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  1. Previous studies of patients with liver cirrhosis have not considered the broad range of symptoms or the association between healthy behavior and quality of life. The purposes of this study were to examine the...

    Authors: Myung Kyung Lee and Woo Jin Chung

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:148

    Content type: Research

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  2. Existing studies on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) mainly covered single growth stages of childhood or adolescence and did not report on the trends in the relationships of HRQoL with sleep duration, ph...

    Authors: Carlos K. H. Wong, Rosa S. Wong, Jason P. Y. Cheung, Keith T. S. Tung, Jason C. S. Yam, Michael Rich, King-Wa Fu, Prudence W. H. Cheung, Nan Luo, Chi Ho Au, Ada Zhang, Wilfred H. S. Wong, Jiang Fan, Cindy L. K. Lam and Patrick Ip

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:145

    Content type: Research

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  3. Most of the studies reporting the negative impact of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome on health-related quality of life in children and adolescents were conducted with generic quality-of-life instruments rather t...

    Authors: Ann E. Aronu, Samuel N. Uwaezuoke and Uzoamaka V. Muoneke

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:144

    Content type: Review

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  4. Hypersensitivity reactions to drugs are unpredictable and can be very complex and severe, even life threatening. Assess its impact on patient’s health related quality of life (HRQoL) is crucial. The Drug Hyper...

    Authors: E. Dias de Castro, J. Barbosa, A. M. Mesquita, A. Caires, L. Ribeiro, J. R. Cernadas and I. Baiardini

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:143

    Content type: Research

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  5. Heart failure (HF) is a major and growing medical and economic problem, with high prevalence and incidence rates worldwide. Cardiac Biomarker is emerging as a novel tool for improving management of patients wi...

    Authors: Antonio Leon-Justel, Jose I. Morgado Garcia-Polavieja, Ana Isabel Alvarez-Rios, Francisco Jose Caro Fernandez, Pedro Agustin Pajaro Merino, Elena Galvez Rios, Ignacio Vazquez-Rico and Jose Francisco Diaz Fernandez

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:142

    Content type: Research

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  6. Many studies have been conducted in Iran on the postpartum quality of life, and the majority have used the general quality of life questionnaire. With a specific tool in this context, the dimensions of materna...

    Authors: Tahereh Mokhtaryan-Gilani, Giti Ozgoli, Nourossadat Kariman, Hamid Sharif Nia, Mahbobeh Ahmadi Doulabi and Malihe Nasiri

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:141

    Content type: Research

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  7. Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) is a multi-dimensional construct that can comprehensively evaluate the patient’s health status, including physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. In this study,...

    Authors: Rui Huang, Jian-Gao Fan, Jun-Ping Shi, Yi-Min Mao, Bing-Yuan Wang, Jing-Min Zhao, Lun-Gen Lu, Bi-Hui Zhong, Zheng-Sheng Zou, You-Qing Xu, Yi-Nong Ye, Long-Gen Liu, Lian-Jie Lin, Jian-Ping Li, Hui-Ying Rao and Lai Wei

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:140

    Content type: Research

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  8. To develop a priority-based patient/parent reported outcome measure for children with lower-limb differences (LD) by adapting the Gait Outcomes Assessment List (GOAL) questionnaire.

    Authors: Jennifer A. Dermott, F. Virginia Wright, Nancy M. Salbach and Unni G. Narayanan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:139

    Content type: Research

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  9. The translated and culturally adapted German version of the Veterans Rand 36 Items Health Survey (VR-36), and its short form, the VR-12 counterpart, were validated in a German sample of orthopedic (n = 399) an...

    Authors: Ines Buchholz, You-Shan Feng, Maresa Buchholz, Lewis E. Kazis and Thomas Kohlmann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:137

    Content type: Research

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  10. Patients’ psychological health may influence recovery and functional outcomes after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Pain catastrophizing, known to be associated with poor function following TKA, encompasses rum...

    Authors: Vesta C. Nwankwo, William A. Jiranek, Cynthia L. Green, Kelli D. Allen, Steven Z. George and Janet Prvu Bettger

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:136

    Content type: Research

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  11. Fatigue negatively influences health-related quality of life. It is questionable whether fatigue is sufficiently covered by the EQ-5D. This study investigated whether fatigue is covered by the existing domains...

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

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:135

    Content type: Research

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  12. The Client Satisfaction with Devices (CSD) module of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Users’ Survey is an extensively used questionnaire that measures patients’ satisfaction with orthosis and prosthesis. However,...

    Authors: Hadeel R. Bakhsh, Nilüfer Kablan, Walaa Alammar, Yaşar Tatar and Giorgio Ferriero

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:134

    Content type: Research

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  13. The use of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) in clinical practice has the potential to promote patient-centred care and improve patients’ quality of life. Individualized PROMs may be particularly helpf...

    Authors: Ian Porter, Antoinette Davey, Jaheeda Gangannagaripalli, Jonathan Evans, Charlotte Bramwell, Philip Evans, Chris Gibbons and Jose M. Valderas

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:133

    Content type: Research

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  14. Standardized coding of the content presented in patient reported outcome measures can be achieved using classification frameworks, and the resulting data can be used for ascertaining content validity or compar...

    Authors: Derek Rosa, Joy MacDermid and Dorota Klubowicz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:132

    Content type: Research

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  15. Self-reported measures play a crucial role in research, clinical practice and health assessment. Instruments used to assess self-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL) need validation to ensure that t...

    Authors: Allen Naamala, Lars E. Eriksson, Jackson Orem, Gorrette K. Nalwadda, Zarina Nahar Kabir and Lena Wettergren

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:131

    Content type: Research

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  16. Heart failure (HF) is a severe and self-limiting syndrome. Its signs and symptoms are believed to predict poorer health-related quality of life scores, which are mainly influenced by deterioration in physical ...

    Authors: Paula Cristina Silva, Omar Pereira de Almeida Neto and Elmiro Santos Resende

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:129

    Content type: Research

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  17. In health and social service evaluations, including research on homelessness, quality of Life (QOL) is often used as a key indicator of well-being among service users. However, no typology has been developed o...

    Authors: Gesthika Kaltsidis, Guy Grenier, Zhirong Cao, Nadia L’Espérance and Marie-Josée Fleury

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:128

    Content type: Research

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  18. No review to date has evaluated the association between physical fitness and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in healthy children and adolescents. The aims of this systematic review and meta-analysis wer...

    Authors: Alberto Bermejo-Cantarero, Celia Álvarez-Bueno, Vicente Martínez-Vizcaino, Andrés Redondo-Tébar, Diana P. Pozuelo-Carrascosa and Mairena Sánchez-López

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:127

    Content type: Review

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  19. For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in China, little is known of how their illness perceptions affect their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The present study investigated associations between s...

    Authors: Juan Wang, Zhe Yang, Yan Zheng, Yaling Peng, Qing Wang, Hongli Xia, Yan Wang, Jin Ding, Ping Zhu, Lei Shang and Zhaohui Zheng

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:126

    Content type: Research

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  20. Evidence of health utility changes in patients who suffer from longstanding health complaints attributed to dental amalgam fillings are limited. The change in health utility outcomes enables calculating qualit...

    Authors: Admassu N. Lamu, Lars Björkman, Harald J. Hamre, Terje Alræk, Frauke Musial and Bjarne Robberstad

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:125

    Content type: Research

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  21. It is well known that diabetes mellitus (DM) affects health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in both younger (aged 18–64 years) and older adults (aged ≥ 65 years). However, to date, no study has compared HRQOL ...

    Authors: Yunita Sari, Atyanti Isworo, Arif Setyo Upoyo, Agis Taufik, Rahmi Setiyani, Keksi Girindra Swasti, Haryanto Haryanto, Saldy Yusuf, Nasruddin Nasruddin and Ridlwan Kamaluddin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:124

    Content type: Research

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  22. The harm caused by tobacco use is primarily attributable to cigarette smoking. Switching completely to non-combustible products may reduce disease risks in adult cigarette smokers who are unable or unwilling t...

    Authors: Stacey A. McCaffrey, Jessica Parker Zdinak, Stephanie Plunkett, Elizabeth Becker, Jennifer N. Lewis and Ryan A. Black

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:123

    Content type: Research

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  23. People are living longer than ever before. However, with living longer comes increased problems that negatively impact on quality of life and the quality of death. Tools are needed to help individuals assess w...

    Authors: Daren K. Heyland, J. Paige Pope, Xuran Jiang and Andrew G. Day

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:122

    Content type: Research

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  24. Williams Syndrome is a developmental disorder characterized by a variable intellectual disability. People with Williams Syndrome need the intervention of several clinical and educational specialists throughout...

    Authors: Esther Moraleda Sepúlveda and Patricia López Resa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:121

    Content type: Short report

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  25. Moral distress occurs when professionals cannot carry out what they believe to be ethically appropriate actions because of constraints or barriers. We aimed to assess the validity and reliability of the Japane...

    Authors: Tomoko Fujii, Shinshu Katayama, Kikuko Miyazaki, Hiroshi Nashiki, Takehiro Niitsu, Tetsuhiro Takei, Akemi Utsunomiya, Peter Dodek, Ann Hamric and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:120

    Content type: Research

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  26. The 24-item Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS) is the most widely-used and well-validated tool for measuring recovery for people with mental illness. The current study aims to assess the reliability and validity ...

    Authors: Si-jia He, Yan-wen Fang, Zi-xin Huang and Yu Yu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:119

    Content type: Research

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  27. Medication Adherence (MA) and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) are two inter-connected concepts, co-influenced by Health Literacy (HL), with significant impact on patient management and care. Thus, we ai...

    Authors: Muzna Suhail, Hamid Saeed, Zikria Saleem, Saman Younas, Furqan Khurshid Hashmi, Fawad Rasool, Muhammad Islam and Imran Imran

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:118

    Content type: Research

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  28. Valid and reliable instruments are needed to measure the multiple dimensions of perceived risk. The Perceived Risk of HIV Scale is an 8-item measure that assesses how people think and feel about their risk of ...

    Authors: Thiago S. Torres, Paula M. Luz, Luana M. S. Marins, Daniel R. B. Bezerra, Celline C. Almeida-Brasil, Valdilea G. Veloso, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Daphna Harel and Brett D. Thombs

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:117

    Content type: Research

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  29. Currently, there are no outcome measures assessing the ability of people with non-specific low back pain to self-manage their illness. Inspired by the ‘Patient Enablement Instrument’, we developed the Patient ...

    Authors: A. Molgaard Nielsen, J. Hartvigsen, A. Kongsted, B. Öberg, P. Enthoven, A. Abbott and H. H. Lauridsen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:116

    Content type: Research

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  30. Most studies on social mobility and oral health have focused on movement between generations (intergenerational mobility) rather than movement within an individual’s own lifetime (intragenerational mobility). ...

    Authors: Aina Najwa Mohd Khairuddin, Eduardo Bernabé and Elsa Karina Delgado-Angulo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:115

    Content type: Research

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  31. Growing attention is being given to utilising physical function measures to better understand and manage knee osteoarthritis (OA). The Fremantle Knee Awareness Questionnaire (FreKAQ), a self-reported measure o...

    Authors: Marco Monticone, Cristiano Sconza, Igor Portoghese, Tomohiko Nishigami, Benedict M. Wand, Gregorio Sorrentino, Giulia Lemorini, Stefano Respizzi, Andrea Giordano and Franco Franchignoni

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:114

    Content type: Research

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  32. The objective is to present and share an Excel program that we have developed to perform statistical analyses based on the Improved RIDIT approach of Marfak et al.’s article ‘Improved RIDIT statistic approach ...

    Authors: Abdelghafour Marfak and Ibtissam Youlyouz-Marfak

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:113

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  33. Nurses have a vital role in the healthcare system. One of the basic steps to increase their happiness is to recognize factors such as job satisfaction and quality of working life. Therefore, the goal of the pr...

    Authors: Somayeh Javanmardnejad, Razieh Bandari, Majideh Heravi-Karimooi, Nahid Rejeh, Hamid Sharif Nia and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:112

    Content type: Research

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

    Authors: José Felipe Varona, José Miguel Seguí‑Ripoll, Cristina Lozano‑Duran, Luis Miguel Cuadrado‑Gómez, Juan Bautista Montagud‑Moncho, Antonio Ramos‑Guerrero, José Carlos Mirete‑Ferrer, Esther Donado and Javier García‑Alegría

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:110

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:383

  35. Research on the psychometric properties of the Persian self-report form of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Version 4.0 (PedsQL 4.0) in adolescents has several gaps (e.g., convergent validity) that limi...

    Authors: Habib Hadianfard, Behnaz Kiani, Mahla Azizzadeh Herozi, Fatemeh Mohajelin and John T. Mitchell

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:108

    Content type: Research

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  36. In patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), depression has a strong impact on quality of life (QoL). However, little is known about the influence of subthreshold depression (STD) on QoL in PD patients.

    Authors: Aline Schönenberg, Hannah M. Zipprich, Ulrike Teschner, Julian Grosskreutz, Otto W. Witte and Tino Prell

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:107

    Content type: Research

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  37. The Family Reported Outcome Measure (FROM-16) assesses the impact of a patient’s chronic illness on the quality of life (QoL) of the patient’s partner or family members. The aim of the study was to translate, ...

    Authors: Susanne A. Elsner, Sam S. Salek, Andrew Y. Finlay, Anna Hagemeier, Catherine J. Bottomley, Alexander Katalinic and Annika Waldmann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:106

    Content type: Research

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  38. The aim of this study was to verify if subjective well-being (SWB) modifies the autoregressive effect of daily emotions and if this emotional inertia predicts long-term changes in SWB among people living with ...

    Authors: Marcin Rzeszutek, Ewa Gruszczyńska and Ewa Firląg-Burkacka

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:105

    Content type: Research

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  39. “Loss-of-only-child family” refers to the family in which the only child died and the mother has passed her child-bearing age. The parents who are unable to reproduce or do not foster other children are known ...

    Authors: Cong Wang, Shuang Lin, Yanni Ma and Yang Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:104

    Content type: Research

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  40. More than 210,000 medical workers have fought against the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Hubei in China since December 2019. However, the prevalence of mental health problems in frontline m...

    Authors: Wen-Ping Guo, Qing Min, Wei-Wei Gu, Liang Yu, Xiao Xiao, Wei-Bing Yi, Hong-Liang Li, Bei Huang, Jun-Li Li, Ya-Jun Dai, Jian Xia, Jie Liu, Bei Li, Ben-Hong Zhou, Minglun Li, Hong-Xi Xu…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:103

    Content type: Research

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  41. Instruments adapted for the Mexican population to assess oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in preschoolers remain lacking. This study aimed to cross-culturally adapt and evaluate the psychometric pr...

    Authors: Alba Lilia Brambila Montoya, Jessica Klöckner Knorst, Isaac Murisi Pedroza Uribe, Rubén Alberto Bayardo González, Thiago Machado Ardenghi and Carmen Celina Alonso Sánchez

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:102

    Content type: Research

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  42. Generic preference-based measures (GPBMs) are health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measures commonly used to evaluate the cost-utility of interventions in healthcare. However, the degree to which the content...

    Authors: Ava Mehdipour, Sachi O’Hoski, Marla K. Beauchamp, Joshua Wald and Ayse Kuspinar

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:101

    Content type: Research

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  43. Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a rare bile duct and liver disease which can considerably impact quality of life (QoL). As part of a project developing a measure of QoL for people with PSC, we conducte...

    Authors: Elena Marcus, Paddy Stone, Anna-Maria Krooupa, Douglas Thorburn and Bella Vivat

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:100

    Content type: Review

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  44. The aim of this systematic review was to summarize and assess the literature on quality of life (QoL) among cancer patients 80 years and older admitted to hospitals and what QoL instruments have been used.

    Authors: Jorunn Drageset, Reidun Karin Sandvik, Leslie Sofia Pareja Eide, Gunhild Austrheim, Mary Fox and Elisabeth Grov Beisland

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:98

    Content type: Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:212

  45. Preoperative anxiety is common among the oncological surgical population. Due to its psychological and physiological detrimental effects, identifying and addressing it is of uttermost importance to improve ane...

    Authors: Sandra Maurício, Isabel Rebêlo, Catarina Madeira, Filipa Resende and Susana Esteves

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:95

    Content type: Research

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