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  1. Services to meet adequate rehabilitation needs of elderly stroke survivors are not always provided. Indeed, since 1995, in the wake of the Quebec shift to ambulatory care, home care services, mainly those rela...

    Authors: Lise R Talbot, Chantal Viscogliosi, Johanne Desrosiers, Claude Vincent, Jacqueline Rousseau and Line Robichaud

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:53

    Content type: Research

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  2. Dementia is a chronic illness associated with a progressive loss of cognitive and intellectual abilities, such as memory, judgment and abstract thinking.

    Authors: Christian K Andersen, Kim U Wittrup-Jensen, Anette Lolk, Kjeld Andersen and Per Kragh-Sørensen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:52

    Content type: Research

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  3. Many patients with several concurrent medical conditions (multimorbidity) are seen in the primary care setting. A thorough understanding of outcomes associated with multimorbidity would benefit primary care wo...

    Authors: Martin Fortin, Lise Lapointe, Catherine Hudon, Alain Vanasse, Antoine L Ntetu and Danielle Maltais

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:51

    Content type: Review

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  4. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the use of the Heckman two-step method to assess and correct for bias due to missing health related quality of life (HRQL) surveys in a clinical study of acute co...

    Authors: Anne E Sales, Mary E Plomondon, David J Magid, John A Spertus and John S Rumsfeld

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:49

    Content type: Research

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  5. The objective of this study was to test the primary hypothesis that parent proxy-report of pediatric health-related quality of life (HRQL) would prospectively predict pediatric healthcare costs over a two-year...

    Authors: Michael Seid, James W Varni, Darron Segall and Paul S Kurtin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:48

    Content type: Research

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  6. Primary care physicians are caring for increasing numbers of persons with comorbid chronic illness. Longitudinal information on health outcomes associated with specific chronic conditions may be particularly r...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Bayliss, Martha S Bayliss, John E Ware Jr and John F Steiner

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:47

    Content type: Research

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  7. To measure the prevalence of and associations among impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions in persons living with HIV in British Columbia to inform support and care programs, policy a...

    Authors: Melanie Rusch, Stephanie Nixon, Arn Schilder, Paula Braitstein, Keith Chan and Robert S Hogg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:46

    Content type: Research

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  8. This paper compiles data from different sources to get a first comprehensive picture of psychometric and other methodological characteristics of the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) scale. The scale was designed a...

    Authors: Klaas Heinemann, Alexander Ruebig, Peter Potthoff, Hermann PG Schneider, Frank Strelow, Lothar AJ Heinemann and Do Minh Thai

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:45

    Content type: Review

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  9. To examine the associations between vision-targeted health-related quality of life (VT-HRQ) and ocular surface parameters in patients with Sjögren's syndrome, a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by dry...

    Authors: Susan Vitale, Linda A Goodman, George F Reed and Janine A Smith

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:44

    Content type: Research

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  10. Few questionnaires on outpatients' satisfaction with hospital exist. All have been constructed without giving enough room for the patient's point of view in the validation procedure. The main objective was to ...

    Authors: Isabelle Gasquet, Sylvie Villeminot, Carla Estaquio, Pierre Durieux, Philippe Ravaud and Bruno Falissard

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:43

    Content type: Research

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  11. Currently there is a lot of interest in the flexible framework offered by item banks for measuring patient relevant outcomes, including functional status. However, there are few item banks, which have been dev...

    Authors: Rebecca Holman, Robert Lindeboom, Marinus Vermeulen and Rob J de Haan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:42

    Content type: Research

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  12. The aim of this study is to validate the questionnaire ECOS-16 (Assessment of health related quality of life in osteoporosis) for the evaluation of health related quality of life (HRQoL) in post-menopausal wom...

    Authors: Xavier Badia, Adolfo Díez-Pérez, Raquel Lahoz, Luis Lizán, Xavier Nogués and Jordi Iborra

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:41

    Content type: Research

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  13. Mood disorders are a major public health problem in the United States as well as globally. Less information exists however, about the health burden resulting from subsyndromal levels of depressive symptomatolo...

    Authors: Rosemarie Kobau, Marc A Safran, Matthew M Zack, David G Moriarty and Daniel Chapman

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:40

    Content type: Research

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  14. The chest pain unit (CPU) has been developed to provide a rapid and accurate diagnostic assessment for patients attending hospital with acute, undifferentiated chest pain. We aimed to measure the effect of CPU...

    Authors: Steve Goodacre and Jon Nicholl

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:39

    Content type: Research

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  15. Epidemiological studies have, so far, identified factors associated with increased risk for incident or progressive OA, such as age, sex, heredity, obesity, and joint injury. There is, however, a paucity of lo...

    Authors: Przemyslaw T Paradowski, Martin Englund, Ewa M Roos and L Stefan Lohmander

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:38

    Content type: Research

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  16. The Self-Perception and Relationships Tool (S-PRT) is intended to be a clinically responsive and holistic assessment of patients' experience of illness and subjective Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL).

    Authors: Mark J Atkinson, Paul M Wishart, Bushra I Wasil and John W Robinson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:36

    Content type: Research

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  17. Whilst negative responses to traumatic injury have been well documented in the literature, there is a small but growing body of work that identifies posttraumatic growth as a salient feature of this experience...

    Authors: de Sales Turner and Helen Cox

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:34

    Content type: Research

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  18. In 1996, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated the development of the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS). It is the first national survey to measure the quality of life and functional...

    Authors: Nathaniel Jones III, Stephanie L Jones and Nancy A Miller

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:33

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. Standardization of quality of life (QOL) assessment and reporting in clinical trials is an imperative issue. While English-speaking countries have led this movement in standardization, there persists to be a l...

    Authors: Mariko Naito, Takeo Nakayama and Shunichi Fukuhara

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:31

    Content type: Review

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  20. Few studies have evaluated patient-reported outcomes in connection with a primary event of deep venous thrombosis, partly due to a lack of disease-specific measures. The aim here was to develop a disease-speci...

    Authors: Ewa Hedner, Jonas Carlsson, Károly R Kulich, Lennart Stigendal, Anders Ingelgård and Ingela Wiklund

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:30

    Content type: Research

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  21. Whenever questionnaires are used to collect data on constructs, such as functional status or health related quality of life, it is unlikely that all respondents will respond to all items. This paper examines w...

    Authors: Rebecca Holman, Cees AW Glas, Robert Lindeboom, Aeilko H Zwinderman and Rob J de Haan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:29

    Content type: Research

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  22. Most studies of men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer examine physical symptoms as predictors of Quality of Life (QOL). However, symptoms vary by treatment modality in this population, and psychosocial ...

    Authors: Elise L Lev, Lucille Sanzero Eller, Glen Gejerman, Patricia Lane, Steven V Owen, Michele White and Njoki Nganga

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:28

    Content type: Research

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  23. The 'Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life – Direct Weighting' (SEIQoL-DW) is an instrument developed to measure individual quality of life. Although this instrument has been used in numero...

    Authors: Philip Moons, Kristel Marquet, Werner Budts and Sabina De Geest

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:27

    Content type: Research

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  24. We describe and compare four different methods for estimating sample size and power, when the primary outcome of the study is a Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) measure. These methods are: 1. assuming a ...

    Authors: Stephen J Walters

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:26

    Content type: Research

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  25. Previous investigations suggest an important role of social support in the outcomes of patients treated for ischemic heart disease. The ENRICHD Social Support Instrument (ESSI) is a 7-item self-report survey t...

    Authors: Joseph Vaglio Jr, Mark Conard, Walker S Poston, James O'Keefe, C Keith Haddock, John House and John A Spertus

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:24

    Content type: Research

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  26. The objective is to compare the performance of the MHI-5 and GHQ-12, both measures of general mental health. Therefore, we studied the relationship of the GHQ-12 and MHI-5 with sociodemographic characteristics...

    Authors: Nancy Hoeymans, Anna A Garssen, Gert P Westert and Peter FM Verhaak

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:23

    Content type: Research

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  27. Anticoagulation can reduce quality of life, and different models of anticoagulation management might have different impacts on satisfaction with this component of medical care. Yet, to our knowledge, there are...

    Authors: Greg Samsa, David B Matchar, Rowena J Dolor, Ingela Wiklund, Ewa Hedner, Gail Wygant, Ole Hauch, Cheryl Beadle Marple and Roger Edwards

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:22

    Content type: Research

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  28. Although there have been substantial medical advances that improve the outcomes following cardiac ischemic events, gender differences in the treatment and course of recovery for patients with coronary artery d...

    Authors: Colleen M Norris, William A Ghali, P Diane Galbraith, Michelle M Graham, Louise A Jensen and Merril L Knudtson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:21

    Content type: Research

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  29. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent psychiatric disorder associated with impaired patient functioning and reductions in health-related quality of life (HRQL). The present study describes the impact ...

    Authors: Christophe Sapin, Bruno Fantino, Marie-Laure Nowicki and Paul Kind

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:20

    Content type: Research

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  30. Little information is available regarding medical residents' perceptions of patients' health-related quality of life. Patients cared for by residents have been shown to receive differing patterns of care at Ve...

    Authors: Michael S Yi, Sara Luckhaupt, Joseph M Mrus and Joel Tsevat

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:19

    Content type: Research

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  31. Research suggests that patients' satisfaction with their physical functioning (SPF) is a critical component of HRQL. This study was designed to examine the extent to which perceptions of physical function and ...

    Authors: Jeffrey A Katula, W Jack Rejeski, Katie L Wickley and Michael J Berry

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:18

    Content type: Research

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  32. Hospitalization can significantly disrupt sleeping patterns. In consideration of the previous reports of insomnia and apparent widespread use of benzodiazepines and other hypnotics in hospitalized patients, we...

    Authors: Luciana Frighetto, Carlo Marra, Shakeel Bandali, Kerry Wilbur, Terryn Naumann and Peter Jewesson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:17

    Content type: Research

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  33. Research has indicated that stable individual differences in personality exist among persons with schizophrenia spectrum disorders predating illness onset that are linked to symptoms and self appraised quality...

    Authors: Paul H Lysaker and Louanne W Davis

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:15

    Content type: Research

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  34. Mounting evidence for response shifts in quality of life (QOL) appraisal indicates the need to include direct measurement of the appraisal process itself as a necessary part of QOL assessment. We propose that ...

    Authors: Bruce D Rapkin and Carolyn E Schwartz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:14

    Content type: Review

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  35. Acromegaly is a chronic disease with an important impact on patients, Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). The ability to effectively measure Health Related Quality of Life is central to describing the impa...

    Authors: Xavier Badia, Susan M Webb, Luis Prieto and Nuria Lara

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:13

    Content type: Review

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  36. The objective of this study was to develop and psychometrically evaluate a general measure of patients' satisfaction with medication, the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM).

    Authors: Mark J Atkinson, Anusha Sinha, Steven L Hass, Shoshana S Colman, Ritesh N Kumar, Meryl Brod and Clayton R Rowland

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:12

    Content type: Research

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  37. The assessment of needs for cancer care is a critical step in providing high quality care and achieving cancer patients' and families' satisfaction. Instruments can be used to assess needs and guide cancer car...

    Authors: Kuang-Yi Wen and David H Gustafson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:11

    Content type: Review

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  38. In patients with very severe dementia self-rating of quality of life usually is not possible and appropriate instruments for proxy-ratings are not available. The aim of this project is to develop an instrument...

    Authors: Franz Porzsolt, Marina Kojer, Martina Schmidl, Elfriede R Greimel, Jörg Sigle, Joerg Richter and Martin Eisemann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:10

    Content type: Research

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  39. Different generic quality of life instruments such as the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) and the Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) have revealed conflicting results in patients with chronic lower limb ischa...

    Authors: Christine Wann-Hansson, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, Bo Risberg and Rosemarie Klevsgård

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:9

    Content type: Research

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  40. In the second half of the nineties, a scientific debate about the usefulness of qualitative research in medicine began in the main medical journals as well as the amount of "qualitative" papers published on pe...

    Authors: Claudia Borreani, Guido Miccinesi, Cinzia Brunelli and Micaela Lina

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:7

    Content type: Review

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  41. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a key outcome in arthritis, but few population-based studies have examined the relationship of specific arthritic conditions, such as osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoi...

    Authors: Kelli L Dominick, Frank M Ahern, Carol H Gold and Debra A Heller

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:5

    Content type: Research

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  42. Investigations focusing and implementing on the impact of cancer on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) by the way of a mean comparison between cancer patients and subjects from the general population, are ...

    Authors: Stéphanie Boini, Serge Briançon, Francis Guillemin, Pilar Galan and Serge Hercberg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:4

    Content type: Research

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