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  1. Content type: Research

    Anemia is a common and debilitating manifestation of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Data from two clinical trials in patients with anemia of CKD were used to assess the measurement properties of the Medical Out...

    Authors: Fredric O. Finkelstein, Floortje van Nooten, Ingela Wiklund, Dylan Trundell and David Cella

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:111

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    Gestation is a period that can positively or negatively influence the life of a woman in the pregnancy-puerperal cycle. Thus, evaluating the quality of life of this population can redirect the implementation o...

    Authors: Cinthia Gondim Pereira Calou, Mirna Fontenele de Oliveira, Francisco Herlânio Costa Carvalho, Paula Renata Amorim Lessa Soares, Raylla Araújo Bezerra, Sâmua Kelen Mendes de Lima, Franz Janco Antezana, Priscila de Souza Aquino, Régia Christina Moura Barbosa Castro and Ana Karina Bezerra Pinheiro

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:109

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    Versions of the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) are commonly used to measure physical functioning across multiple rheumatic diseases but there has been no clear demonstration that any HAQ version is actu...

    Authors: William J. Taylor and Ketna Parekh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:108

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  4. Content type: Research

    Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a patient-centered outcome measure used in assessing the individual’s overall functional health status but studies looking at HRQOL as a predictive tool are few. This ...

    Authors: Leonard Emuren, Seth Welles, Marcia Polansky, Alison A. Evans, Grace Macalino and Brian K. Agan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:107

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  5. Content type: Research

    Economic evaluation normally requires information to be collected on outcome improvement using utility values. This is often not collected during the treatment of substance use disorders making cost-effectiven...

    Authors: Jasmine Peak, Ilias Goranitis, Ed Day, Alex Copello, Nick Freemantle and Emma Frew

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:106

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    The World Health Organization has asserted the importance of enhancing participation of people with disabilities within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework. Partici...

    Authors: Eva Yin-han Chung and Gigi Lam

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:105

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    Measuring health and wellbeing outcomes of community aged care programs is a complex task given the diverse settings in which care takes place and the intersection of numerous factors affecting an individual’s...

    Authors: Beatriz Cardona

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:104

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  8. Content type: Research

    In China, the problems of population aging and empty nesting have become important issues which will affect the social stability and economic development. The aim of this study was to explore the health promot...

    Authors: Chichen Zhang, Ruifang Zhu, Jiao Lu, Yaqing Xue, Lihong Hou, Mimi Li, Xiao Zheng, Tingzhong Yang and Jianzhong Zheng

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:103

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  9. Content type: Research

    The healthy adherer effect is a phenomenon in which patients who adhere to medical therapies tend to pursue health-seeking behaviors. Although the healthy adherer effect is supposed to affect health outcomes i...

    Authors: Yu-Mi Lee, Rock Bum Kim, Hey Jean Lee, Keonyeop Kim, Min-Ho Shin, Hyeung-Keun Park, Soon-Ki Ahn, So Young Kim, Young-Hoon Lee, Byoung-Gwon Kim, Heeyoung Lee, Won Kyung Lee, Kun Sei Lee, Mi-Ji Kim and Ki-Soo Park

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:100

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  10. Content type: Research

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a chronic condition associated with high mortality and morbidity. It is characterized by acute clinical symptoms such as painful vaso-occlusive crises, which can impair health-rela...

    Authors: Grammati Sarri, Menaka Bhor, Seye Abogunrin, Caroline Farmer, Savita Nandal, Rashid Halloway and Dennis A. Revicki

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:99

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  11. Content type: Research

    The aging of Chinese society has increased interest in improving the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of the elderly, including their oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). This study aims to evaluat...

    Authors: Rui Shao, Tao Hu, Yi-Si Zhong, Xue Li, Yi-Bo Gao, Yi-Fan Wang and Wei Yin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:98

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  12. Content type: Research

    The experience of menopausal symptoms is common and an adequate patient-reported outcome measure is crucial in studies where women are treated for these symptoms. The aims of this study were to identify a pati...

    Authors: Kamma Sundgaard Lund, Volkert Dirk Siersma, Karl Bang Christensen, Frans Boch Waldorff and John Brodersen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:97

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  13. Content type: Research

    The effect of indirect (versus direct) exposure to a traumatic event on the quality of life of terrorist attack victims has received considerable attention in the literature. However, more research is required...

    Authors: Miriam Bajo, Amalio Blanco, Maria Stavraki, Beatriz Gandarillas, Ana Cancela, Blanca Requero and Darío Díaz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:96

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  14. Content type: Research

    There are various instruments and methods to evaluate spinal health and functional status. Whole-spine patient reported outcome (PRO) measures, such as the Spine Functional Index (SFI), assess the spine from t...

    Authors: Hamid Reza Mokhtarinia, Azadeh Hosseini, Azam Maleki-Ghahfarokhi, Charles Philip Gabel and Majid Zohrabi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:95

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  15. Content type: Research

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) is a chronic disease, and for treatment to succeed, it is necessary to harmonize the mental health of the patient with the environment, which impacts quality of life and adherenc...

    Authors: Jessie N. Zurita-Cruz, Leticia Manuel-Apolinar, María Luisa Arellano-Flores, Alejandro Gutierrez-Gonzalez, Alma Gloria Najera-Ahumada and Nelly Cisneros-González

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:94

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  16. Content type: Research

    Precise assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) with a reliable and valid measure is a prerequisite to the enhancement of HRQOL. This study examined the psychometric properties of the Korean versi...

    Authors: Eun-Jung Shim, Hyeju Ha, Sun Hee Lee, Nam Joong Kim, Eu Suk Kim, Ji Hwan Bang, Kyoung-Ho Song, Bo Kyung Sohn, Hye Youn Park, Kyung-Lak Son, Heesung Hwang, Kwang-Min Lee and Bong-Jin Hahm

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:92

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  17. Content type: Research

    The results of meta-analyses are all too often elusive, making it difficult to interpret their relevance for clinical practice. Reporting them in minimal important difference (MID) units could improve the inte...

    Authors: Silvia Gianola, Anita Andreano, Greta Castellini, Lorenzo Moja and Maria Grazia Valsecchi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:91

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  18. Content type: Research

    Several studies have demonstrated the positive association between perceived social support and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in certain groups; however, few studies have assessed this relationship in...

    Authors: Sara Jalali-Farahani, Parisa Amiri, Mehrdad Karimi, Golnaz Vahedi-Notash, Golshan Amirshekari and Fereidoun Azizi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:90

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  19. Content type: Review

    The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) dimensionality is much debated, with the greatest number of reported factor structures. Therefore, this review appraised the methodologies of studies investigating the...

    Authors: Md Dilshad Manzar, Ahmed S. BaHammam, Unaise Abdul Hameed, David Warren Spence, Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal, Adam Moscovitch and David L. Streiner

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:89

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  20. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study is to present the psychometric and cultural adaptation of the I COPPE scale to the Italian context. The original 21-item I COPPE was developed by Isaac Prilleltensky and colleagues ...

    Authors: Salvatore Di Martino, Immacolata Di Napoli, Ciro Esposito, Isaac Prilleltensky and Caterina Arcidiacono

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:88

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  21. Content type: Research

    Anecdotal reports suggest that insulin degludec (IDeg) may offer unique health-related quality of life (HRQoL) benefits. As the nature of these benefits remain unclear, this study utilized qualitative research...

    Authors: James Weatherall, William H. Polonsky, Sally Lanar, Naomi Knoble, Jonas Håkan-Bloch, Elisabeth Constam, Athena Philis-Tsimikas and Alexia Marrel

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:87

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  22. Content type: Research

    The Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ) belongs to a set of questionnaires measuring Child Oral Health Quality of Life (COHQOL). The CPQ is used to collect the perceptions of children on the impact of oral d...

    Authors: Marie-Laure Boy-Lefèvre, Noéline Razanamihaja, Sylvie Azogui-Lévy, Andréa Vigneron, Laurence Jordan, Ariane Berdal and Muriel de la Dure-Molla

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:86

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  23. Content type: Research

    This study examined the reliability and validity of the Japanese versions of the DISABKIDS-37 generic modules, a tool for assessing the health–related quality of life (HRQOL) of children and adolescents with a...

    Authors: Hatoko Sasaki, Naoko Kakee, Naho Morisaki, Rintaro Mori, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer and Monika Bullinger

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:85

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  24. Content type: Research

    Joint damage remains a major complication associated with haemophilia and is widely accepted as one of the most debilitating symptoms for persons with severe haemophilia. The aim of this study is to describe h...

    Authors: Jamie O’Hara, Shaun Walsh, Charlotte Camp, Giuseppe Mazza, Liz Carroll, Christina Hoxer and Lars Wilkinson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:84

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  25. Content type: Research

    Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) assessment is important for patients with functional dyspepsia. However, no studies have assessed factors associated with HRQoL reduction in such patients in an Asian pop...

    Authors: Ibnu Fajariyadi Hantoro, Ari Fahrial Syam, Endang Mudjaddid, Siti Setiati and Murdani Abdullah

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:83

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  26. Content type: Research

    Quality of life of people with severe mental illness may be decrease by the high occurrence of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. Physical fitness emerges as a modifying factor in this population through p...

    Authors: D. Perez-Cruzado, A. I. Cuesta-Vargas, E. Vera-Garcia and F. Mayoral-Cleries

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:82

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  27. Content type: Research

    Disability does not only depend on individuals’ health conditions but also the contextual factors in which individuals live. Therefore, disability measurement scales need to be developed or adapted to the cont...

    Authors: Ilias Mahmud, Lynda Clarke, Nazmun Nahar and George B. Ploubidis

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:81

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  28. Content type: Review

    Social support (SS) has been identified as an essential buffer to stressful life events. Consequently, there has been a surge in the evaluation of SS as a wellbeing indicator. The Multidimensional Perceived So...

    Authors: Jermaine M. Dambi, Lieselotte Corten, Matthew Chiwaridzo, Helen Jack, Tecla Mlambo and Jennifer Jelsma

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:80

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  29. Content type: Research

    Quality of life (QoL) is one of the main endpoints in stroke prevention or acute stroke treatment studies. The aim of the current study was to identify risk factors affecting the QoL of patients with carotid s...

    Authors: Táňa Fadrná, Zdeňka Mikšová, Roman Herzig, Kateřina Langová, Libor Ličman and David Školoudík

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:79

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  30. Content type: Research

    The Diabetes Quality-of-Life (DQOL) Measure is a 46-item diabetes-specific quality of life instrument. The original English version of the DQOL has been translated into Chinese after cultural adaption, and the...

    Authors: Xuejing Jin, Gordon G. Liu, Hertzel C. Gerstein, Mitchell A. H. Levine, Kathleen Steeves, Haijing Guan, Hongchao Li and Feng Xie

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:78

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  31. Content type: Short report

    No suitable Danish questionnaire exists to evaluate patient satisfaction with various patient reported outcome measures. Thus, the aim of this research project was to conduct a study on the translation and cul...

    Authors: Lærke K. Tolstrup, Helle Pappot, Graziella Zangger, Lars Bastholt, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler and Karin B. Dieperink

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:77

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  32. Content type: Research

    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a widespread condition with important effects on public health, in general. There is a lack of relevant research on possible sex differences in the relationship between MetS and he...

    Authors: Cheng-Chieh Liu, Hsiao-Ting Chang, Shu-Chiung Chiang, Harn-Shen Chen, Ming-Hwai Lin, Tzeng-Ji Chen and Shinn-Jang Hwang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:76

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  33. Content type: Research

    Global discourse on population, health and development have placed women’s health issues at the top of development agenda. Women’s reproductive health has received some attention in Ghana since the mid-1990s. ...

    Authors: Faustina Frempong-Ainguah, Claire E. Bailey and Allan G. Hill

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:74

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  34. Content type: Research

    Infertility can cause psychological distress and has a negative impact on quality of life (QoL). There have been no studies investigating the effect of depression on QoL in infertile couples at the dyadic leve...

    Authors: Saman Maroufizadeh, Mostafa Hosseini, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani, Reza Omani-Samani and Payam Amini

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:73

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  35. Content type: Research

    Most of the research on psychopathology has provided an incomplete picture of mental health by focusing on vulnerability factors and omitting the transversal processes that may explain human adapted functionin...

    Authors: C. Botella, G. Molinari, J. Fernández-Álvarez, V. Guillén, A. García-Palacios, R. M. Baños and J. M. Tomás

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:72

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  36. Content type: Research

    Being highly self-efficacious is a key factor in successful chronic disease self-management. In the context of measuring self-efficacy in type 2 diabetes management, the Diabetes Management Self-Efficacy Scale...

    Authors: Rossella Messina, Paola Rucci, Jackie Sturt, Tatiana Mancini and Maria Pia Fantini

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:71

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  37. Content type: Research

    Measures of health-related quality of life may predict the future status of individuals with illnesses, and could therefore be a good indicator in children with cerebral palsy (CP). This study examines the cau...

    Authors: Eun-Young Park

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:70

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  38. Content type: Research

    The PREFER study was an assessment of medication tolerability, treatment preference and symptom improvement during treatment with mirabegron (M) and tolterodine (T) extended release (ER) in patients with overa...

    Authors: Sender Herschorn, David Staskin, Le Mai Tu, Jonathan Fialkov, Terry Walsh, Katherine Gooch and Carol R. Schermer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:69

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  39. Content type: Research

    Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) represents one main cause of chronic neuropathic or mixed pain, functional disability and reduced Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) can b...

    Authors: Luciana Scalone, Furio Zucco, Angelo Lavano, Amedeo Costantini, Marisa De Rose, Paolo Poli, Gianpaolo Fortini, Laura Demartini, Enrico De Simone, Valentino Menardo, Mario Meglio, Paolo Cozzolino, Paolo A. Cortesi and Lorenzo G. Mantovani

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:68

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  40. Content type: Research

    With the elderly population comprising an increasing large proportion of society, a valid and reliable measure of social health in the elderly is indispensable for a comprehensive health assessment. The object...

    Authors: Chengzhen Bao, Zhebin Yu, Xuefen Yin, Zhen Chen, Lu Meng, Weibo Yang, Xueyu Chen, Mingjuan Jin, Jianbing Wang, Mengling Tang and Kun Chen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:67

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  41. Content type: Research

    Health state (HS) utility values for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a hematological malignancy, are not available in the United Kingdom (UK). This study aims to develop clinically sound HSs for pr...

    Authors: Nacho Castejón, Joseph C. Cappelleri, Jesús Cuervo, Kathryn Lang, Priyanka Mehta, Ruth Mokgokong and Carla Mamolo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:66

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  42. Content type: Research

    In Ethiopia assuring the satisfaction of health care provider with their job is a major challenging problem. Job satisfaction is a worker’s emotional response to different job related factors resulting in find...

    Authors: Kalkidan Temesgen, Moges Wubie Aycheh and Cheru Tesema Leshargie

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:65

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  43. Content type: Research

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common causes of health and work impairment; however, this relationship, especially in Japan, is not well characterized. This study examined work impairment and OA in Jap...

    Authors: Ken Nakata, Toshinaga Tsuji, Jeffrey Vietri and Dena H. Jaffe

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:64

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  44. Content type: Research

    Many studies have separately addressed the associations of informal caregiving with coresidence, a caregiver’s work status, and health conditions, but not jointly. We examined how their parents’ need for care ...

    Authors: Takashi Oshio and Mari Kan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:63

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  45. Content type: Research

    Stomach cancer survivors (SCS) often carry the dual burden of the cancer itself and other comorbidities; meanwhile, they are highly motivated to seek health advice about lifestyles to improve their health and ...

    Authors: Ji-Wei Wang, Cheng-Gang Zhang, Qing-Long Deng, Wan-Li Chen, Xian Wang and Jin-Ming Yu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:62

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  46. Content type: Review

    There are a large number of assessment tools for tinnitus, with little consensus on what it is important to measure and no preference for a minimum reporting standard. The item content of tinnitus assessment t...

    Authors: Deborah Ann Hall, Kathryn Fackrell, Anne Beatrice Li, Rachel Thavayogan, Sandra Smith, Veronica Kennedy, Catarina Tinoco, Evelina D. Rodrigues, Paula Campelo, Tânia D. Martins, Vera Martins Lourenço, Diogo Ribeiro and Haúla F. Haider

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:61

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