, David Bächinger and Furong Ma

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:218

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  49. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Today, with increasing life quality and social economy, people pay much attention to the cost-effectiveness of a t...

    Authors: Weiqian Dai, Chang Liu, Jiahe Liu, Yaduan Lin, Yu Cheng and Wai-kit Ming

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:217

    Content type: Research

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