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  1. The study of mental wellbeing requires reliable, valid, and practical measurement tools. One of the most widely used measures of mental wellbeing is the Warwick–Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS). We co...

    Authors: Karol Konaszewski, Małgorzata Niesiobędzka and Janusz Surzykiewicz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:70

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  2. Little attention has been paid to customising fatigue questionnaires for patients with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). The present study aims to validate and shorten the nine-item Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS-9...

    Authors: Jørn Henrik Vold, Rolf Gjestad, Christer F. Aas, Eivind Meland, Kjell Arne Johansson and Lars Thore Fadnes

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:69

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  3. In older hospital patients with cognitive spectrum disorders (CSD), mobility should be monitored frequently with standardised and psychometrically sound measurement instruments. This study aimed to examine the...

    Authors: Tobias Braun, Christian Thiel, Ralf-Joachim Schulz and Christian Grüneberg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:68

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  4. Physical activity (PA) has beneficial effects on health and health-related quality of life (HRQoL), which is a protective factor of illness and mortality. The purpose of this examination was to investigate if ...

    Authors: Kathrin Wunsch, Claudio R. Nigg, Susanne Weyland, Darko Jekauc, Claudia Niessner, Alexander Burchartz, Steffen Schmidt, Ann-Katrin Meyrose, Kristin Manz, Franz Baumgarten and Alexander Woll

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:67

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  5. The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health of pregnant and lactating women is unclear. This study aimed to assess the impact of COVID-19 on psychological health, sexual function, and quality of life (QoL...

    Authors: Negin Mirzaei, Shahideh Jahanian Sadatmahalleh, Mahnaz Bahri Khomami, Ashraf Moini and Anoshirvan Kazemnejad

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:66

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  6. This study aimed to assess the health utility of leukemia patients in China using the EQ-5D-5L, compare it with the population norms, and identify the potential factors associated with health utility.

    Authors: Xueyun Zeng, Mingjie Sui, Rui Liu, Xinyu Qian, Wenfeng Li, Erwei Zheng, Jinjin Yang, Jinmei Li, Weidong Huang, Hongbin Yang, Hongjuan Yu and Nan Luo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:65

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  7. Delayed neurocognitive recovery (DNCR) is a common and serious complication after radical prostatectomy. We hypothesized that patients with DNCR in the early postoperative period would report reduced health-re...

    Authors: Ursula Kahl, Sarah Callsen, Stefanie Beck, Hans Pinnschmidt, Franziska von Breunig, Alexander Haese, Markus Graefen, Christian Zöllner and Marlene Fischer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:64

    Content type: Research

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  8. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) serves as a direct measure of individuals’ health, life expectancy and the impact that the utilization of health care has on quality of life. The purpose of this study is...

    Authors: Fikadu Tadesse Nigusso and Azwihangwisi Helen Mavhandu-Mudzusi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:63

    Content type: Research

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  9. Limitations in physical functioning are a big concern especially for patients with chronic or musculoskeletal diseases. Therefore, physical functioning is often used as a core outcome of treatments. The generi...

    Authors: Inger L. Abma, Bas J. D. Butje, Peter M. ten Klooster and Philip J. van der Wees

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:62

    Content type: Review

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  10. The Short Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (SIBDQ) is a widely used instrument to assess Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) among inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. Our aim was to translate...

    Authors: Joana Roseira, Helena T. Sousa, Ana Marreiros, Luís F. Contente and Fernando Magro

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:59

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  11. Mental health is an important aspect of the process of individual adaptation and development. The present study analysed the role played by resilience in mental health while taking into account both positive a...

    Authors: Karol Konaszewski, Małgorzata Niesiobędzka and Janusz Surzykiewicz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:58

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  12. Attachment and support from family and friends are core to the experiences of ageing for older adults. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between attachment styles and hope, religiosity...

    Authors: Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Mohammadreza Amiri, Kelly-Ann Allen, Hamid Sharif Nia, Fatemeh Khoshnavay Fomani, Yasaman Hatef Matbue, Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Sedigheh Arefi, Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh and Hassam Waheed

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:57

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  13. With the growing number of older endometrial cancer (EC) and ovarian cancer (OC) survivors, data on long-term health-related quality of life (HRQoL) became an important issue in the management of older patient...

    Authors: Ariane Mamguem Kamga, Leila Bengrine-Lefevre, Valérie Quipourt, Laure Favier, Ariane Darut-Jouve, Sophie Marilier, Patrick Arveux, Isabelle Desmoulins and Tienhan Sandrine Dabakuyo-Yonli

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:56

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  14. The improvement in treatment of pediatric acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL) has introduced new challenges for pediatric oncology care in understanding and handling long-term treatment-related complications later ...

    Authors: Katarina Aili, Susann Arvidsson and Jens M. Nygren

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:55

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  15. Allergic rhinitis is one of the most prevalent allergic diseases worldwide which diagnosis is based on typical clinical signs and positive results of allergic tests. Selection and evaluation of treatment is ba...

    Authors: Laura Tamasauskiene, Edita Gasiuniene and Brigita Sitkauskiene

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:54

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  16. To derive cluster analysis-based groupings for adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) when it comes to perceived health, psychological functioning, health behaviours and quality of life (QoL).

    Authors: Edward Callus, Silvana Pagliuca, Sara Boveri, Federico Ambrogi, Koen Luyckx, Adrienne H. Kovacs, Silke Apers, Werner Budts, Junko Enomoto, Maayke A. Sluman, Jou-Kou Wang, Jamie L. Jackson, Paul Khairy, Stephen C. Cook, Shanthi Chidambarathanu, Luis Alday…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:53

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  17. Considering the importance of having a celiac disease-specific measure of the quality of life (QOL) in Persian, the present study aimed to translate the celiac disease quality of life questionnaire (CDQOL) int...

    Authors: Zeinab Nikniaz, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Saeedeh Ghaffarifar, Zahra Ravand, Zahra Akbari Namvar and Masood Shirmohammadi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:52

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  18. Mindfulness has emerged as an important correlate of well-being in various clinical populations. The present study evaluated the psychometric properties of the 20-item short form of the Five Facet Mindfulness ...

    Authors: Ted C. T. Fong, Adrian H. Y. Wan, Venus P. Y. Wong and Rainbow T. H. Ho

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:51

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  19. The Short Form 36 (SF-36) is a scoring system comprising of 36 items categorized into eight constructs corresponding to patients’ health-related quality of life. It has been used extensively in various countri...

    Authors: Ahmad Farouk Musa, Mohamed Shajahan Mohamed Yasin, Julian Smith, Mohd Azhari Yakub and Rusli Bin Nordin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:50

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  20. This study aimed to predict the quality of life (QOL) in patients with Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (PDN) based on pain severity, pain catastrophizing, pain acceptance, depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbanc...

    Authors: Mohammadreza Davoudi, Parnian Rezaei, Fereshteh Rajaeiramsheh, Seyed Majid Ahmadi and Amir Abbas Taheri

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:49

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  21. Reliable Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) assessment will be useful in identifying health issues and in identifying health care actions. Due to the lack of a psychometrically valid tool in Urdu, we aim t...

    Authors: Ali Ahmed, Muhammad Saqlain, Nasim Akhtar, Furqan Hashmi, Ali Blebil, Juman Dujaili, Malik Muhammad Umair and Allah Bukhsh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:48

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  22. An increasing number of gastrointestinal cancer (GI) patients suffer from side effects of cancer treatment that can affect their mood states and quality of life. Despite its demonstrated effectiveness in fem...

    Authors: Devesh Oberoi, Celestina Martopullo, Barry D. Bultz and Linda E. Carlson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:47

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  23. The oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) of children in Bangladesh has not yet been measured, as there is no validated OHRQoL measure for that population. The aim of this study was to cross-culturally ...

    Authors: Masuma Pervin Mishu, Richard G. Watt, Anja Heilmann and Georgios Tsakos

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:46

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  24. This study aimed to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare differences in health utilities (HUs) assessed by self and proxy respondents in children, as well as to evaluate the effects of heal...

    Authors: Mingyu Jiang, Yue Ma, Minghui Li, Rui Meng, Aixia Ma and Pingyu Chen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:45

    Content type: Review

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  25. Catastrophizing has been recognized as an important contributor to chronicity in individuals with chronic pain syndromes including low back pain (LBP). The Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) is perhaps the most ...

    Authors: Aminu A. Ibrahim, Mukadas O. Akindele, Bashir Kaka and Naziru B. Mukhtar

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:44

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  26. Multimorbidity is a complex health situation that requires interventions tailored to patient needs; the outcomes of such interventions are difficult to evaluate. The purpose of this study was to describe the o...

    Authors: Maxime Sasseville, Maud-Christine Chouinard and Martin Fortin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:43

    Content type: Research

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  27. Preventive health checkups have gained in importance over the last decade. The association of health checkups and the number of diseases with health-related quality of life (HRQoL), including physical and ment...

    Authors: Dann-Pyng Shih, Hsien-Wen Kuo, Wen-Miin Liang, Ping-Yi Lin, Pochang Tseng and Jong-Yi Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:42

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  28. The PROMIS depression scales are reliable and valid measures that have extensive normative data in general population samples. However, less is known about how responsive they are to detect change in clinical ...

    Authors: Kurt Kroenke, Timothy E. Stump, Chen X. Chen, Jacob Kean, Teresa M. Damush, Matthew J. Bair, Erin E. Krebs and Patrick O. Monahan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:41

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  29. An increasing number of subjects are recovering from COVID-19, raising the need for tools to adequately assess the course of the disease and its impact on functional status. We aimed to assess the construct va...

    Authors: Felipe V. C. Machado, Roy Meys, Jeannet M. Delbressine, Anouk W. Vaes, Yvonne M. J. Goërtz, Maarten van Herck, Sarah Houben-Wilke, Gudula J. A. M. Boon, Stefano Barco, Chris Burtin, Alex van ’t Hul, Rein Posthuma, Frits M. E. Franssen, Yvonne Spies, Herman Vijlbrief, Fabio Pitta…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:40

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  30. Chronic kidney disease is considered as a global health problem. Hemodialysis (HD), following renal transplantation, is the most common form of renal replacement therapy. However, HD may impact the quality of ...

    Authors: Aseel F. Samoudi, Maha K. Marzouq, Ahmad M. Samara, Sa’ed H. Zyoud and Samah W. Al-Jabi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:39

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  31. Patient-reported outcome measures can provide clinicians with valuable information to improve doctor-patient communication and inform clinical decision-making. The aim of this study was to evaluate the physici...

    Authors: Marta Benavent, Javier Sastre, Ignacio García Escobar, Angel Segura, Jaume Capdevila, Alberto Carmona, Isabel Sevilla, Teresa Alonso, Guillermo Crespo, Lourdes García, Neus Canal, Guillermo de la Cruz and Javier Gallego

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:38

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  32. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) may seriously affects patients’ quality of life (QoL), but it was rarely focused and studied in China, so we explore JIA children’s QoL using Chinese version of the PedsQL4....

    Authors: Hua-hong Wu, Feng-qi Wu, Yang Li, Jian-ming Lai, Gai-xiu Su, Shu-hua Cui, Zheng Chen and Hui Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:37

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  33. Although transitional care interventions can improve health among patients hospitalized with acute conditions, few interventions use patient quality of life (QOL) as the primary outcome. Existing interventions...

    Authors: Tolu O. Oyesanya, Callan Loflin, Lindsey Byom, Gabrielle Harris, Kaitlyn Daly, Lesley Rink and Janet Prvu Bettger

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:36

    Content type: Review

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  34. To determine the level of agreement between both proxy versions and the self-completed EQ-5D-5L.

    Authors: Maria C. J. M. Tol, Jurrian P. Kuipers, Nienke W. Willigenburg, Hanna C. Willems and Rudolf W. Poolman

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:35

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  35. Despite close link exists between cough severity and quality of life (QoL), whether gender difference is implied in the effect of cough on QoL has not been studied yet. This study primarily aims to investigate...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Qinqin Wu, Bing Mao and Hongli Jiang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:34

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  36. The net health benefit of using antipsychotics in children and adolescents with ASD is unclear. This review was performed to provide the evidence necessary to inform the Italian national guidelines for the man...

    Authors: Gian Loreto D’Alò, Franco De Crescenzo, Laura Amato, Fabio Cruciani, Marina Davoli, Francesca Fulceri, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Gian Paolo Morgano, Franco Nardocci, Rosella Saulle, Holger Jens Schünemann and Maria Luisa Scattoni

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:33

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  37. The objective of this study was to investigate the current status of fertility quality of life (QoL) and explore the influencing factors for infertile women with repeated implantation failure (RIF).

    Authors: Ying Ni, Chenye Tong, Limin Huang, Wenjie Zhou and Aijun Zhang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:32

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  38. Various primary studies have been conducted in sub-Saharan countries on the level of health related quality of life (HRQoL) and their associated factors among diabetic patients. However, the result of these st...

    Authors: Biruk Shalmeno Tusa, Adisu Birhanu Weldesenbet, Assefa Tola Gemada, Bedasa Taye Merga and Lemma Demissie Regassa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:31

    Content type: Review

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  39. This study aimed to analyze the status of birthrates and the characteristics of child delivery expenditure under the Chinese two-child policy’s transition period. We evaluated the socioeconomic factors associa...

    Authors: Shuang Zang, Jing OuYang, Meizhen Zhao, Yalan Zhu, Jia Liu and Xin Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:30

    Content type: Research

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  40. Residential youth care (RYC) institutions aim to provide care and stability for vulnerable adolescents with several previous and present challenges, such as disrupted attachments, wide-ranging adverse childhoo...

    Authors: Marianne Tevik Singstad, Jan Lance Wallander, Hanne Klæboe Greger, Stian Lydersen and Nanna Sønnichsen Kayed

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:29

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  41. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between nutritional status and health-related quality of life after adjusting for essential factors of muscle mass, calf circumference, grip strength,...

    Authors: Yongtaek Kim, Ki Soo Park and Jun Il Yoo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:28

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  42. Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) who are receiving radiotherapy commonly face detrimental complications, including oral issues. However, oral symptoms are not well understood given the lack of availabl...

    Authors: Min Jin, Li Sun, Rui Meng, Wenjing Wang, Rui Sun, Jing Huang, You Qin, Bian Wu, Qian Ding, Gang Peng, Tao Zhang and Kunyu Yang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:27

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  43. The Autism Behavior Inventory (ABI) is an observer-reported outcome scale measuring core and associated features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Extensive scale development (reported elsewhere) took place, ...

    Authors: Gahan Pandina, Seth Ness, Jeremiah Trudeau, Sonja Stringer, Naomi Knoble, William R. Lenderking and Abigail Bangerter

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:26

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  44. A variety of diabetes self-management instruments have been developed but few of them consist of the preparedness for diabetes self-management behavior. The novel psychometric evaluation tool “the LMC Skills, ...

    Authors: Ximin Wang, Weibo Lyu, Ronnie Aronson, Aihua Li, Gendi Lu, Weijin Xu, Yang Cao, Ying Yu, Liting Wang and Huiting Lin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:25

    Content type: Research

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  45. Patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and health state utility values are critical inputs in the clinical and economic evaluation of treatments for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immuno...

    Authors: Yared Belete Belay, Eskinder Eshetu Ali, Beate Sander and Gebremedhin Beedemariam Gebretekle

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:24

    Content type: Research

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  46. Recent advances in the field of congenital heart disease (CHD) led to an improved prognosis of the patients and in consequence the growth of a new population: the grown up with congenital heart disease. Until ...

    Authors: Oscar Werner, Charlene Bredy, Kathleen Lavastre, Sophie Guillaumont, Gregoire De La Villeon, Marie Vincenti, Cristelle Gerl, Yves Dulac, Nathalie Souletie, Philippe Acar, Laurence Pages, Marie-Christine Picot, Gerard Bourrel, Agnes Oude Engberink, Elodie Million, Hamouda Abassi…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:23

    Content type: Study protocol

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  47. Long-term recovery of patients undergone cervical spine surgery is of paramount importance to improve their quality of life. In this study we aimed to evaluate the effects of foot massage on relieving pain and...

    Authors: Nana Ren, Guangmin Yang, Xiaofeng Ren and Lekun Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:22

    Content type: Research

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  48. Brazil is a violent society and police officers play a fundamental role in this scenario. Police work is a stressful occupation. Dealing with routine violence, police officers must have high standards of physi...

    Authors: Carla Requião Barreto, Fernando Martins Carvalho and Liliane Lins-Kusterer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2021 19:21

    Content type: Research

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