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  1. Content type: Research

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) presents a challenge for patients, health care providers, and health insurance groups because of its incapacitating nature, unknown cause, and poorly understood prognosis. We con...

    Authors: Rosane Nisenbaum, James F Jones, Elizabeth R Unger, Michele Reyes and William C Reeves

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:49

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    Scant research has adequately addressed the impact of chronic fatigue syndrome on patients' daily activities and quality of life. Enumerating specific problems related to quality of life in chronic fatigue syn...

    Authors: Laura Solomon, Rosane Nisenbaum, Michele Reyes, Dimitris A Papanicolaou and William C Reeves

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:48

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  3. Content type: Research

    This research examined the use of the propensity score method to compare proxy-completed responses to self-completed responses in the first three baseline cohorts of the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey, admini...

    Authors: Beth Hartman Ellis, Wade M Bannister, Jacquilyn Kay Cox, Brenda M Fowler, Erin Dowd Shannon, David Drachman, Randall W Adams and Laura A Giordano

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:47

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  4. Content type: Review

    There are few comprehensive reviews of breast cancer outcomes in older women. We synthesize data to describe key findings and gaps in knowledge about the outcomes of breast cancer in this population.

    Authors: Jeanne Mandelblatt, Melissa Figueiredo and Jennifer Cullen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:45

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  5. Content type: Review

    The incidence of most types of cancers is age-dependent and the progressive ageing is rapidly increasing the number of elderly people who need treatment for cancer. Elderly patients present peculiar characteri...

    Authors: Massimo Di Maio and Francesco Perrone

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:44

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  6. Content type: Research

    Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is a key issue in disabling conditions like stroke. Unfortunately, HRQL is often difficult to quantify in a comprehensive measure that can be used in cost analyses. Prefer...

    Authors: Lise Poissant, Nancy E Mayo, Sharon Wood-Dauphinee and Ann E Clarke

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:43

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  7. Content type: Review

    In Dentistry, as in other branches of Medicine, it has been recognised that objective measures of disease provide little insight into the impact of oral disorders on daily living and quality of life. A signifi...

    Authors: P Finbarr Allen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:40

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  8. Content type: Review

    To promote the health and quality of life of United States residents, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – with 54 state and territorial health a...

    Authors: David G Moriarty, Mathew M Zack and Rosemarie Kobau

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:37

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  9. Content type: Review

    Childhood epilepsy is one of the most important and prevalent neurological conditions in the developing years. Persons with childhood onset epilepsy are at a high risk for poor psychosocial outcomes, even with...

    Authors: Gabriel M Ronen, David L Streiner and Peter Rosenbaum

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:36

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  10. Content type: Commentary

    Defining needs is difficult due to the inherent complexity of the concept of 'need', so it is not surprising that numerous definitions have been proposed. 'Health' consists of a wide range of characteristics so '...

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

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:34

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  11. Content type: Research

    The FACT-G has gone through many validation studies. However, little research has been conducted in South American Spanish speaking patients. The present study aimed to evaluate the FACT-G Spanish Version 4 in...

    Authors: Juan J Dapueto, Carla Francolino, Liliana Servente, Chih-Hung Chang, Irene Gotta, Roberto Levin and María del Carmen Abreu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:32

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  12. Content type: Research

    Research into health related quality of life (HRQoL) in schizophrenia has predominantly been conducted using lengthy interviewer administered questionnaires, many of which have not been validated for use with ...

    Authors: Louise Gee, Emma Pearce and Mike Jackson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:31

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  13. Content type: Research

    Measuring health status in a population is important for the evaluation of interventions and the prediction of health and social care needs. Quality of life (QoL) studies are an essential complement to medical...

    Authors: Ibtissam Sabbah, Nabil Drouby, Sanaa Sabbah, Nathalie Retel-Rude and Mariette Mercier

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:30

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    There is a need to assess the contribution of mood disorder, especially anxiety and depression, in order to understand the experience of suffering in the setting of medical practice.

    Authors: R Philip Snaith

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:29

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  15. Content type: Review

    Symptom scales for aging women have clinically been used for years and the interest in measuring health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has increased in recent years. The Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) is a form...

    Authors: Lothar AJ Heinemann, Peter Potthoff and Hermann PG Schneider

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:28

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  16. Content type: Research

    Improving the quality of health care services requires tailoring facilities to fulfil patients' needs. Satisfying patients' healthcare needs, listening to patients' opinions and building a closer provider-user...

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

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:26

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  17. Content type: Commentary

    There are numerous quality of life (QOL) scales. Because QOL experts are often partial to their own scales, researchers need to be able to select scales for themselves. Scales best suited for longitudinal purp...

    Authors: Michael E Hyland

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:24

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  18. Content type: Research

    Health-related quality of life (HRQL) assessment is an important measure of the impact of a wide range of disease process on an individual. To date, no HRQL tool has been evaluated in an Iranian population wit...

    Authors: Mohsen Asadi-Lari, Hamid R Javadi, Martin Melville, Neil B Oldridge and David Gray

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:23

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  19. Content type: Research

    As part of a prospective study on quality of life in newly diagnosed lung cancer patients an investigation was carried out to examine whether there were differences among patients' quality of life scores and t...

    Authors: Ali Montazeri, David J Hole, Robert Milroy, James McEwen and Charles R Gillis

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:19

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  20. Content type: Research

    An important outcome of any clinical intervention is the change in the subject's own perceived state of health. This can be categorized as health-related quality of life (HRQL), utility (preference-based healt...

    Authors: Elisabeth Ståhl, Sven-Arne Jansson, Ann-Christin Jonsson, Klas Svensson, Bo Lundbäck and Fredrik Andersson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:18

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  21. Content type: Research

    The Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) is an extension of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthrtis Index (WOMAC), the most commonly used outcome instrument for assessment of...

    Authors: Ewa M Roos and Sören Toksvig-Larsen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:17

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  22. Content type: Review

    The interest of clinical research in aging males increased in recent years and thereby the interest to measure health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and symptoms of aging men. The Aging Males' Symptoms scale ...

    Authors: Lothar AJ Heinemann, Farid Saad, Thomas Zimmermann, Annoesjka Novak, Eric Myon, Xavier Badia, Peter Potthoff, Guy T'Sjoen, Pasi Pöllänen, Nikolai P Goncharow, Sehyun Kim and Christelle Giroudet

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:15

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  23. Content type: Research

    The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is a widely used instrument to measure psychological morbidity in cancer patients. This study aimed to translate and test the reliability and validity of the Ir...

    Authors: Ali Montazeri, Mariam Vahdaninia, Mandana Ebrahimi and Soghra Jarvandi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:14

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  24. Content type: Research

    The new Global Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines advice to focus treatment in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) on improvement of functional state, prevention of disease progression and min...

    Authors: Thys van der Molen, Brigitte WM Willemse, Siebrig Schokker, Nick HT ten Hacken, Dirkje S Postma and Elizabeth F Juniper

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:13

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  25. Content type: Review

    Over the past 10 years, several instruments developed specifically for the assessment of Quality of Life (QOL) in dementia have been introduced. The goal of the current review is to present, compare, and criti...

    Authors: Rebecca E Ready and Brian R Ott

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:11

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  26. Content type: Research

    Although multiple language versions of health-related quality of life instruments are often used interchangeably in clinical research, the measurement equivalence of these versions (especially using alphabet v...

    Authors: Nan Luo, Ling-Huo Chew, Kok-Yong Fong, Dow-Rhoon Koh, Swee-Cheng Ng, Kam-Hon Yoon, Sheila Vasoo, Shu-Chuen Li and Julian Thumboo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:7

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  27. Content type: Research

    Assessment of health-related quality of life is so far mainly used in specific research settings and not widely accepted in the routine care of patients. Lack of trust in accuracy and reliability and lack of k...

    Authors: Preben Bendtsen, Matti Leijon, Ann Sofie Sommer and Margareta Kristenson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:5

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  28. Content type: Research

    The SF-6D is a new single summary preference-based measure of health derived from the SF-36. Empirical work is required to determine what is the smallest change in SF-6D scores that can be regarded as importan...

    Authors: Stephen J Walters and John E Brazier

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2003 1:4

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