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  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic illness with important functional, social and employment consequences. We therefore undertook a cross-sectional study, using the International Classification of Functioni...

    Authors: Marguerite Schneider, Esther Manabile and Mohammed Tikly

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:54

    Content type: Research

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  2. Immunosuppressive therapies have burdensome side effects which may lead to sub-therapeutic dosing and non-compliance. Patients on different immunosuppressant regimens may feel less bothered by Gastrointestinal...

    Authors: Gerardo Machnicki, Jacqueline Pefaur, Luis Gaite, Ana M Linchenco, Clemente Raimondi, Ruben Schiavelli, Alcira Otero and Mary Kay Margolis

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:53

    Content type: Research

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  3. Since its translation to Thai in 2000, the SF-36 Health Survey has been used extensively in many different clinical settings in Thailand. Its popularity has increased despite the absence of published evidence ...

    Authors: Lynette L-Y Lim, Sam-ang Seubsman and Adrian Sleigh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:52

    Content type: Research

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  4. Mapping has been used to convert scores from condition-specific measures into utility scores, and to produce estimates of cost-effectiveness. We sought to compare the QALY gains, and incremental cost per QALY ...

    Authors: Garry R Barton, Tracey H Sach, Claire Jenkinson, Anthony J Avery, Michael Doherty and Kenneth R Muir

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:51

    Content type: Research

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  5. Patient satisfaction constitutes an important indicator for the quality of care. During the last years, Bulgaria changed its socialist health care system to a market-driven system. Despite the fact that the im...

    Authors: Milka Ganova-Iolovska, Krassimir Kalinov and Max Geraedts

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:50

    Content type: Research

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  6. This article describes the development and validation of a self-reported questionnaire, the KQoL-26, that is based on the views of patients with a suspected ligamentous or meniscal injury of the knee that asse...

    Authors: Andrew M Garratt, Stephen Brealey, Michael Robling, Chris Atwell, Ian Russell, William Gillespie and David King

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:48

    Content type: Research

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  7. Interpretation of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), commonly used to assess anxiety and depression in COPD patients, is unclear. Since its minimal important difference has never been establishe...

    Authors: Milo A Puhan, Martin Frey, Stefan Büchi and Holger J Schünemann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:46

    Content type: Research

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  8. Although progressive resistance strength training (ST) has been found to improve various measures of physical functioning in older adults, the benefit to quality of life is unclear. Additionally, recent eviden...

    Authors: Jeffrey A Katula, W Jack Rejeski and Anthony P Marsh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:45

    Content type: Research

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  9. Independent mobility is a key factor in determining readiness for discharge for older patients following acute hospitalisation and has also been identified as a predictor of many important outcomes for this pa...

    Authors: Natalie A de Morton, David J Berlowitz and Jennifer L Keating

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:44

    Content type: Review

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  10. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability and construct validity of the Participation in Life Activities Scale, an instrument designed to measure older school-age child and early adolescent lev...

    Authors: Eileen K Kintner and Alla Sikorskii

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:43

    Content type: Research

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  11. The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™) is a child self-report and parent proxy-report instrument designed to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in healthy and ill children and adolescent...

    Authors: Seung Hee Kook and James W Varni

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:41

    Content type: Research

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  12. The mode of questionnaire administration may affect the estimates and applicability of oral health-related quality of life indicators. The aim of this study was to compare psychometrically the self-administere...

    Authors: Georgios Tsakos, Eduardo Bernabé, Kevin O'Brien, Aubrey Sheiham and Cesar de Oliveira

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:40

    Content type: Research

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  13. The Manchester Foot Pain and Disability Index (MFPDI) is a 19 item questionnaire used to assess the severity and impact of foot pain. The aim of this study was to develop a Greek-language version of the MFPDI ...

    Authors: Patricia Kaoulla, Nicoletta Frescos and Hylton B Menz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:39

    Content type: Research

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  14. In patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), the overall aim was to analyse the relationships between disease severity and both mental and physical dimensions of health related quality of life (HR...

    Authors: Bjørg Ulvik, Ottar Nygård, Berit R Hanestad, Tore Wentzel-Larsen and Astrid K Wahl

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:38

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  15. Being able to do things other kids do is the desire of school-age children and adolescents with asthma. In a phenomenology study, adolescents identified participation in life activities as the outcome variable...

    Authors: Eileen K Kintner

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:37

    Content type: Research

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  16. The McMaster framework introduced by Kirshner & Guyatt is the dominant paradigm for the development of measures of health status and health-related quality of life (HRQL). The framework defines the functions o...

    Authors: Matthew Hankins

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:36

    Content type: Review

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  17. Pediatric health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has emerged as an important health outcome in clinical trials and healthcare research, for which HRQOL assessment instruments have played an important role. How...

    Authors: Ana C Scarpelli, Saul M Paiva, Isabela A Pordeus, James W Varni, Cláudia M Viegas and Paul J Allison

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:35

    Content type: Research

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  18. Comprehensive evidence exists regarding the discrepancy between children's reports and parents' by proxy reports on emotional and behavioural problems. However, little is yet known about factors influencing th...

    Authors: Thomas Jozefiak, Bo Larsson, Lars Wichstrøm, Fritz Mattejat and Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:34

    Content type: Research

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  19. Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common sexual dysfunction among men which affects men and their partners. Little qualitative data are available to characterize the impact of PE on men and their partners about ...

    Authors: Dennis Revicki, Kellee Howard, Jennifer Hanlon, Sally Mannix, Alison Greene and Margaret Rothman

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:33

    Content type: Research

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  20. Critical needs for treatment trials in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) include assessing response to treatment, evaluating symptom severity, and translation of symptom questionnaires into multiple langu...

    Authors: Michael Shaw, John Dent, Timothy Beebe, Ola Junghard, Ingela Wiklund, Tore Lind and Folke Johnsson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:31

    Content type: Research

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  21. Activity limitation is one of the most frequent geriatric clinical syndromes that have significant individual and societal impacts. People living with activity limitations might have fewer opportunities to be ...

    Authors: Mélanie Levasseur, Johanne Desrosiers and Denise St-Cyr Tribble

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:30

    Content type: Research

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  22. In the period following wars and other forms of armed conflict, health and quality of life of mothers is a major concern as they have the closest contact with children. The present study was performed to exami...

    Authors: Kaoruko Seino, Takehito Takano, Taufiq Mashal, Shafiqullah Hemat and Keiko Nakamura

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:29

    Content type: Research

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  23. Family members of relatives with eating disorders experience high levels of distress due to the difficulties in their care giving role. However no measures have been developed to measure the specific impact th...

    Authors: Ana R Sepulveda, Jenna Whitney, Matthew Hankins and Janet Treasure

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:28

    Content type: Research

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  24. To test the ease of use, reliability, responsiveness and construct validity of the Patient Generated Index, an individualised quality of life score, in older people attending a Medicine for Older People Day Ho...

    Authors: Miles D Witham, Roberta L Fulton, Lucy Wilson, Carolyn A Leslie and Marion ET McMurdo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:27

    Content type: Research

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  25. Little has been reported about the impact of tracheoesophageal (TE) speech on individuals in the Middle East where the procedure has been gaining in popularity. After total laryngectomy, individuals in Europe ...

    Authors: Abdelrahim Y Attieh, Jeff Searl, Nada H Shahaltough, Mahmoud M Wreikat and Donna S Lundy

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:26

    Content type: Review

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  26. Normal intellectual and personal development can be expected in early-diagnosed and treated PKU patients. Aim of the study was to analyse quality of life and social status, which are important parameters for a...

    Authors: Eva Simon, Martin Schwarz, Judith Roos, Nico Dragano, Max Geraedts, Johannes Siegrist, Gudrun Kamp and Udo Wendel

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:25

    Content type: Research

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  27. Aim of this study is to further explore predictors of health related quality of life in children with asthma using factors derived from to the extended stress-coping model. While the stress-coping model has of...

    Authors: Yvette Peeters, Sandra N Boersma and Hendrik M Koopman

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:24

    Content type: Research

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  28. Improved survival in children with critical illnesses has led to new disease patterns. As a consequence evaluation of the well being of survivors of Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) has become important. ...

    Authors: Hendrika Knoester, Madelon B Bronner, Albert P Bos and Martha A Grootenhuis

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:21

    Content type: Research

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  29. Patient perceptions of and satisfaction with care have become important indicators of the quality of services and the relationship of services to treatment outcomes. However, assessment of these indicators con...

    Authors: Bruce Rapkin, Elisa Weiss, Rosy Chhabra, Laura Ryniker, Shilpa Patel, Jason Carness, Roberto Adsuar, Wendy Kahalas, Carol DeLaMarter, Ira Feldman, Judy DeLorenzo and Ellen Tanner

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:20

    Content type: Research

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  30. Although it is now widely endorsed that children should as far as possible rate their own health related quality of life (HRQL), there are situations where proxy information on child HRQL may be useful, especi...

    Authors: Hayley A Hutchings, Penney Upton, Wai-Yee Cheung, Alison Maddocks, Christine Eiser, John G Williams, Ian T Russell, Sonia Jackson and Meriel EM Jenney

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:19

    Content type: Research

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  31. The EQ-5D was used to compare burden experienced by respondents with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes.

    Authors: Susan Grandy and Kathleen M Fox

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:18

    Content type: Research

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  32. The Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) was constructed in Sweden. This questionnaire has proved to be valid for several orthopedic interventions of the knee. It has been formally translated an...

    Authors: Ingrid B de Groot, Marein M Favejee, Max Reijman, Jan AN Verhaar and Caroline B Terwee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:16

    Content type: Research

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  33. Few epidemiologic studies have assessed health-related quality of life (HRQL) of asthma patients from a general population and it is unclear which instrument is best suitable for this purpose. We investigated ...

    Authors: Milo A Puhan, Jean-Michel Gaspoz, Pierre-Olivier Bridevaux, Christian Schindler, Ursula Ackermann-Liebrich, Thierry Rochat and Margaret W Gerbase

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  34. There is variation in the number of response alternatives used within health-related questionnaires. This study compared a four-and a five-point scale version of the Norwegian Function Assessment Scale (NFAS) ...

    Authors: Nina Østerås, Pål Gulbrandsen, Andrew Garratt, Jūratë Šaltytë Benth, Fredrik A Dahl, Bård Natvig and Søren Brage

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  35. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a condition characterized by autoimmune-mediated platelet destruction and suboptimal platelet production, is associated with symptoms such as bruising, epistaxis, menorrh...

    Authors: Susan D Mathias, Sue K Gao, Kimberly L Miller, David Cella, Claire Snyder, Ralph Turner, Albert Wu, James B Bussel, James N George, Robert McMillan, Diane Kholos Wysocki and Janet L Nichol

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  36. Symptoms of dyspepsia significantly disrupt patients' lives and reliable methods of assessing symptom status are important for patient management. The aim of the current study was to document the psychometric ...

    Authors: Károly R Kulich, Ahmed Madisch, Franco Pacini, Jose M Piqué, Jaroslaw Regula, Christo J Van Rensburg, László Újszászy, Jonas Carlsson, Katarina Halling and Ingela K Wiklund

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  37. To assess how well the SF-36, a well-validated generic quality of life (QOL) instrument, compares with its shorter adaptation, the SF-12, in capturing differences in QOL among patients with and without obesity.

    Authors: Christina C Wee, Roger B Davis and Mary Beth Hamel

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  38. Restoration of functional distance and near vision independently of additional correction remains a goal for cataract surgery. ReSTOR®, a new multi-focal intraocular lens (IOL) addresses this issue with an improv...

    Authors: Gilles Berdeaux, Muriel Viala, Aude Roborel de Climens and Benoit Arnould

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  39. An English language oral health-related negative impact scale for 0–5 year old infants (the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale [ECOHIS]) has recently been developed and validated. The overall aim of our ...

    Authors: Shanshan Li, Jacques Veronneau and Paul J Allison

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:9

    Content type: Research

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  40. The use of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measurements has been increased progressively in health surveys. These measurements document the functional and psychosocial outcomes of health conditions and ...

    Authors: Ana C Scarpelli, Saul M Paiva, Isabela A Pordeus, Maria L Ramos-Jorge, James W Varni and Paul J Allison

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:7

    Content type: Research

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  41. Aging has determined a demographic shift in the world, which is considered a major societal achievement, and a challenge. Aging is primarily a subjective experience, shaped by factors such as gender and cultur...

    Authors: Eduardo Chachamovich, Marcelo P Fleck, Clarissa M Trentini, Ken Laidlaw and Mick J Power

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:5

    Content type: Research

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