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  1. Activity limitation is one of the most frequent geriatric clinical syndromes that have significant individual and societal impacts. People living with activity limitations might have fewer opportunities to be ...

    Authors: Mélanie Levasseur, Johanne Desrosiers and Denise St-Cyr Tribble

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:30

    Content type: Research

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  2. In the period following wars and other forms of armed conflict, health and quality of life of mothers is a major concern as they have the closest contact with children. The present study was performed to exami...

    Authors: Kaoruko Seino, Takehito Takano, Taufiq Mashal, Shafiqullah Hemat and Keiko Nakamura

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:29

    Content type: Research

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  3. Family members of relatives with eating disorders experience high levels of distress due to the difficulties in their care giving role. However no measures have been developed to measure the specific impact th...

    Authors: Ana R Sepulveda, Jenna Whitney, Matthew Hankins and Janet Treasure

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:28

    Content type: Research

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  4. To test the ease of use, reliability, responsiveness and construct validity of the Patient Generated Index, an individualised quality of life score, in older people attending a Medicine for Older People Day Ho...

    Authors: Miles D Witham, Roberta L Fulton, Lucy Wilson, Carolyn A Leslie and Marion ET McMurdo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:27

    Content type: Research

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  5. Little has been reported about the impact of tracheoesophageal (TE) speech on individuals in the Middle East where the procedure has been gaining in popularity. After total laryngectomy, individuals in Europe ...

    Authors: Abdelrahim Y Attieh, Jeff Searl, Nada H Shahaltough, Mahmoud M Wreikat and Donna S Lundy

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:26

    Content type: Review

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  6. Normal intellectual and personal development can be expected in early-diagnosed and treated PKU patients. Aim of the study was to analyse quality of life and social status, which are important parameters for a...

    Authors: Eva Simon, Martin Schwarz, Judith Roos, Nico Dragano, Max Geraedts, Johannes Siegrist, Gudrun Kamp and Udo Wendel

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:25

    Content type: Research

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  7. Aim of this study is to further explore predictors of health related quality of life in children with asthma using factors derived from to the extended stress-coping model. While the stress-coping model has of...

    Authors: Yvette Peeters, Sandra N Boersma and Hendrik M Koopman

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:24

    Content type: Research

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  8. Improved survival in children with critical illnesses has led to new disease patterns. As a consequence evaluation of the well being of survivors of Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) has become important. ...

    Authors: Hendrika Knoester, Madelon B Bronner, Albert P Bos and Martha A Grootenhuis

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:21

    Content type: Research

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  9. Patient perceptions of and satisfaction with care have become important indicators of the quality of services and the relationship of services to treatment outcomes. However, assessment of these indicators con...

    Authors: Bruce Rapkin, Elisa Weiss, Rosy Chhabra, Laura Ryniker, Shilpa Patel, Jason Carness, Roberto Adsuar, Wendy Kahalas, Carol DeLaMarter, Ira Feldman, Judy DeLorenzo and Ellen Tanner

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:20

    Content type: Research

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  10. Although it is now widely endorsed that children should as far as possible rate their own health related quality of life (HRQL), there are situations where proxy information on child HRQL may be useful, especi...

    Authors: Hayley A Hutchings, Penney Upton, Wai-Yee Cheung, Alison Maddocks, Christine Eiser, John G Williams, Ian T Russell, Sonia Jackson and Meriel EM Jenney

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:19

    Content type: Research

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  11. The EQ-5D was used to compare burden experienced by respondents with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes.

    Authors: Susan Grandy and Kathleen M Fox

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:18

    Content type: Research

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  12. The Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) was constructed in Sweden. This questionnaire has proved to be valid for several orthopedic interventions of the knee. It has been formally translated an...

    Authors: Ingrid B de Groot, Marein M Favejee, Max Reijman, Jan AN Verhaar and Caroline B Terwee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:16

    Content type: Research

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  13. Few epidemiologic studies have assessed health-related quality of life (HRQL) of asthma patients from a general population and it is unclear which instrument is best suitable for this purpose. We investigated ...

    Authors: Milo A Puhan, Jean-Michel Gaspoz, Pierre-Olivier Bridevaux, Christian Schindler, Ursula Ackermann-Liebrich, Thierry Rochat and Margaret W Gerbase

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  14. There is variation in the number of response alternatives used within health-related questionnaires. This study compared a four-and a five-point scale version of the Norwegian Function Assessment Scale (NFAS) ...

    Authors: Nina Østerås, Pål Gulbrandsen, Andrew Garratt, Jūratë Šaltytë Benth, Fredrik A Dahl, Bård Natvig and Søren Brage

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  15. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a condition characterized by autoimmune-mediated platelet destruction and suboptimal platelet production, is associated with symptoms such as bruising, epistaxis, menorrh...

    Authors: Susan D Mathias, Sue K Gao, Kimberly L Miller, David Cella, Claire Snyder, Ralph Turner, Albert Wu, James B Bussel, James N George, Robert McMillan, Diane Kholos Wysocki and Janet L Nichol

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  16. Symptoms of dyspepsia significantly disrupt patients' lives and reliable methods of assessing symptom status are important for patient management. The aim of the current study was to document the psychometric ...

    Authors: Károly R Kulich, Ahmed Madisch, Franco Pacini, Jose M Piqué, Jaroslaw Regula, Christo J Van Rensburg, László Újszászy, Jonas Carlsson, Katarina Halling and Ingela K Wiklund

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  17. To assess how well the SF-36, a well-validated generic quality of life (QOL) instrument, compares with its shorter adaptation, the SF-12, in capturing differences in QOL among patients with and without obesity.

    Authors: Christina C Wee, Roger B Davis and Mary Beth Hamel

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  18. Restoration of functional distance and near vision independently of additional correction remains a goal for cataract surgery. ReSTOR®, a new multi-focal intraocular lens (IOL) addresses this issue with an improv...

    Authors: Gilles Berdeaux, Muriel Viala, Aude Roborel de Climens and Benoit Arnould

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  19. An English language oral health-related negative impact scale for 0–5 year old infants (the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale [ECOHIS]) has recently been developed and validated. The overall aim of our ...

    Authors: Shanshan Li, Jacques Veronneau and Paul J Allison

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:9

    Content type: Research

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  20. The use of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measurements has been increased progressively in health surveys. These measurements document the functional and psychosocial outcomes of health conditions and ...

    Authors: Ana C Scarpelli, Saul M Paiva, Isabela A Pordeus, Maria L Ramos-Jorge, James W Varni and Paul J Allison

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:7

    Content type: Research

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  21. The Perceived Impact of Problem Profile (PIPP) was developed to provide a tool for measuring the impact of a health condition from the individual's perspective, using the ICF model as a framework. One of the a...

    Authors: RoseAnne Misajon, Julie F Pallant, Lenore Manderson and Siriporn Chirawatkul

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  22. Aging has determined a demographic shift in the world, which is considered a major societal achievement, and a challenge. Aging is primarily a subjective experience, shaped by factors such as gender and cultur...

    Authors: Eduardo Chachamovich, Marcelo P Fleck, Clarissa M Trentini, Ken Laidlaw and Mick J Power

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  23. This study was designed to develop a diabetes-specific questionnaire on parents' quality of life and satisfaction with their child's diabetes treatment, the WE ll-being and Satisfaction of CARE givers of Children...

    Authors: Joseph C Cappelleri, Robert A Gerber, Teresa Quattrin, Rosemarie Deutschmann, Xuemei Luo, Robert Arbuckle and Linda Abetz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  24. Oral-Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) instruments are being used with increasing frequency in oral health surveys. However, these instruments are not available in all countries or all languages. The ava...

    Authors: Daniela Goursand, Saul M Paiva, Patrícia M Zarzar, Maria L Ramos-Jorge, Gianfilippo M Cornacchia, Isabela A Pordeus and Paul J Allison

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  25. Health-related quality of life (HRQL) in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) who reside within the community relative to the general population is largely unknown. Data from the Canadian Community Health Surv...

    Authors: C Allyson Jones, Sheri L Pohar, Sharon Warren, Karen VL Turpin and Kenneth G Warren

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  26. Over 500,000 spinal surgeries are performed annually in the United States. Although pain relief and improved health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are expectations following lumbar spinal surgery, there is li...

    Authors: Karen L Saban, Sue M Penckofer, Ida Androwich and Fred B Bryant

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:71

    Content type: Research

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  27. Timely initiation of insulin therapy in type 2 diabetes is important to achieve metabolic control but can be hindered by negative perceptions of patients regarding insulin treatment. To assess the appraisal of...

    Authors: Frank J Snoek, Søren E Skovlund and Frans Pouwer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:69

    Content type: Research

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  28. Chronic conditions could negatively affect the quality of life of older adults. This may be partially due to a relative lack of physical activity. We examined whether physical activity mediates the relationshi...

    Authors: Richard Sawatzky, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, William C Miller and Carlo A Marra

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:68

    Content type: Research

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  29. Health related quality of life (HRQOL) can be measured by a wide range of instruments, many of which have been designed for specific conditions or uses. "Preference-based" measures assess the value individuals...

    Authors: Eve Wittenberg, Manisha Joshi, Kristie A Thomas and Laura A McCloskey

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:67

    Content type: Research

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  30. This study assesses the validity and reliability of the Spanish version of DN4 questionnaire as a tool for differential diagnosis of pain syndromes associated to a neuropathic (NP) or somatic component (non-ne...

    Authors: Concepcion Perez, Rafael Galvez, Silvia Huelbes, Joaquin Insausti, Didier Bouhassira, Silvia Diaz and Javier Rejas

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:66

    Content type: Research

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  31. To assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children (8–11 years) and adolescents (12–18 years) who survived retinoblastoma (RB), by means of the KIDSCREEN self-report questionnaire and the proxy-repor...

    Authors: Jennifer van Dijk, Jaap Huisman, Annette C Moll, Antoinette YN Schouten-van Meeteren, Pieter D Bezemer, Peter J Ringens, Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis and Saskia M Imhof

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:65

    Content type: Research

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  32. The benefits of a recommended level of physical activity on physiological health indicators such as morbidity and mortality are well-accepted, but less research has addressed whether or not the association bet...

    Authors: Ai Shibata, Koichiro Oka, Yoshio Nakamura and Isao Muraoka

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:64

    Content type: Research

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  33. There is increasing international interest in the concept of mental well-being and its contribution to all aspects of human life. Demand for instruments to monitor mental well-being at a population level and e...

    Authors: Ruth Tennant, Louise Hiller, Ruth Fishwick, Stephen Platt, Stephen Joseph, Scott Weich, Jane Parkinson, Jenny Secker and Sarah Stewart-Brown

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:63

    Content type: Research

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  34. Few studies document differences in patient satisfaction with physicians in the elderly (≥ 65 years) and compare it to non-elderly (<65 years) patients.

    Authors: Meg C Kong, Fabian T Camacho, Steven R Feldman, Roger T Anderson and Rajesh Balkrishnan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:62

    Content type: Research

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  35. Health and well-being are the result of synergistic interactions among a variety of determinants. Family structure and composition are social determinants that may also affect health behaviours and outcomes. T...

    Authors: Amelia R Turagabeci, Keiko Nakamura, Masashi Kizuki and Takehito Takano

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:61

    Content type: Research

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  36. Although elderly Iranian immigrants in Sweden are the largest elderly group born outside Europe, little is known about their health-related quality of life (HRQL). The aim of this study was to examine the asso...

    Authors: Afsaneh Koochek, Ali Montazeri, Sven-Erik Johansson and Jan Sundquist

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:60

    Content type: Research

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  37. The construct "meaning-in-life" (MiL) has recently raised the interest of clinicians working in psycho-oncology and end-of-life care and has become a topic of scientific investigation. Difficulties regarding t...

    Authors: Martin J Fegg, Mechtild Kramer, Claudia Bausewein and Gian D Borasio

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:59

    Content type: Research

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  38. A substantial burden associated with MI has been reported. Thus, how survivors experience their quality of life (QOL) is now being given increasing attention. However, few studies have involved women and a com...

    Authors: Tone M Norekvål, Astrid K Wahl, Bengt Fridlund, Jan E Nordrehaug, Tore Wentzel-Larsen and Berit R Hanestad

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:58

    Content type: Research

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  39. The results of using status measures to identify any changes in treatment satisfaction strongly suggest a need for specific change instruments designed to overcome the ceiling effects frequently observed at ba...

    Authors: Clare Bradley, Rosalind Plowright, John Stewart, John Valentine and Elke Witthaus

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:57

    Content type: Research

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  40. Topiramate is approved for the prophylaxis (prevention) of migraine headache in adults. The most common adverse events in the three pivotal, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials were paresthesia...

    Authors: Carl Dahlöf, Elizabeth Loder, Merle Diamond, Marcia Rupnow, George Papadopoulos and Lian Mao

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:56

    Content type: Research

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  41. The 12-item Health Survey (SF-12) was developed as a shorter alternative to the SF-36 for use in large-scale studies, particularly when overall physical and mental health are the outcomes of interest instead o...

    Authors: Nick Kontodimopoulos, Evelina Pappa, Dimitris Niakas and Yannis Tountas

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:55

    Content type: Research

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  42. The SF-36 and SF-12 summary scores were derived using an uncorrelated (orthogonal) factor solution. We estimate SF-36 and SF-12 summary scores using a correlated (oblique) physical and mental health factor model.

    Authors: Sepideh S Farivar, William E Cunningham and Ron D Hays

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:54

    Content type: Research

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  43. Although insulin therapy is well-accepted by symptomatic diabetic patients, it is still often delayed in less severe patients, in whom injectable insulin remains under-used. A better understanding of patients'...

    Authors: Luc Martinez, Silla M Consoli, Louis Monnier, Dominique Simon, Olivier Wong, Bernard Yomtov, Béatrice Guéron, Khadra Benmedjahed, Isabelle Guillemin and Benoit Arnould

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:53

    Content type: Research

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  44. The presence of multiple chronic conditions is associated with lower health related quality of life (HRQOL). Disease severity also influences HRQOL. To analyse the effects of all possible combinations of singl...

    Authors: Martin Fortin, Marie-France Dubois, Catherine Hudon, Hassan Soubhi and José Almirall

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:52

    Content type: Research

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