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  1. Content type: Research

    The increasing emphasis on patient-reported outcomes in health care decision making has prompted greater rigor in the evidence to support the instruments used. Acceptability and content validity are important ...

    Authors: Diane Whalley, Gary Globe, Rebecca Crawford, Lynda Doward, Eskinder Tafesse, John Brazier and David Price

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:160

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    Who should provide the values of health states in economic evaluations of health technologies has long been the subject of debate. This study examined and compared the relative importance of the EQ-5D five dim...

    Authors: Jihyung Hong

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:159

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    We previously developed the preliminary version of the Patient-Reported Apnea Questionnaire (PRAQ), a questionnaire measuring health-related quality of life in patients with (suspected) obstructive sleep apnea...

    Authors: Inger L. Abma, Maroeska Rovers, Marijke IJff, Bernard Hol, Gert P. Westert and Philip J. van der Wees

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:158

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    Among a sample of patient-informal caregiver dyads in the specific context of new diagnoses of high-grade glioma in the time-frame between diagnosis and the third month following diagnosis, we examine whether ...

    Authors: Karine Baumstarck, Olivier Chinot, Emeline Tabouret, Patrizia Farina, Marilyne Barrié, Chantal Campello, Gregorio Petrirena, Zeinab Hamidou and Pascal Auquier

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:157

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    There is evidence that overweight and obesity in children is associated with poor Physical Fitness and consequently lower Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL). However, this linear-causal relationship betwee...

    Authors: Miguel A. Perez-Sousa, Pedro R. Olivares, Juan A. Escobar-Alvarez, Jose A. Parraça and Narcis Gusi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:155

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  6. Content type: Research

    The purpose was to quantify the decrement in health utility (referred as disutility) associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and different symptomatic and radiographic uni- and bilateral definitions of knee O...

    Authors: Soili Törmälehto, Mika E. Mononen, Emma Aarnio, Jari P. A. Arokoski, Rami K. Korhonen and Janne Martikainen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:154

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    The relationship between the various items in an HRQoL instrument is a key aspect of interpreting and understanding preference weights. The aims of this paper were i) to use theoretical models of HRQoL to deve...

    Authors: Thor Gamst-Klaussen, Claire Gudex and Jan Abel Olsen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:153

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  8. Content type: Research

    The Quality Adjusted Life Year influences the allocation of significant amounts of healthcare resources. Despite this surprisingly little research effort has been devoted to analysing how beliefs and attitudes...

    Authors: Luke Barry, Anna Hobbins, Daniel Kelleher, Koonal Shah, Nancy Devlin, Juan Manuel Ramos Goni and Ciaran O’Neill

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:152

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  9. Content type: Research

    A good quality of life (QOL) is important for the physical and mental well-being of all children. However, young people who live in an institutional setting may face different challenges than those who are rai...

    Authors: Takahiro Nakatomi, Shuhei Ichikawa, Hideki Wakabayashi and Yousuke C. Takemura

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:151

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  10. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to evaluate quality of life and psychological distress in Iranian women with recurrent miscarriage and to compare it in women without miscarriage.

    Authors: Zahra Tavoli, Mahsa Mohammadi, Azadeh Tavoli, Ashraf Moini, Mohammad Effatpanah, Leila Khedmat and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:150

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  11. Content type: Research

    The dramatic increase in the prevalence of obesity in developed and developing countries has become a major health care concern. Accordingly, there is growing recognition of the relationship between health-rel...

    Authors: Szabolcs Halasi, Josip Lepeš, Višnja Đorđić, Dejan Stevanović, Ferenc Ihász, Damjan Jakšić, Andrea Živković-Vuković, Milan Cvetković, Zoran Milić, Anita Stajer, Nevenka Zrnzević and Dragan Marinković

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:149

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  12. Content type: Research

    Most health valuation studies assume that individuals’ health valuations do not depend on social comparisons. However, there is some evidence that this assumption is not satisfied in practice. This paper tests...

    Authors: Arthur E. Attema, Werner B. F. Brouwer and Jose Luis Pinto Prades

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:148

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  13. Content type: Research

    To evaluate the psychometric properties of a Swahili version of the Kessler Psychological Distress scale in an injury population in Tanzania.

    Authors: Joao Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci, Silvia Daniela Vaca, Deena El-Gabri, Leonardo Pestillo de Oliveira, Mark Mvungi, Blandina Theophil Mmbaga, Michael Haglund and Catherine Staton

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:147

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  14. Content type: Research

    LCS1 (Lymphedema Cholestasis Syndrome 1/Aagenaes syndrome) is a rare, hereditary disorder, where the highest known prevalence is in Norway. The disorder is characterized by lymphedema and periodic cholestasis ...

    Authors: Kristin Iversen, Lill Monica Drivdal, Kristin J. Billaud Feragen and Amy Østertun Geirdal

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:146

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    There is no validated measure of positive mental well-being that is suitable for Deaf people who use a signed language such as British Sign Language (BSL). This impedes inclusion of this population in a range ...

    Authors: Katherine D. Rogers, Claire Dodds, Malcolm Campbell and Alys Young

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:145

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  16. Content type: Research

    Age increases the risk of emergency department [ED] visits. Health related quality of life (HRQoL) is often estimated as an outcome of ED visits, but it can be a risk factor of ED visits. This study aims to as...

    Authors: Mahwish Naseer, Lena Dahlberg and Cecilia Fagerström

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:144

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  17. Content type: Research

    Although several studies have evaluated health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in breast cancer survivors, few have compared HRQoL between breast cancer survivors and an age-matched general population in terms...

    Authors: Jonghan Yu, Woo-Seung Son, Sae Byeol Lee, Il Young Chung, Byung Ho Son, Sei Hyun Ahn, Min-Woo Jo and Jong Won Lee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:143

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  18. Content type: Research

    Upper limb hemiplegia following cerebrovascular diseases can result in significant functional limitation. To assess such functional disturbance requires a comprehensive, valid and reliable tool. The Arm Activi...

    Authors: Montana Buntragulpoontawee, Patreeya Euawongyarti, Tinakon Wongpakaran, Stephen Ashford, Somprartthana Rattanamanee and Jeeranan Khunachiva

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:141

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  19. Content type: Research

    The physical frailty status affects the health status of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The objective was to determine if the individual physical frailty characteristics have a dif...

    Authors: Francesc Medina-Mirapeix, Roberto Bernabeu-Mora, Luz María Giménez-Giménez, Pilar Escolar-Reina, Mariano Gacto-Sánchez and Silvana Loana de Oliveira-Sousa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:140

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  20. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to examine the associations among the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) core sets relevant to chronic ischemic heart disease (CIHD) using the least abso...

    Authors: Meng You, Wen Fang, Xu Wang and Tiantong Yang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:139

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  21. Content type: Research

    There have been very few studies analyzing the relationship of physical and mental health status with health behaviors and deployment status in Chinese navy personnel. Thus, we undertook this survey to assess ...

    Authors: Shali Xie, Hui Lin, Yi Meng, Jundong Zhu, Yanqi Zhang, Ling Zhang and Gaoming Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:138

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  22. Content type: Research

    Generic assessments are less responsive to subtle changes due to specific diseases, making it challenging to fully understand the impact of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) on patient’s quality of life (QOL).

    Authors: Yanchun Sun, Zheng Yang, Chonghua Wan, Chuanzhi Xu, Liuping Chen, Lin Xu, Xiaoqing Zhang and Fei Yan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:137

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  23. Content type: Research

    The Quality of Life after Brain Injury (QOLIBRI) score was developed to assess disease-specific health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after traumatic brain injury (TBI). So far, validation studies on the QOLI...

    Authors: Konstantin Born, Felix Amsler and Thomas Gross

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:136

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  24. Content type: Research

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of low-normal and high-normal levels of IGF-1 in growth hormone (GH) deficient adults on cognition and wellbeing during GH treatment.

    Authors: Christa C. van Bunderen, Jan Berend Deijen and Madeleine L. Drent

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:135

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  25. Content type: Research

    Patients with chronic conditions are required to take long-term treatments for their disease itself or to prevent any potential health risks. Measuring patient acceptance of their medication should help to bet...

    Authors: Jérémy Lambert, Michael Chekroun, Hélène Gilet, Catherine Acquadro and Benoit Arnould

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:134

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  26. Content type: Research

    Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) is a rare chronic, cholestatic liver condition in which patients can experience a range of debilitating symptoms. Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) could provide a ...

    Authors: Fatima Isa, Grace M. Turner, Geetinder Kaur, Derek Kyte, Anita Slade, Tanya Pankhurst, Larissa Kerecuk, Thomas Keeley, James Ferguson and Melanie Calvert

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:133

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  27. Content type: Research

    Despite the high prevalence of lymphedema in Iranian breast cancer patients, there is no valid instrument for measuring quality of life in this population. The aim of this study was to assess reliability and v...

    Authors: Shahpar Haghighat, Ali Montazeri, Farid Zayeri, Mandana Ebrahimi and Jan Weiss

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:132

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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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