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  1. A wide range of measuring instruments are available for diabetes self-management. According to several studies, a relatively new instrument, the diabetes self-management questionnaire (DSMQ), shows a consisten...

    Authors: Agnes Vincze, Antonia Losonczi and Adrienne Stauder

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:344

    Content type: Research

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  2. This study was focused on translation and cultural adaptation of the English Lequesne Algofunctional index (LAI) into Bengali for patients with primary knee osteoarthritis (OA) and testing reliability and vali...

    Authors: Tarek Mahmood, Minhaj Rahim Choudhury, Md Nazrul Islam, Syed Atiqul Haq, Md Abu Shahin, Syed Mohammad Monowar Ali, Shamim Ahmed, Md. Nahiduzzamane Shazzad, A. T. M. Tanveer Hasan, Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad and Johannes Jacobus Rasker

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:343

    Content type: Research

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  3. No studies have investigated the association between self-rated health (SRH) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in South Koreans. We explored this association and analyzed differences betw...

    Authors: Se-Won Park, Seong-Sik Park, Eun-Jung Kim, Won-Suk Sung, In-Hyuk Ha and Boyoung Jung

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:341

    Content type: Research

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  4. The Older people Quality of Life-7 domains (OQoL-7) is a 28-item multidimensional questionnaire developed to measure community-dwelling older people’s QoL. The OQoL-7 assesses both importance of and satisfacti...

    Authors: Yves Henchoz, Christophe Büla, Idris Guessous, René Goy, Marc Dupuis and Brigitte Santos-Eggimann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:340

    Content type: Research

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  5. To explore the association of academic performance and general health status with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in school-aged children and adolescents in China.

    Authors: Shengxiang Qi, Zhenzhen Qin, Na Wang, Lap Ah Tse, Huifen Qiao and Fei Xu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:339

    Content type: Research

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  6. Health related quality of life (HRQOL) is a potent indicator of individual’s happiness and life satisfaction. The way in which the HRQOL is affected by the diet is a topic of constant interest and debate among...

    Authors: Mahdi Vajdi and Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:337

    Content type: Research

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  7. The Severe Asthma Questionnaire (SAQ) is a health related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire validated for use in severe asthma. It is scored using the mean value of 16 items (SAQ score) in addition to a si...

    Authors: Joseph W. Lanario, Michael E. Hyland, Andrew Menzies-Gow, Adel H. Mansur, James W. Dodd, Stephen J. Fowler, Rupert C. Jones and Matthew Masoli

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:336

    Content type: Research

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  8. The Harris Hip Score is the most widely used outcome measure for the assessment of hip pathologies. An official Slovenian version has not been culturally adapted and validated. The aim of this study was to cre...

    Authors: Petra Josipović, Metka Moharič and Dea Salamon

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:335

    Content type: Research

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  9. Health-related quality of life (HRQL) in interstitial lung disease (ILD) patients is impaired. We aimed to identify baseline predictors for HRQL decline within a 12-month observation period.

    Authors: Phillen Nozibuyiso Maqhuzu, Boglarka L. Szentes, Michael Kreuter, Thomas Bahmer, Nicolas Kahn, Martin Claussen, Rolf Holle and Larissa Schwarzkopf

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:334

    Content type: Research

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  10. The study aims to present Slovenian EQ-5D-5L population norms for different age and gender subgroups that can be used as reference values in future studies concerning health status. The secondary aim is to com...

    Authors: Valentina Prevolnik Rupel and Marko Ogorevc

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:333

    Content type: Research

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  11. When curative treatments are no longer available for cancer patients, the aim of treatment is palliative. The emphasis of palliative care is on optimizing quality of life and provided support for patients near...

    Authors: Elham Akhlaghi, Rebecca H. Lehto, Mohsen Torabikhah, Hamid Sharif Nia, Ahmad Taheri, Ehsan Zaboli and Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:332

    Content type: Review

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  12. Physicians and Standardised Residency Training physicians (SRTPs) have relatively high exposure to psychological violence. Its adverse effects are far greater than those of physical violence. However, no previ...

    Authors: Huiying Fang, Lifeng Wei, Jingfu Mao, Haonan Jia, Peng Li, Yuze Li, Yapeng Fu, Siqi Zhao, He Liu, Kexin Jiang, Mingli Jiao, Hong Qiao and Qunhong Wu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:330

    Content type: Research

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  13. To determine the impact of non-cardiovascular comorbidities on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF).

    Authors: Josep Comín-Colet, Teresa Martín Lorenzo, Almudena González-Domínguez, Juan Oliva and Silvia Jiménez Merino

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:329

    Content type: Review

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  14. The Exercise Adherence Rating Scale (EARS) is a commonly used outcome tool, which helps to identify the adherence rate of exercises and reasons for adherence and non-adherence. There is no evidence of the avai...

    Authors: Shambhu P. Adhikari, Rubee Dev and Jayana N. Shrestha

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:328

    Content type: Research

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  15. Quality of life (QoL) is a multi-dimensional concept and its assessment is one of important themes of care for older people. Assessing QoL in older people needs specific scales. The aim of this study was to cu...

    Authors: Awat Feizi and Zahra Heidari

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:327

    Content type: Research

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  16. There has been considerable interest in using the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT), developed in England, to measure quality-of-life outcomes of long-term care (LTC-QoL) service provision in national...

    Authors: Birgit Trukeschitz, Judith Litschauer, Assma Hajji, Judith Kieninger, Adiam Schoch, Juliette Malley, Stacey Rand, Ismo Linnosmaa and Julien Forder

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:326

    Content type: Research

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  17. The study was performed to evaluate the association between socio-demographic factors on the one hand, and quality of life and illness acceptance on the other, in pregnant women with hyperglycemia.

    Authors: Grażyna Iwanowicz-Palus, Marta Zarajczyk and Agnieszka Bień

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:325

    Content type: Research

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  18. With the widespread clinical application of the five-level version of the EuroQol five-dimensional questionnaire (EQ-5D-5L), whether the questionnaire scores are responsive to changes in patients’ health and h...

    Authors: Xin Hu, Mingxia Jing, Mei Zhang, Ping Yang and Xiaolong Yan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:324

    Content type: Research

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  19. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) limitations are associated with reduced health-related quality of life for people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). For these people, the assessment of IADL i...

    Authors: Marina Bruderer-Hofstetter, Mark A. Dubbelman, André Meichtry, Florian Koehn, Thomas Münzer, Roos J. Jutten, Philip Scheltens, Sietske A. M. Sikkes and Karin Niedermann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:323

    Content type: Research

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  20. HIV-related stigma, or the degree to which people living with HIV endorse negative stereotypes associated with HIV, is associated with poor continuum of care outcomes. We translated the 12-item Short HIV Stigm...

    Authors: Paula M. Luz, Thiago S. Torres, Celline C. Almeida-Brasil, Luana M. S. Marins, Daniel R. B. Bezerra, Valdilea G. Veloso, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Daphna Harel and Brett D. Thombs

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:322

    Content type: Research

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  21. In a time of ageing populations, examination of the ability of multimorbid patients to achieve well-being has become increasingly important. Social production function theory is used to characterise people’s a...

    Authors: Anna Petra Nieboer and Jane Murray Cramm

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:321

    Content type: Research

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  22. Rehabilitation care for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) is not optimally organized. The Network Pain Rehabilitation Limburg 2.0 (NPRL2.0) provides integrated care with a biopsychosocial approa...

    Authors: Cynthia Lamper, Ivan P. J. Huijnen, Mariëlle E. J. B. Goossens, Bjorn Winkens, Dirk Ruwaard, Jeanine A. M. C. F. Verbunt and Mariëlle E. Kroese

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:320

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. There is a lack of evidence with regards to the association between both maternal and child dental anxiety and the mother’s perception of her child’s oral health-related quality of life (COHRQoL). The aim of t...

    Authors: Rashidah Esa, Marhazlinda Jamaludin and Zamros Yuzadi Mohd Yusof

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:319

    Content type: Research

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  24. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of negative impacts of oral health conditions on the quality of life of quilombola and non-quilombola rural adolescents and identify associated factors.

    Authors: Etna Kaliane Pereira da Silva and Danielle Souto de Medeiros

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:318

    Content type: Research

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  25. The EQ-5D-3L and EQ-5D-5L are two generic health-related quality of life measures, which may be used in clinical and health economic research. They measure impairment in 5 aspects of health: mobility, self-car...

    Authors: Arjun Bhadhuri, Paul Kind, Paola Salari, Katharina Tabea Jungo, Benoît Boland, Stephen Byrne, Stefanie Hossmann, Olivia Dalleur, Wilma Knol, Elisavet Moutzouri, Denis O’Mahony, Kevin D. Murphy, Linda Wisselink, Nicolas Rodondi and Matthias Schwenkglenks

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:317

    Content type: Research

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  26. The aim of this study was to adapt the instrument and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the Swallowing Quality of Care questionnaire (S-SWAL-CARE) in patients with oropharyngeal dy...

    Authors: Johanna Hedström, Mia Johansson, Caroline Olsson, Lisa Tuomi and Caterina Finizia

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:316

    Content type: Research

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  27. Data on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) can be used to track health disparities, assess the impact of chronic diseases, and predict mortality. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Healthy D...

    Authors: Sarah E. Dumas, Tenzin Yangchen Dongchung, Michael L. Sanderson, Katherine Bartley and Amber Levanon Seligson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:315

    Content type: Research

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  28. Endometriosis is one of the most common causes of infertility. The causes of the disease and its definitive treatments are still unclear. Moreover, Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is a glycoprotein dimer that is ...

    Authors: Anisodowleh Nankali, Mohsen Kazeminia, Parnian Kord Jamshidi, Shamarina Shohaimi, Nader Salari, Masoud Mohammadi and Amin Hosseinian-Far

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:314

    Content type: Research

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  29. The Michigan Hand Questionnaire (MHQ) is widely used to assess the hand/wrist conditions. We translated the original version into Thai (Thai MHQ) and evaluated its psychometric properties.

    Authors: Pichitchai Atthakomol, Worapaka Manosroi, Saran Sanguanrungsirikul, Siraphop Punoppamas, Sirapat Benjachaya, Siam Tongprasert and Tinakon Wongpakaran

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:313

    Content type: Research

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  30. A valid measure to describe the most important needs and concerns of people with life-threatening illnesses is missing in Cyprus. Our aim was to adapt and test the cross-cultural validity and responsiveness of...

    Authors: Mevhibe B. Hocaoglu, Nilay Hepgul, India Tunnard, Emine Meltem, Hande Efe, Buse Ataoglu, Yeliz Lerzan Baybar, Merve Kınacıgil, Husam Elsharairi and Irene J. Higginson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:312

    Content type: Research

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  31. International studies indicate deficits in end-of-life care that can lead to distress for patients and their next-of-kin.

    Authors: Annika Vogt, Stephanie Stiel, Maria Heckel, Swantje Goebel, Sandra Stephanie Mai, Andreas Seifert, Christina Gerlach, Christoph Ostgathe and Martin Weber

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:311

    Content type: Research

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  32. A Task Force from the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) provides recommendations on how to systematically identify and appraise health state utility (HSU) weights for cos...

    Authors: Jacie T. Cooper, Andrew Lloyd, Juan Jose Garcia Sanchez, Elisabeth Sörstadius, Andrew Briggs and Phil McFarlane

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:310

    Content type: Review

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  33. To generate high-quality evidence, contextually relevant outcome measurement instruments are required. Quality of life evaluation among polio survivors typically involves the use of generic instruments, which ...

    Authors: Surajo Kamilu Sulaiman, Heather Michelle Aldersey, Vincent G. DePaul and Bashir Kaka

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:309

    Content type: Review

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  34. The Multidimensional Adolescent Functioning Scale (MAFS) is a 23-item, self-report questionnaire assessing psychosocial functioning in adolescents aged 12–17 years. It captures three domains of functioning: ‘g...

    Authors: Sally A. Mayle, Jessica M. de Klerk-Sluis, Ashleigh Lin, Alison R. Yung, Klaas J. Wardenaar, Sanne R J Broekman, W Heleen Pluim and Johanna T. W. Wigman

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:306

    Content type: Research

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  35. Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) is a common, chronic, inflammatory skin disorder, yet few studies have reported its clinical characteristics, or addressed its effect on quality of life (QoL). This study assesses th...

    Authors: Meiling Xuan, Chuanjian Lu and Zehui He

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:308

    Content type: Research

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  36. Quality of life (QoL) is influenced in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients by a set of factors related to diagnosis, treatment and tumor impacts. The aim of this study was to evaluate the Quality of Life (QoL)...

    Authors: Emanuelle do Nascimento Santos Lima, Isabela Borges Ferreira, Paula Philbert Lajolo, Carlos Eduardo Paiva, Yara Cristina de Paiva Maia and Geórgia das Graças Pena

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:307

    Content type: Research

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  37. The WHO-5 well-being index is a widely used, short rating scale that measures subjective well-being. We translated the WHO-5 index into Sinhala and tested its psychometric properties including measurement inva...

    Authors: B. P. R. Perera, R. Jayasuriya, A. Caldera and A. R. Wickremasinghe

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:305

    Content type: Research

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  38. Quality of life (QoL) is a growing area of interest in dementia research. However, it remains a controversial topic. This study aimed to determine the QoL of people with Alzheimer’s disease (PwAD) and investig...

    Authors: Burcu Akpınar Söylemez, Özlem Küçükgüçlü, Merve Aliye Akyol and Ahmet Turan Işık

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:304

    Content type: Research

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  39. Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPKT) profoundly improves the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of recipients. However, the influence of the pre-transplant dialysis modality on the success o...

    Authors: Uwe Scheuermann, Sebastian Rademacher, Nora Jahn, Elisabeth Sucher, Daniel Seehofer, Robert Sucher and Hans-Michael Hau

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:303

    Content type: Research

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  40. The Australian/Canadian Osteoarthritis Hand Index (AUSCAN), the Patient-Rated Wrist/Hand Evaluation (PRWHE) and the Thumb Disability Exam (TDX) are patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) designed to assess p...

    Authors: Pavlos Bobos, Joy C. MacDermid, Eleni C. Boutsikari, Emily A. Lalone, Louis Ferreira and Ruby Grewal

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:302

    Content type: Research

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  41. This is a critique of Beemster et al.’s article ‘The interpretation of change score of the pain disability index after vocational rehabilitation is baseline dependent’ (2018). The methodological issues in ques...

    Authors: Laura Wilma Maria Elisabeth Beckers and Rob Johannes Elise Marie Smeets

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:301

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  42. In Zimbabwe, an estimated 500,000 people work in the sector of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM). Two million Zimbabweans are dependent on this sector. Using mercury is common to extract gold from o...

    Authors: Friederike-Marie Butscher, Stefan Rakete, Myriam Tobollik, Viola Mambrey, Dingani Moyo, Dennis Shoko, Shamiso Muteti-Fana, Nadine Steckling-Muschack and Stephan Bose-O’Reilly

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:284

    Content type: Research

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  43. Over the years, the scope of outcomes assessment in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has broadened, allowing for the evaluation of various patient-reported outcomes (PROs). As it still remains uncl...

    Authors: Roy Meys, Anouk A. F. Stoffels, Sarah Houben-Wilke, Daisy J. A. Janssen, Chris Burtin, Hieronymus W. H. van Hees, Frits M. E. Franssen, Bram van den Borst, Emiel F. M. Wouters and Martijn A. Spruit

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:300

    Content type: Research

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  44. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a condition of sleepiness when a person would not be expected to sleep. University students are prone to EDS due to the competitive learning environment and fragmented nig...

    Authors: Baye Dagnew, Zewudu Andualem and Henok Dagne

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:299

    Content type: Research

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  45. Many previous studies have reported factors that contribute to health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for a single skin disease. However, little is known about generalized factors associated with HRQoL across ...

    Authors: Zehui He, Gaetano Marrone, Aihua Ou, Hongxia Liu, Lin Ma, Ying Huang, Yongmei Li, Liyun Sun, Yanping Bai, Wali Liu, Xushan Zha and Chuanjian Lu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:298

    Content type: Research

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  46. The Mental Health Continuum–Short Form (MHC-SF) is a measure of positive mental health and flourishing, which is widely used in several countries but has not yet been validated in Denmark. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Ziggi Ivan Santini, Manuel Torres-Sahli, Carsten Hinrichsen, Charlotte Meilstrup, Katrine R. Madsen, Signe Boe Rayce, Melissa M. Baker, Margreet Ten Have, Marijke Schotanus-Dijkstra and Vibeke Koushede

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:297

    Content type: Research

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  47. Myasthenia gravis (MG), a chronic neuromuscular disorder, can adversely affect patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL), especially in women. The study aimed to evaluate the difference in HRQoL of wome...

    Authors: Dong Dong, Marc Ka-chun Chong, Yushan Wu, Henry Kaminski, Gary Cutter, Xianhao Xu, Haifeng Li, Chongbo Zhao, Jian Yin, Siyue Yu and Jianfeng Zhu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:296

    Content type: Research

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