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  1. In spite of the fact that self-rated health is such an important factor, little is known about the aetiological background to poor perceived health and also less is known about the impact of life satisfaction ...

    Authors: Ahmad Al-Windi
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:28
  2. The prevalence of self-reported low vision (LV) and blindness, and their associated disabilities, handicaps and socio-economic consequences for individuals living in institutions are poorly documented.

    Authors: Antoine Pierre Brézin, Antoine Lafuma, Francis Fagnani, Mounir Mesbah and Gilles Berdeaux
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:27
  3. This paper describes the development of the Chinese Quality of Life Instrument (ChQOL) which is a self-report health status instrument. Chinese Medicine relies very much on asking subjective feelings of patien...

    Authors: Kwok-fai Leung, Feng-bin Liu, Li Zhao, Ji-qian Fang, Kelvin Chan and Li-zhu Lin
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:26
  4. The MacDQoL is an individualised measure of the impact of macular degeneration (MD) on quality of life (QoL). There is preliminary evidence of its psychometric properties and sensitivity to severity of MD. The...

    Authors: Jan Mitchell, James S Wolffsohn, Alison Woodcock, Stephen J Anderson, Carolyn V McMillan, Timothy ffytche, Martin Rubinstein, Winfried Amoaku and Clare Bradley
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:25
  5. Anogenital warts are the most easily recognized sign of genital Human Papilloma Virus infection. The objective was to develop a short, valid and reliable questionnaire to measure Health Related Quality of Life...

    Authors: Xavier Badia, Jose Antonio Colombo, Nuria Lara, M Angels Llorens, Luis Olmos, Miguel Sainz de los Terreros, Jose Antonio Varela and Juan Jose Vilata
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:24
  6. Health related quality of life (HRQL) has been recognised as an important paediatric outcome measurement. One of the more promising measures to emerge in recent years is the Pediatric Quality Of Life Inventory...

    Authors: Penney Upton, Christine Eiser, Ivy Cheung, Hayley A Hutchings, Meriel Jenney, Alison Maddocks, Ian T Russell and John G Williams
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:22
  7. There is increasing evidence to support the phenomenon of response shift (RS) in quality of life (QoL) studies, with many current QoL measures failing to allow for this. If significant response shift occurs am...

    Authors: Jonathan Rees, Michael G Clarke, Dympna Waldron, Ciaran O'Boyle, Paul Ewings and Ruaraidh P MacDonagh
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:21
  8. The AMS is an internationally used health-related quality of life (HRQoL) scale. The aim of this paper is to provide evidence that the French AMS scale measures HRQoL are as valid as other language versions. W...

    Authors: Eric Myon, Nicolas Martin and Charles Taïeb
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:20
  9. Influenza vaccination recently has been recommended for children 6–23 months old, but is not currently recommended for routine use in non-high-risk older children. Information on disease impact, costs, benefit...

    Authors: Lisa A Prosser, Carolyn Buxton Bridges, Timothy M Uyeki, Virginia H Rêgo, G Thomas Ray, Martin I Meltzer, Benjamin Schwartz, William W Thompson, Keiji Fukuda and Tracy A Lieu
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:18
  10. The incidence of reported adolescent and adult pertussis continues to rise in the United States. Acellular pertussis vaccines for adolescents and adults have been developed and may be available soon for use in...

    Authors: Grace M Lee, Joshua A Salomon, Charles W LeBaron and Tracy A Lieu
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:17
  11. The aim of the study was to develop a menopause-specific, preference-based health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) index reflecting both menopausal symptoms and potential side-effects of Hormone Replacement The...

    Authors: John E Brazier, Jennifer Roberts, Maria Platts and York F Zoellner
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:13
  12. The exponential development of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) measures in clinical research has led to the creation of the Patient-Reported Outcome and Quality of Life Instruments Database (PROQOLID) to facil...

    Authors: Marie-Pierre Emery, Laure-Lou Perrier and Catherine Acquadro
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:12
  13. Cost utility analysis (CUA) using SF-36/SF-12 data has been facilitated by the development of several preference-based algorithms. The purpose of this study was to illustrate how decision-making could be affec...

    Authors: A Simon Pickard, Zhixiao Wang, Surrey M Walton and Todd A Lee
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:11
  14. Spirituality has become a subject of interest in health care as it is was recognized to have the potential to prevent, heal or cope with illness. There is less doubt that values and goals are important contrib...

    Authors: Arndt Büssing, Thomas Ostermann and Peter F Matthiessen
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:10
  15. The development and validation study of the Clinical Chronic Obstructive Disease (COPD) Questionnaire (CCQ) has recently been published in this journal. The CCQ is the first questionnaire that incorporates bot...

    Authors: Salvatore Damato, Chiara Bonatti, Vinicio Frigo, Silvana Pappagallo, Rita Raccanelli, Claudio Rampoldi and Francesco Rodi
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:9
  16. Since the mid eighties, responsiveness is considered to be a separate property of health status questionnaires distinct from reliability and validity. The aim of the study was to assess the strength of the rel...

    Authors: Robert Lindeboom, Mirjam A Sprangers and Aeilko H Zwinderman
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:8
  17. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the individualized and standardized quality of life (QL) and psychological distress of patients participating in a Phase I trial of the novel therapeutic reovirus (Reo...

    Authors: Linda E Carlson, Barry D Bultz and Donald G Morris
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:7
  18. Longitudinal assessments of quality of life are needed to measure changes over the course of a disease and treatment. Computer versions of quality of life instruments have increased the feasibility of obtainin...

    Authors: Karen M Gil, Heidi E Frasure, Michael P Hopkins, Eric L Jenison and Vivian E von Gruenigen
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:6
  19. The objective of this study was to develop simultaneously a new questionnaire, the Pediatric GERD Caregiver Impact Questionnaire (PGCIQ), in American English and American Spanish in order to elucidate the impa...

    Authors: Jennifer Kim, Dorothy L Keininger, Sara Becker and Joseph A Crawley
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:5
  20. The correlation between treatment satisfaction and demographic characteristics, symptoms, or health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is unknown. The object...

    Authors: Alessio Degl' Innocenti, Gordon H Guyatt, Ingela Wiklund, Diane Heels-Ansdell, David Armstrong, Carlo A Fallone, Lisa Tanser, Sander Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Samer El-Dika, Naoki Chiba, Alan N Barkun, Peggy Austin and Holger J Schünemann
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:4
  21. The objectives of this report are to review the assessment of patient-focused outcomes in pediatric orthopedic surgery, to describe a framework for identifying appropriate sets of measures, and to illustrate a...

    Authors: William Furlong, Ronald D Barr, David Feeny and Suzanne Yandow
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:3
  22. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an important public health concern, the impact of which is increased by the high prevalence of co-existing chronic medical conditions among subjects with DM. The aims of this study we...

    Authors: Hwee-Lin Wee, Yin-Bun Cheung, Shu-Chuen Li, Kok-Yong Fong and Julian Thumboo
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:2
  23. Little is understood about the conceptual relationship of depression and quality of life (QoL). Judgments concerning both, implicitly or explicitly, involve a time perspective. The aim of this study was to tes...

    Authors: Margaret Moore, Stefan Höfer, Hannah McGee and Lena Ring
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005 3:1
  24. Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) measures are becoming increasingly used in clinical trials as primary outcome measures. Investigators are now asking statisticians for advice on how to analyse studies th...

    Authors: Stephen J Walters and Michael J Campbell
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:70
  25. Due to differences in current socio-economical situation and historically shaped values, different societies have their own concepts of high-quality life. This diversity of concepts interferes with quality of ...

    Authors: Marika Tammaru, Judit Strömpl, Kadri Maimets and Ele Hanson
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:69
  26. Various scales have been used to assess palliative outcomes. But measurement can still be problematic and core components of measures have not been identified. This study aimed to determine the relationships b...

    Authors: Irene J Higginson and Nora Donaldson
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:68
  27. The Menopause Rating Scale is a health-related Quality of Life scale developed in the early 1990s and step-by-step validated since then. No methodologically detailed work on the utility of the scale to assess ...

    Authors: Lothar AJ Heinemann, Thai DoMinh, Frank Strelow, Silvia Gerbsch, Jörg Schnitker and Hermann PG Schneider
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:67
  28. It is known that there is an increase in the prevalence of allergy and that allergic diseases have a negative impact on individuals' health-related quality of life (HRQL). However, research in this field is ma...

    Authors: Birgitta Marklund, Staffan Ahlstedt and Gun Nordström
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:65
  29. Clinicians require brief outcome measures in their busy daily practice to document global client outcomes. Based on the UK Therapy Outcome Measure, the Australian Therapy Outcome Measures were designed to capt...

    Authors: Carolyn A Unsworth, Stephen J Duckett, Dianne Duncombe, Alison Perry, Jemma Skeat and Nicholas Taylor
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:64
  30. The 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) is widely used as a unidimensional instrument, but factor analyses tended to suggest that it contains two or three factors. Not much is known about the usefuln...

    Authors: Fei Gao, Nan Luo, Julian Thumboo, Calvin Fones, Shu-Chuen Li and Yin-Bun Cheung
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:63
  31. Multiple instruments exist to measure dementia behaviors, but the nursing staff perspective on those behaviors and their level of burden has not been well measured. The goal of this study was to examine the ps...

    Authors: Leah Kleinman, Lori Frank, Gabrielle Ciesla, Marcia Rupnow and Henry Brodaty
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:62
  32. This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the ADDQoL-Teen, an innovative individualised, patient-centred questionnaire measuring perceived impact of diabetes mellitus on quality of life (QoL) of teen...

    Authors: Carolyn V McMillan, Rachel J Honeyford, Jessica Datta, Nicola JH Madge and Clare Bradley
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:61
  33. The typical symptoms of coronary heart disease (CHD), chest pain and breathlessness, are well-known. They are considered quite dramatic, and can thus be fairly reliably mapped by a survey. However, people migh...

    Authors: Markku PT Sumanen, Sakari B Suominen, Markku J Koskenvuo, Lauri H Sillanmäki and Kari J Mattila
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:60
  34. Modeling latent variables such as physical disability is challenging since its measurement is performed through proxies. This poses significant methodological challenges. The objective of this article is to pr...

    Authors: Ricardo Pietrobon, Marcus Taylor, Ulrich Guller, Laurence D Higgins, Danny O Jacobs and Timothy Carey
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:59
  35. With effective treatment strategies, the focus of tuberculosis (TB) management has shifted from the prevention of mortality to the avoidance of morbidity. As such, there should be an increased focus on quality...

    Authors: Carlo A Marra, Fawziah Marra, Victoria C Cox, Anita Palepu and J Mark Fitzgerald
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:58
  36. Traditional methods of measuring oral health mainly use clinical dental indices and have been complemented by oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) measures. Most OHRQoL studies have been on adults and ...

    Authors: Sudaduang Gherunpong, Georgios Tsakos and Aubrey Sheiham
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:57
  37. Few studies have focused on the association between the sociodemographic characteristics of a patient with the change in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) following invasive coronary procedures, and the r...

    Authors: Marijke Veenstra, Kjell I Pettersen, Arnfinn Rollag and Knut Stavem
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:56
  38. The PedsQL™ Measurement Model was designed to measure health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children and adolescents. The PedsQL™ 4.0 Generic Core Scales were developed to be integrated with the PedsQL™ Di...

    Authors: James W Varni, Sandra A Sherman, Tasha M Burwinkle, Paige E Dickinson and Pamela Dixon
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:55
  39. Services to meet adequate rehabilitation needs of elderly stroke survivors are not always provided. Indeed, since 1995, in the wake of the Quebec shift to ambulatory care, home care services, mainly those rela...

    Authors: Lise R Talbot, Chantal Viscogliosi, Johanne Desrosiers, Claude Vincent, Jacqueline Rousseau and Line Robichaud
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:53
  40. Dementia is a chronic illness associated with a progressive loss of cognitive and intellectual abilities, such as memory, judgment and abstract thinking.

    Authors: Christian K Andersen, Kim U Wittrup-Jensen, Anette Lolk, Kjeld Andersen and Per Kragh-Sørensen
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:52
  41. Many patients with several concurrent medical conditions (multimorbidity) are seen in the primary care setting. A thorough understanding of outcomes associated with multimorbidity would benefit primary care wo...

    Authors: Martin Fortin, Lise Lapointe, Catherine Hudon, Alain Vanasse, Antoine L Ntetu and Danielle Maltais
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:51
  42. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the use of the Heckman two-step method to assess and correct for bias due to missing health related quality of life (HRQL) surveys in a clinical study of acute co...

    Authors: Anne E Sales, Mary E Plomondon, David J Magid, John A Spertus and John S Rumsfeld
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:49

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