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  1. Content type: Research

    Disability does not only depend on individuals’ health conditions but also the contextual factors in which individuals live. Therefore, disability measurement scales need to be developed or adapted to the cont...

    Authors: Ilias Mahmud, Lynda Clarke, Nazmun Nahar and George B. Ploubidis

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:81

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  2. Content type: Review

    Social support (SS) has been identified as an essential buffer to stressful life events. Consequently, there has been a surge in the evaluation of SS as a wellbeing indicator. The Multidimensional Perceived So...

    Authors: Jermaine M. Dambi, Lieselotte Corten, Matthew Chiwaridzo, Helen Jack, Tecla Mlambo and Jennifer Jelsma

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:80

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    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a widespread condition with important effects on public health, in general. There is a lack of relevant research on possible sex differences in the relationship between MetS and he...

    Authors: Cheng-Chieh Liu, Hsiao-Ting Chang, Shu-Chiung Chiang, Harn-Shen Chen, Ming-Hwai Lin, Tzeng-Ji Chen and Shinn-Jang Hwang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:76

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    The Diabetes Quality-of-Life (DQOL) Measure is a 46-item diabetes-specific quality of life instrument. The original English version of the DQOL has been translated into Chinese after cultural adaption, and the...

    Authors: Xuejing Jin, Gordon G. Liu, Hertzel C. Gerstein, Mitchell A. H. Levine, Kathleen Steeves, Haijing Guan, Hongchao Li and Feng Xie

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:78

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  5. Content type: Research

    Quality of life (QoL) is one of the main endpoints in stroke prevention or acute stroke treatment studies. The aim of the current study was to identify risk factors affecting the QoL of patients with carotid s...

    Authors: Táňa Fadrná, Zdeňka Mikšová, Roman Herzig, Kateřina Langová, Libor Ličman and David Školoudík

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:79

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  6. Content type: Short report

    No suitable Danish questionnaire exists to evaluate patient satisfaction with various patient reported outcome measures. Thus, the aim of this research project was to conduct a study on the translation and cul...

    Authors: Lærke K. Tolstrup, Helle Pappot, Graziella Zangger, Lars Bastholt, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler and Karin B. Dieperink

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:77

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  7. Content type: Research

    Global discourse on population, health and development have placed women’s health issues at the top of development agenda. Women’s reproductive health has received some attention in Ghana since the mid-1990s. ...

    Authors: Faustina Frempong-Ainguah, Claire E. Bailey and Allan G. Hill

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:74

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  8. Content type: Research

    Infertility can cause psychological distress and has a negative impact on quality of life (QoL). There have been no studies investigating the effect of depression on QoL in infertile couples at the dyadic leve...

    Authors: Saman Maroufizadeh, Mostafa Hosseini, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani, Reza Omani-Samani and Payam Amini

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:73

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  9. Content type: Research

    Most of the research on psychopathology has provided an incomplete picture of mental health by focusing on vulnerability factors and omitting the transversal processes that may explain human adapted functionin...

    Authors: C. Botella, G. Molinari, J. Fernández-Álvarez, V. Guillén, A. García-Palacios, R. M. Baños and J. M. Tomás

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:72

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  10. Content type: Research

    Being highly self-efficacious is a key factor in successful chronic disease self-management. In the context of measuring self-efficacy in type 2 diabetes management, the Diabetes Management Self-Efficacy Scale...

    Authors: Rossella Messina, Paola Rucci, Jackie Sturt, Tatiana Mancini and Maria Pia Fantini

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:71

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  11. Content type: Research

    The PREFER study was an assessment of medication tolerability, treatment preference and symptom improvement during treatment with mirabegron (M) and tolterodine (T) extended release (ER) in patients with overa...

    Authors: Sender Herschorn, David Staskin, Le Mai Tu, Jonathan Fialkov, Terry Walsh, Katherine Gooch and Carol R. Schermer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:69

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  12. Content type: Research

    Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) represents one main cause of chronic neuropathic or mixed pain, functional disability and reduced Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) can b...

    Authors: Luciana Scalone, Furio Zucco, Angelo Lavano, Amedeo Costantini, Marisa De Rose, Paolo Poli, Gianpaolo Fortini, Laura Demartini, Enrico De Simone, Valentino Menardo, Mario Meglio, Paolo Cozzolino, Paolo A. Cortesi and Lorenzo G. Mantovani

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:68

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  13. Content type: Research

    Measures of health-related quality of life may predict the future status of individuals with illnesses, and could therefore be a good indicator in children with cerebral palsy (CP). This study examines the cau...

    Authors: Eun-Young Park

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:70

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  14. Content type: Research

    With the elderly population comprising an increasing large proportion of society, a valid and reliable measure of social health in the elderly is indispensable for a comprehensive health assessment. The object...

    Authors: Chengzhen Bao, Zhebin Yu, Xuefen Yin, Zhen Chen, Lu Meng, Weibo Yang, Xueyu Chen, Mingjuan Jin, Jianbing Wang, Mengling Tang and Kun Chen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:67

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  15. Content type: Research

    Health state (HS) utility values for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a hematological malignancy, are not available in the United Kingdom (UK). This study aims to develop clinically sound HSs for pr...

    Authors: Nacho Castejón, Joseph C. Cappelleri, Jesús Cuervo, Kathryn Lang, Priyanka Mehta, Ruth Mokgokong and Carla Mamolo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:66

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  16. Content type: Research

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common causes of health and work impairment; however, this relationship, especially in Japan, is not well characterized. This study examined work impairment and OA in Jap...

    Authors: Ken Nakata, Toshinaga Tsuji, Jeffrey Vietri and Dena H. Jaffe

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:64

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  17. Content type: Research

    In Ethiopia assuring the satisfaction of health care provider with their job is a major challenging problem. Job satisfaction is a worker’s emotional response to different job related factors resulting in find...

    Authors: Kalkidan Temesgen, Moges Wubie Aycheh and Cheru Tesema Leshargie

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:65

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  18. Content type: Research

    Many studies have separately addressed the associations of informal caregiving with coresidence, a caregiver’s work status, and health conditions, but not jointly. We examined how their parents’ need for care ...

    Authors: Takashi Oshio and Mari Kan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:63

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  19. Content type: Research

    Stomach cancer survivors (SCS) often carry the dual burden of the cancer itself and other comorbidities; meanwhile, they are highly motivated to seek health advice about lifestyles to improve their health and ...

    Authors: Ji-Wei Wang, Cheng-Gang Zhang, Qing-Long Deng, Wan-Li Chen, Xian Wang and Jin-Ming Yu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:62

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  20. Content type: Research

    Longitudinal invariance is a perquisite for a valid comparison of oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) scores over time. Item response theory (IRT) models can assess measurement invariance and allow be...

    Authors: David T. W. Yau, May C. M. Wong, K. F. Lam and Colman McGrath

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:60

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  21. Content type: Review

    There are a large number of assessment tools for tinnitus, with little consensus on what it is important to measure and no preference for a minimum reporting standard. The item content of tinnitus assessment t...

    Authors: Deborah Ann Hall, Kathryn Fackrell, Anne Beatrice Li, Rachel Thavayogan, Sandra Smith, Veronica Kennedy, Catarina Tinoco, Evelina D. Rodrigues, Paula Campelo, Tânia D. Martins, Vera Martins Lourenço, Diogo Ribeiro and Haúla F. Haider

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:61

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  22. Content type: Research

    Thalassemia is a major health problem that disturbs the lifestyle of the affected patient. The aim of this work is to detect the impact of thalassemia on the quality of life regarding physical, social, emotion...

    Authors: Gehan L Abdel Hakeem, Suzan O Mousa, Asmaa N Moustafa, Mohamed H Mahgoob and Ebtesam E Hassan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:59

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  23. Content type: Research

    To assess the influence of combined training on pain, fatigue, maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max), body mass index (BMI), flexibility, and strength in patients with breast cancer.

    Authors: Andréa Dias Reis, Paula Tamara Vieira Teixeira Pereira, Renata Rodrigues Diniz, Jurema Gonçalves Lopes de Castro Filha, Alcione Miranda dos Santos, Bianca Trovello Ramallo, Florentino Assenço Alves Filho, Francisco Navarro and João Batista Santos Garcia

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:58

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  24. Content type: Research

    Providing informal caregiving in the acute in-patient and post-hospital discharge phases places enormous burden on the caregivers who often require some form of social support. However, it appears there are fe...

    Authors: Christopher Olusanjo Akosile, Tosin Olamilekan Banjo, Emmanuel Chiebuka Okoye, Peter Olanrewaju Ibikunle and Adesola Christiana Odole

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:57

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  25. Content type: Research

    Previous studies in quality of life (QOL) in individuals with disorders/differences of sex development (DSD) have been restricted to subpopulations of the condition. We describe QOL in adult persons with DSD c...

    Authors: Marion Rapp, Esther Mueller-Godeffroy, Peter Lee, Robert Roehle, Baudewijntje P. C. Kreukels, Birgit Köhler, Anna Nordenström, Claire Bouvattier and Ute Thyen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:54

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  26. Content type: Research

    Resilience is an individual’s ability to recover or “bounce back” from stressful events. It is commonly identified as a protective factor against psychological dysfunctions in wide range of clinical conditions...

    Authors: Saurab Sharma, Anupa Pathak, J. Haxby Abbott and Mark P. Jensen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:56

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  27. Content type: Research

    The Short Form-8 (SF-8) is a widely used instrument for measuring health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The purpose of the current study is to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Chinese version SF-...

    Authors: Lihua Lang, Liancheng Zhang, Ping Zhang, Qian Li, Jiang Bian and Yi Guo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:55

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  28. Content type: Research

    The aim of the present paper was the assessment of the psychometric properties of the Polish language version of the Audit of Diabetes-Dependent Quality of Life (ADDQoL) questionnaire applied in Poland among p...

    Authors: Ewelina Bak, Czeslaw Marcisz, Zofia Nowak-Kapusta, Dorota Dobrzyn-Matusiak, Ewa Marcisz and Sylwia Krzeminska

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:53

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  29. Content type: Research

    Hypoglycemia is a limiting factor to achieving optimal glycemic control in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), increasing risk of death and complications, reducing health-related quality of life (HR...

    Authors: Domingo Orozco-Beltrán, Sara Artola, Margarida Jansà, Martin Lopez de la Torre-Casares and Eva Fuster

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:52

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  30. Content type: Research

    Due to a lack of an appropriate disease-specific patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument for chronic heart failure including its social support and treatment aspects in China, this study was performed to dev...

    Authors: Jing Tian, Jiangping Xue, Xiaojuan Hu, Qinghua Han and Yanbo Zhang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:51

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  31. Content type: Research

    Patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) have a high residual morbidity rate. We compared self-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL) between patients with CDH and healthy children.

    Authors: Katarina Bojanić, Ruža Grizelj, Jurica Vuković, Lana Omerza, Marina Grubić, Tomislav Ćaleta, Toby N. Weingarten, Darrell R. Schroeder and Juraj Sprung

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:50

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  32. Content type: Research

    Current evidence supports the applicability of the Leeds Sleep Evaluation Questionnaire (LSEQ) in screening for insomnia. The psychometric properties of the LSEQ have never been investigated in an African popu...

    Authors: Md. Dilshad Manzar, Mohammed Salahuddin, Tarekegn Tesfaye Maru, Ahmad Alghadir, Shahnawaz Anwer, Ahmed S. Bahammam and Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:49

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  33. Content type: Research

    Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Bone Marrow Transplant (FACT-BMT) has been translated from English into several languages. Currently, there is no validated translation of FACT-BMT in Arabic. Here, we a...

    Authors: Hussein Soudy, Irfan Maghfoor, Tusneem Ahmed M. Elhassan, Eman Abdullah, Shahzad M. Rauf, Ahmed Al Zahrani and Saad Akhtar

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:47

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  34. Content type: Research

    In this cross-sectional study, we assessed the possible association of vitamin D deficiency with self-reported treatment satisfaction and health-related quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes.

    Authors: Nuria Alcubierre, Esmeralda Castelblanco, Montserrat Martínez-Alonso, Minerva Granado-Casas, Aureli Esquerda, Alicia Traveset, Dolores Martinez-Gonzalez, Josep Franch-Nadal and Didac Mauricio

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:44

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    Emotional disorders, which include both anxiety and depressive disorders, are the most prevalent psychological disorders according to recent epidemiological studies. Consequently, public costs associated with ...

    Authors: Jorge Osma, Carlos Suso-Ribera, Azucena García-Palacios, Elena Crespo-Delgado, Cristina Robert-Flor, Ana Sánchez-Guerrero, Vanesa Ferreres-Galan, Luisa Pérez-Ayerra, Amparo Malea-Fernández and Mª Ángeles Torres-Alfosea

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:46

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  36. Content type: Research

    A person’s self-efficacy plays a critical role during the chronic management process of a health condition. Assessment of self-efficacy for patients with heart diseases is essential for healthcare professional...

    Authors: Xuelin Zhang, Yan Zhan, Jun Liu, Shouxia Chai, Lanlan Xu, Meirong Lei, Karen Wei Ling Koh, Ying Jiang and Wenru Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:43

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  37. Content type: Research

    The Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) is a brief questionnaire and measures headache-related disability. This study aimed to translate and cross-culturally adapt the original English version of the MIDAS ...

    Authors: Thomas Benz, Susanne Lehmann, Andreas R. Gantenbein, Peter S. Sandor, Walter F. Stewart, Achim Elfering, André G. Aeschlimann and Felix Angst

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:42

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  38. Content type: Research

    China has three basic health insurance schemes: Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance (UEBMI), Urban Resident Basic Medical Insurance (URBMI) and New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (NRCMS). This study aimed...

    Authors: Min Su, Zhongliang Zhou, Yafei Si, Xiaolin Wei, Yongjian Xu, Xiaojing Fan and Gang Chen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:41

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  39. Content type: Review

    Patients with prostate cancer (PC) may be ready to make trade-offs between their quantity and their quality of life. For instance, elderly patients may prefer the absence of treatment if it is associated with ...

    Authors: Yohann Foucher, Marine Lorent, Philippe Tessier, Stéphane Supiot, Véronique Sébille and Etienne Dantan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:40

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  40. Content type: Short report

    Extant research suggests that disordered eating is common in college women and is associated with decreased quality of life. The Eating Disorder Quality of Life Scale (EDQLS) examines impairment to disordered ...

    Authors: Liya M. Akoury, Vincent Rozalski, Kimberly A. Barchard and Cortney S. Warren

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:39

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  41. Content type: Research

    Quality of life is a clinical highly relevant outcome for residents with dementia. The question arises whether small scaled homelike facilities are associated with better quality of life than regular larger sc...

    Authors: Jeroen S. Kok, Marjan M. A. Nielen and Erik J. A. Scherder

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:38

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  42. Content type: Research

    Fatigue often occurs as long-term complication in chronically critically ill (CCI) patients after prolonged intensive care treatment. The Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-20) has been established as val...

    Authors: Gloria-Beatrice Wintermann, Jenny Rosendahl, Kerstin Weidner, Bernhard Strauß, Andreas Hinz and Katja Petrowski

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:37

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  43. Content type: Research

    No official German translation exists for the 50-item Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC), and no minimal important difference (MID) has been established yet. The aim of the study was to translate ...

    Authors: Martin H. Umbehr, Lucas M. Bachmann, Cedric Poyet, Peter Hammerer, Johann Steurer, Milo A. Puhan and Anja Frei

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:36

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  44. Content type: Research

    Several diseases may lead to the need for liver transplantation due to progressive organ damage until the onset of cirrhosis, resulting in changes in interpersonal relationships. Social Support for transplant ...

    Authors: Clerison Stelvio Garcia, Agnaldo Soares Lima, Ehideé Isabel Gómez La-Rotta and Ilka de Fátima Santana Ferreira Boin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:35

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  45. Content type: Research

    Hospitalization over the last one year, an indicator of health service utilization, is an important and costly resource in older adult care. However, data on the relationship between functional status and annu...

    Authors: Xiao-Xiao Wang, Zhao-Bin Chen, Xu-Jia Chen, Ling-Ling Huang, Xiao-Yue Song, Xiao Wu, Li-Ying Fu and Pei-Xi Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:33

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  46. Content type: Short report

    Although Short Form (SF)-12 × 2® has been extensively studied and used as a valid measure of health-related quality of life in a variety of population groups, no systematic studies have described the reliabili...

    Authors: Tianyao Huo, Yi Guo, Elizabeth Shenkman and Keith Muller

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:34

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