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  1. Overweight and obesity are public concerns with risk of adverse health outcomes. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is lower in adolescents than children in general. An increase in body mass index (BMI) is...

    Authors: T. K. B. Sundar, K. Riiser, M. C. Småstuen, R. Opheim, K. Løndal, K. Glavin and S. Helseth

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:161

    Content type: Research

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  2. Studies examining the impact of injury on health-related quality of life (HRQL) over time are necessary to understand the short- and long-term consequences of injury for population health. The aim of this syst...

    Authors: A. J. L. M. Geraerds, Amy Richardson, Juanita Haagsma, Sarah Derrett and Suzanne Polinder

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:160

    Content type: Review

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  3. Physical symptoms such as fatigue, pain, digestive problems, and sleep disturbances are chief reasons individuals seek primary care, as they affect health-related quality of life. We investigated the associati...

    Authors: Younghwa Baek, Kyungsik Jung, Hoseok Kim and Siwoo Lee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:159

    Content type: Research

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  4. Patients’ negative illness perceptions and beliefs about cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can influence uptake and adherence to CR. Little is known about the interpartner influence of these antecedent variables on ...

    Authors: Patricia Thomson, Neil J. Angus, Federico Andreis, Gordon F. Rushworth, Andrea R. Mohan, Misook L. Chung and Stephen J. Leslie

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:158

    Content type: Research

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  5. Within trauma care measurement of changes in health-related quality of life (HRQL) is used in understanding patterns of recovery over time. However, conventionally-measured change in HRQL may not always reflec...

    Authors: Juanita A. Haagsma, Inge Spronk, Mariska A. C. de Jongh, Gouke J. Bonsel and Suzanne Polinder

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:157

    Content type: Research

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  6. Using a real dataset, we highlighted several major methodological issues raised by the estimation of the Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID) of a Patient-Reported Outcomes instrument. We especially ...

    Authors: Pascal Woaye-Hune, Jean-Benoit Hardouin, Paul-Antoine Lehur, Guillaume Meurette and Antoine Vanier

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:156

    Content type: Research

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  7. Hearing impairment is a common chronic condition which can be closely related to people’s health. However, current studies on this topic are quite limited in developing countries, and few with standardized aud...

    Authors: Xin Ye, Dawei Zhu, Siyuan Chen and Ping He

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:155

    Content type: Research

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  8. Most hypertensive clients are elderly, whose health-related quality of life (HRQL) may be associated with self-perceptions of aging (older individuals’ beliefs about their own aging). Meanwhile, culture and he...

    Authors: Yunying Hou, Qing Wu, Dandan Zhang, Xiaohong Jin, Wenya Wu and Xiaohua Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:154

    Content type: Research

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  9. Sleep disturbances and anxious symptoms are very common in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM). This study aimed to assess the interactive effects of poor sleep quality and anxious symptoms on the quali...

    Authors: Dong Dong, Peian Lou, Jian Wang, Pan Zhang, Jianquan Sun, Guiqiu Chang and Chunrong Xu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:150

    Content type: Research

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  10. The growing move towards personalised health and social care systems means that every effort needs to be made to generate patient-reported outcome data. However, the deteriorating nature of dementia can make i...

    Authors: S. C. Smith, A. A. J. Hendriks, S. J. Cano and N. Black

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:148

    Content type: Research

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  11. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Zahra Emrani, Ali Akbari Sari, Hojjat Zeraati, Alireza Olyaeemanesh and Rajabali Daroudi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:147

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:108

  12. The Malocclusion Impact Questionnaire (MIQ) is a condition-specific measure that assesses the impact of malocclusion on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL). The aim of this study was to cross-cultural...

    Authors: Bárbara Hope, Carlos Zaror, Paulo Sandoval, Mario Garay and David L. Streiner

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:146

    Content type: Research

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  13. For valid and reliable assessment of patients’ Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), it is crucial to use psychometrically robust instruments. In the context of rare diseases such as Merkel cell carcinoma (M...

    Authors: Murtuza Bharmal, Sandra Nolte, Mickaël Henry-Szatkowski, Meliessa Hennessy and Michael Schlichting

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:145

    Content type: Short report

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  14. The EQ-5D domain pain/discomfort (PD) uses one item to capture pain and other aspects of discomfort, like itching. This study explored how pain, itching and the EQ-5D-5L PD domain relate to each other in a sam...

    Authors: I. Spronk, G. J. Bonsel, S. Polinder, M. E. van Baar, M. F. Janssen and J. A. Haagsma

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:144

    Content type: Research

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  15. A unique and limiting component in the research on functional impairment among children has been the exclusive use of parent proxy reports about child functioning; and there is limited information regarding th...

    Authors: Sarah J. Erickson, Sarah Hile, Nicole Kubinec and Robert D. Annett

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:142

    Content type: Research

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  16. The treatment of children with transfusion-dependent thalassemia (TDT) in Malaysia has progressed since 2005. This study provides an updated health-related quality of life (HRQoL) assessment for children with ...

    Authors: Asrul Akmal Shafie, Irwinder Kaur Chhabra, Jacqueline Hui Yi Wong, Noor Syahireen Mohammed, Hishamshah Mohd Ibrahim and Hamidah Alias

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:141

    Content type: Research

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  17. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is impaired in patients with stable angina but patients often present with other forms of chest pain. The aim of this study was to compare the pre-diagnostic HRQoL in pat...

    Authors: Nina Rieckmann, Konrad Neumann, Sarah Feger, Paolo Ibes, Adriane Napp, Daniel Preuß, Henryk Dreger, Gudrun Feuchtner, Fabian Plank, Vojtěch Suchánek, Josef Veselka, Thomas Engstrøm, Klaus F. Kofoed, Stephen Schröder, Thomas Zelesny, Matthias Gutberlet…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:140

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:205

  18. The Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) is increasingly used to screen for self-perceived oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) in community-dwelling elders. A summated EAT-10 total score ranges from 0 to 40, with a score ...

    Authors: Tina Hansen and Annette Kjaersgaard

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:139

    Content type: Research

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  19. Cultural differences affect the administration and results of health status questionnaires. “Cross cultural adaptation” ensures retention of psychometric properties such as validity and reliability at an item ...

    Authors: Anees ur Rehman, Mohamed Azmi Ahmad Hassali, Sabariah Noor Harun, Sameen Abbas, Jaya Muneswarao, Irfhan Ali Bin Hyder Ali and Rabia Hussain

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:138

    Content type: Research

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  20. Young adulthood is a challenging period for people with diabetes mellitus type 1 (T1DM) as they are facing multiple life transitions while managing a demanding disease. This poses a risk for impaired health-re...

    Authors: Madelon B. Bronner, Mariëlle A. C. Peeters, Jane N. T. Sattoe and AnneLoes van Staa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:137

    Content type: Research

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  21. The aim of this systematic review is to describe the different types of anchors and statistical methods used in estimating the Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID) for Health-Related Quality of Life ...

    Authors: Yosra Mouelhi, Elisabeth Jouve, Christel Castelli and Stéphanie Gentile

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:136

    Content type: Review

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  22. The Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS) is a frequently used patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) for assessment of hip disorders and treatment effects following hip surgery. The objectiv...

    Authors: Marek K. Gojło and Przemysław T. Paradowski

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:135

    Content type: Research

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  23. Breast cancer is one of the most important health problems in the world. In recent years, this cancer has achieved a reduction in mortality, which is attributed to the introduction of mass screening and greate...

    Authors: Krzysztof Adamowicz and Zuzanna Baczkowska-Waliszewska

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:134

    Content type: Research

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  24. Localized Scleroderma (LoS) is an autoimmune connective tissue disease that affects skin and less commonly subcutaneous tissues. The illness occurs in children and adults, and may have a serious impact on heal...

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

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:133

    Content type: Short report

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  25. The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) is the most widely used scale which assesses psychological resilience. Although it is recommended to be applied as a unidimensional scale, its factor structure, r...

    Authors: Katarina Velickovic, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, Ulrika Axelsson, Carl A. K. Borrebaeck, Lisa Rydén, Per Johnsson and Johanna Månsson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:132

    Content type: Research

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  26. The modified polycystic ovary syndrome health-related quality-of-life questionnaire (MPCOSQ) is a 30-item instrument measuring quality-of-life in English-speaking patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)...

    Authors: Yun-yun Luo, Xiao-lin Xu and Xiao-bin Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:131

    Content type: Research

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  27. Endoscopic bariatric therapies (EBT) have demonstrated to induce weight loss and improve comorbidities in obese patients. However, little is known about its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) out...

    Authors: Gontrand Lopez-Nava, Ravishankar Asokkumar, T. Lacruz, A. Rull, L. Beltran and Inmaculada Bautista-Castaño

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:130

    Content type: Research

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  28. Stroke is a major global health concern which affects the health related quality of life (HRQOL). As the prevalence of stroke is increasing especially in lower-middle income countries, it is vital to identify ...

    Authors: Pramudika Nirmani Kariyawasam, Kithsiri Dedduwa Pathirana and Don Chandana Hewage

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:129

    Content type: Research

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  29. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), which may go undiagnosed and can significantly impair a patient’s health-related quality of life (HRQOL). This qualitative r...

    Authors: Laura Tesler Waldman, Sairam Parthasarathy, Kathleen F. Villa, Morgan Bron, Shay Bujanover and Meryl Brod

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:128

    Content type: Research

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  30. Scales measuring depressive symptoms in adolescents and adults are widely used for epidemiological purposes. The purpose of this study is to use Rasch measurement theory to examine the psychometric properties ...

    Authors: Annette Løvheim Kleppang, Anne Mari Steigen and Hanne Søberg Finbråten

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:127

    Content type: Research

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  31. The proportion of people living to a very old age is continuously increasing. One of the possibilities explored in policies and services to meet this health and societal challenge is to encourage the very old ...

    Authors: Isabelle Jalenques, Fabien Rondepierre, Chloé Rachez, Sophie Lauron and Candy Guiguet-Auclair

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:126

    Content type: Research

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  32. Migrants may carry with them communicable and non communicable diseases as they move to the host country. Screening migrants may help in improving their health status and in preventing the spread of infections...

    Authors: Tamara Lotfi, Mohamad I. Itani, Pamela Howeiss, Lama Kilzar, Nesrine A. Rizk and Elie A. Akl

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:125

    Content type: Research

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  33. The Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) is a widely used self-report tool to evaluate pain related catastrophizing. The PCS was developed using classical test theory and has been shown to be psychometrically soun...

    Authors: David M. Walton, Swati Mehta, Wonjin Seo and Joy C. MacDermid

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:124

    Content type: Research

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  34. It is known that the elderly population remains most of the time in light activity. Physical activity plays a key role in the primary prevention of chronic diseases to mitigate various deleterious effects of a...

    Authors: Juliana Felipe, Juliana Viezel, Andréa Dias Reis, Emili Amice da Costa Barros, Thais Reis Silva de Paulo, Lucas Melo Neves and Ismael Forte Freitas Júnior

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:123

    Content type: Research

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  35. Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile-II (HPLP-II), developed in the West, evaluates 52 health promoting behaviors (HPB) under six subscales. In this study we evaluated the applicability of HPLP-II to assess the ...

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

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:122

    Content type: Research

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  36. The Patient Activation Measure (PAM-13) was developed using Rasch analysis to assess knowledge, skills and confidence in the management of one’s health. Previous studies report positive relationships between P...

    Authors: J. P. Eyles, M. Ferreira, K. Mills, B. R. Lucas, S. R. Robbins, M. Williams, H. Lee, S. Appleton and D. J. Hunter

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:121

    Content type: Research

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  37. Young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are at high risk of having a poor quality of life. Addressing wellbeing explicitly within HIV/AIDS policies could assist mitigation efforts. Ho...

    Authors: Darshini Govindasamy, Janet Seeley, Ioana D. Olaru, Alison Wiyeh, Catherine Mathews and Giulia Ferrari

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:120

    Content type: Review

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  38. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease with a high disability rate, resulting in severe family and social burden. The aim of treatment is to improve the health-related quality of life (QoL) of patients. The pu...

    Authors: Bingqing Bai, Meng Chen, Lingyu Fu, Haina Liu, Lei Jin, Tingting Wei and Fangran Xin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:119

    Content type: Research

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  39. The purpose of this study was to translate and transculturally adapt the original English version of the Oxford Ankle Foot Questionnaire (OAFQ) into a Korean version, and to evaluate its psychometric properties.

    Authors: Seong Hee Cho, Chin Youb Chung, Moon Seok Park, Kyoung Min Lee and Ki Hyuk Sung

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:118

    Content type: Research

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  40. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disorder with limited robust disease-modifying therapies presently available. While several treatments are aimed at improving heal...

    Authors: Tino Prell, Nayana Gaur, Robert Steinbach, Otto W. Witte and Julian Grosskreutz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:117

    Content type: Short report

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  41. Studies have shown that poor sleep could result in many unpleasant consequences and is prevalent in nurses. Considering the fact of high stress, overwhelming workload and many night shifts in the emergency dep...

    Authors: Hongyun Dong, Qiong Zhang, Chunji Zhu and Qian Lv

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:116

    Content type: Research

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  42. Mapping algorithms can be used to convert scores from a non-preference based instrument to health state utilities. The objective of this study was to develop mapping algorithms which will enable the Minnesota ...

    Authors: Sanjeewa Kularatna, Sameera Senanayake, Gang Chen and William Parsonage

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:115

    Content type: Research

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  43. There is a lack of studies exploring associations between sleep and quality of life (QOL) among patients with schizophrenia who have limited exposure to antipsychotics and are in the early stage of their illne...

    Authors: Wei Jie Ong, Xiao Wei Tan, Shazana Shahwan, Pratika Satghare, Laxman Cetty, Boon Tat Ng, Charmaine Tang, Swapna Verma, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:114

    Content type: Research

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  44. Improving quality of life (QoL) has been one of the goals of health care for people living with oral cancer. This study aimed to assess QoL and investigate the effects of stigma, hope, and social support on Qo...

    Authors: Ying Zhang, Chunying Cui, Yu Wang and Lie Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:112

    Content type: Research

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  45. Ferguson’s δ and Gini coefficient (GC) are defined as contrasting statistical measures of inequality among members within populations. However, the association and cutting points for these two statistics are stil...

    Authors: Hsien-Yi Wang, Willy Chou, Yang Shao and Tsair-Wei Chien

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:111

    Content type: Research

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