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  1. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a key metric to understand the impact of stroke from patients’ perspective. Yet HRQoL is not readily measured in clinical practice. This study aims to investigate the ...

    Authors: Yen Shing Yeoh, Gerald Choon-Huat Koh, Chuen Seng Tan, Kim En Lee, Tian Ming Tu, Rajinder Singh, Hui Meng Chang, Deidre A. De Silva, Yee Sien Ng, Yan Hoon Ang, Philip Yap, Effie Chew, Reshma Aziz Merchant, Tseng Tsai Yeo, Ning Chou, N. Venketasubramanian…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:221

    Content type: Research

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  2. Absence of context-specific clinically validated cut-off values for assessing burnout as a dichotomous phenomenon has hindered the progress of student burnout research with regard to quantifying the magnitude ...

    Authors: Nuwan Darshana Wickramasinghe, Devani Sakunthala Dissanayake and Gihan Sajiwa Abeywardena

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:220

    Content type: Research

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  3. To examine the existing body of knowledge on quality of life (QoL) in partners of people with substance use problems (PP-SUPs) to provide a synthesized summary of the evidence and identify gaps in our knowledg...

    Authors: Bente Birkeland, Kim Foster, Anne S. Selbekk, Magnhild M. Høie, Torleif Ruud and Bente Weimand

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:219

    Content type: Review

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  4. The aim of this study was to translate and validate an Arabic version of the 5-item Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP).

    Authors: Mohammed Nasser Alhajj, Esam Halboub, Nadia Khalifa, Abdullah G. Amran, Daniel R. Reissmann, Abbas G. Abdullah, Mounzer Assad, Abdulghani A. Al-Basmi and Fawaz A. Al-Ghabri

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:218

    Content type: Research

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  5. The original article [1] contains a number of statements that the authors would like to be disregarded, noted ahead

    Authors: Huang-Tz Ou, Pei-Chi Chen, Meng-Hsing Wu and Chung-Ying Lin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:217

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2016 14:119

  6. Adherence to long-term chelation therapy in transfusion-dependent patients is critical to prevent iron overload-related complications. Once-daily deferasirox dispersible tablets (DT) have proven long-term effi...

    Authors: Ali T. Taher, Raffaella Origa, Silverio Perrotta, Alexandra Kouraklis, Giovan Battista Ruffo, Antonis Kattamis, Ai-Sim Goh, Vicky Huang, Aiesha Zia, Raquel Merino Herranz and John B. Porter

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:216

    Content type: Research

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  7. Little is known about how patient reported barriers to health care impact the quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with comorbid disease. We investigated patient reported barriers to health care and low physica...

    Authors: Edward Zimbudzi, Clement Lo, Sanjeeva Ranasinha, Gregory Fulcher, Martin Gallagher, Stephen Jan, Peter G. Kerr, Helena J. Teede, Kevan R. Polkinghorne, Grant Russell, Rowan G. Walker and Sophia Zoungas

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:215

    Content type: Research

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  8. Health-related quality of life (QoL) is a comprehensive, multidimensional construct encompassing physical and psychosocial wellbeing. Physicians frequently assess QoL as part of their decision making process w...

    Authors: Orly Tamir, Nitzan Shabo De-Paz, David Dvir and Anthony D. Heymann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:214

    Content type: Research

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  9. Facial palsy is known to have correlations with low level of quality of life. However, little is known about the association between preference based health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and paralytic side o...

    Authors: Sina Kim, Hye-Yoon Lee, Nam-Kwen Kim, Tae Han Yook, Eun-Sung Seo and Jong Uk Kim

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:213

    Content type: Research

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  10. Obstetric brachial plexus injuries (OBPIs) are rare but can have significant implications for those affected, their caregivers and the health system. Symptoms can range from restricted movement to complete par...

    Authors: Christopher W. H. Yau, Elena Pizzo, Chetankumar Prajapati, Tim Draycott and Erik Lenguerrand

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:212

    Content type: Research

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  11. In order to better understand the perspectives of patients and physicians regarding the treatment and management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), we present and compare results from a patient-based and a physicia...

    Authors: Allan Gibofsky, James Galloway, Joern Kekow, Cristiano Zerbini, Maria de la Vega, Gavin Lee, Eun Young Lee, Catalin Codreanu, Cheryl Koehn, Kathy Steinberg, Eustratios Bananis, Dario Ponce de Leon, Anna Maniccia and Ara Dikranian

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:211

    Content type: Research

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  12. To generate Chinese population norms for the EQ-5D-5L dimensions, EQ-VAS (Visual Analogue Scale) scores and EQ-5D-5L index scores, stratified by gender and age. The EQ-5D is a widely used generic health-relate...

    Authors: Zhihao Yang, Jan Busschbach, Gordon Liu and Nan Luo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:210

    Content type: Research

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  13. The rare disease, Hunter Syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type II; MPS II), characterized by iduronate-2-sulfatase deficiency, has heterogeneous symptoms often including cognitive impairment (CI). To evaluate p...

    Authors: Maria Mattera, Margaret K. Vernon, Mireia Raluy-Callado and Jaromir Mikl

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:209

    Content type: Research

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  14. When measuring the treatment effect in tinnitus with multi-item outcome instruments, it is crucial for both clinical and research purposes to take into consideration clinical importance of the outcome scores. ...

    Authors: Henryk Skarżyński, Elżbieta Gos, Beata Dziendziel, Danuta Raj-Koziak, Elżbieta A. Włodarczyk and Piotr H. Skarżyński

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:208

    Content type: Research

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  15. Chronic non-specific neck pain is related to limited cervical mobility, impaired function, neck muscles myofascial pain syndrome, and stress at work. The aforementioned factors are strongly related and may lea...

    Authors: Ester Cerezo-Téllez, María Torres-Lacomba, Orlando Mayoral-del-Moral, Soraya Pacheco-da-Costa, David Prieto-Merino and Beatriz Sánchez-Sánchez

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:207

    Content type: Research

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  16. Currently there is no diabetes-specific quality of life (QOL) instrument available in Lithuanian language. We aimed to develop a Lithuanian version of a widely-used individualised instrument - the Audit of Dia...

    Authors: Žydrūnė Visockienė, Laura Narkauskaitė-Nedzinskienė, Roma Puronaitė and Aldona Mikaliūkštienė

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:206

    Content type: Research

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  17. The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) contains eight items (cough, phlegm, chest tightness, breathlessness, limited activities, confidence leaving home, sleeplessness and energy). The current study aimed 1) to better...

    Authors: Sarah Houben-Wilke, Daisy J. A. Janssen, Frits M. E. Franssen, Lowie E. G. W. Vanfleteren, Emiel F. M. Wouters and Martijn A. Spruit

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:205

    Content type: Research

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  18. The EQ-5D-3 L instrument is a standardized questionnaire which was developed as a simple, generic measure of health for clinical and economic appraisal. To aid in the interpretation, scores are often compared ...

    Authors: Knut Stavem, Liv A Augestad, Ivar S Kristiansen and Kim Rand

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:204

    Content type: Research

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  19. Families play a critical role in supporting the health and well-being of children with chronic illnesses, who face a lifetime of responsibility for self-management of their condition. Our goal was to investiga...

    Authors: Kathryn E. Flynn, Harald Kliems, Nikita Saoji, Jacob Svenson and Elizabeth D. Cox

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:203

    Content type: Research

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  20. Defining the minimally clinically important difference (MCID) is important for the design and analysis of clinical trials and ensures that findings are clinically meaningful. Studies in adult populations have ...

    Authors: Amberly Brigden, Roxanne M Parslow, Daisy Gaunt, Simon M Collin, Andy Jones and Esther Crawley

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:202

    Content type: Research

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  21. Low health literacy often has an association with poor health outcomes such as low levels of self-efficacy, increased mortality, poor health status and reduced quality of life (QOL). The aim of the study was t...

    Authors: Mengyun Zheng, Hui Jin, Naiyang Shi, Chunxiao Duan, Donglei Wang, Xiaoge Yu and Xiaoning Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:201

    Content type: Review

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  22. The Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS) is a self-administered hip-specific questionnaire intended to evaluate symptoms and functional limitations, and it is commonly used to evaluate interv...

    Authors: A Sundén, K Lidengren, E M Roos, L S Lohmander and E Ekvall Hansson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:200

    Content type: Research

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  23. Measurement of quality of life demands thoroughly developed and validated instruments. The development steps from theory to concepts and from empirical data to items are sparsely described in the literature of...

    Authors: Louise Norman Jespersen, Susan Ishøy Michelsen, Bjørn Evald Holstein, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen and Pernille Due

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:199

    Content type: Research

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  24. Central venous catheters (CVC) have been widely used for patients with severe conditions. However, they increase the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI), which is associated with high econom...

    Authors: Yuanyi Cai, Min Zhu, Wei Sun, Xiaohong Cao and Huazhang Wu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:198

    Content type: Research

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  25. Health-related quality of life (QoL) deteriorates immediately after esophagectomy. Patients may benefit from periodic assessments to detect increased morbidity on the basis of subjective self-reports. Using in...

    Authors: Minji K. Lee, Kathleen J. Yost, Karlyn E. Pierson and Shanda H. Blackmon

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:197

    Content type: Research

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  26. The concept of hope has been measured using the Herth Hope Index (HHI) in different samples, but varying factor structures comprising different items from the HHI have been reported. Therefore, further testing...

    Authors: Tone Rustøen, Anners Lerdal, Caryl Gay and Anders Kottorp

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:196

    Content type: Research

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  27. Chronic back pain is associated with significant burden, yet few epidemiological studies have provided data on chronic back pain, its predictors and correlates in France.

    Authors: Mathilde M. Husky, Farina Ferdous Farin, Philippe Compagnone, Christophe Fermanian and Viviane Kovess-Masfety

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:195

    Content type: Research

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  28. Preference valuations of health status are essential in health technology and economic appraisal. This study estimated utilities for treatment-related health states of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and disutili...

    Authors: Eytan M. Stein, Min Yang, Annie Guerin, Wei Gao, Philip Galebach, Cheryl Q. Xiang, Subrata Bhattacharyya, Gaetano Bonifacio and George J. Joseph

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:193

    Content type: Research

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  29. Making tobacco products associated with lower risks available to smokers who would otherwise continue smoking is recognized as an important strategy towards addressing smoking-related harm. Predicting use beha...

    Authors: Stefan Cano, Christelle Chrea, Thomas Salzberger, Thomas Alfieri, Gerard Emilien, Nelly Mainy, Antonio Ramazzotti, Frank Lüdicke and Rolf Weitkunat

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:192

    Content type: Research

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  30. Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is the recommended preventative treatment for secondary ischaemic events, but increases the risk of bleeding, potentially affecting patients’ health-related quality-of-life (HR...

    Authors: Brett Doble, Maria Pufulete, Jessica M. Harris, Tom Johnson, Daniel Lasserson, Barnaby C. Reeves and Sarah Wordsworth

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:191

    Content type: Research

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  31. Depression is common among people living with HIV/AIDS; however, studies focusing on the depression of men living with HIV/AIDS are limited. Therefore, we examined the prevalence of depression and its associat...

    Authors: Huan Liu, Miaomiao Zhao, Jiaojiao Ren, Xinye Qi, Hong Sun, Lemeng Qu, Cunling Yan, Tong Zheng, Qunhong Wu and Yu Cui

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:190

    Content type: Research

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  32. Diabetes is a chronic disease, and it could affect both health and quality of life (QOL). A lot of studies have reported some predictors of QOL of type 2 diabetes patients. While their results were not complet...

    Authors: Xiyue Jing, Jiageng Chen, Yanan Dong, Duolan Han, Haozuo Zhao, Xuying Wang, Fei Gao, Changping Li, Zhuang Cui, Yuanyuan Liu and Jun Ma

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:189

    Content type: Research

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  33. The avoidance-endurance model suggests both fear-avoidance responses and endurance-related responses could affect the chronicity of pain. Proper pain intervention requires measuring fear-avoidance responses an...

    Authors: Jeongwi An, Young Hoon Kim and Sungkun Cho

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:188

    Content type: Short report

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  34. Multimorbidity negatively affects health outcomes and impairs health-related quality of life (HRQoL). We assessed the prevalence of multimorbidity in Koreans aged 50 and older, taking into consideration their ...

    Authors: Bomi Park, Minsu Ock, Hye Ah Lee, Seonhwa Lee, Hyejin Han, Min-Woo Jo and Hyesook Park

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:186

    Content type: Research

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  35. Localized scleroderma (LoS) affects both children and adults and is associated with permanent functional and cosmetic impairment, and reduced quality of life predominating in adults. The Localized Scleroderma ...

    Authors: Alina Skrzypek-Salamon, Anna Lis-Święty, Irmina Ranosz-Janicka and Ligia Brzezińska-Wcisło

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:185

    Content type: Research

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  36. Physical activity (PA) promotes cardiovascular health and health related quality of life (HRQoL), although the effect of that on blood pressure (BP) control has rarely been studied in hypertensive subjects. Ou...

    Authors: Victoria Arija, Felipe Villalobos, Roser Pedret, Angels Vinuesa, Dolors Jovani, Gabriel Pascual and Josep Basora

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:184

    Content type: Research

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  37. The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QOL Core Questionnaire 30 (EORTC QLQ-30) and the Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) are the two most widely used measures of cancer-spe...

    Authors: Kamyar Iravani, Peyman Jafari, Allahkaram Akhlaghi and Bijan Khademi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:183

    Content type: Research

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  38. The Pain Disability Index (PDI) is a widely-used instrument to measure pain-related disability. The aim of this study was to assess the responsiveness and interpretation of change score of the PDI in patients ...

    Authors: T. Beemster, C. van Bennekom, J. van Velzen, M. Reneman and M. Frings-Dresen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:182

    Content type: Research

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  39. The majority of individuals with dementia live in the community; thus, regional dementia care networks are becoming increasingly more important for the provision of care. To date, four different types of demen...

    Authors: Johannes Gräske, Annika Schmidt, Sylvia Schmidt, Franziska Laporte Uribe, Jochen René Thyrian, Bernhard Michalowsky, Susanne Schäfer-Walkmann and Karin Wolf-Ostermann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:181

    Content type: Research

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  40. This study aimed to determine the socioeconomic and clinical characteristics affecting health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with psoriasis.

    Authors: Sungwon Jung, Seung-Mi Lee, David Suh, Hyun Taek Shin and Dong-Churl Suh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:180

    Content type: Research

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  41. Health state utility values (HSUVs) are an important input to economic evaluations and the choice of HSUV can affect the estimate of relative cost-effectiveness between interventions. This systematic review id...

    Authors: Noman Paracha, Ahmed Abdulla and Katherine S. MacGilchrist

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:179

    Content type: Review

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  42. Knowledge about parental quality of life (QoL) is paramount to family-centred and integrated healthcare on prematurity, but evidence is limited. We aimed to explore mothers’ and fathers’ perspectives about the...

    Authors: Mariana Amorim, Elisabete Alves, Michelle Kelly-Irving, Ana Isabel Ribeiro and Susana Silva

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:178

    Content type: Research

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  43. The short, self-administered Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Symptom Frequency Questionnaire (GSFQ) is a specific Quality of Life (QoL) instrument which measures the impact of GERD symptoms on QoL. This...

    Authors: Manuel Monroy, Miguel A. Ruiz, Javier Rejas and Javier Soto

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:177

    Content type: Research

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  44. The generic questionnaire WHO-5 Well-being Index (WHO-5), which measures the construct of mental well-being has been widely used in several populations across countries. The questionnaire has demonstrated suff...

    Authors: Liv Marit Valen Schougaard, Annette de Thurah, Per Bech, Niels Henrik Hjollund and David Høyrup Christiansen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:175

    Content type: Short report

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  45. Assessing quality of life (QOL) in elderly needs specific instruments. The Older People’s Quality of Life Questionnaire (OPQOL-35) is one of the common tools that used for measuring quality of life in elderly ...

    Authors: Maryam Nikkhah, Majideh Heravi-Karimooi, Ali Montazeri, Nahid Rejeh and Hamid Sharif Nia

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:174

    Content type: Research

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  46. The purpose of this study was to empirically compare the performance of two generic preference based quality of life instruments, EQ-5D-3 L (with a health and physical function focus) and ICECAP-O (with a well...

    Authors: Rachel Milte, Maria Crotty, Michelle D. Miller, Craig Whitehead and Julie Ratcliffe

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:173

    Content type: Research

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  47. Questionnaires have proven their worth in detecting changes in quality of life after medical interventions. The Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation scale (NOSE) is a reliable and valid tool to identify restri...

    Authors: Christoph Spiekermann, Eleftherios Savvas, Claudia Rudack and Markus Stenner

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:172

    Content type: Research

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