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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. The objective of this study was to test the primary hypothesis that parent proxy-report of pediatric health-related quality of life (HRQL) would prospectively predict pediatric healthcare costs over a two-year...

    Authors: Michael Seid, James W Varni, Darron Segall and Paul S Kurtin
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:48
  17. Primary care physicians are caring for increasing numbers of persons with comorbid chronic illness. Longitudinal information on health outcomes associated with specific chronic conditions may be particularly r...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Bayliss, Martha S Bayliss, John E Ware Jr and John F Steiner
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:47
  18. To measure the prevalence of and associations among impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions in persons living with HIV in British Columbia to inform support and care programs, policy a...

    Authors: Melanie Rusch, Stephanie Nixon, Arn Schilder, Paula Braitstein, Keith Chan and Robert S Hogg
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:46
  19. This paper compiles data from different sources to get a first comprehensive picture of psychometric and other methodological characteristics of the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) scale. The scale was designed a...

    Authors: Klaas Heinemann, Alexander Ruebig, Peter Potthoff, Hermann PG Schneider, Frank Strelow, Lothar AJ Heinemann and Do Minh Thai
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:45
  20. To examine the associations between vision-targeted health-related quality of life (VT-HRQ) and ocular surface parameters in patients with Sjögren's syndrome, a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by dry...

    Authors: Susan Vitale, Linda A Goodman, George F Reed and Janine A Smith
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:44
  21. Few questionnaires on outpatients' satisfaction with hospital exist. All have been constructed without giving enough room for the patient's point of view in the validation procedure. The main objective was to ...

    Authors: Isabelle Gasquet, Sylvie Villeminot, Carla Estaquio, Pierre Durieux, Philippe Ravaud and Bruno Falissard
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:43
  22. Currently there is a lot of interest in the flexible framework offered by item banks for measuring patient relevant outcomes, including functional status. However, there are few item banks, which have been dev...

    Authors: Rebecca Holman, Robert Lindeboom, Marinus Vermeulen and Rob J de Haan
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:42
  23. The aim of this study is to validate the questionnaire ECOS-16 (Assessment of health related quality of life in osteoporosis) for the evaluation of health related quality of life (HRQoL) in post-menopausal wom...

    Authors: Xavier Badia, Adolfo Díez-Pérez, Raquel Lahoz, Luis Lizán, Xavier Nogués and Jordi Iborra
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:41
  24. Mood disorders are a major public health problem in the United States as well as globally. Less information exists however, about the health burden resulting from subsyndromal levels of depressive symptomatolo...

    Authors: Rosemarie Kobau, Marc A Safran, Matthew M Zack, David G Moriarty and Daniel Chapman
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:40
  25. The chest pain unit (CPU) has been developed to provide a rapid and accurate diagnostic assessment for patients attending hospital with acute, undifferentiated chest pain. We aimed to measure the effect of CPU...

    Authors: Steve Goodacre and Jon Nicholl
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:39
  26. Epidemiological studies have, so far, identified factors associated with increased risk for incident or progressive OA, such as age, sex, heredity, obesity, and joint injury. There is, however, a paucity of lo...

    Authors: Przemyslaw T Paradowski, Martin Englund, Ewa M Roos and L Stefan Lohmander
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:38
  27. The Self-Perception and Relationships Tool (S-PRT) is intended to be a clinically responsive and holistic assessment of patients' experience of illness and subjective Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL).

    Authors: Mark J Atkinson, Paul M Wishart, Bushra I Wasil and John W Robinson
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:36
  28. Whilst negative responses to traumatic injury have been well documented in the literature, there is a small but growing body of work that identifies posttraumatic growth as a salient feature of this experience...

    Authors: de Sales Turner and Helen Cox
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:34
  29. In 1996, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated the development of the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS). It is the first national survey to measure the quality of life and functional...

    Authors: Nathaniel Jones III, Stephanie L Jones and Nancy A Miller
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:33
  30. Standardization of quality of life (QOL) assessment and reporting in clinical trials is an imperative issue. While English-speaking countries have led this movement in standardization, there persists to be a l...

    Authors: Mariko Naito, Takeo Nakayama and Shunichi Fukuhara
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:31
  31. Few studies have evaluated patient-reported outcomes in connection with a primary event of deep venous thrombosis, partly due to a lack of disease-specific measures. The aim here was to develop a disease-speci...

    Authors: Ewa Hedner, Jonas Carlsson, Károly R Kulich, Lennart Stigendal, Anders Ingelgård and Ingela Wiklund
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:30
  32. Whenever questionnaires are used to collect data on constructs, such as functional status or health related quality of life, it is unlikely that all respondents will respond to all items. This paper examines w...

    Authors: Rebecca Holman, Cees AW Glas, Robert Lindeboom, Aeilko H Zwinderman and Rob J de Haan
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:29
  33. Most studies of men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer examine physical symptoms as predictors of Quality of Life (QOL). However, symptoms vary by treatment modality in this population, and psychosocial ...

    Authors: Elise L Lev, Lucille Sanzero Eller, Glen Gejerman, Patricia Lane, Steven V Owen, Michele White and Njoki Nganga
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:28
  34. The 'Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life – Direct Weighting' (SEIQoL-DW) is an instrument developed to measure individual quality of life. Although this instrument has been used in numero...

    Authors: Philip Moons, Kristel Marquet, Werner Budts and Sabina De Geest
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:27
  35. We describe and compare four different methods for estimating sample size and power, when the primary outcome of the study is a Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) measure. These methods are: 1. assuming a ...

    Authors: Stephen J Walters
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:26
  36. Previous investigations suggest an important role of social support in the outcomes of patients treated for ischemic heart disease. The ENRICHD Social Support Instrument (ESSI) is a 7-item self-report survey t...

    Authors: Joseph Vaglio Jr, Mark Conard, Walker S Poston, James O'Keefe, C Keith Haddock, John House and John A Spertus
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:24
  37. The objective is to compare the performance of the MHI-5 and GHQ-12, both measures of general mental health. Therefore, we studied the relationship of the GHQ-12 and MHI-5 with sociodemographic characteristics...

    Authors: Nancy Hoeymans, Anna A Garssen, Gert P Westert and Peter FM Verhaak
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:23
  38. Anticoagulation can reduce quality of life, and different models of anticoagulation management might have different impacts on satisfaction with this component of medical care. Yet, to our knowledge, there are...

    Authors: Greg Samsa, David B Matchar, Rowena J Dolor, Ingela Wiklund, Ewa Hedner, Gail Wygant, Ole Hauch, Cheryl Beadle Marple and Roger Edwards
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:22
  39. Although there have been substantial medical advances that improve the outcomes following cardiac ischemic events, gender differences in the treatment and course of recovery for patients with coronary artery d...

    Authors: Colleen M Norris, William A Ghali, P Diane Galbraith, Michelle M Graham, Louise A Jensen and Merril L Knudtson
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:21
  40. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent psychiatric disorder associated with impaired patient functioning and reductions in health-related quality of life (HRQL). The present study describes the impact ...

    Authors: Christophe Sapin, Bruno Fantino, Marie-Laure Nowicki and Paul Kind
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:20
  41. Little information is available regarding medical residents' perceptions of patients' health-related quality of life. Patients cared for by residents have been shown to receive differing patterns of care at Ve...

    Authors: Michael S Yi, Sara Luckhaupt, Joseph M Mrus and Joel Tsevat
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:19
  42. Research suggests that patients' satisfaction with their physical functioning (SPF) is a critical component of HRQL. This study was designed to examine the extent to which perceptions of physical function and ...

    Authors: Jeffrey A Katula, W Jack Rejeski, Katie L Wickley and Michael J Berry
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:18
  43. Hospitalization can significantly disrupt sleeping patterns. In consideration of the previous reports of insomnia and apparent widespread use of benzodiazepines and other hypnotics in hospitalized patients, we...

    Authors: Luciana Frighetto, Carlo Marra, Shakeel Bandali, Kerry Wilbur, Terryn Naumann and Peter Jewesson
    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2004 2:17

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