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  1. Research

    Further psychometric validation of the BODY-Q: ability to detect change following bariatric surgery weight gain and loss

    Recent systematic reviews have identified that current patient-reported outcome instruments have content limitations when used to measure change following bariatric surgery. The aim of this study was to measur...

    Anne F. Klassen, Stefan J. Cano, Manraj Kaur, Trisia Breitkopf and Andrea L. Pusic

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:227

    Published on: 25 November 2017

  2. Research

    Health-related quality of life, handgrip strength and falls during detraining in elderly habitual exercisers

    The effects of regular exercise on physical functioning and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) have been thoroughly studied. In contrast, little is known about the changes which occur following cessation o...

    Izaro Esain, Ana Rodriguez-Larrad, Iraia Bidaurrazaga-Letona and Susana María Gil

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:226

    Published on: 21 November 2017

  3. Research

    Impact of non-surgical periodontal therapy on OHRQoL in an obese population, a randomised control trial

    Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) is an important measure of disease and intervention outcomes. Chronic periodontitis (CP) is an inflammatory condition that is associated with obesity and adversely ...

    Samara S. Basher, R. Saub, R. D. Vaithilingam, S. H. Safii, Aqil M. Daher, F. H. Al-Bayaty and N. A. Baharuddin

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:225

    Published on: 21 November 2017

  4. Research

    Association between severity of illicit drug dependence and quality of life in a psychosocial care center in BRAZIL: cross-sectional study

    Quality of life must be one of the main purposes for the treatment of drug users, requiring a better understanding of the association between the quality of life and the severity of dependency. This study aime...

    Selva Rios Campêlo, Maria Alves Barbosa, Danilo Rocha Dias, Camila Cardoso Caixeta, Cláudio Rodrigues Leles and Celmo Celeno Porto

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:223

    Published on: 17 November 2017

  5. Research

    Development and exploration of the content validity of a patient-reported outcome measure to evaluate the impact of migraine- the migraine physical function impact diary (MPFID)

    Adults with migraine experience substantial reductions in quality of life during and in-between migraine attacks. Clinical and regulatory guidelines encourage the inclusion of patient reported outcomes for the...

    Asha Hareendran, Sally Mannix, Anne Skalicky, Martha Bayliss, Andrew Blumenfeld, Dawn C. Buse, Pooja R. Desai, Brian G. Ortmeier and Sandhya Sapra

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:224

    Published on: 17 November 2017

  6. Research

    Quality of life in children with infantile hemangioma: a case control study

    Infantile hemangioma (IH) is the most common vascular tumor in children. It is controversial whether IHs has effects on the quality of life (QOL) in patients of whom IH poses no threat or potential for complic...

    Chuan Wang, Yanan Li, Bo Xiang, Fei Xiong, Kai Li, Kaiying Yang, Siyuan Chen and Yi Ji

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:221

    Published on: 16 November 2017

  7. Research

    Development of a Microsoft Excel tool for applying a factor retention criterion of a dimension coefficient to a survey on patient safety culture

    Many quality-of-life studies have been conducted in healthcare settings, but few have used Microsoft Excel to incorporate Cronbach’s α with dimension coefficient (DC) for describing a scale’s characteristics. ...

    Tsair-Wei Chien, Yang Shao and Dong-Hui Jen

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:216

    Published on: 27 October 2017

  8. Correction

    Correction to: Adaptation of the 2015 American College of Rheumatology treatment guideline for rheumatoid arthritis for the Eastern Mediterranean Region: an exemplar of the GRADE Adolopment

    Andrea Darzi, Manale Harfouche, Thurayya Arayssi, Samar Alemadi, Khalid A. Alnaqbi, Humeira Badsha, Farida Al Balushi, Bassel Elzorkany, Hussein Halabi, Mohammed Hamoudeh, Wissam Hazer, Basel Masri, Mohammed A. Omair, Imad Uthman, Nelly Ziade, Jasvinder A. Singh…

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:214

    Published on: 26 October 2017

    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:183

  9. Research

    Associations between community-based physiotherapy for musculoskeletal injury and health related quality of life (EQ-5D): a multi-centre retrospective analysis

    Community-based musculoskeletal physiotherapy is used to improve function and health related quality of life (HRQoL). The purpose of this retrospective, multi-centre observational study was to determine the as...

    Nick Caplan, H. Robson, A. Robson, G. Barry and G. Wilkes

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:212

    Published on: 25 October 2017

  10. Research

    Impact of 6 months of treatment with intragastric balloon on body fat and quality of life in obese individuals with metabolic syndrome

    Obesity is a worldwide public health issue with a negative impact on quality of life. Different weight loss interventions have demonstrated improvements in quality of life. The aim of this study was to investi...

    Erika Paniago Guedes, Eduardo Madeira, Thiago Thomaz Mafort, Miguel Madeira, Rodrigo Oliveira Moreira, Laura Maria Carvalho de Mendonça, Amélio Fernando de Godoy-Matos, Agnaldo José Lopes and Maria Lucia Fleiuss Farias

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:211

    Published on: 24 October 2017

  11. Research

    Effects of home-based long-term care services on caregiver health according to age

    Caregiver health is a crucial public health concern due to the increasing number of elderly people with disabilities. Elderly caregivers are more likely to have poorer health and be a care recipient than young...

    Ming-Chun Chen, Chi-Wen Kao, Yu-Lung Chiu, Tzu-Ying Lin, Yu-Ting Tsai, Yi-Ting Zhang Jian, Ya-Mei Tzeng, Fu-Gong Lin, Shu-Ling Hwang, Shan-Ru Li and Senyeong Kao

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:208

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  12. Research

    Psychometric characteristics of the chronic Otitis media questionnaire 12 (COMQ – 12): stability of factor structure and replicability shown by the Serbian version

    Recently, demand for and supply of short-form patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have risen throughout the world of healthcare. Our contribution to meeting that demand has been translating and culturall...

    Bojana Bukurov, Nenad Arsovic, Sandra Sipetic Grujicic, Mark Haggard, Helen Spencer and Jelena Eric Marinkovic

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:207

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  13. Research

    Comparison of health-related quality of life among men with different co-existing severe mental disorders in treatment for substance use

    Patient-perceived health-related quality of life has become an important outcome in health care as an indicator of treatment effectiveness and recovery for patients with substance use disorder. As no study has...

    Ana Adan, Julia E. Marquez-Arrico and Gail Gilchrist

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:209

    Published on: 23 October 2017

  14. Research

    Intensive follow-up for women with breast cancer: review of clinical, economic and patient’s preference domains through evidence to decision framework

    Women treated for breast cancer are followed-up for monitoring of treatment effectiveness and for detecting recurrences at an early stage. The type of follow-up received may affect women’s reassurance and impa...

    Alessandra Lafranconi, Liisa Pylkkänen, Silvia Deandrea, Anke Bramesfeld, Donata Lerda, Luciana Neamțiu, Zuleika Saz-Parkinson, Margarita Posso, David Rigau, Ivan Sola, Pablo Alonso-Coello and Maria José Martinez-Zapata

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:206

    Published on: 19 October 2017

  15. Research

    Validity and reliability of a Nigerian-Yoruba version of the stroke-specific quality of life scale 2.0

    Psychometric evidence is necessary to establish scientific integrity and clinical usefulness of translations and cultural adaptations of the Stroke-Specific Quality of Life (SS-QoL) scale. However, the limited...

    Marufat Oluyemisi Odetunde, Aderonke Omobonike Akinpelu and Adesola Christiana Odole

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:205

    Published on: 19 October 2017

  16. Letter to the Editor

    Physicians’ attitude towards selection of second line therapy with nilotinib and dasatinib in chronic myeloid leukemia patients

    We investigated factors that physicians consider of most importance in the selection of second line tyrosine kinase inhibitors treatments (TKIs) in chronic myeloid leukemia patients (CML).

    Massimo Breccia, Michele Baccarani, Gianantonio Rosti, Francesco Cottone, Laura Cannella, François Guilhot, Marco Vignetti and Fabio Efficace

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:204

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  17. Research

    Cross-cultural validation of simplified Chinese version of spine functional index

    No effective constructs were available in mainland China to assess the whole spine function. The SFI was developed to evaluate spinal function based on the concept of a single kinetic chain concept for whole s...

    Xiao-Yi Zhou, Xi-Ming Xu, Jian-Ping Fan, Fei Wang, Sui-Yi Wu, Zi-Cheng Zhang, Yi-Lin Yang, Ming Li and Xian-Zhao Wei

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2017 15:203

    Published on: 18 October 2017

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