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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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