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  1. Content type: Research

    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

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    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

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    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

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  4. Content type: Research

    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

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  5. Content type: Research

    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

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  6. Content type: Research

    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

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  7. Content type: Review

    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

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  8. Content type: Research

    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

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  9. Content type: Research

    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

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  10. Content type: Short report

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    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

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  12. Content type: Research

    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

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  13. Content type: Research

    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

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  14. Content type: Research

    Substantial challenges have been reported in China in terms of the large number of adult patients with strabismus and their poor quality of life. Quality of life is a cultural concept that varies according to ...

    Authors: Zonghua Wang, Juan Zhou, Yan Xu, Honghua Yin, Xi She, Wei Bian and Xianyuan Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:171

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  15. Content type: Research

    To determine whether quality of life (QOL) and health utility are affected to the same extent among dry eye (DE) patients with short tear film break-up time dry eye (TBUT-DE) with minimal clinical signs were a...

    Authors: Chika Shigeyasu, Masakazu Yamada, Motoko Kawashima, Kazuhisa Suwaki, Miki Uchino, Yoshimune Hiratsuka, Norihiko Yokoi and Kazuo Tsubota

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:170

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  16. Content type: Research

    The relationship between informal caregiving intensity and caregiver health is well-established, though research suggests this may vary by caregiver demographics. The aim of this exploratory study is to assess...

    Authors: Sarah K. Cook, Lauren Snellings and Steven A. Cohen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:169

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  17. Content type: Research

    Several preference based measures are validated for adults in cost utility analysis, but less are available for children and many researchers have criticized the quality of pediatric economic studies. The obje...

    Authors: Thomas G. Poder, Nathalie Carrier, Harriet Mead and Katherine J. Stevens

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:168

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  18. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the self-reported perceived quality of life (QoL) in female to male (FTM) and male to female (MTF) transgenders and compare it with a general population sample, and to fin...

    Authors: Banafsheh Torkian Valashany and Mohsen Janghorbani

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:167

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  19. Content type: Research

    Multi-attribute generic preference-based measures of health-related quality of life are used as comprehensive outcome measures. Typically preferences for health states defined by these systems are elicited fro...

    Authors: David Feeny, William Furlong and George W. Torrance

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:166

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  20. Content type: Research

    Quality of life (QOL) is an important factor in evaluating the effectiveness of treatment in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of autologous bone marrow monon...

    Authors: Thanh Liem Nguyen, Hoang Phuong Nguyen and Trung Kien Nguyen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:164

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  21. Content type: Research

    Cancer is a serious public health problem not only in Malaysia, also worldwide. The aim of this study was to determine the determinants of quality of life (QOL) among cancer patients in Peninsular Malaysia.

    Authors: Mehrnoosh Akhtari-Zavare, Sherina Mohd-Sidik, Ummavathy Periasamy, Lekhraj Rampal, Siti Irma Fadhilah and Rozi Mahmud

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:163

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  22. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contains errors whereby some information provided in Tables 2 and 5 in the online version is missing in the PDF version; in addition, some details regarding the study by Mols et al., J...

    Authors: Salome Adam, Anita Feller, Sabine Rohrmann and Volker Arndt

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:162

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    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:22

  23. Content type: Research

    Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) evaluates eleven menopausal symptoms and health related quality of life (HRQOL) of postmenopausal women under three subscales. In this study we attempted cross cultural adaptation ...

    Authors: Nirmala Rathnayake, Janaka Lenora, Gayani Alwis and Sarath Lekamwasam

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:161

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  24. Content type: Research

    The increasing emphasis on patient-reported outcomes in health care decision making has prompted greater rigor in the evidence to support the instruments used. Acceptability and content validity are important ...

    Authors: Diane Whalley, Gary Globe, Rebecca Crawford, Lynda Doward, Eskinder Tafesse, John Brazier and David Price

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:160

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  25. Content type: Research

    Who should provide the values of health states in economic evaluations of health technologies has long been the subject of debate. This study examined and compared the relative importance of the EQ-5D five dim...

    Authors: Jihyung Hong

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:159

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  26. Content type: Research

    We previously developed the preliminary version of the Patient-Reported Apnea Questionnaire (PRAQ), a questionnaire measuring health-related quality of life in patients with (suspected) obstructive sleep apnea...

    Authors: Inger L. Abma, Maroeska Rovers, Marijke IJff, Bernard Hol, Gert P. Westert and Philip J. van der Wees

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:158

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  27. Content type: Research

    Among a sample of patient-informal caregiver dyads in the specific context of new diagnoses of high-grade glioma in the time-frame between diagnosis and the third month following diagnosis, we examine whether ...

    Authors: Karine Baumstarck, Olivier Chinot, Emeline Tabouret, Patrizia Farina, Marilyne Barrié, Chantal Campello, Gregorio Petrirena, Zeinab Hamidou and Pascal Auquier

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:157

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  28. Content type: Research

    There is evidence that overweight and obesity in children is associated with poor Physical Fitness and consequently lower Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL). However, this linear-causal relationship betwee...

    Authors: Miguel A. Perez-Sousa, Pedro R. Olivares, Juan A. Escobar-Alvarez, Jose A. Parraça and Narcis Gusi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:155

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  29. Content type: Research

    The purpose was to quantify the decrement in health utility (referred as disutility) associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and different symptomatic and radiographic uni- and bilateral definitions of knee O...

    Authors: Soili Törmälehto, Mika E. Mononen, Emma Aarnio, Jari P. A. Arokoski, Rami K. Korhonen and Janne Martikainen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:154

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  30. Content type: Research

    The relationship between the various items in an HRQoL instrument is a key aspect of interpreting and understanding preference weights. The aims of this paper were i) to use theoretical models of HRQoL to deve...

    Authors: Thor Gamst-Klaussen, Claire Gudex and Jan Abel Olsen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:153

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  31. Content type: Research

    The Quality Adjusted Life Year influences the allocation of significant amounts of healthcare resources. Despite this surprisingly little research effort has been devoted to analysing how beliefs and attitudes...

    Authors: Luke Barry, Anna Hobbins, Daniel Kelleher, Koonal Shah, Nancy Devlin, Juan Manuel Ramos Goni and Ciaran O’Neill

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:152

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  32. Content type: Research

    A good quality of life (QOL) is important for the physical and mental well-being of all children. However, young people who live in an institutional setting may face different challenges than those who are rai...

    Authors: Takahiro Nakatomi, Shuhei Ichikawa, Hideki Wakabayashi and Yousuke C. Takemura

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:151

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  33. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to evaluate quality of life and psychological distress in Iranian women with recurrent miscarriage and to compare it in women without miscarriage.

    Authors: Zahra Tavoli, Mahsa Mohammadi, Azadeh Tavoli, Ashraf Moini, Mohammad Effatpanah, Leila Khedmat and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:150

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  34. Content type: Research

    The dramatic increase in the prevalence of obesity in developed and developing countries has become a major health care concern. Accordingly, there is growing recognition of the relationship between health-rel...

    Authors: Szabolcs Halasi, Josip Lepeš, Višnja Đorđić, Dejan Stevanović, Ferenc Ihász, Damjan Jakšić, Andrea Živković-Vuković, Milan Cvetković, Zoran Milić, Anita Stajer, Nevenka Zrnzević and Dragan Marinković

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:149

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  35. Content type: Research

    Most health valuation studies assume that individuals’ health valuations do not depend on social comparisons. However, there is some evidence that this assumption is not satisfied in practice. This paper tests...

    Authors: Arthur E. Attema, Werner B. F. Brouwer and Jose Luis Pinto Prades

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:148

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  36. Content type: Research

    To evaluate the psychometric properties of a Swahili version of the Kessler Psychological Distress scale in an injury population in Tanzania.

    Authors: Joao Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci, Silvia Daniela Vaca, Deena El-Gabri, Leonardo Pestillo de Oliveira, Mark Mvungi, Blandina Theophil Mmbaga, Michael Haglund and Catherine Staton

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:147

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  37. Content type: Research

    LCS1 (Lymphedema Cholestasis Syndrome 1/Aagenaes syndrome) is a rare, hereditary disorder, where the highest known prevalence is in Norway. The disorder is characterized by lymphedema and periodic cholestasis ...

    Authors: Kristin Iversen, Lill Monica Drivdal, Kristin J. Billaud Feragen and Amy Østertun Geirdal

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:146

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  38. Content type: Research

    There is no validated measure of positive mental well-being that is suitable for Deaf people who use a signed language such as British Sign Language (BSL). This impedes inclusion of this population in a range ...

    Authors: Katherine D. Rogers, Claire Dodds, Malcolm Campbell and Alys Young

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:145

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  39. Content type: Research

    Age increases the risk of emergency department [ED] visits. Health related quality of life (HRQoL) is often estimated as an outcome of ED visits, but it can be a risk factor of ED visits. This study aims to as...

    Authors: Mahwish Naseer, Lena Dahlberg and Cecilia Fagerström

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:144

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  40. Content type: Research

    Although several studies have evaluated health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in breast cancer survivors, few have compared HRQoL between breast cancer survivors and an age-matched general population in terms...

    Authors: Jonghan Yu, Woo-Seung Son, Sae Byeol Lee, Il Young Chung, Byung Ho Son, Sei Hyun Ahn, Min-Woo Jo and Jong Won Lee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:143

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  41. Content type: Research

    Upper limb hemiplegia following cerebrovascular diseases can result in significant functional limitation. To assess such functional disturbance requires a comprehensive, valid and reliable tool. The Arm Activi...

    Authors: Montana Buntragulpoontawee, Patreeya Euawongyarti, Tinakon Wongpakaran, Stephen Ashford, Somprartthana Rattanamanee and Jeeranan Khunachiva

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:141

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  42. Content type: Research

    The physical frailty status affects the health status of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The objective was to determine if the individual physical frailty characteristics have a dif...

    Authors: Francesc Medina-Mirapeix, Roberto Bernabeu-Mora, Luz María Giménez-Giménez, Pilar Escolar-Reina, Mariano Gacto-Sánchez and Silvana Loana de Oliveira-Sousa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:140

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  43. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to examine the associations among the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) core sets relevant to chronic ischemic heart disease (CIHD) using the least abso...

    Authors: Meng You, Wen Fang, Xu Wang and Tiantong Yang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:139

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  44. Content type: Research

    There have been very few studies analyzing the relationship of physical and mental health status with health behaviors and deployment status in Chinese navy personnel. Thus, we undertook this survey to assess ...

    Authors: Shali Xie, Hui Lin, Yi Meng, Jundong Zhu, Yanqi Zhang, Ling Zhang and Gaoming Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:138

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  45. Content type: Research

    Generic assessments are less responsive to subtle changes due to specific diseases, making it challenging to fully understand the impact of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) on patient’s quality of life (QOL).

    Authors: Yanchun Sun, Zheng Yang, Chonghua Wan, Chuanzhi Xu, Liuping Chen, Lin Xu, Xiaoqing Zhang and Fei Yan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:137

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  46. Content type: Research

    The Quality of Life after Brain Injury (QOLIBRI) score was developed to assess disease-specific health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after traumatic brain injury (TBI). So far, validation studies on the QOLI...

    Authors: Konstantin Born, Felix Amsler and Thomas Gross

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:136

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