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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. In patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), the overall aim was to analyse the relationships between disease severity and both mental and physical dimensions of health related quality of life (HR...

    Authors: Bjørg Ulvik, Ottar Nygård, Berit R Hanestad, Tore Wentzel-Larsen and Astrid K Wahl
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:38
  19. Being able to do things other kids do is the desire of school-age children and adolescents with asthma. In a phenomenology study, adolescents identified participation in life activities as the outcome variable...

    Authors: Eileen K Kintner
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:37
  20. The McMaster framework introduced by Kirshner & Guyatt is the dominant paradigm for the development of measures of health status and health-related quality of life (HRQL). The framework defines the functions o...

    Authors: Matthew Hankins
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:36
  21. Pediatric health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has emerged as an important health outcome in clinical trials and healthcare research, for which HRQOL assessment instruments have played an important role. How...

    Authors: Ana C Scarpelli, Saul M Paiva, Isabela A Pordeus, James W Varni, Cláudia M Viegas and Paul J Allison
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:35
  22. Comprehensive evidence exists regarding the discrepancy between children's reports and parents' by proxy reports on emotional and behavioural problems. However, little is yet known about factors influencing th...

    Authors: Thomas Jozefiak, Bo Larsson, Lars Wichstrøm, Fritz Mattejat and Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:34
  23. Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common sexual dysfunction among men which affects men and their partners. Little qualitative data are available to characterize the impact of PE on men and their partners about ...

    Authors: Dennis Revicki, Kellee Howard, Jennifer Hanlon, Sally Mannix, Alison Greene and Margaret Rothman
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:33
  24. Critical needs for treatment trials in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) include assessing response to treatment, evaluating symptom severity, and translation of symptom questionnaires into multiple langu...

    Authors: Michael Shaw, John Dent, Timothy Beebe, Ola Junghard, Ingela Wiklund, Tore Lind and Folke Johnsson
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008 6:31
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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

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