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  1. Cultural norms indicate that obesity reflects increased wealth and prosperity. Yet obesity is linked to serious medical illnesses. The purpose of this study was to determine if Ghanaian women would change thei...

    Authors: Rosemary B Duda, Naana Afua Jumah, Allan G Hill, Joseph Seffah and Richard Biritwum

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:44

    Content type: Research

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  2. Despite a growing literature on the efficacy of behavioral weight loss interventions, we still know relatively little about the long terms effects they have on HRQL. Therefore, we conducted a study to investig...

    Authors: Bryan Blissmer, Deborah Riebe, Gabriela Dye, Laurie Ruggiero, Geoffrey Greene and Marjorie Caldwell

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:43

    Content type: Research

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  3. The Osteoporosis Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (OPSAT-Q) is a new measure of patient satisfaction with bisphosphonate treatment for osteoporosis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the psychometr...

    Authors: Emuella M Flood, Kathleen M Beusterien, Hannah Green, Richard Shikiar, Robert W Baran, Mayur M Amonkar and David Cella

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:42

    Content type: Research

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  4. Telesurveillance is a technologically based modality that allows the surveillance of patients in the natural setting, mainly home. It is based on communication technologies to relay information between a patie...

    Authors: Claude Vincent, Daniel Reinharz, Isabelle Deaudelin, Mathieu Garceau and Lise R Talbot

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:41

    Content type: Research

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  5. Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) studies on children with chronic illness such as thalassaemia are limited. We conducted the first study to investigate if children with thalassaemia have a lower quality ...

    Authors: Adriana Ismail, Michael J Campbell, Hishamshah Mohd Ibrahim and Georgina L Jones

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:39

    Content type: Research

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  6. To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Child-OIDP for use among children in the UK and report on the prevalence of oral impacts in a sample of schoolchildren in Westminster.

    Authors: Huda Yusuf, Sudaduang Gherunpong, Aubrey Sheiham and Georgios Tsakos

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:38

    Content type: Research

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  7. Physical activity is associated with health-related quality of life (HRQL) in clinical populations, but less is known whether this relationship exists in older men and women who are healthy. Thus, this study d...

    Authors: Luke S Acree, Jessica Longfors, Anette S Fjeldstad, Cecilie Fjeldstad, Bob Schank, Kevin J Nickel, Polly S Montgomery and Andrew W Gardner

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:37

    Content type: Research

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  8. The aim of this study was to develop and conduct preliminary validation of the Perceived Impact of Problem Profile (PIPP). Based on the biopsychosocial model of health and functioning, the PIPP was intended as...

    Authors: Julie F Pallant, RoseAnne Misajon, Elizabeth Bennett and Lenore Manderson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:36

    Content type: Research

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  9. Psoriasis is one of the prevalent skin conditions in the United States. This chronic condition has a significant negative impact on patients' quality of life. Psoriasis has been linked to the depression and su...

    Authors: Monali J Bhosle, Amit Kulkarni, Steven R Feldman and Rajesh Balkrishnan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:35

    Content type: Review

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  10. Sociological and economic risk factors of visual impairment have never been described in France at a national level as the association between the number of ophthalmologists per inhabitant and visual impairmen...

    Authors: Antoine J Lafuma, Antoine P Brézin, Francis L Fagnani, Mounir Mesbah and Gilles H Berdeaux

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:34

    Content type: Research

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  11. Modern psychometric methods based on item response theory (IRT) can be used to develop adaptive measures of health-related quality of life (HRQL). Adaptive assessment requires an item bank for each domain of H...

    Authors: Jacek A Kopec, Eric C Sayre, Aileen M Davis, Elizabeth M Badley, Michal Abrahamowicz, Lesley Sherlock, J Ivan Williams, Aslam H Anis and John M Esdaile

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:33

    Content type: Research

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  12. The Menopause Rating Scale is a health-related Quality of Life scale developed in the early 1990s and step-by-step validated since then. Recently the MRS scale was validated as outcomes measure for hormone the...

    Authors: Jürgen Dinger, Thomas Zimmermann, Lothar AJ Heinemann and Diana Stoehr

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:32

    Content type: Research

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  13. COPD is currently the fourth cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed world. Patients with COPD experience a progressive deterioration and disability, which lead to a worsening in their health-related...

    Authors: Pilar Carrasco Garrido, Javier de Miguel Díez, Javier Rejas Gutiérrez, Antonio Martín Centeno, Elena Gobartt Vázquez, Ángel Gil de Miguel, Marta García Carballo and Rodrigo Jiménez García

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:31

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  14. In this paper, we report the health related quality of life (HRQOL) data from patients with hepatitis C viral infection (HCV) who were refractory to prior therapy and had re-treatment with a combination of Peg...

    Authors: Abraham Mathew, Laurie P Peiffer, Kathy Rhoades and Thomas J McGarrity

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:30

    Content type: Research

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  15. An increasing awareness of the need to address sexual and orgasm experiences as part of life quality and an understanding of the great individual differences between women play roles in women's health and medi...

    Authors: Ansa Ojanlatva, Juha Mäkinen, Hans Helenius, Katariina Korkeila, Jari Sundell and Päivi Rautava

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:29

    Content type: Research

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  16. Treating anemia associated with chemotherapy and many cancers is often necessary. However, patient satisfaction with anemia treatment is limited by the lack of validated instruments. We developed and validated...

    Authors: Robert J Nordyke, Chih-Hung Chang, Chiun-Fang Chiou, Joel F Wallace, Bin Yao and Lee S Schwartzberg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:28

    Content type: Research

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  17. Little is known about longitudinal associations among measures of depression, mental and physical health, and quality of life (QOL). We followed 982 clinically depressed persons to determine which measures cha...

    Authors: Paula H Diehr, Ann M Derleth, Stephen P McKenna, Mona L Martin, Donald M Bushnell, Gregory Simon and Donald L Patrick

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:27

    Content type: Research

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  18. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common chronic mental health condition in children and adolescents. The application of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) as a pediatric population ...

    Authors: James W Varni and Tasha M Burwinkle

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:26

    Content type: Research

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  19. Assessment of Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) has become increasingly important and various direct and indirect methods and instruments have been devised to measure it. In direct methods such as Visual A...

    Authors: Amir Adel Rashidi, Aslam H Anis and Carlo A Marra

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:25

    Content type: Research

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  20. Patients with moderate to severe malignancy-related pain frequently require the use of opioid pharmacotherapy. Unfortunately, many cancer patients continue to be prescribed subtherapeutic doses of pain medicat...

    Authors: Tracy L Skaer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:24

    Content type: Review

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  21. Persons with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are seriously affected in their everyday life. The effect across different cultural settings of IBS on their quality of life has been little studied. The aim was to ...

    Authors: Åshild Faresjö, Foteini Anastasiou, Christos Lionis, Saga Johansson, Mari-Ann Wallander and Tomas Faresjö

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:21

    Content type: Research

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  22. The Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL) utility instrument was psychometrically developed for the general population. This study aimed to explore its potential as an osteoarthritis (OA) outcome measure.

    Authors: Kathryn Whitfield, Rachelle Buchbinder, Leonie Segal and Richard H Osborne

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:19

    Content type: Research

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  23. The Middlesex Elderly Assessment of Mental State (MEAMS) was developed as a screening test to detect cognitive impairment in the elderly. It includes 12 subtests, each having a 'pass score'. A series of tasks ...

    Authors: Alan Tennant, Ayse A Küçükdeveci, Sehim Kutlay and Atilla H Elhan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:18

    Content type: Research

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  24. Numerous studies have identified a reduced health related quality of life (HRQL) in patients that have either diabetes or cancer. We assessed the HRQL burden in patients with these comorbid conditions, postula...

    Authors: Samantha L Bowker, Sheri L Pohar and Jeffrey A Johnson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:17

    Content type: Research

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  25. Psychometric properties of two measures of psychological well-being were evaluated for adults with growth hormone deficiency (GHD): the General Well-being Index, (GWBI) – British version of the Psychological G...

    Authors: Carolyn V McMillan, Clare Bradley, James Gibney, David L Russell-Jones and Peter H Sönksen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:16

    Content type: Research

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  26. Interpretations of profile and preference based measure scores can differ. Profile measures often use a norm-based scoring algorithm where each scale is scored to have a standardized mean and standard deviatio...

    Authors: Alison L Supina, David H Feeny, Linda J Carroll and Jeffrey A Johnson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:15

    Content type: Research

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  27. Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) has received much attention in recent years. HRQOL indicators have been used to track population trends, identify health disparities, and monitor progress in achieving na...

    Authors: Yongwen Jiang and Jana Earl Hesser

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:14

    Content type: Research

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  28. Lengthy questionnaires reduce data quality and impose a burden on respondents. Previous researchers proposed that a single item ("My future seems dark to me") and a 4-item component of the Beck's Hopelessness ...

    Authors: Paul SF Yip and Yin Bun Cheung

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:13

    Content type: Research

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  29. "Ikigai" is culturally defined in the society of Japan as a comprehensive concept describing subjective well-being. It is considered to be related to life-satisfaction, self-esteem, morale, happiness as well a...

    Authors: Kokoro Shirai, Hiroyasu Iso, Hideki Fukuda, Yasuhiro Toyoda, Toshio Takatorige and Kozo Tatara

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:12

    Content type: Research

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  30. Successful highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) regimens have resulted in substantial improvements in the systemic health of HIV infected persons and increased survival times. Despite increased systemi...

    Authors: Thomas D Parsons, Alyssa J Braaten, Colin D Hall and Kevin R Robertson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:11

    Content type: Research

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  31. There is evidence regarding the usefulness of psychosocial intervention to improve health related quality of life (HRQOL) in adult cancer patients. The aim of this report is to describe an integrated approach ...

    Authors: Patrizia Pugliese, Maria Perrone, Enrica Nisi, Carlo Garufi, Diana Giannarelli, Andrew Bottomley and Edmondo Terzoli

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:9

    Content type: Research

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  32. Management of pain related to advanced or metastatic cancer, although the availability of several pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions and the existence of well-known guidelines and protocols,...

    Authors: Giovanni Apolone, Oscar Bertetto, Augusto Caraceni, Oscar Corli, Franco De Conno, Roberto Labianca, Marco Maltoni, Mariaflavia Nicora, Valter Torri and Furio Zucco

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:7

    Content type: Research

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  33. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is a widely used screening tool designed as a case detector for clinically relevant anxiety and depression. Recent studies of the HADS in coronary heart disease...

    Authors: Wenru Wang, Violeta Lopez, David Thompson and Colin R Martin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:6

    Content type: Research

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  34. Female patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) have consistently poorer survival rates than males across all ages. To determine if gender differences exist in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of adolescent pa...

    Authors: Renata Arrington-Sanders, Michael S Yi, Joel Tsevat, Robert W Wilmott, Joseph M Mrus and Maria T Britto

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:5

    Content type: Research

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  35. The Child Perceptions Questionnaire for children aged 11 to 14 years (CPQ11–14) is a 37-item measure of oral-health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) encompassing four domains: oral symptoms, functional limitation...

    Authors: Aleksandra Jokovic, David Locker and Gordan Guyatt

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:4

    Content type: Research

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  36. Several quality-of-life studies in patients awaiting major joint replacement have focused on the outcomes of surgery. Interest in examining patients on the elective waiting list has increased since the beginni...

    Authors: Johanna Hirvonen, Marja Blom, Ulla Tuominen, Seppo Seitsalo, Matti Lehto, Pekka Paavolainen, Kalevi Hietaniemi, Pekka Rissanen and Harri Sintonen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:3

    Content type: Research

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  37. Whereas it is established that organic pain may induce depression, it is unclear whether pain is more common in healthy subjects with depression. We assessed the prevalence of pain in premenopausal women with ...

    Authors: Jill M Hartman, Ann Berger, Karen Baker, Jacques Bolle, Daniel Handel, Andrew Mannes, Donna Pereira, Diane St Germain, Donna Ronsaville, Nina Sonbolian, Sara Torvik, Karim A Calis, Terry M Phillips and Giovanni Cizza

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:2

    Content type: Research

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  38. The estimated prevalence rate of Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) in children is 6 per 1.000. Parenting children who are intellectually impaired and have PDDs is known to be linked to the impaired well-...

    Authors: Hiie Allik, Jan-Olov Larsson and Hans Smedje

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2006 4:1

    Content type: Research

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  39. Currently, there is a lot of interest in the flexible framework offered by item banks for measuring patient relevant outcomes. However, there are few item banks, which have been developed to quantify functiona...

    Authors: Rebecca Holman, Nadine Weisscher, Cees AW Glas, Marcel GW Dijkgraaf, Marinus Vermeulen, Rob J de Haan and Robert Lindeboom

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:83

    Content type: Research

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  40. Chronic liver diseases (CLDs) are progressive disorder which has a significant impact on the well-being of patients and leads to significant morbidity. CLDs are characterized by disturbances in physical, psych...

    Authors: Farkhondeh Sharif, Sadrollah Mohebbi, Hamid-Reza Tabatabaee, Mehdi Saberi-Firoozi and Sakineh Gholamzadeh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:81

    Content type: Research

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  41. Previous studies have evaluated the individual effects of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and diabetes mellitus on health-related quality of life outcomes (QOL). Due to the rising incidence of these comorbid...

    Authors: Ewurabena Simpson and Louise Pilote

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:80

    Content type: Research

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  42. The aim of this study was to determine the reliability, validity and responsiveness of the Restless Legs Syndrome Quality of Life questionnaire (RLSQoL) in a clinical trial setting.

    Authors: Linda Abetz, Robert Arbuckle, Richard P Allen, Elena Mavraki and Jeffrey Kirsch

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:79

    Content type: Research

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  43. To evaluate the impact of osteoporosis on the patients' quality of life, particularly in the absence of fractures.

    Authors: Maria Luisa Bianchi, Maria Rosa Orsini, Silvia Saraifoger, Sergio Ortolani, Giovanni Radaelli and Simonetta Betti

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:78

    Content type: Research

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