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  1. Patient-reported outcome measures can provide clinicians with valuable information to improve doctor-patient communication and inform clinical decision-making. The aim of this study was to evaluate the physici...

    Authors: Marta Benavent, Javier Sastre, Ignacio García Escobar, Angel Segura, Jaume Capdevila, Alberto Carmona, Isabel Sevilla, Teresa Alonso, Guillermo Crespo, Lourdes García, Neus Canal, Guillermo de la Cruz and Javier Gallego

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:38

    Content type: Research

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  2. Although transitional care interventions can improve health among patients hospitalized with acute conditions, few interventions use patient quality of life (QOL) as the primary outcome. Existing interventions...

    Authors: Tolu O. Oyesanya, Callan Loflin, Lindsey Byom, Gabrielle Harris, Kaitlyn Daly, Lesley Rink and Janet Prvu Bettger

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:36

    Content type: Review

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  3. To determine the level of agreement between both proxy versions and the self-completed EQ-5D-5L.

    Authors: Maria C. J. M. Tol, Jurrian P. Kuipers, Nienke W. Willigenburg, Hanna C. Willems and Rudolf W. Poolman

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:35

    Content type: Research

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  4. Despite close link exists between cough severity and quality of life (QoL), whether gender difference is implied in the effect of cough on QoL has not been studied yet. This study primarily aims to investigate...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Qinqin Wu, Bing Mao and Hongli Jiang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:34

    Content type: Research

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  5. The net health benefit of using antipsychotics in children and adolescents with ASD is unclear. This review was performed to provide the evidence necessary to inform the Italian national guidelines for the man...

    Authors: Gian Loreto D’Alò, Franco De Crescenzo, Laura Amato, Fabio Cruciani, Marina Davoli, Francesca Fulceri, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Gian Paolo Morgano, Franco Nardocci, Rosella Saulle, Holger Jens Schünemann and Maria Luisa Scattoni

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:33

    Content type: Research

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  6. The objective of this study was to investigate the current status of fertility quality of life (QoL) and explore the influencing factors for infertile women with repeated implantation failure (RIF).

    Authors: Ying Ni, Chenye Tong, Limin Huang, Wenjie Zhou and Aijun Zhang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:32

    Content type: Research

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  7. Various primary studies have been conducted in sub-Saharan countries on the level of health related quality of life (HRQoL) and their associated factors among diabetic patients. However, the result of these st...

    Authors: Biruk Shalmeno Tusa, Adisu Birhanu Weldesenbet, Assefa Tola Gemada, Bedasa Taye Merga and Lemma Demissie Regassa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:31

    Content type: Review

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  8. This study aimed to analyze the status of birthrates and the characteristics of child delivery expenditure under the Chinese two-child policy’s transition period. We evaluated the socioeconomic factors associa...

    Authors: Shuang Zang, Jing OuYang, Meizhen Zhao, Yalan Zhu, Jia Liu and Xin Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:30

    Content type: Research

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  9. Residential youth care (RYC) institutions aim to provide care and stability for vulnerable adolescents with several previous and present challenges, such as disrupted attachments, wide-ranging adverse childhoo...

    Authors: Marianne Tevik Singstad, Jan Lance Wallander, Hanne Klæboe Greger, Stian Lydersen and Nanna Sønnichsen Kayed

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:29

    Content type: Research

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  10. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between nutritional status and health-related quality of life after adjusting for essential factors of muscle mass, calf circumference, grip strength,...

    Authors: Yongtaek Kim, Ki Soo Park and Jun Il Yoo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:28

    Content type: Research

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  11. Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) who are receiving radiotherapy commonly face detrimental complications, including oral issues. However, oral symptoms are not well understood given the lack of availabl...

    Authors: Min Jin, Li Sun, Rui Meng, Wenjing Wang, Rui Sun, Jing Huang, You Qin, Bian Wu, Qian Ding, Gang Peng, Tao Zhang and Kunyu Yang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:27

    Content type: Research

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  12. The Autism Behavior Inventory (ABI) is an observer-reported outcome scale measuring core and associated features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Extensive scale development (reported elsewhere) took place, ...

    Authors: Gahan Pandina, Seth Ness, Jeremiah Trudeau, Sonja Stringer, Naomi Knoble, William R. Lenderking and Abigail Bangerter

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:26

    Content type: Research

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  13. A variety of diabetes self-management instruments have been developed but few of them consist of the preparedness for diabetes self-management behavior. The novel psychometric evaluation tool “the LMC Skills, ...

    Authors: Ximin Wang, Weibo Lyu, Ronnie Aronson, Aihua Li, Gendi Lu, Weijin Xu, Yang Cao, Ying Yu, Liting Wang and Huiting Lin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:25

    Content type: Research

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  14. Patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and health state utility values are critical inputs in the clinical and economic evaluation of treatments for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immuno...

    Authors: Yared Belete Belay, Eskinder Eshetu Ali, Beate Sander and Gebremedhin Beedemariam Gebretekle

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:24

    Content type: Research

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  15. Recent advances in the field of congenital heart disease (CHD) led to an improved prognosis of the patients and in consequence the growth of a new population: the grown up with congenital heart disease. Until ...

    Authors: Oscar Werner, Charlene Bredy, Kathleen Lavastre, Sophie Guillaumont, Gregoire De La Villeon, Marie Vincenti, Cristelle Gerl, Yves Dulac, Nathalie Souletie, Philippe Acar, Laurence Pages, Marie-Christine Picot, Gerard Bourrel, Agnes Oude Engberink, Elodie Million, Hamouda Abassi…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:23

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. Long-term recovery of patients undergone cervical spine surgery is of paramount importance to improve their quality of life. In this study we aimed to evaluate the effects of foot massage on relieving pain and...

    Authors: Nana Ren, Guangmin Yang, Xiaofeng Ren and Lekun Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:22

    Content type: Research

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  17. Brazil is a violent society and police officers play a fundamental role in this scenario. Police work is a stressful occupation. Dealing with routine violence, police officers must have high standards of physi...

    Authors: Carla Requião Barreto, Fernando Martins Carvalho and Liliane Lins-Kusterer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:21

    Content type: Research

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  18. Patient reported outcome measurements (PROMs) are emerging as an important component of patient management in the cancer setting, providing broad perspectives on patients’ quality of life and experience. The u...

    Authors: Miss Charlotte L. Moss, Ajay Aggarwal, Asad Qureshi, Benjamin Taylor, Teresa Guerrero-Urbano and Mieke Van Hemelrijck

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:20

    Content type: Review

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  19. Discrepancy between child self-report and parent proxy-report has long been documented in the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measurement of children with chronic health conditions. This study aims to a...

    Authors: Marzieh Alamolhoda, Mohammad Farjami, Zahra Bagheri, Ahmad Ghanizadeh and Peyman Jafari

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

    Content type: Research

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  20. The long-term fate of severely injured patients in terms of their quality of life is not well known. Our aim was to assess the quality of life of patients who have suffered moderate to severe trauma and to ide...

    Authors: Fanny Vardon-Bounes, Romain Gracia, Timothée Abaziou, Laure Crognier, Thierry Seguin, François Labaste, Thomas Geeraerts, Bernard Georges, Jean-Marie Conil and Vincent Minville

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:18

    Content type: Research

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  21. Cancer patients often experience severe financial distress due to the high cost of their treatment, and strategies are needed to objectively measure this financial distress. The COmprehensive Score for financi...

    Authors: Dorothy N. S. Chan, Kai Chow Choi, Marques S. N. Ng, Weijie Xing, Bernard M. H. Law, Pui Shan Ho, Cecilia Au, Mandy Chan, Man Tong, Wai Man Ling, Maggie Chan, Suzanne S. S. Mak, Raymond J. Chan and Winnie K. W. So

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:17

    Content type: Research

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  22. The prevalence of depression symptoms and related modifiable factors in prostate cancer (PCa) are not well evaluated. We aimed to assess the effects of perceived social support, hope and resilience on depressi...

    Authors: Xinxin Zhao, Ming Sun and Ye Yang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:15

    Content type: Research

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  23. The Short Form 12-item Health Survey (SF-12v2) was originally developed in English, but it is also available in Hong Kong (HK) Chinese. While both language versions had their measurement properties well assess...

    Authors: Daniel Y. T. Fong, Janet Y. H. Wong, Edmond P. H. Choi, K. F. Lam and C. Kwok

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:14

    Content type: Research

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  24. The World Health Organization’s Quality of Life Questionnaire (WHOQOL-Bref) is a frequently used instrument to assess the quality of life in both healthy and ill populations. Inquiries of the psychometric prop...

    Authors: Mary H. Kalfoss, Randi J. Reidunsdatter, Christian A. Klöckner and Marianne Nilsen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:13

    Content type: Research

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  25. Job satisfaction describes an employee’s motivation and/or feeling of satisfaction towards his/her work. Globally, healthcare professionals’ turnover and retention play a critical role in the delivery of essen...

    Authors: Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, Eldad Agyei-Manu, David Ben Kumah, Anthony Danso-Appiah, Abubakar Sadik Mohammed, Akosua Kesewah Asare and Emmanuel Kofi Addo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:12

    Content type: Research

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  26. Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality following allogeneic stem cell transplantation. These patients face unique challenges due to the complexity of GVHD which can ...

    Authors: Isabella de Vere Hunt, James M. Kilgour, Robert Danby, Andy Peniket and Rubeta N. Matin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:11

    Content type: Research

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  27. There is a gap of information describing the health state utility values (HSUVs) of transfusion-dependent thalassemia (TDT) patients in Malaysia. These values are useful in the assessment of health-related qua...

    Authors: Asrul Akmal Shafie, Irwinder Kaur Chhabra, Jacqueline Hui Yi Wong and Noor Syahireen Mohammed

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:10

    Content type: Research

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  28. Response shift (RS) has been defined as a change in the meaning of an individual’s self-evaluation that needs to be accounted for when assessing longitudinal changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL). ...

    Authors: Silvia Testa, Daniela Di Cuonzo, Giuliana Ritorto, Laura Fanchini, Sara Bustreo, Patrizia Racca and Rosalba Rosato

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:9

    Content type: Research

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  29. To investigate associations of five typical lifestyle-related behavioral risk factors (insufficient physical activity, prolonged screen viewing, deprived sleeping, consumption of fast food and sugar-sweetened ...

    Authors: Zhenzhen Qin, Na Wang, Robert S. Ware, Yugen Sha and Fei Xu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:8

    Content type: Research

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  30. The Endometriosis Symptom Diary (ESD) and Endometriosis Impact Scale (EIS) are patient-reported outcome measures developed to evaluate efficacy in clinical trials and clinical practice. The ESD is a daily elec...

    Authors: Helen Kitchen, Christian Seitz, Andrew Trigg, Natalie Aldhouse, Thomas Willgoss, Heinz Schmitz, Adam Gater, Christoph Gerlinger and Claudia Haberland

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:7

    Content type: Research

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  31. Disability is an increasingly important health-related outcome to consider as more individuals are now aging with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and multimorbidity. The HIV Disability Questionnaire (HDQ) i...

    Authors: Kelly K. O’Brien, Mendwas Dzingina, Richard Harding, Wei Gao, Eve Namisango, Lisa Avery and Aileen M. Davis

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:6

    Content type: Research

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  32. Pediatric Tuina has been widely used in children with acute diarrhea in China. However, due to the lack of high-quality clinical evidence, the benefit of Tuina as a therapy is not clear. We aimed to assess the e...

    Authors: Taoying Lu, Lingjia Yin, Ruoqing Chen, Huiyan Zhang, Jianxiong Cai, Meiling Li, Lin Dai, Conghao Zhu, Yongping Zhang, Feng Xiang, Li Wang, Lu Li, Lixin Wang and Darong Wu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:4

    Content type: Research

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  33. Medical students face significant stressors related to the intense rigors of their training and education. Accurate measurement of their stress is important to quickly identify, characterize and ameliorate th...

    Authors: Matthew J. Mosquera, Aaron Kaat, Melinda Ring, Gaurava Agarwal, Sydney Glickson and David Victorson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:2

    Content type: Research

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  34. In a context where there is no treatment for the current COVID-19 virus, the combination of self-care behaviours together with confinement, are strategies to decrease the risk of contagion and remain healthy. ...

    Authors: Martín Martínez, Elkin O. Luis, Edwin Yair Oliveros, Pablo Fernández-Berrocal, Ainize Sarrionandia, Marta Vidaurreta and Elena Bermejo-Martins

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:1

    Content type: Research

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  35. EQ-5D health state utilities (HSU) are commonly used in health economics to compute quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). The EQ-5D, which is country-specific, can be derived directly or by mapping from self-re...

    Authors: Christoph Paul Klapproth, J. van Bebber, C. J. Sidey-Gibbons, J. M. Valderas, A. Leplege, M. Rose and F. Fischer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:389

    Content type: Research

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  36. The EQ-5D-5L, the EQ VAS, and the time trade-off (TTO) are commonly used to report and value health. Still, there is a need to better understand how these questionnaires and methods are perceived by the respon...

    Authors: Olivia Ernstsson, Kristina Burström, Emelie Heintz and Helle Mølsted Alvesson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:388

    Content type: Research

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  37. Little is known about the impact of the global coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), the biggest global killer and major risk factor for severe COVID-19 in...

    Authors: Shir Lynn Lim, Kai Lee Woo, Eleanor Lim, Faclin Ng, Mark Y. Chan and Mihir Gandhi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:387

    Content type: Research

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  38. Hypertension is a growing public health problem in China; however, little is known about health-related quality of life (HRQoL) especially health state utility (HSU) of patients with hypertension in rural Chin...

    Authors: Xiaohan Liu, Guannan Bai, Hui Li and Shunping Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:385

    Content type: Research

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  39. Dental and oral diseases can have negative impacts on children’s quality of life. The aim of this study was to determine the predictors of oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in the children aged 2–5 ...

    Authors: Masoumeh Abbasi-Shavazi, Elham Mansoorian, Sara Jambarsang, Amene Hosseini-Yekani and Vahid Rahmanian

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:384

    Content type: Research

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  40. There is a dearth of evidence regarding Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients undergoing oral anticoagulation therapy. Our objective was to describe HRQoL in...

    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 2020 18:383

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:110

  41. The minimum clinical important differences (MCIDs) of resilience instruments in patients with cancer have not been comprehensively described. This study was designed to evaluate MCIDs of 10-item and 25-item re...

    Authors: Zeng Jie Ye, Zhang Zhang, Ying Tang, Jian Liang, Xiao Ying Zhang, Guang Yun Hu, Zhe Sun, Mu Zi Liang and Yuan Liang Yu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:381

    Content type: Research

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  42. Unknown is which response rate on patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) is needed to both obtain an accurate outcome and ensure generalizability in evaluating total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedures. Witho...

    Authors: Yvette Pronk, Walter van der Weegen, Rein Vos, Justus-Martijn Brinkman, Ronald Johannes van Heerwaarden and Peter Pilot

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:379

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  43. Depression is an important issue in the management of hypertension. However, little attention has been paid to addressing such aspects of psychological health among patients with hypertension. We aimed to esti...

    Authors: Haitao Li, Hui Xia, Shijian Yi and Lichang Rao

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:378

    Content type: Research

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  44. The Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) is a widely-used patient-reported outcomes measure in patients with heart disease. This study assesses the validity and reliability of the SAQ in a Canadian cohort of ind...

    Authors: Oluwaseyi A. Lawal, Oluwagbohunmi Awosoga, Maria J. Santana, Matthew T. James, Danielle A. Southern, Stephen B. Wilton, Michelle M. Graham, Merrill Knudtson, Mingshan Lu, Hude Quan, William A. Ghali, Colleen M. Norris and Tolulope Sajobi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:377

    Content type: Research

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