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  1. Content type: Research

    The Health Economics Research Centre (HERC) Database of Mapping Studies was established in 2013, based on a systematic review of studies developing mapping algorithms predicting EQ-5D. The Mapping onto Prefere...

    Authors: Helen Dakin, Lucy Abel, Richéal Burns and Yaling Yang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:31

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    The assessment of fear of recurrence (FCR) is crucial for understanding an important psychological state in patients diagnosed and treated for cancer. The study aim was to determine psychometric details of a s...

    Authors: G. M. Humphris, E. Watson, M. Sharpe and G. Ozakinci

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:30

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  3. Content type: Research

    Noticing new things, accepting the continuously changing nature of circumstances, and flexibly shifting perspectives in concert with changing contexts constitute the essential features of Langerian mindfulness...

    Authors: Francesco Pagnini, Katherine E. Bercovitz and Deborah Phillips

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:29

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  4. Content type: Research

    Community Acquired Pneumococcal Pneumonia is a lung infection that causes serious health problems and can lead to complications and death. The aim of this study was to observe and analyze health related qualit...

    Authors: Luiz Flavio Andrade, Grèce Saba, Jean-Damien Ricard, Jonathan Messika, Jacques Gaillat, Pierre Bonnin, Christian Chidiac, Hajnal-Gabriela Illes, Henri Laurichesse, Bruno Detournay, Patrick Petitpretz and Gérard de Pouvourville

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:28

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  5. Content type: Short report

    Generic, preference-based measures of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are a common input to the economic evaluation of new health technologies. As such, it is important to explore what characteristics o...

    Authors: A. J. N. Raymakers, P. Gillespie, M. C. O’Hara, M. D. Griffin and S. F. Dinneen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:27

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  6. Content type: Research

    For patient undergoing cataract surgery in India, existing patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures are either not culturally relevant, have not been adequately validated, or are too long to be used in a busy c...

    Authors: Joshua R. Ehrlich, Charlie Frank, Josiah Smiley, Hong-Gam Le, Sanil Joseph, Stephen G. Schilling, Brian C. Stagg, Joshua D. Stein, R. D. Ravindran and Aravind Haripriya

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:25

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  7. Content type: Correction

    The original article contained the following errors:

    Authors: D. Richter, A. Mehnert, F. Schepper, K. Leuteritz, C. Park and J. Ernst

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:26

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    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:4

  8. Content type: Research

    Previous research shows that existing asthma quality of life questionnaires fail to measure the burden of oral corticosteroids that can be used to treat severe asthma, and are therefore not fit for purpose for...

    Authors: Michael E. Hyland, Joseph W. Lanario, Jill Pooler, Matthew Masoli and Rupert C. Jones

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:24

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  9. Content type: Research

    The Recovery Assessment Scale-revised (RAS-R) is a self-report instrument measuring mental health recovery. The purpose of the present study was to translate and adapt the RAS-R into the Norwegian language and...

    Authors: Eva Biringer and Marit Tjoflåt

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:23

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  10. Content type: Review

    Due to an improving prognosis, and increased knowledge of intervention effects over time, long-term well-being among prostate cancer (PC) survivors has gained increasing attention. Yet, despite a variety of av...

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

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:22

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:162

  11. Content type: Research

    Patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL) differs between treatment options for prostate carcinoma. Long-term HRQOL data in brachytherapy series are scarce. Therefore, we analyzed prostate-specif...

    Authors: Daniel Buergy, Vincent Schneiberg, Joerg Schaefer, Grit Welzel, Lutz Trojan, Christian Bolenz and Frederik Wenz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:21

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  12. Content type: Research

    Currently, several fatigue measurement instruments are available to evaluate and measure cancer-related fatigue. Amongst them, Multidimensional Fatigue Syndrome Inventory-Short Form (MFSI-SF) is a self-reporte...

    Authors: Alexandre Chan, Claire Lew, Xiao Jun Wang, Terence Ng, Jung-woo Chae, Hui Ling Yeo, Maung Shwe and Yan Xiang Gan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:20

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  13. Content type: Review

    Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measurement in elderly people can provide appropriate information for an optimal management of physical/mental conditions. The main objective of the present study was to ...

    Authors: Sogand Tourani, Masoud Behzadifar, Mariano Martini, Aidin Aryankhesal, Masood Taheri Mirghaed, Morteza Salemi, Meysam Behzadifar and Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:18

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  14. Content type: Research

    The evolution of technology in healthcare has increased the health care’s costs and, the universal healthcare systems, in developed countries, need to ensure proper allocation of resources. Thus, the major iss...

    Authors: R. Ragusa, G. Bertino, A. Bruno, E. Frazzetto, F. Cicciu, G. Giorgianni and L. Lupo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:17

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  15. Content type: Research

    Colorectal surgery has an important impact on a patient’s quality of life, and postoperative rehabilitation shows large variations. To enhance the understanding of recovery after colorectal cancer, health-rela...

    Authors: B. Romain, O. Rohmer, S. Schimchowitsch, M. Hübner, J. B. Delhorme, C. Brigand, S. Rohr and D. Guenot

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

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  16. Content type: Research

    It is not clear whether socioeconomic status influences health outcomes among older adults through its effect on physical activity. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of sex and neighborhood socio-...

    Authors: Helen-Maria Vasiliadis and Mathieu F. Bélanger

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:15

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  17. Content type: Research

    Although a score of less than 7 for the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D17) has been widely adopted to define remission of depression, a full recovery from depression is closely related to the p...

    Authors: Jitsuki Sawamura, Jun Ishigooka and Katsuji Nishimura

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:14

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  18. Content type: Short report

    Various patient reported quality-of-life indicators are independently prognostic for survival in metastatic breast cancer and other cancers. The same measures recorded at first diagnosis of early breast cancer...

    Authors: Chee Khoon Lee, Malcolm Hudson, John Simes, Karin Ribi, Jürg Bernhard and Alan S. Coates

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:13

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  19. Content type: Research

    Participation in education is a vital component of adolescents’ everyday life and a determinant of health and future opportunities in adult life. The School Setting Interview (SSI) is an instrument which asses...

    Authors: Moa Yngve, Michaela Munkholm, Helene Lidström, Helena Hemmingsson and Elin Ekbladh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:12

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Patient-reported outcome (PRO) data is central to the delivery of quality health care. Establishing sustainable, reliable and cost-efficient methods for routine collection and integration of PRO data into heal...

    Authors: Natasha Moloczij, Karla Gough, Benjamin Solomon, David Ball, Linda Mileshkin, Mary Duffy and Mei Krishnasamy

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:10

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  21. Content type: Research

    In estimating the impact of an intervention, ignoring the effect of improving the health of one member of the caregiver/child dyad on the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of the other member may lead to ...

    Authors: Janine Verstraete, Lebogang Ramma and Jennifer Jelsma

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:8

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  22. Content type: Research

    The focus of clinical care after the repair of congenital heart disease has shifted from saving life of the patient to the patient’s quality of life. The purpose of this study was to examine the health conditi...

    Authors: Yu-Mi Im, Tae-Jin Yun and Sunhee Lee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:9

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  23. Content type: Research

    Catquest questionnaire was originally developed in Swedish to measure patients’ self-assessed visual function to evaluate the benefit of cataract surgery. The result of the Rasch analysis leading to the creati...

    Authors: Tassha Hilda Adnan, Mokhlisoh Mohamed Apandi, Haireen Kamaruddin, Mohamad Aziz Salowi, Kian Boon Law, Jamaiyah Haniff and Pik Pin Goh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:5

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  24. Content type: Research

    Proxy respondents are frequently used in surveys, including those assessing health-related quality of life (HRQOL). In cancer, most research involving proxies has been undertaken with paired proxy-patient popu...

    Authors: Jessica K. Roydhouse, Roee Gutman, Nancy L. Keating, Vincent Mor and Ira B. Wilson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:6

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  25. Content type: Research

    There have been few reports on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) in Japanese patients. The aim of this study is to assess changes in HRQOL during 36 months a...

    Authors: Katsuyoshi Hashine, Toshio Kakuda, Shunsuke Iuchi, Tadanori Hosokawa and Iku Ninomiya

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:7

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  26. Content type: Research

    Cancer has adverse effects on patient’s quality of life. As such, measuring quality of life (QoL) has become an integral part of psycho-oncological health care. Because adolescent and young adult patients have...

    Authors: Diana Richter, Anja Mehnert, Florian Schepper, Katja Leuteritz, Crystal Park and Jochen Ernst

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:4

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:26

  27. Content type: Research

    Endometriosis is a common gynecological disorder that causes inflammation and pelvic pain. Endometriosis-related pain is best captured with patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures, however, assessment of endom...

    Authors: Floortje E. van Nooten, Jennifer Cline, Celeste A. Elash, Jean Paty and Matthew Reaney

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:3

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  28. Content type: Research

    A single-item transition question is often used to assess improvement or worsening in health, but its validity has not been tested extensively. The purpose of this study was to test the construct validity of a...

    Authors: Michael M. Ward, Jinxiang Hu, Lori C. Guthrie and Maria Alba

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:2

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  29. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to investigate the relationships among overactive bladder (OAB) symptom severity, bother, help-seeking behavior, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with type 2 diabetes.

    Authors: Dongjuan Xu, Meng Zhao, Liqun Huang and Kefang Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:1

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  30. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the consequences of health comparisons. Negative health comparisons might, for example, result in emotions such as anger or frustration. These negative emotions might intensify feelings o...

    Authors: André Hajek and Hans-Helmut König

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:252

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  31. Content type: Research

    Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are widely used in mental healthcare research for quality of life assessment but most fail to capture the breadth of health and non-health domains that can be impacted...

    Authors: Francis Vergunst, Crispin Jenkinson, Tom Burns, Paul Anand, Alastair Gray, Jorun Rugkåsa and Judit Simon

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:250

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  32. Content type: Research

    There has been a marked tendency for researchers, clinicians, and policy makers to shift their focus from risk to resilience. This should be assessed by comparing the outcome to a context specific reference gr...

    Authors: Rüya-Daniela Kocalevent, Markus Zenger, Andreas Hinz, Burghard Klapp and Elmar Brähler

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:251

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  33. Content type: Review

    No validated disease-specific questionnaires exist to capture health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Melanoma (FACT-M...

    Authors: Murtuza Bharmal, Fatoumata Fofana, Carla Dias Barbosa, Paul Williams, Lisa Mahnke, Alexia Marrel and Michael Schlichting

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:247

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  34. Content type: Research

    Systemic therapy-induced diarrhea (STID) is a common side effect experienced by more than half of cancer patients. Despite STID-associated complications and poorer quality of life (QoL), no validated assessmen...

    Authors: Michelle Lui, Daniela Gallo-Hershberg and Carlo DeAngelis

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:249

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  35. Content type: Research

    Clinical and radiological outcomes of operatively treated unstable pelvic ring fractures are well documented, whereas little is known about the patient’s related outcome. The purpose of this study is to evalua...

    Authors: Maximilian Kerschbaum, Nadine Hausmann, Michael Worlicek, Christian Pfeifer, Michael Nerlich and Paul Schmitz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:248

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  36. Content type: Research

    Chronic diseases are highly prevalent and cluster in individuals (multimorbidity). This study investigated the association between multimorbidity and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), assessing the combi...

    Authors: David Alejandro González-Chica, Catherine L. Hill, Tiffany K. Gill, Phillipa Hay, Dandara Haag and Nigel Stocks

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:244

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  37. Content type: Research

    Though many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) have comorbidities, the use of generic and disease-specific health related quality of life (HRQOL) scales to discriminate the effects of comorbidity has not been...

    Authors: Kirsten M. Fiest, Jamie Greenfield, Luanne M. Metz, Scott B. Patten, Nathalie Jetté and Ruth Ann Marrie

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:246

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  38. Content type: Short report

    Limited health literacy is known to impact on medication adherence, hospital readmission and potentially poorer health outcomes. The literature on the health literacy of those with musculoskeletal conditions s...

    Authors: Brett Vaughan, Jane Mulcahy, Amy Coffey, Laura Addinsall, Stephanie Ryan and Kylie Fitzgerald

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:245

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  39. Content type: Research

    To evaluate and analyse the factors associated with health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in the Korean population aged 50 years and older.

    Authors: Kyoung Min Kwon, Jung Soo Lee, Na Eun Jeon and Yeo Hyung Kim

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:243

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  40. Content type: Research

    The resilience to face disease is a process of positive adaptation despite the loss of health. It involves developing vitality and skills to overcome the negative effects of adversity, risks, and vulnerability...

    Authors: Filiberto Toledano-Toledano, José Moral de la Rubia, Laurie D. McCubbin, Linda Liebenberg, Jesús Alejandro Vera Jiménez, Leonor Rivera-Rivera, Angie Hart, Leticia Andrea Barajas Nava, Marcela Salazar García, Silvia Martínez Valverde, Sofía Rivera Aragón, Concepción Sánchez Gómez, Laura Villavicencio Guzmán, Victor Granados García and Juan Garduño Espinosa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:242

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  41. Content type: Review

    A conceptual model approach to clarify the elements of health-related quality of life (HRQL), their determinants and causal pathways is needed to aid researchers, health practitioners and policy makers in thei...

    Authors: Adedokun Oluwafemi Ojelabi, Yitka Graham, Catherine Haighton and Jonathan Ling

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:241

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  42. Content type: Research

    The aim of present study was to describe the effect of multimorbidity on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).

    Authors: Bijan Shad, Asieh Ashouri, Tolou Hasandokht, Fatemeh Rajati, Arsalan Salari, Moona Naghshbandi and Fardin Mirbolouk

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:240

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  43. Content type: Research

    To assess the measurement properties of two single-item patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures that assessed the length of time (in minutes) and severity of morning joint stiffness (MJS) experienced each day.

    Authors: Elizabeth D. Bacci, Amy M. DeLozier, Chen-Yen Lin, Carol L. Gaich, Terence Rooney, Richard Hoffman and Kathleen W. Wyrwich

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:239

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  44. Content type: Research

    The International Knee Documentation Committee Subjective Knee Form (IKDC) and the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) are knee-specific questionnaires that have been widely used and translated...

    Authors: Chien-Chih Huang, Wen-Shiang Chen, Mei-Wun Tsai and Wendy Tzyy-Jiuan Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:238

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  45. Content type: Research

    To assess the reliability, validity, and responsiveness to treatment change of the single-item measure, Severity of Worst Tiredness, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

    Authors: Elizabeth D. Bacci, Amy M. DeLozier, Chen-Yen Lin, Carol L. Gaich, Xiang Zhang, Terence Rooney, Stephanie de Bono, Richard Hoffman and Kathleen W. Wyrwich

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:237

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  46. Content type: Research

    Little is known regarding the health-related quality of life among myocardial infarction (MI) survivors in the United States. The purpose of this population-based study was to identify differences in health-re...

    Authors: Lea Mollon and Sandipan Bhattacharjee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:235

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  47. Content type: Research

    Pain intensity and patients’ impression of global improvement are widely used patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in clinical practice and research. They are commonly assessed using the Numerical Pain Ra...

    Authors: Saurab Sharma, Joshna Palanchoke, Darren Reed and J. Haxby Abbott

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:236

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  48. Content type: Research

    Evaluating patient-reported outcomes (PRO) in early osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is difficult. Established measurement tools are focused on one of the two major patient groups in knee surgery: young, highly...

    Authors: Florian Baumann, Johannes Weber, Daniel Mahr, Martin Bäumlein, Maximilian Kerschbaum, Karolina Müller, Paavo Rillmann, Michael Nerlich and Markus Loibl

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:233

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