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  1. Content type: Research

    Research suggests that patients' satisfaction with their physical functioning (SPF) is a critical component of HRQL. This study was designed to examine the extent to which perceptions of physical function and ...

    Authors: Jeffrey A Katula, W Jack Rejeski, Katie L Wickley and Michael J Berry

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:18

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    Hospitalization can significantly disrupt sleeping patterns. In consideration of the previous reports of insomnia and apparent widespread use of benzodiazepines and other hypnotics in hospitalized patients, we...

    Authors: Luciana Frighetto, Carlo Marra, Shakeel Bandali, Kerry Wilbur, Terryn Naumann and Peter Jewesson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:17

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    Research has indicated that stable individual differences in personality exist among persons with schizophrenia spectrum disorders predating illness onset that are linked to symptoms and self appraised quality...

    Authors: Paul H Lysaker and Louanne W Davis

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:15

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  4. Content type: Review

    Mounting evidence for response shifts in quality of life (QOL) appraisal indicates the need to include direct measurement of the appraisal process itself as a necessary part of QOL assessment. We propose that ...

    Authors: Bruce D Rapkin and Carolyn E Schwartz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:14

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  5. Content type: Review

    Acromegaly is a chronic disease with an important impact on patients, Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). The ability to effectively measure Health Related Quality of Life is central to describing the impa...

    Authors: Xavier Badia, Susan M Webb, Luis Prieto and Nuria Lara

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:13

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  6. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to develop and psychometrically evaluate a general measure of patients' satisfaction with medication, the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM).

    Authors: Mark J Atkinson, Anusha Sinha, Steven L Hass, Shoshana S Colman, Ritesh N Kumar, Meryl Brod and Clayton R Rowland

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:12

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  7. Content type: Review

    The assessment of needs for cancer care is a critical step in providing high quality care and achieving cancer patients' and families' satisfaction. Instruments can be used to assess needs and guide cancer car...

    Authors: Kuang-Yi Wen and David H Gustafson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:11

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  8. Content type: Research

    In patients with very severe dementia self-rating of quality of life usually is not possible and appropriate instruments for proxy-ratings are not available. The aim of this project is to develop an instrument...

    Authors: Franz Porzsolt, Marina Kojer, Martina Schmidl, Elfriede R Greimel, Jörg Sigle, Joerg Richter and Martin Eisemann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:10

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  9. Content type: Research

    Different generic quality of life instruments such as the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) and the Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) have revealed conflicting results in patients with chronic lower limb ischa...

    Authors: Christine Wann-Hansson, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, Bo Risberg and Rosemarie Klevsgård

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:9

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  10. Content type: Review

    In the second half of the nineties, a scientific debate about the usefulness of qualitative research in medicine began in the main medical journals as well as the amount of "qualitative" papers published on pe...

    Authors: Claudia Borreani, Guido Miccinesi, Cinzia Brunelli and Micaela Lina

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:7

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  11. Content type: Research

    Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a key outcome in arthritis, but few population-based studies have examined the relationship of specific arthritic conditions, such as osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoi...

    Authors: Kelli L Dominick, Frank M Ahern, Carol H Gold and Debra A Heller

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:5

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  12. Content type: Research

    Investigations focusing and implementing on the impact of cancer on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) by the way of a mean comparison between cancer patients and subjects from the general population, are ...

    Authors: Stéphanie Boini, Serge Briançon, Francis Guillemin, Pilar Galan and Serge Hercberg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:4

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  13. Content type: Review

    With the improvements in short and long term graft and patient survival after renal transplantation over the last two decades Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) is becoming an important additional outcome p...

    Authors: Wolfgang Fiebiger, Christa Mitterbauer and Rainer Oberbauer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:2

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  14. Content type: Research

    Assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQL) is important in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Despite the high prevalence of COPD in Germany, Switzerland and Austria there is ...

    Authors: Milo A Puhan, Michaela Behnke, Martin Frey, Thomas Grueter, Otto Brandli, Alfred Lichtenschopf, Gordon H Guyatt and Holger J Schunemann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:1

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  15. Content type: Research

    Few measures of health related quality of life exist for use with preschool aged children. The objective of this study was to assess reliability and validity of a new multidimensional generic measure of health...

    Authors: Anne F Klassen, Jeanne M Landgraf, Shoo K Lee, Morris Barer, Parminder Raina, Herbert WP Chan, Derek Matthew and David Brabyn

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:81

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  16. Content type: Review

    The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) Measurement System is a collection of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) questionnaires targeted to the management of chronic illness. The measu...

    Authors: Kimberly Webster, David Cella and Kathleen Yost

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:79

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  17. Content type: Research

    Diabetes is a chronic medical condition accompanied by a considerable health-related quality of life (HRQL) burden. The purpose of this analysis was to use generic measures of HRQL to describe HRQL deficits as...

    Authors: Sheri L Maddigan, Sumit R Majumdar, Ellen L Toth, David H Feeny and Jeffrey A Johnson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:78

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  18. Content type: Review

    The current paper reviews data from different sources to get a closer impression on the psychometric and other methodological characteristics of the Aging Males' Symptoms (AMS) scale gathered recently. The sca...

    Authors: Isolde Daig, Lothar AJ Heinemann, Sehyun Kim, Somboon Leungwattanakij, Xavier Badia, Eric Myon, Claudia Moore, Farid Saad, Peter Potthoff and Do Minh Thai

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:77

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  19. Content type: Research

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious health problem that affects more than 2 million people annually in the United States. Many of these patients develop asymptomatic DVT, but months to years later may expe...

    Authors: Stacie A Hudgens, David Cella, Carol Ann Caprini and Joseph A Caprini

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:76

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  20. Content type: Research

    Local tolerance of topical glaucoma treatment is important to achieve a good compliance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the consequences of local anti-glaucoma drug side effects on the vision-related qu...

    Authors: Jean-Philippe Nordmann, Nadia Auzanneau, Séverine Ricard and Gilles Berdeaux

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:75

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  21. Content type: Research

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by profound fatigue, which substantially interferes with daily activities, and a characteristic symptom complex. Patients use a variety of prescribed and self-ad...

    Authors: James F Jones, Rosane Nisenbaum and William C Reeves

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:74

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  22. Content type: Research

    Severity and frequency of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) related symptoms are associated with impaired health-related quality of life (HRQL). This study evaluated the association between baseline heart...

    Authors: Dennis A Revicki, Marc W Zodet, Sandra Joshua-Gotlib, Douglas Levine and Joseph A Crawley

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:73

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  23. Content type: Research

    Although considerable progress has been made in the treatment of chronic kidney disease, compromised quality of life continues to be a significant problem for patients receiving hemodialysis (HD). However, in ...

    Authors: Kathy P Parker, Nancy G Kutner, Donald L Bliwise, James L Bailey and David B Rye

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:68

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  24. Content type: Research

    To validate the treatment-specific Treatment Satisfaction Survey for Intraocular Pressure (TSS-IOP).

    Authors: Mark J Atkinson, William C Stewart, Joel M Fain, Jeanette A Stewart, Ravinder Dhawan, Essy Mozaffari and Jan Lohs

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:67

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  25. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to translate and to test the reliability and validity of the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) in Iran.

    Authors: Ali Montazeri, Amir Mahmood Harirchi, Mohammad Shariati, Gholamreza Garmaroudi, Mehdi Ebadi and Abolfazl Fateh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:66

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  26. Content type: Research

    Different ideas of "good death" may influence the effectiveness of end-of-life care in patients with different ethos. This study aimed to identify the influence of believing in individual life after death on "...

    Authors: Franco Toscani, Claudia Borreani, Paolo Boeri and Guido Miccinesi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:65

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  27. Content type: Research

    Understanding health-related quality of life (HRQOL) leads to more effective and focused healthcare. America's growing health disparities makes it is increasingly necessary to understand the HRQOL of pregeriat...

    Authors: Lee Cheng, Salimah Cumber, Carlos Dumas, Ronald Winter, Kim M Nguyen and Linda Z Nieman

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:63

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  28. Content type: Research

    Symptoms of heartburn has an impact on health-related quality of life (HRQL). When a questionnaire is translated into a new language, a linguistic validation is necessary but not sufficient unless the psychome...

    Authors: Károly R Kulich, Peter Malfertheiner, Ahmed Madisch, Joachim Labenz, Ekkehard Bayerdörffer, Stephan Miehlke, Jonas Carlsson and Ingela K Wiklund

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:62

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  29. Content type: Research

    The main aim of the study was to assess the health status and health related quality of life of the personnel of the Hellenic Network of Health Promotion Hospitals. The instrument used was SF-36. An additional...

    Authors: Yannis Tountas, Panayotes TH Demakakos, Yannis Yfantopoulos, Jenny Aga, Lambrini Houliara and Elpida Pavi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:61

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  30. Content type: Research

    The Quality of Life Scale (QOLS), developed originally by John Flanagan in the 1970's, has been adapted for use in chronic illness groups. Evidence for reliability and validity has been published over the year...

    Authors: Carol S Burckhardt, Kathryn L Anderson, Brigitha Archenholtz and Olle Hägg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:59

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  31. Content type: Review

    Vitiligo is an important skin disease having major impact on quality of life of patients, many of whom feel distressed and stigmatized by their condition. Society greets vitiligo patients in much the same way ...

    Authors: Davinder Parsad, Sunil Dogra and Amrinder Jit Kanwar

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:58

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  32. Content type: Research

    There is a growing interest in the evaluation of Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) among patients undergoing Renal Replacement Therapy. In Spain, no specific questionnaire exists for kidney transplant pat...

    Authors: Pablo Rebollo, Francisco Ortega, Teresa Ortega, Covadonga Valdés, Mónica García-Mendoza and Ernesto Gómez

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:56

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  33. Content type: Review

    This is a review of the Health Utilities Index (HUI®) multi-attribute health-status classification systems, and single- and multi-attribute utility scoring systems. HUI refers to both HUI Mark 2 (HUI2) and HUI Ma...

    Authors: John Horsman, William Furlong, David Feeny and George Torrance

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:54

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  34. Content type: Research

    Two Phase III randomized controlled clinical trials were conducted to assess the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of weekly subcutaneous administration of efalizumab for the treatment of psoriasis. Patient r...

    Authors: Richard Shikiar, Brian W Bresnahan, Stephen P Stone, Christine Thompson, John Koo and Dennis A Revicki

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:53

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  35. Content type: Research

    There is increasing interest in hormone replacement therapy to improve health and quality of life (QoL) of older men with age-related decline in hormone levels. This paper reports the preliminary development a...

    Authors: Carolyn V McMillan, Clare Bradley, Manthos Giannoulis, Finbarr Martin and Peter H Sönksen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:51

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  36. Content type: Research

    The identification of patients' health needs is pivotal in optimising the quality of health care, increasing patient satisfaction and directing resource allocation. Health needs are complex and not so easily e...

    Authors: Mohsen Asadi-Lari, Chris Packham and David Gray

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:50

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