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  1. Content type: Research

    Infertility-related stress can seriously impact the fertility quality of life (QoL) of infertile women. Resilience, as a coping resource, can effectively combat psychological stress. This study aimed to evalua...

    Authors: Yifei Li, Xin Zhang, Meng Shi, Shuaishuai Guo and Lie Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:38

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  2. Content type: Research

    The quality of life of family caregivers of patients with advanced cancers is an important concern in oncology care. Yet, there are few suitable measurement scales available for use in Asia. This study aims to...

    Authors: Yin Bun Cheung, Shirlyn H. S. Neo, Irene Teo, Grace M. Yang, Geok Ling Lee, Julian Thumboo, John W. K. Chia, Audrey R. X. Koh, Debra L. M. Qu, William W. L. Che, Annie Lau and Hwee Lin Wee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:35

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  3. Content type: Research

    Multi-morbidity in chronic long-term conditions is a major concern for health services. Self-management in concert with clinical care forms part of the effective management of multi-morbidity. Self-efficacy is...

    Authors: Michele Peters, Caroline M. Potter, Laura Kelly and Ray Fitzpatrick

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:37

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  4. Content type: Research

    The Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) is one of the most widely used health-related quality of life questionnaires for patients with heart failure (HF). The objective of the present stu...

    Authors: M. Gonzalez-Saenz de Tejada, A. Bilbao, L. Ansola, R. Quirós, L. García-Perez, G. Navarro and A. Escobar

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:36

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  5. Content type: Short report

    The development of measures of psychological functioning has received less attention in Russia compared to other countries. Moreover, despite the growing interest in the psychological well-being of older adult...

    Authors: Daniele Didino, Ekaterina A. Taran, Galina A. Barysheva and Fabio Casati

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:34

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  6. Content type: Research

    Both high socioeconomic status (SES) and high physical activity (PA) are associated with better self-rated health (SRH) and higher quality-of-life (QoL).

    Authors: Lisbeth M. Johansson, Hans Lingfors, Marie Golsäter, Margareta Kristenson and Eleonor I. Fransson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:33

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  7. Content type: Research

    Cancer not only impairs a patient’s physical and psychosocial functional behaviour, but also contributes to negative impact on family members’ health related quality of life. Currently, there is an absence of ...

    Authors: Pattariya Chantarasap, Nutjaree Pratheepawanit Johns, Srivieng Pairojkul, Aumkhae Sookprasert, Kosin Wirasorn, Areewan Cheawchanwattana, Sam Salek and Suphat Subongkot

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:32

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  8. Content type: Short report

    We reported the validation of the 18-item version of the ‘Inconforts des Patients de REAnimation (IPREA)’ questionnaire that includes 2 new items exploring feeling depressed and shortness of breath during an i...

    Authors: Karine Baumstarck, Mohamed Boucekine, Philippe Estagnasie, Marie-Agnès Geantot, Audrey Berric, Georges Simon, Bernard Floccard, Thomas Signouret, Mélanie Fromentin, Martine Nyunga, Achille Sossou, Marion Venot, René Robert, Arnaud Follin, Juliette Audibert, Anne Renault…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:29

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  9. Content type: Research

    To estimate the additional impact of coping and of being dependent on caregivers, over and above the large effects of disability on utility after ischemic stroke.

    Authors: Sarah Dewilde, Lieven Annemans, Andrew Lloyd, Andre Peeters, Dimitri Hemelsoet, Yves Vandermeeren, Philippe Desfontaines, Raf Brouns, Geert Vanhooren, Patrick Cras, Boudewijn Michielsens, Patricia Redondo and Vincent Thijs

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:31

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  10. Content type: Research

    Daytime sleepiness is highly prevalent across the globe. The Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS) is the most widely used tool for screening daytime sleepiness. The psychometric properties of the ESS have not been c...

    Authors: Md. Dilshad Manzar, Mohammed Salahuddin, Majed Alamri, Abdulrhman Albougami, Mohammad Yunus Ali Khan, Dejen Nureye, D. Warren Spence and Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:30

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  11. Content type: Research

    To analyse the psychometric properties of the HBSC Symptom Checklist (HBSC-SCL) on psychosomatic symptoms with a focus on the operating characteristics of the items, and on the impacts of measurement distortio...

    Authors: Curt Hagquist, Pernille Due, Torbjørn Torsheim and Raili Välimaa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:27

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  12. Content type: Research

    Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has been brought up for decades in haemophilia patients. However, no data to date are available about HRQoL in children with haemophilia using long-term follow up data. T...

    Authors: Heng Zhang, Jie Huang, Xiaoyan Kong, Gaoxiang Ma and Yongjun Fang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:28

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  13. Content type: Research

    Few studies have specifically investigated the inverse relationship between reduced quality of life in different domains and elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) serum levels in older adults. Therefore, this stud...

    Authors: Manuela de Almeida Roediger, Maria de Fátima Nunes Marucci, Etienne Larissa Duim, Jair Lício Ferreira Santos, Yeda Aparecida de Oliveira Duarte and Cesar de Oliveira

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:26

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Two main therapies, pazopanib and sunitinib, are used in the first-line setting for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). These two tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) are equally effective in terms of survival...

    Authors: Guillaume Mouillet, Joëlle Fritzsch, Sophie Paget-Bailly, Astrid Pozet, Ikram Es-Saad, Aurelia Meurisse, Dewi Vernerey, Kristina Mouyabi, Diane Berthod, Franck Bonnetain, Amélie Anota and Antoine Thiery-Vuillemin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:25

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  15. Content type: Research

    Little is known about whether and to what extent loneliness impacts the lives of people with visual impairment (VI). Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of and factors associated with lon...

    Authors: Audun Brunes, Marianne B. Hansen and Trond Heir

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:24

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  16. Content type: Research

    The quality of life of people receiving health and social care is an important indicator of service quality, but the relationship between patient experience and outcomes and regulator quality ratings in Englan...

    Authors: Ann-Marie Towers, Sinead Palmer, Nick Smith, Grace Collins and Stephen Allan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:22

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  17. Content type: Research

    The daily diary Urticaria Activity Score (UAS) and its weekly score (UAS7) are widely used to assess signs and symptoms in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). The objective of this study was to ...

    Authors: Ignacio Jauregui, Ana Gimenez-Arnau, Joan Bartra, Moises Labrador-Horrillo, Javier Ortiz de Frutos, Juan Francisco Silvestre, Joaquin Sastre, Manuel Velasco, Marta Ferrer, Cristina Ballesteros and Antonio Valero

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:23

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  18. Content type: Research

    The need for home healthcare programs is an increasingly becoming important common component of healthcare worldwide, as an alternative to hospitalization, owing to the growing elderly population, chronic and ...

    Authors: Khaled Al-Surimi, Iman Al-harbi, Ashraf El-Metwally and Motasim Badri

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:21

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  19. Content type: Review

    Previous quality of life (QoL) literature in bladder cancer (BC) patients has focused on finding the preferred urinary diversion while little is known about the QoL of patients in medical oncological treatment...

    Authors: G. A. Taarnhøj, C. Johansen and H. Pappot

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:20

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  20. Content type: Research

    China has the world’s largest size of elderly population. Mental disorders of the elders deserve keen attention. This study aims to comparatively explore mental disorders and risk factors among empty and non-e...

    Authors: Chichen Zhang, Lihong Hou, Xiao Zheng, Ruifang Zhu, Huining Zhao, Jiao Lu, Jingmin Cheng, Xiaozhao Yousef Yang and Tingzhong Yang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:18

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  21. Content type: Review

    Living with a chronic disease often means experiencing chronic treatments and regular multidisciplinary monitoring as well as a profound life-changing experience which may impact all aspects of a patients life...

    Authors: Bastien Forestier, Emmanuelle Anthoine, Ziad Reguiai, Cécile Fohrer and Myriam Blanchin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:19

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  22. Content type: Research

    Health related quality of life is a multi-dimensional construct of particular interest in determining the consequences of illness and disease. This study aimed to determine the relationships between overweight...

    Authors: Erin Hoare, Nicholas Crooks, Joshua Hayward, Steven Allender and Claudia Strugnell

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:16

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  23. Content type: Research

    This study evaluated the impact of an exercise program on quality of life in older breast cancer survivors undergoing aromatase inhibitor therapy.

    Authors: Thais R. S. Paulo, Fabricio E. Rossi, Juliana Viezel, Giuliano T. Tosello, Sylvia C. Seidinger, Regina R. Simões, Ruffo de Freitas Jr and Ismael F. Freitas Jr

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:17

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  24. Content type: Research

    Psychometrically robust questionnaires to assess self-reported sleep problems in children are important since sleep problems can have a major impact on child development. The Sleep Self Report (SSR) is a 26-it...

    Authors: L. M. H. Steur, M. A. Grootenhuis, C. B. Terwee, S. Pillen, N. G. J. Wolters, G. J. L. Kaspers and R. R. L. van Litsenburg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:15

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  25. Content type: Research

    The Prolapse Quality of Life (P-QoL) is a disease-specific instrument designed to measure the health-related quality of life in women with prolapse; however, there is no Amharic version of the instrument. The ...

    Authors: Tadesse Belayneh, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Mulat Adefris, Guri Rortveit and Tinsae Genet

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:12

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  26. Content type: Research

    Measuring quality of life (QOL) in a population is important for the predictions of health and social care needs. In Pakistan, health related quality of life data exist but there are no quality of life data of...

    Authors: Fahad Saqib Lodhi, Ali Montazeri, Saharnaz Nedjat, Mahmoud Mahmoodi, Umer Farooq, Mehdi Yaseri, Amir Kasaeian and Kourosh Holakouie-Naieni

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:9

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  27. Content type: Research

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) as a most frequent and costly NCDs account for about 17.3 million annual deaths worldwide. About 80% of these deaths are taking place in low and middle income countries (LMIC). Th...

    Authors: F. Ranjandish, H. Mahmoodi and A. Shaghaghi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:10

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  28. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study is to describe Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of localized prostate cancer patients in an Active Surveillance (AS) program, and to compare them with those undergoing radical p...

    Authors: A. Sureda, L. Fumadó, M. Ferrer, O. Garín, X. Bonet, M. Castells, M. C. Mir, J. M. Abascal, F. Vigués, L. Cecchini and J. F. Suárez

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:11

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  29. Content type: Research

    Cervical cancer is among the leading gynecological cancers affecting women worldwide. Maintenance and improvement of cervical cancer patients‘health related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important issue. The c...

    Authors: Liya Teklu Araya, Gebremedhin Beedemariam Gebretekle, Girma Tekle Gebremariam and Teferi Gedif Fenta

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:13

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  30. Content type: Research

    Increased life expectancy in Western societies does not necessarily mean better quality of life. To improve resources management, management systems have been set up in health systems to stratify patients acco...

    Authors: Magdalena Millá-Perseguer, Natividad Guadalajara-Olmeda, David Vivas-Consuelo and Ruth Usó-Talamantes

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:8

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  31. Content type: Research

    To conduct a follow-up on the rate and related risk factors of probable disaster-related psychiatric disorders such as depressive disorder (major depressive episode, MDE), stress disorders, post-traumatic (pos...

    Authors: Vincent Shieh, Joh-Jong Huang, Tsyr-En Grace Wu, Ju-Yu Chiu, Yi-Chen Chen, Guijing Lin, Chao-Yueh Su and Frank Huang-Chih Chou

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:7

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  32. Content type: Research

    Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is associated with a substantial Quality of life impact on patients that has not been so far measured with a generic validated instrument.

    Authors: Frédéric Barbut, Tatiana Galperine, Philippe Vanhems, Alban Le Monnier, Bernard Durand-Gasselin, Frédérique Canis, Viviane Jeanbat, Anne Duburcq, Sarah Alami, Caroline Bensoussan and Francis Fagnani

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:6

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  33. Content type: Research

    With the Euro-Qol-5 dimension (EQ-5D) system, we investigated the relationship between the number of remaining teeth and QoL using data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES...

    Authors: Hyo-Eun Park, Hye Young Song, Kyungdo Han, Kyung-Hwan Cho and Yang-Hyun Kim

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:5

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  34. Content type: Research

    Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and minimal clinically important differences (MCIDs) are included in Canada’s Common Drug Review (CDR) process to approve new drugs. Often, the measures report on the ...

    Authors: Allison Soprovich, Meghan Ingstrup and Dean T. Eurich

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:4

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  35. Content type: Research

    Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a multidimensional concept with significant effects and children and adolescence; while physical activity (PA) and screen time (ST) have been suggested as its probable...

    Authors: Nazgol Motamed-Gorji, Mostafa Qorbani, Fatemeh Nikkho, Mojgan Asadi, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Omid Safari, Tahereh Arefirad, Hamid Asayesh, Rasool Mohammadi, Morteza Mansourian and Roya Kelishadi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:2

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  36. Content type: Research

    Research on quality of life QOL is limited in Brazil and few studies have examined the association between smoking status and quality of life. This study addresses this gap and also examines the association be...

    Authors: Dayane Aparecida Viana, Flavia Cristina Drumond Andrade, Luiz Claudio Martins, Leiner Resende Rodrigues and Darlene Mara dos Santos Tavares

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:1

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  37. Content type: Review

    This study aims to provide a systematic compilation of existing measures of self-efficacy developed specifically for use in cancer patients and provide descriptions and comparative evaluations of the character...

    Authors: Fei-Fei Huang, Qing Yang, An-ni Wang and Jing-Ping Zhang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:241

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  38. Content type: Short report

    The isotemporal substitution (IS) approach can be used to assess the effect of replacing one activity with the equal duration of another activity on relevant outcomes. This study examined the associations of o...

    Authors: Akitomo Yasunaga, Ai Shibata, Kaori Ishii, Shigeru Inoue, Takemi Sugiyama, Neville Owen and Koichiro Oka

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:240

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  39. Content type: Review

    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a severe, life-limiting and incurable condition. However, studies estimating quality of life and those measuring actual quality of life in people living with DMD vary consi...

    Authors: Lesley Uttley, Jill Carlton, Helen Buckley Woods and John Brazier

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:237

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  40. Content type: Research

    Psychosocial models including illness perception might explain individual differences in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and daily functioning in chronically ill patients. The aim of this study was to a...

    Authors: Carolin Berner, Ludwig Erlacher, Karl Heinrich Fenzl and Thomas E. Dorner

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:238

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  41. Content type: Research

    Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) are a key outcome measure widely used within health technology assessment and health service research studies. QALYs combine quantity and quality of life, with quality of li...

    Authors: Mónica Duarte Oliveira, Andreia Agostinho, Lara Ferreira, Paulo Nicola and Carlos Bana e Costa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:235

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  42. Content type: Research

    FertiQoL is a questionnaire internationally developed to measure fertility-specific quality of life. It has been validated with infertile populations in many countries and used in several studies focusing on t...

    Authors: R. E. Sexty, G. Griesinger, J. Kayser, M. Lallinger, S. Rösner, T. Strowitzki, B. Toth and T. Wischmann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:233

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  43. Content type: Research

    The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) measures the impact of dental diseases on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life both in children and their families. The aim of this study was to develop a C...

    Authors: Carlos Zaror, Claudia Atala-Acevedo, Gerardo Espinoza-Espinoza, Patricia Muñoz-Millán, Sergio Muñoz, María José Martínez-Zapata and Montse Ferrer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:232

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  44. Content type: Research

    Leakage is a major concern for people who use a stoma, but people’s experience and its impact is not well understood. This study aimed to establish a definition of leakage through clinical and user input. This...

    Authors: Beenish Nafees, Zenia M. Størling, Charlotte Hindsberger and Andrew Lloyd

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:231

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  45. Content type: Research

    This study examined the psychometric properties of version 2 of the SF-12 Health Survey (SF-12v2) among adults with hemophilia in the United States.

    Authors: Ruchitbhai M. Shah, Benjamin F. Banahan III, Erin R. Holmes, Amit S. Patel, Marie Barnard, Rahul Khanna and John P. Bentley

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:229

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