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  1. The aim of the study was to evaluate factors influencing quality of life (QOL) in Moroccan postmenopausal women with osteoporotic vertebral fracture assessed by the Arabic version of ECOS 16 questionnaire.

    Authors: Fatima E Abourazzak, Fadoua Allali, Samira Rostom, Ihsane Hmamouchi, Linda Ichchou, Laila El Mansouri, Loubna Bennani, Hamza Khazzani, Redouane Abouqal and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:23
  2. The objectives of this study were to test the factor structure and internal consistency of the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) and the Subjective Vitality Scale (VS) in elderly French people, and...

    Authors: Mareï Salama-Younes, Ali Montazeri, Amany Ismaïl and Charles Roncin
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:22
  3. Influenza is among the most common infectious diseases. The main protection against influenza is vaccination. A self-administered questionnaire was developed and validated for use in clinical trials to assess ...

    Authors: Catherine Chevat, Muriel Viala-Danten, Carla Dias-Barbosa and Van Hung Nguyen
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:21
  4. Children with functional constipation report impaired Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in relation to physical complaints and long duration of symptoms. In about one third of children with constipation, ...

    Authors: Marloes EJ Bongers, Marc A Benninga, Heleen Maurice-Stam and Martha A Grootenhuis
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:20
  5. Patients with type 2 diabetes are likely to have comorbid conditions which represent a high burden for patients and a challenge for primary care physicians. The aim of this cross-sectional survey was to assess...

    Authors: Antje Miksch, Katja Hermann, Andreas Rölz, Stefanie Joos, Joachim Szecsenyi, Dominik Ose and Thomas Rosemann
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:19
  6. Co-morbidity is a common phenomenon in the elderly and is considered to be a major threat to quality of life (QOL). Knowledge of co-existing conditions or patient characteristics that lead to an increased QOL ...

    Authors: Ruth MA van Nispen, Michiel R de Boer, Janneke GJ Hoeijmakers, Peter J Ringens and Ger HMB van Rens
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:18
  7. To examine the effects of a 6 month lifestyle intervention on quality of life, depression, self-efficacy and eating behavior changes in overweight and obese endometrial cancer survivors.

    Authors: Vivian E von Gruenigen, Heidi E Gibbons, Mary Beth Kavanagh, Jeffrey W Janata, Edith Lerner and Kerry S Courneya
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:17
  8. We have previously reported on the development of a cancer-specific screening instrument for anxiety and depression (PSSCAN). No information on cut-off scores or their meaning for diagnosis was available when ...

    Authors: Wolfgang Linden, A Andrea Vodermaier, Regina McKenzie, Maria C Barroetavena, Dahyun Yi and Richard Doll
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:16
  9. The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (WEMWBS) was developed to meet demand for instruments to measure mental well-being. It comprises 14 positively phrased Likert-style items and fulfils classic crite...

    Authors: Sarah Stewart-Brown, Alan Tennant, Ruth Tennant, Stephen Platt, Jane Parkinson and Scott Weich
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:15
  10. Previous studies demonstrate that tolterodine extended release (ER) significantly improves urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) episodes. Instruments that measure patient-reported outcomes (PROs) provide additio...

    Authors: Philip EV Van Kerrebroeck, Con J Kelleher, Karin S Coyne, Zoe Kopp, Marina Brodsky and Joseph T Wang
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:13
  11. The EQ-5D is a generic health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measure that is used for the purpose of economic evaluations of health interventions. Therefore, it has to be responsive to meaningful changes in h...

    Authors: Merel L Kimman, Carmen D Dirksen, Philippe Lambin and Liesbeth J Boersma
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:11
  12. The side effects and burden of anticoagulant treatments may contribute to poor compliance and consequently to treatment failure. A specific questionnaire is necessary to assess patients' needs and their percep...

    Authors: Martin H Prins, Alexia Marrel, Paulo Carita, David Anderson, Marie-Germaine Bousser, Harry Crijns, Silla Consoli and Benoit Arnould
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:9
  13. Current research focuses on three variables in evaluating the impact of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) on daily living: severity of incontinence, distress or bother resulting from incontinence, and effect o...

    Authors: Karen M Gil, Amber M Somerville, Sara Cichowski and Jennifer L Savitski
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:8
  14. Authors: Dennis A Revicki, Anne M Rentz, Michelle P Luo, Robert L Wong, Lynda C Doward and Stephen P McKenna
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:6

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  15. We sought to assess the validity and short-term responsiveness of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ 4.0 Generic Core Scales (PedsQL™) for febrile illnesses evaluated in the pediatric emergency departmen...

    Authors: Rakesh D Mistry, Molly W Stevens and Marc H Gorelick
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:5
  16. Although there is a considerably high prevalence of developmental disorders in Turkey there are not many assessment tools related to evaluating the impact of these children on their family. The aim of this stu...

    Authors: Nilgun Bek, I Engin Simsek, Suat Erel, Yavuz Yakut and Fatma Uygur
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:4
  17. The evaluation of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in health care has seen greater use in recent years, and methods to improve the reliability and validity of PRO instruments are advancing. This paper discusse...

    Authors: Debra E Irwin, James W Varni, Karin Yeatts and Darren A DeWalt
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:3
  18. Iraq used chemical weapons extensively against the Iranians during the Iran-Iraq war (1980–1988). The aim of this study was to assess the health related quality of life (HRQOL) in people who had ophthalmologic...

    Authors: Batool Mousavi, Mohammad Reza Soroush and Ali Montazeri
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:2
  19. We assessed preferences for current health using the visual analogue scale (VAS), standard gamble (SG), time trade-off (TTO), and willingness to pay (WTP) in patients with cerebral aneurysms, a population vuln...

    Authors: Joseph T King Jr, Joel Tsevat and Mark S Roberts
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2009 7:1
  20. Subjective health status is the result of an interaction between physiological and psychosocial factors in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, there is little understanding of ...

    Authors: Signe Berit Bentsen, Anne Hildur Henriksen, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Berit Rokne Hanestad and Astrid Klopstad Wahl
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:115
  21. Adolescents with IBD requiring ostomy surgery experience perioperative needs that may exceed those of patients experiencing other major abdominal surgery [1]. This procedure requires ongoing and vigilant daily ca...

    Authors: David B Nicholas, Sylvia R Swan, Ted J Gerstle, Theresa Allan and Anne Marie Griffiths
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:114
  22. Sleep is an important element of functioning and well-being. The Medical Outcomes Study Sleep Scale (MOS-Sleep) includes 12 items assessing sleep disturbance, sleep adequacy, somnolence, quantity of sleep, sno...

    Authors: Muriel Viala-Danten, Susan Martin, Isabelle Guillemin and Ron D Hays
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:113
  23. There is no published evidence of how patient concerns change during the first six weeks following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). An understanding of the recovery process from the patient's perspective will in...

    Authors: Ravi Rastogi, Bert M Chesworth and Aileen M Davis
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:112
  24. Medical students gain a particular perspective on health problems during their medical education. This article describes how medical students value 10 hypothetical health states using the EQ-5D compared to the...

    Authors: Maria-Theresa Barbist, Daniela Renn, Bianca Noisternig, Gerhard Rumpold and Stefan Höfer
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:111
  25. Cerebral palsy (CP) patients have motor limitations that can affect functionality and abilities for activities of daily living (ADL). Health related quality of life and health status instruments validated to b...

    Authors: Nívea MO Morales, Carolina AR Funayama, Viviane O Rangel, Ana Cláudia Frontarolli, Renata RH Araújo, Rogério MC Pinto, Carlos HA Rezende and Carlos HM Silva
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:109
  26. The SF-8 is a health-related quality of life instrument that could provide a useful means of assessing general physical and mental health amongst populations affected by conflict. The purpose of this study was...

    Authors: Bayard Roberts, John Browne, Kaducu Felix Ocaka, Thomas Oyok and Egbert Sondorp
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:108
  27. Given the postulated advantages of mother generated index (MGI) in incorporating the patients' viewpoint and in the absence of a validated India specific postpartum quality of life assessment tool we proposed ...

    Authors: Jitender Nagpal, Rinku Sen Gupta Dhar, Swati Sinha, Vijaylakshmi Bhargava, Aarti Sachdeva and Abhishek Bhartia
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:107
  28. The association between excess body weight, impairment of health and different co-morbidities is well recognized; however, little is known on how excess body weight may affect the quality of life in the genera...

    Authors: Nadja Vasiljevic, Sonja Ralevic, Jelena Marinkovic, Nikola Kocev, Milos Maksimovic, Gorica Sbutega Milosevic and Jelena Tomic
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:106
  29. To examine the impact of schizophrenia, its treatment and treatment-related adverse events related to antipsychotics, on quality of life from the perspective of schizophrenia patients and laypersons.

    Authors: Andrew Briggs, Diane Wild, Michael Lees, Matthew Reaney, Serdar Dursun, David Parry and Jayanti Mukherjee
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:105
  30. The Pictorial Representation of Illness and Self Measure (PRISM) has been introduced as a visual measure of suffering. We explored the validity of a revised version, the PRISM-RII, in diabetes patients as part...

    Authors: Sandor Klis, Ad JJM Vingerhoets, Maartje de Wit, Noortje Zandbelt and Frank J Snoek
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:104
  31. Glucocorticoids are important in the treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). However, cyclic administration of high dose glucocorticoids may cause rapid and substantial changes in quality o...

    Authors: Machteld AG de Vries, Raphaële RL van Litsenburg, Jaap Huisman, Martha A Grootenhuis, A Birgitta Versluys, Gert Jan L Kaspers and Reinoud JBJ Gemke
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:103
  32. The objective of this study was to validate the Impact of a Child with Congenital Anomalies on Parents (ICCAP) questionnaire. ICCAP was newly designed to assess the impact of giving birth to a child with sever...

    Authors: Petra Mazer, Saskia J Gischler, Hans M Koot, Dick Tibboel, Monique van Dijk and Hugo J Duivenvoorden
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:102
  33. Oral health-related quality of life can be assessed positively, by measuring satisfaction with mouth, or negatively, by measuring oral impact on the performance of daily activities. The study objective was to ...

    Authors: J Montero, M Bravo and A Albaladejo
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:101
  34. Fatigue is a common disabling symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS) and has a significantly negative impact on quality of life. Persons with MS enrolled in the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclero...

    Authors: Olympia Hadjimichael, Timothy Vollmer and MerriKay Oleen-Burkey
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:100
  35. A number of noninvasive alternatives to hysterectomy have become available as treatments for uterine fibroids. These alternative therapies, however, may not relieve all symptoms. Consequently, the need for pat...

    Authors: Gale Harding, Karin S Coyne, Christine L Thompson and James B Spies
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:99
  36. Many factors are proposed to be associated with health-related quality of life. Knowledge of health factors associated to development of a good health-related quality of life could be of use in clinical practi...

    Authors: Susann Arvidsson, Barbro Arvidsson, Bengt Fridlund and Stefan Bergman
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:98
  37. The objective of the present study was to provide a complete and detailed report of technical and logistical feasibility problems with the implementation of routine computerized HRQoL measurement at a busy out...

    Authors: Jolie J Gutteling, Jan JV Busschbach, Robert A de Man and Anne-Sophie E Darlington
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:97
  38. Most studies on Health-related Quality of Life (HRQOL) in children with cancer were conducted in developed countries. The aims of this study were to assess the HRQOL in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (...

    Authors: Mei N Sitaresmi, Saskia Mostert, Chad M Gundy, Sutaryo and Anjo JP Veerman
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:96
  39. This study characterized the degree of change in health-related quality of life (HRQL) associated with change in visual acuity among patients with diabetic retinopathy.

    Authors: Louis S Matza, Matthew D Rousculp, Karen Malley, Kristina S Boye and Alan Oglesby
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:95
  40. Alzheimer's disease presents a social and public health problem affecting millions of Italians. Those affected receive home care from caregivers, subjected to risk of stress.

    Authors: Maria Ferrara, Elisa Langiano, Tommasina Di Brango, Luigi Di Cioccio, Claudia Bauco and Elisabetta De Vito
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:93
  41. Participation restriction is defined as "problems an individual may experience in involvement in life situations" and refers to the personal and societal consequences of health conditions. There is a growing i...

    Authors: Ross Wilkie, Elaine Thomas, Sara Mottram, George Peat and Peter Croft
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:92
  42. Quality of life of parents of chronically ill children has become increasingly important as the mortality rates associated with such illnesses have decreased and survival rates have increased.

    Authors: Mostafa A Arafa, Salah R Zaher, Amira A El-Dowaty and Dalia E Moneeb
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:91
  43. The aims of the study were (i) to examine global quality of life (GQOL) before fracture in patients with low-energy wrist or hip fracture compared with an age- and sex-matched control group, and (ii) to identi...

    Authors: Gudrun Rohde, Glenn Haugeberg, Anne Marit Mengshoel, Torbjorn Moum and Astrid K Wahl
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:90
  44. The field of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) could benefit from a broadening of perspectives to include recent advancements in research on adaptation, positive psychology, and genetics. These advances s...

    Authors: Mirjam AG Sprangers and Carolyn E Schwartz
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:89

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