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  1. The EQ-5D is a reliable tool for measuring Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). However, concern has been expressed that it may ignore elements of HRQoL, particularly cognition. In response to this concern,...

    Authors: Claire AG Wolfs, Carmen D Dirksen, Alfons Kessels, Daniëlle CM Willems, Frans RJ Verhey and Johan L Severens

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:33

    Content type: Research

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  2. Muscular dystrophies are chronic diseases manifesting with progressive muscle weakness leading to decreasing activities and participation. To understand the impact on daily life, it is important to determine p...

    Authors: Martha A Grootenhuis, Judith de Boone and Anneke J van der Kooi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:31

    Content type: Research

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  3. The aims of this study were to understand the lived experience and elements of quality of life as depicted by children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

    Authors: David B Nicholas, Anthony Otley, Claire Smith, Julie Avolio, Marla Munk and Anne M Griffiths

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:28

    Content type: Research

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  4. Our aim was to investigate the existence of a reciprocal relationship between patients' assessment of quality of life and their appraisal of health. If present, this relationship will interfere with the interp...

    Authors: Lars Mathisen, Marit H Andersen, Marijke Veenstra, Astrid K Wahl, Berit R Hanestad and Erik Fosse

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:27

    Content type: Research

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  5. Little is known about longitudinal associations between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and quality of life (QoL) after exposure to violence. The aims of the current study were to examine quality of life...

    Authors: Venke A Johansen, Astrid K Wahl, Dag Erik Eilertsen, Lars Weisaeth and Berit R Hanestad

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:26

    Content type: Research

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  6. Quality of life (QoL) measurements are important in evaluating cancer treatment outcomes. Factors other than cancer and its treatment may have significant effects on QoL and affect assessment of treatments. Ba...

    Authors: Karen M Gil, Heidi E Gibbons, Eric L Jenison, Michael P Hopkins and Vivian E von Gruenigen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:25

    Content type: Research

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  7. In eating disorders (EDs) treatment, outcome measurement has traditionally focused on symptom reduction rather than functioning or quality of life (QoL). Generic QoL measures lack sensitivity for some diagnose...

    Authors: Carol E Adair, Gisele C Marcoux, Brian S Cram, Carol J Ewashen, Janet Chafe, Stephanie E Cassin, Jorge Pinzon, Joanne L Gusella, Josie Geller, Yvette Scattolon, Patricia Fergusson, Lisa Styles and Krista E Brown

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  8. Little is known about the Quality of Life (QOL) in parents of children with developmental diseases as compared to other severe neurological or psychiatric disorders. Aims of the present study were: to evaluate...

    Authors: Diego Mugno, Liliana Ruta, Valentina Genitori D'Arrigo and Luigi Mazzone

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:22

    Content type: Research

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  9. Diabetes has a high burden of illness both in life years lost and in disability through related co-morbidities. Accurate assessment of the non-mortality burden requires appropriate health-related quality of li...

    Authors: Paul Glasziou, Jan Alexander, Elaine Beller and Philip Clarke

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:21

    Content type: Research

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  10. This study aimed to assess the effects of a risk-based, multifactorial fall prevention programme on health-related quality of life among the community-dwelling aged who had fallen at least once during the prev...

    Authors: Sari Vaapio, Marika Salminen, Tero Vahlberg, Noora Sjösten, Raimo Isoaho, Pertti Aarnio and Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:20

    Content type: Research

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  11. Although the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – General questionnaire (FACT-G) has been validated few studies have explored the factor structure of the instrument, in particular using non-sample depende...

    Authors: Adam B Smith, Penny Wright, Peter J Selby and Galina Velikova

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:19

    Content type: Research

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  12. The aim was to investigate HRQoL and psychosocial function among patients with carcinoid tumours, longitudinally and prospectively, and to compare HRQoL among patients with carcinoid tumours to that of the Swe...

    Authors: Camilla Fröjd, Gunnel Larsson, Claudia Lampic and Louise von Essen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:18

    Content type: Research

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  13. Co-morbidity is a powerful predictor of health care outcomes and costs, as well as an important cofounder in epidemiologic studies. The effect of co-morbidities is generally related to mortality or complicatio...

    Authors: Ulla Tuominen, Marja Blom, Johanna Hirvonen, Seppo Seitsalo, Matti Lehto, Pekka Paavolainen, Kalevi Hietanieni, Pekka Rissanen and Harri Sintonen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:16

    Content type: Research

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  14. Subjective measures involving clinician ratings or patient self-assessments have become recognised as an important tool for the assessment of health outcome. The value of a health outcome measure is usually as...

    Authors: Beth Pollard, Marie Johnston and Diane Dixon

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:14

    Content type: Review

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  15. A large number of fatigue scales exist and there is no consensus on which fatigue measuring scales that are most appropriate for use in assessment of fatigue in different diseases. We aimed to describe the use...

    Authors: Niels Henrik Hjollund, Johan Hviid Andersen and Per Bech

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:12

    Content type: Review

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  16. No validated disease-specific measures are available to assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in adult subjects with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Therefore, we sought to develop and validate ...

    Authors: Susan D Mathias, James B Bussel, James N George, Robert McMillan, Gary J Okano and Janet L Nichol

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  17. To determine physical and psychosocial well-being of adolescents with type 1 diabetes by self-report and parent report and to explore associations with glycemic control and other clinical and socio-demographic...

    Authors: Maartje de Wit, Henriette A Delemarre-van de Waal, Jan Alle Bokma, Krijn Haasnoot, Mieke C Houdijk, Reinoud J Gemke and Frank J Snoek

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:10

    Content type: Research

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  18. Fibromyalgia is a chronic health condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, multiple tender points on physical examination, generalized muscular aching, stiffness, fatigue, nonrestorative slee...

    Authors: James W Varni, Tasha M Burwinkle, Christine A Limbers and Ilona S Szer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  19. Successfully managing diabetes is a complex process that includes addressing issues of drug efficacy, safety and treatment satisfaction. Additionally, the combined impact of patient/disease characteristics and...

    Authors: Meryl Brod, David Cobden, Morten Lammert, Donald Bushnell and Philip Raskin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  20. The Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life (ASQOL) questionnaire is a unidimensional, disease-specific measure developed in the UK and the Netherlands. This study describes its adaptation into other languages.

    Authors: Lynda C Doward, Stephen P McKenna, David M Meads, James Twiss, Dennis Revicki, Robert L Wong and Michelle P Luo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:7

    Content type: Research

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  21. Dental disease and treatment experience can negatively affect the oral health related quality of life (OHRQL) of preschool aged children and their caregivers. Currently no valid and reliable instrument is avai...

    Authors: Bhavna Talekar Pahel, R Gary Rozier and Gary D Slade

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:6

    Content type: Research

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  22. Health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) is a relevant and quantifiable outcome of care. We implemented HR-QOL assessment at all primary care visits at UCSD Owen Clinic using EQ-5D. The study aim was to estimat...

    Authors: William C Mathews and Susanne May

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:5

    Content type: Research

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  23. Quality of life (QoL) outcomes are useful in the assessment of physical, mental and social well-being and for informed healthcare decision making. However, few studies have evaluated QoL issues among Asian chi...

    Authors: Hwee-Lin Wee, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, Michael Erhart and Shu-Chuen Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:4

    Content type: Research

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  24. The last three decades have seen a dramatic rise in the implementation of screening programmes for cancer in industrialised countries. However, in contrast to screening for infectious diseases, most cancer scr...

    Authors: John Brodersen, Stephen P McKenna, Lynda C Doward and Hanne Thorsen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:3

    Content type: Commentary

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  25. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measurement has emerged as an important health outcome in clinical trials, clinical practice improvement strategies, and healthcare services research and evaluation. Whil...

    Authors: James W Varni, Christine A Limbers and Tasha M Burwinkle

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  26. The last decade has evidenced a dramatic increase in the development and utilization of pediatric health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measures in an effort to improve pediatric patient health and well-being...

    Authors: James W Varni, Christine A Limbers and Tasha M Burwinkle

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  27. Interferon-beta (IFN-β) shows beneficial effect on the course of multiple sclerosis (MS), nevertheless its route and frequency of administration and side effects might impact negatively the quality of life (Qo...

    Authors: Isabella Laura Simone, Antonia Ceccarelli, Carla Tortorella, Alessandra Bellacosa, Fabio Pellegrini, Immacolata Plasmati, Maria Fara De Caro, Mariangela Lopez, Francesco Girolamo and Paolo Livrea

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:96

    Content type: Research

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  28. Although non-communicable and chronic disease now accounts for 47% of the global burden of disease, little is known of the everyday experiences and social aspects of disability and disablement in middle and lo...

    Authors: RoseAnne Misajon, Lenore Manderson, Julie F Pallant, Zaliha Omar, Elizabeth Bennett and Rameezan Begam Abdul Rahim

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:95

    Content type: Research

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  29. Combining outcomes and the use of standardized effect measures such as effect size and standardized response mean across instruments allows more comprehensive meta-analyses and should avoid selection bias. How...

    Authors: Milo A Puhan, Irene Soesilo, Gordon H Guyatt and Holger J Schünemann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:94

    Content type: Research

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  30. To characterize ease in discussing death (EID) and its influence on health valuation in a multi-ethnic Asian population and to determine the acceptability of various descriptors of death and "pits"/"all-worst"...

    Authors: Hwee-Lin Wee, Shu-Chuen Li, Feng Xie, Xu-Hao Zhang, Nan Luo, Yin-Bun Cheung, David Machin, Kok-Yong Fong and Julian Thumboo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:93

    Content type: Research

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  31. This paper evaluates psychometric properties of a recently developed measure focusing on the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of long-term cancer survivors, the Quality of Life in Adult Survivors scale (Q...

    Authors: Nancy E Avis, Edward Ip and Kristie Long Foley

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:92

    Content type: Research

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  32. There is a paucity of research about health-related quality of life (HRQL) among adolescents, as studies have to a large extent focused on adults. The main aim was to provide information for future studies in ...

    Authors: Anna Jörngården, Lena Wettergen and Louise von Essen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:91

    Content type: Research

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  33. Responsiveness, or sensitivity to clinical change, is an important consideration in selection of a health-related quality of life (HRQL) measure for trials or clinical applications. Many approaches can be used...

    Authors: Dean T Eurich, Jeffrey A Johnson, Kimberly J Reid and John A Spertus

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:89

    Content type: Research

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  34. The PGWBI is a 22-item health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) questionnaire developed in US which produces a self-perceived evaluation of psychological well-being expressed by a summary score. The PGWBI has be...

    Authors: Enzo Grossi, Nicola Groth, Paola Mosconi, Renata Cerutti, Fabio Pace, Angelo Compare and Giovanni Apolone

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:88

    Content type: Research

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  35. To determine the clinimetric properties of two questionnaires assessing symptoms (Symptom Severity Scale) and physical functioning (hand and finger function subscale of the AIMS2) in a Dutch primary care popul...

    Authors: Marinda N Spies-Dorgelo, Caroline B Terwee, Wim AB Stalman and Daniëlle AWM van der Windt

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:87

    Content type: Research

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  36. Recent research has suggested that chronic dry mouth affects the day-to-day lives of older people living in institutions. The condition has usually been considered to be a feature of old age, but recent work b...

    Authors: W Murray Thomson, Herenia P Lawrence, Jonathan M Broadbent and Richie Poulton

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:86

    Content type: Research

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  37. Research on quality and satisfaction with care during palliative chemotherapy in oncology patients has been limited. The objective was to assess the association between patient's satisfaction with care and sym...

    Authors: Vivian E von Gruenigen, Jessica R Hutchins, Anne Marie Reidy, Heidi E Gibbons, Barbara J Daly, Elisa M Eldermire and Nancy L Fusco

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:84

    Content type: Research

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  38. The aims of the study were to assess the impact of both positive (PA) and negative affect (NA) on self-reported oral health-related quality of life and to determine the effect of including affectivity on the r...

    Authors: David S Brennan, Kiran A Singh, A John Spencer and Kaye F Roberts-Thomson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:83

    Content type: Research

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  39. Screening asymptomatic individuals for neoplasia can have adverse consequences on quality of life. Colon cancer screening is widespread but the quality of life (QOL) consequences are unknown. This study determ...

    Authors: Doug Taupin, Sharon L Chambers, Mike Corbett and Bruce Shadbolt

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:82

    Content type: Research

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