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  1. Content type: Research

    In estimating the impact of an intervention, ignoring the effect of improving the health of one member of the caregiver/child dyad on the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of the other member may lead to ...

    Authors: Janine Verstraete, Lebogang Ramma and Jennifer Jelsma

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:8

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  2. Content type: Research

    The focus of clinical care after the repair of congenital heart disease has shifted from saving life of the patient to the patient’s quality of life. The purpose of this study was to examine the health conditi...

    Authors: Yu-Mi Im, Tae-Jin Yun and Sunhee Lee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:9

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  3. Content type: Research

    Catquest questionnaire was originally developed in Swedish to measure patients’ self-assessed visual function to evaluate the benefit of cataract surgery. The result of the Rasch analysis leading to the creati...

    Authors: Tassha Hilda Adnan, Mokhlisoh Mohamed Apandi, Haireen Kamaruddin, Mohamad Aziz Salowi, Kian Boon Law, Jamaiyah Haniff and Pik Pin Goh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:5

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  4. Content type: Research

    Proxy respondents are frequently used in surveys, including those assessing health-related quality of life (HRQOL). In cancer, most research involving proxies has been undertaken with paired proxy-patient popu...

    Authors: Jessica K. Roydhouse, Roee Gutman, Nancy L. Keating, Vincent Mor and Ira B. Wilson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:6

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  5. Content type: Research

    There have been few reports on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) in Japanese patients. The aim of this study is to assess changes in HRQOL during 36 months a...

    Authors: Katsuyoshi Hashine, Toshio Kakuda, Shunsuke Iuchi, Tadanori Hosokawa and Iku Ninomiya

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:7

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  6. Content type: Research

    Cancer has adverse effects on patient’s quality of life. As such, measuring quality of life (QoL) has become an integral part of psycho-oncological health care. Because adolescent and young adult patients have...

    Authors: Diana Richter, Anja Mehnert, Florian Schepper, Katja Leuteritz, Crystal Park and Jochen Ernst

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:4

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  7. Content type: Research

    Endometriosis is a common gynecological disorder that causes inflammation and pelvic pain. Endometriosis-related pain is best captured with patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures, however, assessment of endom...

    Authors: Floortje E. van Nooten, Jennifer Cline, Celeste A. Elash, Jean Paty and Matthew Reaney

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:3

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  8. Content type: Research

    A single-item transition question is often used to assess improvement or worsening in health, but its validity has not been tested extensively. The purpose of this study was to test the construct validity of a...

    Authors: Michael M. Ward, Jinxiang Hu, Lori C. Guthrie and Maria Alba

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:2

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  9. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to investigate the relationships among overactive bladder (OAB) symptom severity, bother, help-seeking behavior, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with type 2 diabetes.

    Authors: Dongjuan Xu, Meng Zhao, Liqun Huang and Kefang Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:1

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  10. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the consequences of health comparisons. Negative health comparisons might, for example, result in emotions such as anger or frustration. These negative emotions might intensify feelings o...

    Authors: André Hajek and Hans-Helmut König

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:252

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  11. Content type: Research

    Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are widely used in mental healthcare research for quality of life assessment but most fail to capture the breadth of health and non-health domains that can be impacted...

    Authors: Francis Vergunst, Crispin Jenkinson, Tom Burns, Paul Anand, Alastair Gray, Jorun Rugkåsa and Judit Simon

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:250

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  12. Content type: Research

    There has been a marked tendency for researchers, clinicians, and policy makers to shift their focus from risk to resilience. This should be assessed by comparing the outcome to a context specific reference gr...

    Authors: Rüya-Daniela Kocalevent, Markus Zenger, Andreas Hinz, Burghard Klapp and Elmar Brähler

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:251

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  13. Content type: Review

    No validated disease-specific questionnaires exist to capture health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Melanoma (FACT-M...

    Authors: Murtuza Bharmal, Fatoumata Fofana, Carla Dias Barbosa, Paul Williams, Lisa Mahnke, Alexia Marrel and Michael Schlichting

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:247

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  14. Content type: Research

    Systemic therapy-induced diarrhea (STID) is a common side effect experienced by more than half of cancer patients. Despite STID-associated complications and poorer quality of life (QoL), no validated assessmen...

    Authors: Michelle Lui, Daniela Gallo-Hershberg and Carlo DeAngelis

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:249

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  15. Content type: Research

    Clinical and radiological outcomes of operatively treated unstable pelvic ring fractures are well documented, whereas little is known about the patient’s related outcome. The purpose of this study is to evalua...

    Authors: Maximilian Kerschbaum, Nadine Hausmann, Michael Worlicek, Christian Pfeifer, Michael Nerlich and Paul Schmitz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:248

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  16. Content type: Research

    Chronic diseases are highly prevalent and cluster in individuals (multimorbidity). This study investigated the association between multimorbidity and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), assessing the combi...

    Authors: David Alejandro González-Chica, Catherine L. Hill, Tiffany K. Gill, Phillipa Hay, Dandara Haag and Nigel Stocks

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:244

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  17. Content type: Research

    Though many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) have comorbidities, the use of generic and disease-specific health related quality of life (HRQOL) scales to discriminate the effects of comorbidity has not been...

    Authors: Kirsten M. Fiest, Jamie Greenfield, Luanne M. Metz, Scott B. Patten, Nathalie Jetté and Ruth Ann Marrie

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:246

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  18. Content type: Short report

    Limited health literacy is known to impact on medication adherence, hospital readmission and potentially poorer health outcomes. The literature on the health literacy of those with musculoskeletal conditions s...

    Authors: Brett Vaughan, Jane Mulcahy, Amy Coffey, Laura Addinsall, Stephanie Ryan and Kylie Fitzgerald

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:245

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  19. Content type: Research

    To evaluate and analyse the factors associated with health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in the Korean population aged 50 years and older.

    Authors: Kyoung Min Kwon, Jung Soo Lee, Na Eun Jeon and Yeo Hyung Kim

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:243

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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