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  1. The objective of this observational study was to assess the status of glycemic control and associated patient-reported outcomes in ambulatory Hungarian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who were pr...

    Authors: György Jermendy, Diana Erdesz, Laszlo Nagy, Don Yin, Hemant Phatak, Sudeep Karve, Samuel Engel and Rajesh Balkrishnan
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:88
  2. Few diabetes HRQOL instruments are available in Chinese language. We tested psychometric properties of a Diabetes Quality of Life (DQOL) in Chinese language for diabetes patients in Taiwan and estimated its mi...

    Authors: I-Chan Huang, Jung-Hua Liu, Albert W Wu, Ming-Yen Wu, Walter Leite and Chyng-Chuang Hwang
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:87
  3. The Ibadan Knee/Hip Osteoarthritis Outcome Measure (IKHOAM) was developed for measuring end results of care in patients with knee or hip OA in Nigeria. The purpose of this study was to validate a Hausa transla...

    Authors: Adesola C Odole and Aderonke O Akinpelu
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:86
  4. Sense of coherence (SOC) is a strong determinant of positive health and successful coping. For older people living in the community or staying in a hospital, SOC has been shown to be associated with health-rel...

    Authors: Jorunn Drageset, Harald A Nygaard, Geir Egil Eide, Margareth Bondevik, Monica W Nortvedt and Gerd Karin Natvig
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:85
  5. Existing reports of utility values for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) vary quite widely and are not all suitable for use in submissions in the UK. The aim of this study was to elicit UK societal...

    Authors: Beenish Nafees, Megan Stafford, Sonia Gavriel, Shkun Bhalla and Jessamy Watkins
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:84
  6. A response to Norman GR 'Discrimination and reliability: equal partners?' and Wyrwich KW 'Understanding the role of discriminative instruments in HRQoL research: can Ferguson's Delta help?'

    Authors: Matthew Hankins
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:83
  7. To develop the content for two new patient reported outcome (PRO) measures to: a) assess the severity of symptoms; and b) the impact of facial skin oiliness on emotional wellbeing using qualitative data from f...

    Authors: Robert Arbuckle, Mark J Atkinson, Marci Clark, Linda Abetz, Jan Lohs, Ilka Kuhagen, Jane Harness, Zoe Draelos, Diane Thiboutot, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi and Kati Copley-Merriman
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:80
  8. This study provided essential information, about Turkish patients with type I and type II diabetes, concerning: levels of anxiety, coping strategies used, and relationships that exist among anxiety, coping str...

    Authors: Tarik Tuncay, Ilgen Musabak, Deniz Engin Gok and Mustafa Kutlu
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:79
  9. In the absence of a French health-related quality of life (QOL) instrument for renal transplant recipients (RTR), we developed a self-administered questionnaire: the ReTransQol (RTQ).

    Authors: Stéphanie Gentile, Elisabeth Jouve, Bertrand Dussol, Valerie Moal, Yvon Berland and Roland Sambuc
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:78
  10. We investigated the relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) indicated by baseline health status in elementary school children.

    Authors: Lei Zhang, Peter J Fos, William D Johnson, Vafa Kamali, Reagan G Cox, Miguel A Zuniga and Theresa Kittle
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:77
  11. Since the advent of combination antiretroviral therapy, in developed countries HIV increasingly is perceived as a long-term illness. Individuals may experience health-related consequences of HIV and its associ...

    Authors: Kelly K O'Brien, Ahmed M Bayoumi, Carol Strike, Nancy L Young and Aileen M Davis
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:76
  12. To evaluate the impact of adalimumab on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

    Authors: Dennis A Revicki, Alan Menter, Steven Feldman, Miriam Kimel, Neesha Harnam and Mary K Willian
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:75
  13. This study is part of a cross-sectional evaluation of complementary medicine providers in primary care in Switzerland. It compares patient satisfaction with anthroposophic medicine (AM) and conventional medici...

    Authors: Barbara M Esch, Florica Marian, André Busato and Peter Heusser
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:74
  14. To elicit societal and patient utilities associated with diabetic symptomatic non-severe hypoglycaemia for three health states: 1) rare (quarterly), 2) intermittent (monthly), 3) and frequent (weekly) hypoglyc...

    Authors: Adrian R Levy, Torsten LU Christensen and Jeffrey A Johnson
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:73
  15. The objective of this study was to compare the effect of incontinence surgery and pelvic floor training on quality of life (QOL), anxiety and depression in patients with stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

    Authors: Petra C Innerkofler, Verena Guenther, Peter Rehder, Martin Kopp, Dominic P Nguyen-Van-Tam, Johannes M Giesinger and Bernhard Holzner
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:72
  16. Data are scarce on the comparison of EQ-5D index scores using the UK, US, and Japan preference weights in other populations. This study was aimed to examine the differences and agreements between these three w...

    Authors: Phantipa Sakthong, Rungpetch Charoenvisuthiwongs and Rossamalin Shabunthom
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:71
  17. The West-Haven Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI) can be used to describe behavioural and psychosocial consequences of long-term pain but little is known about how MPI items and MPI subgroups relate to goal...

    Authors: Annika J Silvemark, Håkan Källmén, Kamilla Portala and Carl Molander
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:70
  18. Ulcerative colitis disease activity is determined by measuring symptoms and signs. Our aim was to determine which symptom domains are frequent and responsive to change in the evaluation of disease activity, wh...

    Authors: Joel C Joyce, Akbar K Waljee, Tahira Khan, Patricia A Wren, Maneesh Dave, Ellen M Zimmermann, Sijian Wang, Ji Zhu and Peter DR Higgins
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:69
  19. Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) measures are being increasingly used to introduce dimensions excluded by normative measures. Consequently, there is a need for an index which evaluates children's O...

    Authors: Rodolfo AL Castro, Maria IS Cortes, Anna T Leão, Margareth C Portela, Ivete PR Souza, Georgios Tsakos, Wagner Marcenes and Aubrey Sheiham
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:68
  20. Treatment of multiple sclerosis patients with glatiramer acetate has been demonstrated a beneficial effect on disease activity. The objective of this prospective naturalistic study was to evaluate the impact o...

    Authors: Tjalf Ziemssen, Josef Hoffman, Rainer Apfel and Simone Kern
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:67
  21. Most studies that have identified variables associated with the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of patients with colorectal cancer have been cross-sectional or included patients with other diagnoses. The...

    Authors: Kathleen J Yost, Elizabeth A Hahn, Alan M Zaslavsky, John Z Ayanian and Dee W West
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:66
  22. Pulmonary Hypertension is a severe and incurable disease with poor prognosis. A suite of new disease-specific measures – the Cambridge Pulmonary Hypertension Outcome Review (CAMPHOR) – was recently developed f...

    Authors: Stephen P McKenna, Julie Ratcliffe, David M Meads and John E Brazier
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:65
  23. At present, there is no evidence on whether using condition-specific Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) measures provides more reliable information than generic measures for needs assessment. Therefo...

    Authors: Eduardo Bernabé, Cesar M de Oliveira and Aubrey Sheiham
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:64
  24. This study aimed to clarify associations between pain, psychological adjustment, and family functioning with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a sample of adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD) uti...

    Authors: Lamia P Barakat, Chavis A Patterson, Lauren C Daniel and Carlton Dampier
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:60
  25. To validate the Argentinean Spanish version of the PedsQL™ 4.0 Generic Core Scales in Argentinean children and adolescents with chronic conditions and to assess the impact of socio-demographic characteristics ...

    Authors: Mariana Roizen, Susana Rodríguez, Gabriela Bauer, Gabriela Medin, Silvina Bevilacqua, James W Varni and Veronica Dussel
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:59
  26. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently producing guidelines for the scientific adequacy of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in clinical trials, which will have implications...

    Authors: Stefan J Cano, Thomas T Warner, Alan J Thompson, Kailash P Bhatia, Ray Fitzpatrick and Jeremy C Hobart
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:58
  27. QoL data were routinely collected in a randomised controlled trial (RCT), which employed a reminder system, retrieving about 50% of data originally missing. The objective was to use this unique feature to eval...

    Authors: Shona Fielding, Peter M Fayers, Alison McDonald, Gladys McPherson and Marion K Campbell
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:57
  28. Seasonal changes in mood and behavior are common in a general population, being of relevance to public health. We wanted to analyze whether the HRQoL is associated with the seasonal changes in mood and behavio...

    Authors: Sharon Grimaldi, Timo Partonen, Samuli I Saarni, Arpo Aromaa and Jouko Lönnqvist
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:56
  29. The Medical Outcomes General Health Survey (SF-36) is a widely used health status measure; however, limited evidence is available for its performance in orthopedic settings. The aim of this study was to examin...

    Authors: Lucy Busija, Richard H Osborne, Anna Nilsdotter, Rachelle Buchbinder and Ewa M Roos
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:55
  30. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic illness with important functional, social and employment consequences. We therefore undertook a cross-sectional study, using the International Classification of Functioni...

    Authors: Marguerite Schneider, Esther Manabile and Mohammed Tikly
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:54
  31. Immunosuppressive therapies have burdensome side effects which may lead to sub-therapeutic dosing and non-compliance. Patients on different immunosuppressant regimens may feel less bothered by Gastrointestinal...

    Authors: Gerardo Machnicki, Jacqueline Pefaur, Luis Gaite, Ana M Linchenco, Clemente Raimondi, Ruben Schiavelli, Alcira Otero and Mary Kay Margolis
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:53
  32. Since its translation to Thai in 2000, the SF-36 Health Survey has been used extensively in many different clinical settings in Thailand. Its popularity has increased despite the absence of published evidence ...

    Authors: Lynette L-Y Lim, Sam-ang Seubsman and Adrian Sleigh
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:52
  33. Mapping has been used to convert scores from condition-specific measures into utility scores, and to produce estimates of cost-effectiveness. We sought to compare the QALY gains, and incremental cost per QALY ...

    Authors: Garry R Barton, Tracey H Sach, Claire Jenkinson, Anthony J Avery, Michael Doherty and Kenneth R Muir
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:51
  34. Patient satisfaction constitutes an important indicator for the quality of care. During the last years, Bulgaria changed its socialist health care system to a market-driven system. Despite the fact that the im...

    Authors: Milka Ganova-Iolovska, Krassimir Kalinov and Max Geraedts
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:50
  35. This article describes the development and validation of a self-reported questionnaire, the KQoL-26, that is based on the views of patients with a suspected ligamentous or meniscal injury of the knee that asse...

    Authors: Andrew M Garratt, Stephen Brealey, Michael Robling, Chris Atwell, Ian Russell, William Gillespie and David King
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:48
  36. Interpretation of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), commonly used to assess anxiety and depression in COPD patients, is unclear. Since its minimal important difference has never been establishe...

    Authors: Milo A Puhan, Martin Frey, Stefan Büchi and Holger J Schünemann
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:46
  37. Although progressive resistance strength training (ST) has been found to improve various measures of physical functioning in older adults, the benefit to quality of life is unclear. Additionally, recent eviden...

    Authors: Jeffrey A Katula, W Jack Rejeski and Anthony P Marsh
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:45
  38. Independent mobility is a key factor in determining readiness for discharge for older patients following acute hospitalisation and has also been identified as a predictor of many important outcomes for this pa...

    Authors: Natalie A de Morton, David J Berlowitz and Jennifer L Keating
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:44
  39. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability and construct validity of the Participation in Life Activities Scale, an instrument designed to measure older school-age child and early adolescent lev...

    Authors: Eileen K Kintner and Alla Sikorskii
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:43
  40. The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™) is a child self-report and parent proxy-report instrument designed to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in healthy and ill children and adolescent...

    Authors: Seung Hee Kook and James W Varni
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:41
  41. The mode of questionnaire administration may affect the estimates and applicability of oral health-related quality of life indicators. The aim of this study was to compare psychometrically the self-administere...

    Authors: Georgios Tsakos, Eduardo Bernabé, Kevin O'Brien, Aubrey Sheiham and Cesar de Oliveira
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:40
  42. The Manchester Foot Pain and Disability Index (MFPDI) is a 19 item questionnaire used to assess the severity and impact of foot pain. The aim of this study was to develop a Greek-language version of the MFPDI ...

    Authors: Patricia Kaoulla, Nicoletta Frescos and Hylton B Menz
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:39

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