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  1. Content type: Research

    To assess the quality of life of people with dementia, measures are required for self-rating by the person with dementia, and for proxy rating by others. The Quality of Life in Alzheimer’s Disease scale (QoL-A...

    Authors: Josephine Römhild, Steffen Fleischer, Gabriele Meyer, Astrid Stephan, Sandra Zwakhalen, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Adelaida Zabalegui, Kai Saks, Maria Soto-Martin, Caroline Sutcliffe, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg and Almuth Berg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:131

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  2. Content type: Research

    The Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID) assesses what change on a measurement tool can be considered minimal clinically relevant. Although the recall period can influence questionnaire scores, it is...

    Authors: H. J. Alma, C. de Jong, D. Jelusic, M. Wittmann, M. Schuler, B. J. Kollen, R. Sanderman, K. Schultz, J. W. H. Kocks and T. Van der Molen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:130

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  3. Content type: Research

    Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most prevalent anxiety disorders among infertile patients. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of GAD and its associated factors among infertile patien...

    Authors: Reza Omani-Samani, Azadeh Ghaheri, Behnaz Navid, Mahdi Sepidarkish and Saman Maroufizadeh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:129

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Treatment decision-making in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) is challenging for a number of reasons including, the heterogeneity of disease at relapse and the number of possible thera...

    Authors: Fabio Efficace, Mario Boccadoro, Antonio Palumbo, Maria Teresa Petrucci, Francesco Cottone, Laura Cannella, Elena Zamagni, Pasquale Niscola, Charalampia Kyriakou, Tommaso Caravita, Massimo Offidani, Franco Mandelli and Michele Cavo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:127

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  5. Content type: Research

    Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a highly effective procedure that yields reductions in pain and disability associated with end stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Quality of life instruments are frequently...

    Authors: Esther Yakobov, William Stanish, Michael Tanzer, Michael Dunbar, Glen Richardson and Michael J. L. Sullivan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:126

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  6. Content type: Short report

    The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-C30 is a core questionnaire designed to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of cancer patients participating in internatio...

    Authors: Louise Bager, Abbey Elsbernd, Aase Nissen, Gedske Daugaard and Helle Pappot

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:128

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  7. Content type: Research

    Young adult patients with cancer have to deal with their disease in an eventful phase of life. A common side effect of cancer and its treatment is cancer-related fatigue (CRF), a phenomenon which can thwart su...

    Authors: Michael Friedrich, Erik Nowe, Dirk Hofmeister, Susanne Kuhnt, Katja Leuteritz, Annekathrin Sender, Yve Stöbel-Richter and Kristina Geue

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:125

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  8. Content type: Research

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the most common liver infections, with a decrement in HRQoL of HCV patients. This study aims to assess Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in Chinese patients wit...

    Authors: Rui Huang, Huiying Rao, Jia Shang, Hong Chen, Jun Li, Qing Xie, Zhiliang Gao, Lei Wang, Jia Wei, Jianning Jiang, Jian Sun, Jiaji Jiang and Lai Wei

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:124

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  9. Content type: Research

    Identification of children at risk for psychosocial problems is important to be able to provide supportive and tailored care at an early stage. Due to its brevity and wide age range, the Strengths and Difficul...

    Authors: H. Maurice-Stam, L. Haverman, A. Splinter, H. A. van Oers, S. A. Schepers and M. A. Grootenhuis

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:123

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  10. Content type: Research

    The National Research Council (CNR) prostate cancer monitoring project in Italy (Pros-IT CNR) is an observational, prospective, ongoing, multicentre study aiming to monitor a sample of Italian males diagnosed ...

    Authors: Angelo Porreca, Marianna Noale, Walter Artibani, Pier Francesco Bassi, Filippo Bertoni, Sergio Bracarda, Giario Natale Conti, Renzo Corvò, Mauro Gacci, Pierpaolo Graziotti, Stefano Maria Magrini, Vincenzo Mirone, Rodolfo Montironi, Giovanni Muto, Stefano Pecoraro, Umberto Ricardi…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:122

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  11. Content type: Research

    The rising prevalence of childhood obesity in Asia has led to interest in potential risk factors such as infant health-related quality of life (HRQoL), temperament and eating behaviors. This pilot study evalua...

    Authors: Sheri Volger, Elvira M. Estorninos, Maria R. Capeding, Jowena Lebumfacil, Diane Rigassio Radler, J. Scott Parrott and Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:121

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  12. Content type: Review

    We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials examining the effect of psychosocial interventions on the quality of life of patients with colorectal cancer.

    Authors: Heesook Son, Youn-Jung Son, Hyerang Kim and Yoonju Lee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:119

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  13. Content type: Research

    Nepal’s demography is aging rapidly, yet few studies to date have examined how this has affected the health and well-being of the elderly, defined as those above 60 years in Nepal’s Senior Citizen Act (2006). ...

    Authors: Saruna Ghimire, Binaya Kumar Baral, Isha Karmacharya, Karen Callahan and Shiva Raj Mishra

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:118

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  14. Content type: Research

    International reports indicating that around 10–50% of health care staff are exposed to violence every year; in certain settings, this rate might reach over 85%. Evidence has shown that people who experience p...

    Authors: Peng Li, Kai Xing, Hong Qiao, Huiying Fang, Hongkun Ma, Mingli Jiao, Yanhua Hao, Ye Li, Libo Liang, Lijun Gao, Zheng Kang, Yu Cui, Hong Sun, Qunhong Wu and Ming Liu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:117

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  15. Content type: Research

    The number of cancer survivors is growing steadily and increasingly, clinical trials are being designed to include long-term follow-up to assess not only survival, but also late effects and health-related qual...

    Authors: Marieke van Leeuwen, Olga Husson, Paola Alberti, Juan Ignacio Arraras, Olivier L. Chinot, Anna Costantini, Anne-Sophie Darlington, Linda Dirven, Martin Eichler, Eva B. Hammerlid, Bernhard Holzner, Colin D. Johnson, Meropi Kontogianni, Trille Kristina Kjær, Ofir Morag, Sandra Nolte…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:114

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  16. Content type: Research

    To create a translated version of the HOOS to fit the Italian population and to test its psychometric properties and validity in hip osteoarthritis (OA) patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA).

    Authors: Marina Torre, Ilaria Luzi, Fiorino Mirabella, Martina Del Manso, Gustavo Zanoli, Gabriele Tucci and Emilio Romanini

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:115

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  17. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to examine whether work capabilities differ between workers with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and workers from the general population. The second aim was to investigate whether the capabil...

    Authors: D. A. M. van Gorp, J. J. L. van der Klink, F. I. Abma, P. J. Jongen, I. van Lieshout, E. P. J. Arnoldus, E. A. C. Beenakker, H. M. Bos, J. J. J. van Eijk, J. Fermont, S. T. F. M. Frequin, K. de Gans, G. J. D. Hengstman, R. M. M. Hupperts, J. P. Mostert, P. H. M. Pop…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:113

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  18. Content type: Review

    Due to the increasing number of long-term (≥5 years post diagnosis) colorectal cancer survivors, long-term quality of life of these patients is highly relevant. Several studies have reported a positive associa...

    Authors: Ruth Elisa Eyl, Kun Xie, Lena Koch-Gallenkamp, Hermann Brenner and Volker Arndt

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:112

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  19. Content type: Research

    Gestation is a period that can positively or negatively influence the life of a woman in the pregnancy-puerperal cycle. Thus, evaluating the quality of life of this population can redirect the implementation o...

    Authors: Cinthia Gondim Pereira Calou, Mirna Fontenele de Oliveira, Francisco Herlânio Costa Carvalho, Paula Renata Amorim Lessa Soares, Raylla Araújo Bezerra, Sâmua Kelen Mendes de Lima, Franz Janco Antezana, Priscila de Souza Aquino, Régia Christina Moura Barbosa Castro and Ana Karina Bezerra Pinheiro

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:109

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  20. Content type: Research

    Anemia is a common and debilitating manifestation of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Data from two clinical trials in patients with anemia of CKD were used to assess the measurement properties of the Medical Out...

    Authors: Fredric O. Finkelstein, Floortje van Nooten, Ingela Wiklund, Dylan Trundell and David Cella

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:111

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  21. Content type: Research

    Quality of life can be used to measure the effect of intervention on health related conditions. Health insurance contributes positive effect on availability of medical supplies and empowerment of women and chi...

    Authors: Teklemichael Gebru and Kifle Lentiro

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:110

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  22. Content type: Research

    Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a patient-centered outcome measure used in assessing the individual’s overall functional health status but studies looking at HRQOL as a predictive tool are few. This ...

    Authors: Leonard Emuren, Seth Welles, Marcia Polansky, Alison A. Evans, Grace Macalino and Brian K. Agan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:107

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  23. Content type: Research

    Economic evaluation normally requires information to be collected on outcome improvement using utility values. This is often not collected during the treatment of substance use disorders making cost-effectiven...

    Authors: Jasmine Peak, Ilias Goranitis, Ed Day, Alex Copello, Nick Freemantle and Emma Frew

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:106

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  24. Content type: Research

    Versions of the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) are commonly used to measure physical functioning across multiple rheumatic diseases but there has been no clear demonstration that any HAQ version is actu...

    Authors: William J. Taylor and Ketna Parekh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:108

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  25. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization has asserted the importance of enhancing participation of people with disabilities within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework. Partici...

    Authors: Eva Yin-han Chung and Gigi Lam

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:105

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  26. Content type: Commentary

    Measuring health and wellbeing outcomes of community aged care programs is a complex task given the diverse settings in which care takes place and the intersection of numerous factors affecting an individual’s...

    Authors: Beatriz Cardona

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:104

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  27. Content type: Research

    In China, the problems of population aging and empty nesting have become important issues which will affect the social stability and economic development. The aim of this study was to explore the health promot...

    Authors: Chichen Zhang, Ruifang Zhu, Jiao Lu, Yaqing Xue, Lihong Hou, Mimi Li, Xiao Zheng, Tingzhong Yang and Jianzhong Zheng

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:103

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  28. Content type: Research

    The healthy adherer effect is a phenomenon in which patients who adhere to medical therapies tend to pursue health-seeking behaviors. Although the healthy adherer effect is supposed to affect health outcomes i...

    Authors: Yu-Mi Lee, Rock Bum Kim, Hey Jean Lee, Keonyeop Kim, Min-Ho Shin, Hyeung-Keun Park, Soon-Ki Ahn, So Young Kim, Young-Hoon Lee, Byoung-Gwon Kim, Heeyoung Lee, Won Kyung Lee, Kun Sei Lee, Mi-Ji Kim and Ki-Soo Park

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:100

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  29. Content type: Research

    The aging of Chinese society has increased interest in improving the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of the elderly, including their oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). This study aims to evaluat...

    Authors: Rui Shao, Tao Hu, Yi-Si Zhong, Xue Li, Yi-Bo Gao, Yi-Fan Wang and Wei Yin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:98

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  30. Content type: Research

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a chronic condition associated with high mortality and morbidity. It is characterized by acute clinical symptoms such as painful vaso-occlusive crises, which can impair health-rela...

    Authors: Grammati Sarri, Menaka Bhor, Seye Abogunrin, Caroline Farmer, Savita Nandal, Rashid Halloway and Dennis A. Revicki

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:99

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  31. Content type: Research

    The experience of menopausal symptoms is common and an adequate patient-reported outcome measure is crucial in studies where women are treated for these symptoms. The aims of this study were to identify a pati...

    Authors: Kamma Sundgaard Lund, Volkert Dirk Siersma, Karl Bang Christensen, Frans Boch Waldorff and John Brodersen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:97

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  32. Content type: Research

    Precise assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) with a reliable and valid measure is a prerequisite to the enhancement of HRQOL. This study examined the psychometric properties of the Korean versi...

    Authors: Eun-Jung Shim, Hyeju Ha, Sun Hee Lee, Nam Joong Kim, Eu Suk Kim, Ji Hwan Bang, Kyoung-Ho Song, Bo Kyung Sohn, Hye Youn Park, Kyung-Lak Son, Heesung Hwang, Kwang-Min Lee and Bong-Jin Hahm

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:92

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  33. Content type: Research

    There are various instruments and methods to evaluate spinal health and functional status. Whole-spine patient reported outcome (PRO) measures, such as the Spine Functional Index (SFI), assess the spine from t...

    Authors: Hamid Reza Mokhtarinia, Azadeh Hosseini, Azam Maleki-Ghahfarokhi, Charles Philip Gabel and Majid Zohrabi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:95

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  34. Content type: Research

    The effect of indirect (versus direct) exposure to a traumatic event on the quality of life of terrorist attack victims has received considerable attention in the literature. However, more research is required...

    Authors: Miriam Bajo, Amalio Blanco, Maria Stavraki, Beatriz Gandarillas, Ana Cancela, Blanca Requero and Darío Díaz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:96

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  35. Content type: Research

    The results of meta-analyses are all too often elusive, making it difficult to interpret their relevance for clinical practice. Reporting them in minimal important difference (MID) units could improve the inte...

    Authors: Silvia Gianola, Anita Andreano, Greta Castellini, Lorenzo Moja and Maria Grazia Valsecchi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:91

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  36. Content type: Research

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) is a chronic disease, and for treatment to succeed, it is necessary to harmonize the mental health of the patient with the environment, which impacts quality of life and adherenc...

    Authors: Jessie N. Zurita-Cruz, Leticia Manuel-Apolinar, María Luisa Arellano-Flores, Alejandro Gutierrez-Gonzalez, Alma Gloria Najera-Ahumada and Nelly Cisneros-González

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:94

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  37. Content type: Research

    Several studies have demonstrated the positive association between perceived social support and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in certain groups; however, few studies have assessed this relationship in...

    Authors: Sara Jalali-Farahani, Parisa Amiri, Mehrdad Karimi, Golnaz Vahedi-Notash, Golshan Amirshekari and Fereidoun Azizi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:90

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  38. Content type: Review

    The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) dimensionality is much debated, with the greatest number of reported factor structures. Therefore, this review appraised the methodologies of studies investigating the...

    Authors: Md Dilshad Manzar, Ahmed S. BaHammam, Unaise Abdul Hameed, David Warren Spence, Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal, Adam Moscovitch and David L. Streiner

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:89

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  39. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study is to present the psychometric and cultural adaptation of the I COPPE scale to the Italian context. The original 21-item I COPPE was developed by Isaac Prilleltensky and colleagues ...

    Authors: Salvatore Di Martino, Immacolata Di Napoli, Ciro Esposito, Isaac Prilleltensky and Caterina Arcidiacono

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:88

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  40. Content type: Research

    Anecdotal reports suggest that insulin degludec (IDeg) may offer unique health-related quality of life (HRQoL) benefits. As the nature of these benefits remain unclear, this study utilized qualitative research...

    Authors: James Weatherall, William H. Polonsky, Sally Lanar, Naomi Knoble, Jonas Håkan-Bloch, Elisabeth Constam, Athena Philis-Tsimikas and Alexia Marrel

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:87

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  41. Content type: Research

    The Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ) belongs to a set of questionnaires measuring Child Oral Health Quality of Life (COHQOL). The CPQ is used to collect the perceptions of children on the impact of oral d...

    Authors: Marie-Laure Boy-Lefèvre, Noéline Razanamihaja, Sylvie Azogui-Lévy, Andréa Vigneron, Laurence Jordan, Ariane Berdal and Muriel de la Dure-Molla

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:86

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  42. Content type: Research

    This study examined the reliability and validity of the Japanese versions of the DISABKIDS-37 generic modules, a tool for assessing the health–related quality of life (HRQOL) of children and adolescents with a...

    Authors: Hatoko Sasaki, Naoko Kakee, Naho Morisaki, Rintaro Mori, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer and Monika Bullinger

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:85

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  43. Content type: Research

    Quality of life of people with severe mental illness may be decrease by the high occurrence of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. Physical fitness emerges as a modifying factor in this population through p...

    Authors: D. Perez-Cruzado, A. I. Cuesta-Vargas, E. Vera-Garcia and F. Mayoral-Cleries

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:82

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  44. Content type: Research

    Joint damage remains a major complication associated with haemophilia and is widely accepted as one of the most debilitating symptoms for persons with severe haemophilia. The aim of this study is to describe h...

    Authors: Jamie O’Hara, Shaun Walsh, Charlotte Camp, Giuseppe Mazza, Liz Carroll, Christina Hoxer and Lars Wilkinson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:84

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  45. Content type: Research

    Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) assessment is important for patients with functional dyspepsia. However, no studies have assessed factors associated with HRQoL reduction in such patients in an Asian pop...

    Authors: Ibnu Fajariyadi Hantoro, Ari Fahrial Syam, Endang Mudjaddid, Siti Setiati and Murdani Abdullah

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:83

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