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  1. Content type: Review

    This paper compiles data from different sources to get a first comprehensive picture of psychometric and other methodological characteristics of the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) scale. The scale was designed a...

    Authors: Klaas Heinemann, Alexander Ruebig, Peter Potthoff, Hermann PG Schneider, Frank Strelow, Lothar AJ Heinemann and Do Minh Thai

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:45

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  2. Content type: Research

    To examine the associations between vision-targeted health-related quality of life (VT-HRQ) and ocular surface parameters in patients with Sjögren's syndrome, a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by dry...

    Authors: Susan Vitale, Linda A Goodman, George F Reed and Janine A Smith

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:44

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  3. Content type: Research

    Few questionnaires on outpatients' satisfaction with hospital exist. All have been constructed without giving enough room for the patient's point of view in the validation procedure. The main objective was to ...

    Authors: Isabelle Gasquet, Sylvie Villeminot, Carla Estaquio, Pierre Durieux, Philippe Ravaud and Bruno Falissard

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:43

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  4. Content type: Research

    Currently there is a lot of interest in the flexible framework offered by item banks for measuring patient relevant outcomes, including functional status. However, there are few item banks, which have been dev...

    Authors: Rebecca Holman, Robert Lindeboom, Marinus Vermeulen and Rob J de Haan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:42

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  5. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study is to validate the questionnaire ECOS-16 (Assessment of health related quality of life in osteoporosis) for the evaluation of health related quality of life (HRQoL) in post-menopausal wom...

    Authors: Xavier Badia, Adolfo Díez-Pérez, Raquel Lahoz, Luis Lizán, Xavier Nogués and Jordi Iborra

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:41

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  6. Content type: Research

    Mood disorders are a major public health problem in the United States as well as globally. Less information exists however, about the health burden resulting from subsyndromal levels of depressive symptomatolo...

    Authors: Rosemarie Kobau, Marc A Safran, Matthew M Zack, David G Moriarty and Daniel Chapman

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:40

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  7. Content type: Research

    The chest pain unit (CPU) has been developed to provide a rapid and accurate diagnostic assessment for patients attending hospital with acute, undifferentiated chest pain. We aimed to measure the effect of CPU...

    Authors: Steve Goodacre and Jon Nicholl

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:39

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  8. Content type: Research

    Epidemiological studies have, so far, identified factors associated with increased risk for incident or progressive OA, such as age, sex, heredity, obesity, and joint injury. There is, however, a paucity of lo...

    Authors: Przemyslaw T Paradowski, Martin Englund, Ewa M Roos and L Stefan Lohmander

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:38

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  9. Content type: Research

    The Self-Perception and Relationships Tool (S-PRT) is intended to be a clinically responsive and holistic assessment of patients' experience of illness and subjective Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL).

    Authors: Mark J Atkinson, Paul M Wishart, Bushra I Wasil and John W Robinson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:36

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  10. Content type: Research

    Whilst negative responses to traumatic injury have been well documented in the literature, there is a small but growing body of work that identifies posttraumatic growth as a salient feature of this experience...

    Authors: de Sales Turner and Helen Cox

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:34

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  11. Content type: Commentary

    In 1996, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated the development of the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS). It is the first national survey to measure the quality of life and functional...

    Authors: Nathaniel Jones III, Stephanie L Jones and Nancy A Miller

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:33

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  12. Content type: Review

    Standardization of quality of life (QOL) assessment and reporting in clinical trials is an imperative issue. While English-speaking countries have led this movement in standardization, there persists to be a l...

    Authors: Mariko Naito, Takeo Nakayama and Shunichi Fukuhara

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:31

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  13. Content type: Research

    Few studies have evaluated patient-reported outcomes in connection with a primary event of deep venous thrombosis, partly due to a lack of disease-specific measures. The aim here was to develop a disease-speci...

    Authors: Ewa Hedner, Jonas Carlsson, Károly R Kulich, Lennart Stigendal, Anders Ingelgård and Ingela Wiklund

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:30

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  14. Content type: Research

    Whenever questionnaires are used to collect data on constructs, such as functional status or health related quality of life, it is unlikely that all respondents will respond to all items. This paper examines w...

    Authors: Rebecca Holman, Cees AW Glas, Robert Lindeboom, Aeilko H Zwinderman and Rob J de Haan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:29

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  15. Content type: Research

    Most studies of men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer examine physical symptoms as predictors of Quality of Life (QOL). However, symptoms vary by treatment modality in this population, and psychosocial ...

    Authors: Elise L Lev, Lucille Sanzero Eller, Glen Gejerman, Patricia Lane, Steven V Owen, Michele White and Njoki Nganga

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:28

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  16. Content type: Research

    The 'Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life – Direct Weighting' (SEIQoL-DW) is an instrument developed to measure individual quality of life. Although this instrument has been used in numero...

    Authors: Philip Moons, Kristel Marquet, Werner Budts and Sabina De Geest

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:27

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  17. Content type: Research

    We describe and compare four different methods for estimating sample size and power, when the primary outcome of the study is a Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) measure. These methods are: 1. assuming a ...

    Authors: Stephen J Walters

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:26

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  18. Content type: Research

    Previous investigations suggest an important role of social support in the outcomes of patients treated for ischemic heart disease. The ENRICHD Social Support Instrument (ESSI) is a 7-item self-report survey t...

    Authors: Joseph Vaglio Jr, Mark Conard, Walker S Poston, James O'Keefe, C Keith Haddock, John House and John A Spertus

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:24

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  19. Content type: Research

    The objective is to compare the performance of the MHI-5 and GHQ-12, both measures of general mental health. Therefore, we studied the relationship of the GHQ-12 and MHI-5 with sociodemographic characteristics...

    Authors: Nancy Hoeymans, Anna A Garssen, Gert P Westert and Peter FM Verhaak

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:23

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  20. Content type: Research

    Anticoagulation can reduce quality of life, and different models of anticoagulation management might have different impacts on satisfaction with this component of medical care. Yet, to our knowledge, there are...

    Authors: Greg Samsa, David B Matchar, Rowena J Dolor, Ingela Wiklund, Ewa Hedner, Gail Wygant, Ole Hauch, Cheryl Beadle Marple and Roger Edwards

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:22

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  21. Content type: Research

    Although there have been substantial medical advances that improve the outcomes following cardiac ischemic events, gender differences in the treatment and course of recovery for patients with coronary artery d...

    Authors: Colleen M Norris, William A Ghali, P Diane Galbraith, Michelle M Graham, Louise A Jensen and Merril L Knudtson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:21

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  22. Content type: Research

    Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent psychiatric disorder associated with impaired patient functioning and reductions in health-related quality of life (HRQL). The present study describes the impact ...

    Authors: Christophe Sapin, Bruno Fantino, Marie-Laure Nowicki and Paul Kind

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:20

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  23. Content type: Research

    Little information is available regarding medical residents' perceptions of patients' health-related quality of life. Patients cared for by residents have been shown to receive differing patterns of care at Ve...

    Authors: Michael S Yi, Sara Luckhaupt, Joseph M Mrus and Joel Tsevat

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:19

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  24. 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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  25. Content type: Research

    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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  26. Content type: Research

    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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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