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  1. To investigate how many traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) guidelines adopted a grading system and the differences among them, and the distribution of level of evidence used to support TCM recommendations.

    Authors: Juan Li, Bin Li, Xin-ke Zhao, Jia-yin Tu and Yingdong Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:174

    Content type: Review

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  2. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory musculoskeletal disease, manifesting as peripheral arthritis, enthesitis, dactylitis, spondylitis, and skin and nail psoriasis. A core set of...

    Authors: L. C. Coates, A.-M. Orbai, V. F. Azevedo, J. C. Cappelleri, K. Steinberg, R. Lippe, I. Lim, L. Eder, P. Richette, M. Y. Weng, R. Queiro Silva and L. Fallon

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:173

    Content type: Research

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  3. Many studies have used disease-specific instruments, such as the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT), when studying health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients. Few studies however, have desc...

    Authors: Ann-Sophie Lindqvist Bagge, Anders Carlander, Claudia Fahlke and Roger Olofsson Bagge

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:172

    Content type: Research

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  4. Many developing countries are rapidly urbanising because of large migration flows from rural to urban areas. However, migrants’ socio-cultural transitions might be challenging, and their extent of social integ...

    Authors: Hongsheng Chen, Zhenjun Zhu, Jiang Chang and Yinbao Gao

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:171

    Content type: Research

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  5. The primary aim was to measure health related quality of life (HRQoL) in a Norwegian cohort of adolescents with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME). A secondary aim was to identify factors before diagnosis, at t...

    Authors: Wenche Ann Similä, Vidar Halsteinli, Ingrid B. Helland, Christer Suvatne, Hanna Elmi and Torstein Baade Rø

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:170

    Content type: Research

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  6. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important metric of perceived wellbeing in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). However, research on HRQoL among PLWHA in sub-Saharan Africa is limited. This study ...

    Authors: Moses K. Nyongesa, Paul Mwangi, Stanley W. Wanjala, Agnes M. Mutua, Hans M. Koot, Pim Cuijpers, Charles R. J. C. Newton and Amina Abubakar

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:169

    Content type: Research

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  7. Fatigue is a common symptom associated with a wide range of diseases and needs to be more thoroughly studied. To minimise patient burden and to enhance response rates in research studies, patient-reported outcome...

    Authors: Line Kildal Bragstad, Anners Lerdal, Caryl L. Gay, Marit Kirkevold, Kathryn A. Lee, Maren Falch Lindberg, Ingrid Johansen Skogestad, Ellen Gabrielsen Hjelle, Unni Sveen and Anders Kottorp

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:168

    Content type: Research

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  8. During healthcare guideline development, panel members often have implicit, different definitions of health outcomes that can lead to misunderstandings about how important these outcomes are and how to balance...

    Authors: Tejan Baldeh, Zuleika Saz-Parkinson, Paola Muti, Nancy Santesso, Gian Paolo Morgano, Wojtek Wiercioch, Robby Nieuwlaat, Axel Gräwingholt, Mireille Broeders, Stephen Duffy, Solveig Hofvind, Lennarth Nystrom, Lydia Ioannidou-Mouzaka, Sue Warman, Helen McGarrigle, Susan Knox…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:167

    Content type: Research

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  9. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability among children and young adults in industrialized countries, but strikingly little is known how patients cope with the long-term conseq...

    Authors: Katrin Rauen, Lara Reichelt, Philipp Probst, Barbara Schäpers, Friedemann Müller, Klaus Jahn and Nikolaus Plesnila

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:166

    Content type: Research

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  10. With an increasing awareness of people’s satisfaction and feeling, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has become an essential aspect of measuring health. HRQoL is fundamentally a foreign concept introduced...

    Authors: Zhuxin Mao, Shenaz Ahmed, Christopher Graham and Paul Kind

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:165

    Content type: Research

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  11. Psychiatric disorders have a major individual and societal impact. Until now, the association between health-related quality of life and physical disorders has been far more investigated than the association w...

    Authors: Mimmi Åström, Sonja Krig, Sara Ryding, Neil Cleland, Ola Rolfson and Kristina Burström

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:164

    Content type: Research

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  12. Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the positive psychology intervention ‘Happiness Route’ compared to an active control condition in a vulnerable population with an accum...

    Authors: Laura A. Weiss, Martijn A. H. Oude Voshaar, Ernst T. Bohlmeijer and Gerben J. Westerhof

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:162

    Content type: Research

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  13. Although body image (BI) disturbance is a common problem that often contributes to poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among women with breast cancer following surgery, the mediating role of BI (as a s...

    Authors: Kaina Zhou, Wen Wang, Minjie Li, Jinghua An, Lanting Huo, Xiaole He, Jin Li and Xiaomei Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:163

    Content type: Research

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  14. Overweight and obesity are public concerns with risk of adverse health outcomes. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is lower in adolescents than children in general. An increase in body mass index (BMI) is...

    Authors: T. K. B. Sundar, K. Riiser, M. C. Småstuen, R. Opheim, K. Løndal, K. Glavin and S. Helseth

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:161

    Content type: Research

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  15. Studies examining the impact of injury on health-related quality of life (HRQL) over time are necessary to understand the short- and long-term consequences of injury for population health. The aim of this syst...

    Authors: A. J. L. M. Geraerds, Amy Richardson, Juanita Haagsma, Sarah Derrett and Suzanne Polinder

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:160

    Content type: Review

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  16. Physical symptoms such as fatigue, pain, digestive problems, and sleep disturbances are chief reasons individuals seek primary care, as they affect health-related quality of life. We investigated the associati...

    Authors: Younghwa Baek, Kyungsik Jung, Hoseok Kim and Siwoo Lee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:159

    Content type: Research

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  17. Patients’ negative illness perceptions and beliefs about cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can influence uptake and adherence to CR. Little is known about the interpartner influence of these antecedent variables on ...

    Authors: Patricia Thomson, Neil J. Angus, Federico Andreis, Gordon F. Rushworth, Andrea R. Mohan, Misook L. Chung and Stephen J. Leslie

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:158

    Content type: Research

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  18. Within trauma care measurement of changes in health-related quality of life (HRQL) is used in understanding patterns of recovery over time. However, conventionally-measured change in HRQL may not always reflec...

    Authors: Juanita A. Haagsma, Inge Spronk, Mariska A. C. de Jongh, Gouke J. Bonsel and Suzanne Polinder

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:157

    Content type: Research

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  19. Using a real dataset, we highlighted several major methodological issues raised by the estimation of the Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID) of a Patient-Reported Outcomes instrument. We especially ...

    Authors: Pascal Woaye-Hune, Jean-Benoit Hardouin, Paul-Antoine Lehur, Guillaume Meurette and Antoine Vanier

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:156

    Content type: Research

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  20. Hearing impairment is a common chronic condition which can be closely related to people’s health. However, current studies on this topic are quite limited in developing countries, and few with standardized aud...

    Authors: Xin Ye, Dawei Zhu, Siyuan Chen and Ping He

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:155

    Content type: Research

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  21. Most hypertensive clients are elderly, whose health-related quality of life (HRQL) may be associated with self-perceptions of aging (older individuals’ beliefs about their own aging). Meanwhile, culture and he...

    Authors: Yunying Hou, Qing Wu, Dandan Zhang, Xiaohong Jin, Wenya Wu and Xiaohua Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:154

    Content type: Research

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  22. Sleep disturbances and anxious symptoms are very common in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM). This study aimed to assess the interactive effects of poor sleep quality and anxious symptoms on the quali...

    Authors: Dong Dong, Peian Lou, Jian Wang, Pan Zhang, Jianquan Sun, Guiqiu Chang and Chunrong Xu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:150

    Content type: Research

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  23. The growing move towards personalised health and social care systems means that every effort needs to be made to generate patient-reported outcome data. However, the deteriorating nature of dementia can make i...

    Authors: S. C. Smith, A. A. J. Hendriks, S. J. Cano and N. Black

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:148

    Content type: Research

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  24. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Zahra Emrani, Ali Akbari Sari, Hojjat Zeraati, Alireza Olyaeemanesh and Rajabali Daroudi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:147

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:108

  25. The Malocclusion Impact Questionnaire (MIQ) is a condition-specific measure that assesses the impact of malocclusion on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL). The aim of this study was to cross-cultural...

    Authors: Bárbara Hope, Carlos Zaror, Paulo Sandoval, Mario Garay and David L. Streiner

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:146

    Content type: Research

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  26. For valid and reliable assessment of patients’ Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), it is crucial to use psychometrically robust instruments. In the context of rare diseases such as Merkel cell carcinoma (M...

    Authors: Murtuza Bharmal, Sandra Nolte, Mickaël Henry-Szatkowski, Meliessa Hennessy and Michael Schlichting

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:145

    Content type: Short report

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  27. The EQ-5D domain pain/discomfort (PD) uses one item to capture pain and other aspects of discomfort, like itching. This study explored how pain, itching and the EQ-5D-5L PD domain relate to each other in a sam...

    Authors: I. Spronk, G. J. Bonsel, S. Polinder, M. E. van Baar, M. F. Janssen and J. A. Haagsma

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:144

    Content type: Research

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  28. A unique and limiting component in the research on functional impairment among children has been the exclusive use of parent proxy reports about child functioning; and there is limited information regarding th...

    Authors: Sarah J. Erickson, Sarah Hile, Nicole Kubinec and Robert D. Annett

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:142

    Content type: Research

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  29. The treatment of children with transfusion-dependent thalassemia (TDT) in Malaysia has progressed since 2005. This study provides an updated health-related quality of life (HRQoL) assessment for children with ...

    Authors: Asrul Akmal Shafie, Irwinder Kaur Chhabra, Jacqueline Hui Yi Wong, Noor Syahireen Mohammed, Hishamshah Mohd Ibrahim and Hamidah Alias

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:141

    Content type: Research

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  30. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is impaired in patients with stable angina but patients often present with other forms of chest pain. The aim of this study was to compare the pre-diagnostic HRQoL in pat...

    Authors: Nina Rieckmann, Konrad Neumann, Sarah Feger, Paolo Ibes, Adriane Napp, Daniel Preuß, Henryk Dreger, Gudrun Feuchtner, Fabian Plank, Vojtěch Suchánek, Josef Veselka, Thomas Engstrøm, Klaus F. Kofoed, Stephen Schröder, Thomas Zelesny, Matthias Gutberlet…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:140

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:205

  31. The Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) is increasingly used to screen for self-perceived oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) in community-dwelling elders. A summated EAT-10 total score ranges from 0 to 40, with a score ...

    Authors: Tina Hansen and Annette Kjaersgaard

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:139

    Content type: Research

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  32. Cultural differences affect the administration and results of health status questionnaires. “Cross cultural adaptation” ensures retention of psychometric properties such as validity and reliability at an item ...

    Authors: Anees ur Rehman, Mohamed Azmi Ahmad Hassali, Sabariah Noor Harun, Sameen Abbas, Jaya Muneswarao, Irfhan Ali Bin Hyder Ali and Rabia Hussain

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:138

    Content type: Research

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  33. Young adulthood is a challenging period for people with diabetes mellitus type 1 (T1DM) as they are facing multiple life transitions while managing a demanding disease. This poses a risk for impaired health-re...

    Authors: Madelon B. Bronner, Mariëlle A. C. Peeters, Jane N. T. Sattoe and AnneLoes van Staa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:137

    Content type: Research

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  34. The aim of this systematic review is to describe the different types of anchors and statistical methods used in estimating the Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID) for Health-Related Quality of Life ...

    Authors: Yosra Mouelhi, Elisabeth Jouve, Christel Castelli and Stéphanie Gentile

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:136

    Content type: Review

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  35. The Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS) is a frequently used patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) for assessment of hip disorders and treatment effects following hip surgery. The objectiv...

    Authors: Marek K. Gojło and Przemysław T. Paradowski

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:135

    Content type: Research

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  36. Breast cancer is one of the most important health problems in the world. In recent years, this cancer has achieved a reduction in mortality, which is attributed to the introduction of mass screening and greate...

    Authors: Krzysztof Adamowicz and Zuzanna Baczkowska-Waliszewska

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:134

    Content type: Research

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  37. Localized Scleroderma (LoS) is an autoimmune connective tissue disease that affects skin and less commonly subcutaneous tissues. The illness occurs in children and adults, and may have a serious impact on heal...

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

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:133

    Content type: Short report

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  38. The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) is the most widely used scale which assesses psychological resilience. Although it is recommended to be applied as a unidimensional scale, its factor structure, r...

    Authors: Katarina Velickovic, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, Ulrika Axelsson, Carl A. K. Borrebaeck, Lisa Rydén, Per Johnsson and Johanna Månsson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:132

    Content type: Research

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  39. The modified polycystic ovary syndrome health-related quality-of-life questionnaire (MPCOSQ) is a 30-item instrument measuring quality-of-life in English-speaking patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)...

    Authors: Yun-yun Luo, Xiao-lin Xu and Xiao-bin Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:131

    Content type: Research

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  40. Endoscopic bariatric therapies (EBT) have demonstrated to induce weight loss and improve comorbidities in obese patients. However, little is known about its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) out...

    Authors: Gontrand Lopez-Nava, Ravishankar Asokkumar, T. Lacruz, A. Rull, L. Beltran and Inmaculada Bautista-Castaño

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:130

    Content type: Research

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  41. Stroke is a major global health concern which affects the health related quality of life (HRQOL). As the prevalence of stroke is increasing especially in lower-middle income countries, it is vital to identify ...

    Authors: Pramudika Nirmani Kariyawasam, Kithsiri Dedduwa Pathirana and Don Chandana Hewage

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:129

    Content type: Research

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  42. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), which may go undiagnosed and can significantly impair a patient’s health-related quality of life (HRQOL). This qualitative r...

    Authors: Laura Tesler Waldman, Sairam Parthasarathy, Kathleen F. Villa, Morgan Bron, Shay Bujanover and Meryl Brod

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:128

    Content type: Research

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  43. Scales measuring depressive symptoms in adolescents and adults are widely used for epidemiological purposes. The purpose of this study is to use Rasch measurement theory to examine the psychometric properties ...

    Authors: Annette Løvheim Kleppang, Anne Mari Steigen and Hanne Søberg Finbråten

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:127

    Content type: Research

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  44. The proportion of people living to a very old age is continuously increasing. One of the possibilities explored in policies and services to meet this health and societal challenge is to encourage the very old ...

    Authors: Isabelle Jalenques, Fabien Rondepierre, Chloé Rachez, Sophie Lauron and Candy Guiguet-Auclair

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:126

    Content type: Research

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  45. Migrants may carry with them communicable and non communicable diseases as they move to the host country. Screening migrants may help in improving their health status and in preventing the spread of infections...

    Authors: Tamara Lotfi, Mohamad I. Itani, Pamela Howeiss, Lama Kilzar, Nesrine A. Rizk and Elie A. Akl

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:125

    Content type: Research

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