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  1. Measurement of self-efficacy requires carefully developed and validated instruments. It is currently unclear whether available self-efficacy instruments for chronic diseases fulfill these requirements. Our aim...

    Authors: Anja Frei, Anna Svarin, Claudia Steurer-Stey and Milo A Puhan
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:86
  2. While research on school children's health has mainly focused on risk factors and illness, few studies have examined aspects of health promotion. Thus, this study focuses on health promotional factors includin...

    Authors: Lisbeth Gravdal Kvarme, Kristin Haraldstad, Sølvi Helseth, Ragnhild Sørum and Gerd Karin Natvig
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:85
  3. A couple of decades ago, hospitals or psychiatric institutions were in charge of caring for patients with schizophrenia; however, nowadays this role is performed by one or more patient's relatives. Evidence sh...

    Authors: Alejandra Caqueo-Urízar, José Gutiérrez-Maldonado and Claudia Miranda-Castillo
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:84
  4. Diabetes is a debilitating illness requiring lifelong management. Treatments can be varied in terms of mode of administration as well as type of agent. Unfortunately, most patient reported outcome measures cur...

    Authors: Meryl Brod, Mette Hammer, Torsten Christensen, Suzanne Lessard and Donald M Bushnell
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:83
  5. This study measured how myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients value transfusion independence (TI), reduced transfusions (RT) and transfusion-dependence (TD) using health utility assessment methodology.

    Authors: Agota Szende, Caroline Schaefer, Thomas F Goss, Kathy Heptinstall, Robert Knight, Michael Lübbert, Barbara Deschler, Pierre Fenaux, Ghulam J Mufti, Sally Killick and Alan F List
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:81
  6. The heterogeneity evident among home care clients highlights the need for greater understanding of the clinical and social determinants of multi-dimensional health-related quality of life (HRQL) indices and of...

    Authors: Colleen J Maxwell, Jian Kang, Jennifer D Walker, Jenny X Zhang, David B Hogan, David H Feeny and Walter P Wodchis
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:80
  7. The KINDL questionnaire is frequently used to evaluate quality of life (QOL) and the impacts of health conditions on children's everyday living. The objectives of this study were to assess the reproducibility ...

    Authors: Dejan Stevanovic
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:79
  8. Several instruments are available to assess children's health-related quality of life (HRQoL) based on self reports as well as proxy reports from parents. Previous studies have found only low-to-moderate agree...

    Authors: Michael Erhart, Ute Ellert, Bärbel-Maria Kurth and Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:77
  9. Self-rated health status has been shown to be related to physical function. Therefore, changes in functional ability should be associated with changes in general health. However, functional needs may vary grea...

    Authors: Ricky Mullis, Martyn Lewis and Elaine M Hay
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:74
  10. Dental caries, dental pain and reported oral problems influence people's oral quality of life and thus their perceived need for dental care. So far there is scant information as to the psychosocial impacts of ...

    Authors: Kijakazi O Mashoto, Anne N Åstrøm, Jamil David and Joyce R Masalu
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:73
  11. Parents of chronically ill children are at risk for a lower Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). Insight in the dynamics of factors influencing parental HRQoL is necessary for development of interventions. ...

    Authors: Janneke Hatzmann, Heleen Maurice-Stam, Hugo SA Heymans and Martha A Grootenhuis
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:72
  12. Previous research on frailty in older adults has focused on morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to elicit the relationship between being non-frail, pre-frail, or frail and health related qua...

    Authors: Meredith C Masel, James E Graham, Timothy A Reistetter, Kyriakos S Markides and Kenneth J Ottenbacher
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:70
  13. Acute exacerbations may cause deteriorations in the health status of subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The present study prospectively evaluated the effects of such exacerbations on t...

    Authors: Koichi Nishimura, Susumu Sato, Mitsuhiro Tsukino, Takashi Hajiro, Akihiko Ikeda, Hiroshi Koyama and Toru Oga
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:69
  14. The purpose of this study was to compare fatigue, depression and quality of life scores in persons with multiple sclerosis who do (Exercisers) and do not (Non-exercisers) regularly participate in physical acti...

    Authors: Nicole M Stroud and Clare L Minahan
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:68
  15. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating condition of unknown etiology and no definitive pharmacotherapy. Patients are usually prescribed symptomatic treatment or self-medicate. We evaluated prescripti...

    Authors: Roumiana S Boneva, Jin-Mann S Lin, Elizabeth M Maloney, James F Jones and William C Reeves
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:67
  16. Symptoms related to atrial fibrillation and their impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are often evaluated in clinical trials. However, there remains a need for a properly validated instrument. We ...

    Authors: Marie Härdén, Britta Nyström, Károly Kulich, Jonas Carlsson, Ann Bengtson and Nils Edvardsson
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:65
  17. Disturbed sleep is commonly reported in fibromyalgia (FM). Both the Sleep Quality Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) and the Medical Outcomes Study Sleep Scale (MOS-Sleep) have demonstrated positive psychometric prope...

    Authors: Susan Martin, Arthi Chandran, Laurie Zografos and Gergana Zlateva
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:64
  18. LASIK is the use of excimer lasers to treat therapeutic and refractive visual disorders, ranging from superficial scars to nearsightedness (myopia), and from astigmatism to farsightedness (hyperopia). The purp...

    Authors: Deng-Juin Lin, Ing-Cheau Sheu, Jar-Yuan Pai, Alex Bair, Che-Yu Hung, Yuan-Hung Yeh and Ming-Jen Chou
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:63
  19. The objective of this qualitative study was to better understand the impact of psoriasis symptoms using a 3-part process: 1) develop a disease model for psoriasis to identify the most important concepts releva...

    Authors: Denise Globe, Martha S Bayliss and David J Harrison
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:62
  20. Obesity has adverse physical, social, and economic consequences that can negatively affect quality of life (QOL). Thus the aim of this study was to verify the effects of a long-term multidisciplinary lifestyle...

    Authors: Mara Cristina Lofrano-Prado, Hanna Karen Moreira Antunes, Wagner Luiz do Prado, Aline de Piano, Danielle Arisa Caranti, Lian Tock, June Carnier, Sergio Tufik, Marco Túlio de Mello and Ana R Dâmaso
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:61
  21. The impact of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) on the daily lives of patients managed in primary care is not well known. We report the burden of GERD in a large population of patients managed in primary ...

    Authors: Javier P Gisbert, Alun Cooper, Dimitrios Karagiannis, Jan Hatlebakk, Lars Agréus, Helmut Jablonowski and Javier Zapardiel
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:60
  22. Current inventories on quality of life used in oncology mainly focus on functional aspects of patients in the context of disease adaption and treatments (side) effects (EORTC QLQ C30) or generically the status...

    Authors: Matthias Kröz, Arndt Büssing, Hans Broder von Laue, Marcus Reif, Gene Feder, Friedemann Schad, Matthias Girke and Harald Matthes
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:59
  23. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative neurological disease that causes impairments, including spasticity, pain, fatigue, and bladder dysfunction, which negatively impact on quality of life. The Multiple Sc...

    Authors: Melina Ramp, Fary Khan, Rose Anne Misajon and Julie F Pallant
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:58
  24. Providing care for individuals with a progressive, debilitating condition such as dementia can adversely impact the quality of life (QOL) of informal caregivers. To date, there is no existing caregiver quality...

    Authors: Barbara G Vickrey, Ron D Hays, Michele L Maines, Stefanie D Vassar, Jaime Fitten and Tony Strickland
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:56
  25. The purpose of the current study was to validate the US English Patient Perception of Study Medication (PPSM) questionnaire, which measures patient satisfaction with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) treatmen...

    Authors: Libby Black, Alyson Grove and Betsy Morrill
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:55
  26. Sleep disturbances are a common and bothersome symptom of fibromyalgia (FM). This study reports psychometric properties of a single-item scale to assess sleep quality among individuals with FM.

    Authors: Joseph C Cappelleri, Andrew G Bushmakin, Anne M McDermott, Alesia B Sadosky, Charles D Petrie and Susan Martin
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:54
  27. The literature on changes in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in weight loss studies is inconsistent, and few studies use more than one type of measure. The purpose of the current study was to compare on...

    Authors: Ronette L Kolotkin, Josephine M Norquist, Ross D Crosby, Shailaja Suryawanshi, Pedro J Teixeira, Steven B Heymsfield, Ngozi Erondu and Allison M Nguyen
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:53
  28. Patients' health related quality of life (HRQoL) has rarely been systematically monitored in general practice. Electronic tools and practice training might facilitate the routine application of HRQoL questionn...

    Authors: Anja Rogausch, Jörg Sigle, Anna Seibert, Sabine Thüring, Michael M Kochen and Wolfgang Himmel
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:51
  29. To study health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a large sample of Australian chronically-ill patients and investigate the impact of characteristics of patients and their general practices on their HRQOL and...

    Authors: Upali W Jayasinghe, Judith Proudfoot, Christopher A Barton, Cheryl Amoroso, Chris Holton, Gawaine Powell Davies, Justin Beilby and Mark F Harris
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:50
  30. Autogenous Iliac Crest Bone Graft (ICBG) has been the "gold standard" for spinal fusion. However, bone graft harvest may lead to complications, such as chronic pain, numbness, and poor cosmesis. The long-term ...

    Authors: Carolyn E Schwartz, Julia F Martha, Paulette Kowalski, David A Wang, Rita Bode, Ling Li and David H Kim
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:49
  31. Older adults may find it problematic to attend hospital appointments due to the difficulty associated with travelling to, within and from a hospital facility for the purpose of a face-to-face assessment. This ...

    Authors: Steven McPhail, Paul Lane, Trevor Russell, Sandra G Brauer, Steven Urry, Jan Jasiewicz, Peter Condie and Terry Haines
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:48
  32. There is limited data examining the association between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and health related quality of life (HRQOL) in healthy young adults. We examined the association between CRF and the HRQOL...

    Authors: Robert A Sloan, Susumu S Sawada, Corby K Martin, Timothy Church and Steven N Blair
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:47
  33. To assess the health related quality of life of patients with primary Sjögren's Syndrome (PSS) in a large US sample.

    Authors: Barbara Segal, Simon J Bowman, Philip C Fox, Frederick B Vivino, Nandita Murukutla, Jeff Brodscholl, Sarika Ogale and Lachy McLean
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:46
  34. Treatment objectives for dyspepsia include improvements in both symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). There is a lack of disease-specific instruments measuring HRQoL in South East Asian dyspeptics.

    Authors: Sanjiv Mahadeva, Hwee-Lin Wee, Khean-Lee Goh and Julian Thumboo
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:45
  35. The Locomotor Capabilities Index (LCI) is a validated measure of lower-limb amputees' ability to perform activities with prosthesis. We have developed the LCI Swedish version and evaluated its validity and rel...

    Authors: Brita Larsson, Anton Johannesson, Ingemar H Andersson and Isam Atroshi
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:44
  36. The need to evaluate the impact of oral health has led to the development of instruments for measuring oral health-related quality of life (OHQoL). One such instrument is the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ1...

    Authors: Cíntia S Torres, Saul M Paiva, Miriam P Vale, Isabela A Pordeus, Maria L Ramos-Jorge, Ana C Oliveira and Paul J Allison
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:43
  37. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is a common screening instrument excluding somatic symptoms of depression and anxiety, but previous studies have reported inconsistencies of its factor structur...

    Authors: Tomomi Matsudaira, Hiromi Igarashi, Hiroyoshi Kikuchi, Rikihachiro Kano, Hiroshi Mitoma, Kiyoshi Ohuchi and Toshinori Kitamura
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:42
  38. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) proposes three main health outcomes, Impairment (I), Activity Limitation (A) and Participation Restriction (P), but good measures of...

    Authors: Beth Pollard, Diane Dixon, Paul Dieppe and Marie Johnston
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:41
  39. Multi-attribute utility measures are preference-based health-related quality of life measures that have been developed to inform economic evaluations of health care interventions. The objective of this study w...

    Authors: Stavros Petrou, Jane Morrell and Helen Spiby
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:40
  40. The aim of this study was to verify the effectiveness and efficacy of saving time and reducing burden for patients, nurses, and even occupational therapists through computer adaptive testing (CAT).

    Authors: Tsair-Wei Chien, Hing-Man Wu, Weng-Chung Wang, Roberto Vasquez Castillo and Willy Chou
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:39
  41. A critique of Hankins, M: 'How discriminating are discriminative instruments?' Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008, 6:36.

    Authors: Berend Terluin, Dirk L Knol, Caroline B Terwee and Henrica CW de Vet
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:38
  42. To assess the internal construct validity of the Perceived Impact of Problem Profile (PIPP), a patient based outcome measure based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF...

    Authors: Julie F Pallant, Anne-Maree Keenan, Roseanne Misajon, Philip G Conaghan and Alan Tennant
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:37

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