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  1. Little is known about self-perceived quality of life (QOL) near the end of life, because such information is difficult to collect and to interpret. Here, we describe QOL in the weeks near death and determine c...

    Authors: Paula Diehr, William E Lafferty, Donald L Patrick, Lois Downey, Sean M Devlin and Leanna J Standish

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:51

    Content type: Research

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  2. The prevalence of depression increases among the elderly with chronic medical conditions like diabetes. Hence, the purpose of this study was to determine predictors of depressive symptomatology in Medicare enr...

    Authors: Manjiri D Pawaskar, Roger T Anderson and Rajesh Balkrishnan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:50

    Content type: Research

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  3. Hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) are important renal replacement treatment in end stage renal disease (ESRD), but the comparison of quality of life (QOL) and causes of hospitalisation between the...

    Authors: Ai-Hua Zhang, Li-Tao Cheng, Ning Zhu, Ling-Hua Sun and Tao Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:49

    Content type: Research

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  4. To date, no researchers have investigated patient concerns in the first six weeks following primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). An understanding of patient concerns at a time when physical therapists are in...

    Authors: Ravi Rastogi, Aileen M Davis and Bert M Chesworth

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:48

    Content type: Research

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  5. A previous study had identified 45 items assessing the impact of atopic dermatitis (AD) on the whole family. From these it was intended to develop two separate scales, one assessing impact on carers and the ot...

    Authors: Stephen P McKenna, Lynda C Doward, David M Meads, Alan Tennant, Gemma Lawton and Jens Grueger

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:45

    Content type: Research

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  6. Advances in biomedical science and technology have resulted in dramatic improvements in the healthcare of pediatric chronic conditions. With enhanced survival, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) issues hav...

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

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:43

    Content type: Research

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  7. The aim of this study was to test the internal validity of the total Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression (CES-D) scale using Rasch analysis in a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) population.

    Authors: Tanya Covic, Julie F Pallant, Philip G Conaghan and Alan Tennant

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:41

    Content type: Research

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  8. The older Hispanic population of the U.S. is growing at a tremendous rate. While ethnic-related risk and complications of diabetes are widely-acknowledged for older Hispanics, less is known about how health re...

    Authors: James E Graham, Diane G Stoebner-May, Glenn V Ostir, Soham Al Snih, M Kristen Peek, Kyriakos Markides and Kenneth J Ottenbacher

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:39

    Content type: Research

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  9. In clinical and research practice linked to prostate cancer treatment, frequent monitoring of patient health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is essential. Practical and analytic limitations of paper questionna...

    Authors: Andrew G Matthew, Kristen L Currie, Jane Irvine, Paul Ritvo, Daniel Santa Mina, Leah Jamnicky, Robert Nam and John Trachtenberg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:38

    Content type: Research

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  10. The Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) assessment in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients has traditionally been carried out in a poorly standardised fashion, or via the use of non disease-specific HRQoL ques...

    Authors: Xavier Badia, Fernando Arribas, Jose Miguel Ormaetxe, Rafael Peinado and Miguel Sainz de los Terreros

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:37

    Content type: Research

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  11. the primary objective was to develop an adjective checklist, the Fatigue Quality List (FQL), aimed at assessing different perceptions of fatigue.

    Authors: Marieke F Gielissen, Hans Knoop, Petra Servaes, Joke S Kalkman, Marcus J Huibers, Stans Verhagen and Gijs Bleijenberg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:36

    Content type: Research

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  12. To compare health related quality of life (HR-QoL) in patients surgically treated for secondary peritonitis to that of a healthy population. And to prospectively identify factors associated with poorer (lower)...

    Authors: Kimberly R Boer, Oddeke van Ruler, Johannes B Reitsma, Cecilia W Mahler, Brent C Opmeer, E Ascelijn Reuland, Hein G Gooszen, Peter W de Graaf, Eric J Hesselink, Michael F Gerhards, E Philip Steller, Mirjam A Sprangers, Marja A Boermeester and Corianne A De Borgie

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:35

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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