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  1. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

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  12. 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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  13. 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

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  14. 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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  15. 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

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:259

  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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

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  27. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has a large and varied impact on the quality of life as associated with patient health including both physical and mental well-being.

    Authors: E. Bąk, A. Młynarska, C. Marcisz, R. Bobiński, D. Sternal and R. Młynarski

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:216

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  28. Long-term anticoagulation therapy, particularly with warfarin, is usually associated with poor adherence and low patient satisfaction. However, previous studies have highlighted the possibility that individual...

    Authors: Sireen Abdul Rahim Shilbayeh and Alnada Abdalla Ibrahim

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:215

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  29. People living with HIV experience burdensome multidimensional symptoms and concerns requiring person-centred care. Routine use of patient reported outcome measures can improve outcomes. There is no brief patie...

    Authors: K. Bristowe, F. E. M. Murtagh, P. Clift, R. James, J. Josh, M. Platt, J. Whetham, E. Nixon, F. A. Post, K. McQuillan, C. Ní Cheallaigh, M. Kall, J. Anderson, A. K. Sullivan and R. Harding

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:214

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  30. Obesity has become a serious public health problem and family- and school-based interventions including physical exercise and diet control have been widely applied to attempt to combat this issue. The purpose ...

    Authors: Hua Diao, Hong Wang, Lianjian Yang and Ting Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:213

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  31. Insomnia continues to be neglected globally, despite its high prevalence. Guidelines by the health regulatory agencies call for studies to evaluate the effect of sedative-hypnotics on sleep quality.

    Authors: Gautam Satheesh, Sandra Puthean, Abhishek Sharma, Shiva Raj Mishra, Jeswin Jose, Sushil Kakkan and M. K. Unnikrishnan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:212

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  32. Risk behaviors are significantly impacting physical and psychological health among adolescents, resulting in a tremendous public health issue. The aim of this study is to examine the association of clustered r...

    Authors: Xiangren Yi, Zongyu Liu, Wenzhen Qiao, Xiuye Xie, Nuo Yi, Xiaosheng Dong and Baozhen Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:211

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  33. Sleep problems are widespread among college students around the globe, especially in China. This study was designed to investigate the prevalence of poor sleep quality and identify associated factors among col...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Li, Wei Bai, Bo Zhu, Ruixin Duan, Xiao Yu, Wen Xu, Mohan Wang, Wanqing Hua, Weiying Yu, Wenjun Li and Changgui Kou

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:210

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  34. An increasing number of international organisations and national governments have committed to well-being promotion. Unfortunately, important questions regarding how to assess well-being are still unresolved, ...

    Authors: Sophia Graeff-Buhl-Nielsen, Eduardo Garcia-Garzon, Amel Benzerga, Tomas Folke and Kai Ruggeri

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:209

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  35. Against a backdrop of population aging and improving survival rates for chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCD), researchers are placing growing emphasis on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The aim of t...

    Authors: Nila Patrícia Freire Pequeno, Natália Louise de Araújo Cabral, Dirce Maria Marchioni, Severina Carla Vieira Cunha Lima and Clélia de Oliveira Lyra

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:208

    Content type: Review

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  36. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) leads to decreased quality of life (QOL) by increasing the risk of death during the progression of its pathogenesis. However, many factors can be improved to support QOL. This stud...

    Authors: Shambhu Kumar Saxena Mahato, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Pamornsri Sriwongpan, Rajani Hada, Guna Nidhi Sharma, Shravan Kumar Nayak and Ram Kumar Mahato

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:207

    Content type: Research

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

    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 18:205

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    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:140

  38. An important question influencing therapy for dizziness is whether the strengths of the relationships of emotional and functional aspects of dizziness to 1) anxiety and other mental states, 2) perceived state ...

    Authors: D. A. Schmid, J. H. J. Allum, M. Sleptsova, A. Welge-Lüssen, R. Schaefert, G. Meinlschmidt and W. Langewitz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:204

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  39. This study examined the relationship between sociodemographic characteristics and maternal health use from a policy perspective. It aimed to provide an overview of maternal health in Heilongjiang’s rural provi...

    Authors: Kexin Jiang, Libo Liang, Haifeng Wang, Jingqun Li, Yuze Li, Mingli Jiao, Jingfu Mao and Qunhong Wu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:201

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  40. The Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) has been developed to measure musculoskeletal health status across musculoskeletal conditions and settings. However, the MSK-HQ needs to be further evaluated a...

    Authors: David Høyrup Christiansen, Gareth McCray, Trine Nøhr Winding, Johan Hviid Andersen, Kent Jacob Nielsen, Sven Karstens and Jonathan C. Hill

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:200

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  41. Patients with acute leukaemia (AL) usually require prolonged periods of hospitalisation. The treatment and clinical symptoms may lead to patients’ supportive care needs (SCNs) not being met and impairs their q...

    Authors: Yan Jie, Ying Wang, Jingyi Chen, Chunfeng Wang, Yingchun Lin, Rong Hu and Yong Wu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:199

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  42. There have been few systematic reports of vision-related activity limitations of people with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). We report a merging of data from the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire...

    Authors: Francisco M. Costela, Konrad Pesudovs, Michael A. Sandberg, Carol Weigel-DiFranco and Russell L. Woods

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:196

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  43. To compare quality of life of patients treated with cetuximab with or without radiation therapy (±RT) vs. cisplatin±RT for locoregionally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) in the re...

    Authors: Himani Aggarwal, Rajeshwari S. Punekar, Li Li, Gebra Cuyun Carter and Mark S. Walker

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:195

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  44. Due to an ageing population, multimorbidity is becoming more common. Treatment burden (the effort required of patients to look after their health and the impact this has on their wellbeing) is prevalent in pat...

    Authors: Liyuan Dou, Juan Huang, Polly Duncan and Lixiang Guo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:194

    Content type: Research

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