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  1. Content type: Research

    Although Jordan has made progress in meeting Family Planning (FP) needs in last decades, recently the use of FP methods has declined significantly. Women’s personal experiences, knowledge, and perceptions of h...

    Authors: Mohammad S. Alyahya, Heba H. Hijazi, Hussam A. Alshraideh, Nihaya A. Al-sheyab, Dana Alomari, Sara Malkawi, Sarah Qassas, Samah Darabseh and Yousef S. Khader

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:154

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  2. Content type: Research

    The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B) is the most commonly used scale for assessing quality of life in patients with breast cancer. The lack of preference-based measures limits the cost-u...

    Authors: Qing Yang, Xue Xin Yu, Wei Zhang and Hui Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:153

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  3. Content type: Research

    Little is known about health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in pediatric patients with cardiac rhythm devices. This study aims to compare self- and proxy-reported HRQoL in patients with pacemaker (PM) and imp...

    Authors: Helene Werner, Phaedra Lehmann, Alina Rüegg, Silvia Hilfiker, Karin Steinmann and Christian Balmer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:152

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  4. Content type: Research

    Besides research on psychiatric diseases related to problematic Internet use (PIU), a growing number of studies focus on the impact of Internet on subjective well-being (SWB). However, in previous studies on t...

    Authors: Momoko Kitazawa, Michitaka Yoshimura, Hidefumi Hitokoto, Yuka Sato-Fujimoto, Mayu Murata, Kazuno Negishi, Masaru Mimura, Kazuo Tsubota and Taishiro Kishimoto

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:151

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  5. Content type: Research

    Psychological factors including fear of pain, re-injury during movement (kinesiophbia) affect return-to-sport rates after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery. Clinicians often encounter in ...

    Authors: Hui Huang, Masashi Nagao, Hitoshi Arita, Jun Shiozawa, Hirofumi Nishio, Yohei Kobayashi, Haruka Kaneko, Masataka Nagayama, Yoshitomo Saita, Muneaki Ishijima, Yuji Takazawa, Hiroshi Ikeda and Kazuo Kaneko

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:150

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  6. Content type: Research

    Religious beliefs and practices influence coping mechanisms and quality of life in patients with various chronic illnesses. However, little is known about the influence of religious practices on changes in hea...

    Authors: Hawa O. Abu, David D. McManus, Darleen M. Lessard, Catarina I. Kiefe and Robert J. Goldberg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:149

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  7. Content type: Research

    Hand injuries occur at any age and cause disability in hand and arm function as well as impaired quality of life, but no study has focused on hand disability and quality of life in the elderly after a hand inj...

    Authors: Ingrid Reitan, Lars B. Dahlin and Hans-Eric Rosberg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:148

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  8. Content type: Research

    This study aims to validate and evaluate the psychometric properties and reliability of the Italian version of the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite – Short Form (EPIC-26), a measure of quality of life ...

    Authors: Chiara Marzorati, Dario Monzani, Ketti Mazzocco, Marianna Masiero, Francesca Pavan, Massimo Monturano and Gabriella Pravettoni

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:147

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  9. Content type: Short report

    Cancer treatments are associated with a multitude of adverse events (AEs). While both nurses and physicians are involved in patient care delivery and AE assessment, very few studies have examined the differenc...

    Authors: Shing M. Lee, Jieling Miao, Ruby Wu, Joseph M. Unger, Ken Cheung and Dawn L. Hershman

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:146

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  10. Content type: Research

    This study compared the perceived social support of young and older adult cancer patients, examining possible influencing factors as well as associations with health-related quality of life.

    Authors: Kristina Geue, Heide Götze, Michael Friedrich, Katja Leuteritz, Anja Mehnert-Theuerkauf, Annekathrin Sender, Yve Stöbel-Richter and Norbert Köhler

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:145

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  11. Content type: Research

    The assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in people living with HIV (PLHIV) has become crucial to evidence-based practice. The goals of this study are to analyze the psychometric properties and ...

    Authors: Maria Jose Fuster-RuizdeApodaca, Ana Laguía, Kelly Safreed-Harmon, Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Santiago Cenoz and Julia del Amo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:144

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  12. Content type: Research

    Because the currently available questionnaires to evaluate sexual changes on breast cancer women only address the sexual sphere with a few questions our purpose was to develop a questionnaire that assesses cha...

    Authors: Rosario González Mancha, Montserrat Muñoz, Luis de la Cruz-Merino, Lourdes Calvo, Josefina Cruz, Jose Manuel Baena-Cañada, Yolanda Fernandez, Manuel Ramos, Cesar Augusto Rodriguez, Jose Ignacio Chacón, Isabel Palomero, Julia Llinares, María Rivero and Miguel Ángel Ruiz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:143

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  13. Content type: Research

    Substantial efforts are currently focused on investigating and developing new multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) drugs and diagnostic methods. In Yemen, however, the evaluation of health-related quality...

    Authors: Ammar Ali Saleh Jaber and Baharudin Ibrahim

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:142

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  14. Content type: Research

    Health-related quality of life and glycaemic control are some of the central outcomes in clinical diabetes care and research. The purpose of this study was to describe the health-related quality of life and as...

    Authors: Maria Svedbo Engström, Janeth Leksell, Unn-Britt Johansson, Sixten Borg, Bo Palaszewski, Stefan Franzén, Soffia Gudbjörnsdottir and Katarina Eeg-Olofsson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:141

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  15. Content type: Research

    Although visual acuity and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are most widely used as outcomes in treatment of neovascular age-related Macular Degeneration (nAMD), patient reported outcome measures are increas...

    Authors: Elma Jelin, Torbjørn Wisløff, Morten C. Moe and Turid Heiberg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:140

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  16. Content type: Research

    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). Our a...

    Authors: G.J. Melendez-Torres, Gillian Hewitt, Britt Hallingberg, Rebecca Anthony, Stephan Collishaw, Jeremy Hall, Simon Murphy and Graham Moore

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:139

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  17. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained a minor typo in Fig. 1 affecting the motif ‘VSS-SF-CK’; this has since been corrected.

    Authors: Sherko Saeed F. Zmnako and Yousif Ibrahim Chalabi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:138

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    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:125

  18. Content type: Research

    Thalassaemia is a chronic disease without an effective cure in a majority. The clinical management has improved considerably during recent years; however, minimal attempts are made to up lift the quality of li...

    Authors: Sachith Mettananda, Hashan Pathiraja, Ravindu Peiris, Dayananda Bandara, Udaya de Silva, Chamila Mettananda and Anuja Premawardhena

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:137

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  19. Content type: Research

    Fatigue has a major influence on the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis. The Fatigue Severity Scale is a frequently used patient-reported measure of fatigue impact, but does not generate the hea...

    Authors: E. Goodwin, A. Hawton and C. Green

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:136

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  20. Content type: Research

    Quality of life (QoL) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measurement in low and middle-income countries of people with cerebral palsy (CP), the major cause of childhood physical disability, is essentia...

    Authors: Rosalie Power, Rahena Akhter, Mohammad Muhit, Sabrina Wadud, Eamin Heanoy, Tasneem Karim, Nadia Badawi and Gulam Khandaker

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:135

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  21. Content type: Research

    The psychosocial consequences of obesity are important but often underrated. The Attitudes Toward Obese Persons (ATOP) and Beliefs About Obese Persons (BAOP) scales used to measure weight-related bias have lit...

    Authors: Meng-Che Tsai, Carol Strong, Janet D. Latner, Yi-Ching Lin, Amir H. Pakpour, Chung-Ying Lin and Shu-Mei Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:134

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  22. Content type: Research

    Researchers have studied for decades workplace stress and burnout to identify their relationship to health and wellness. This research has focused on stress levels in people, as well as on environmental and pe...

    Authors: Santiago Gascón, Bárbara Masluk, Jesús Montero-Marin, Michael P. Leiter, Paola Herrera and Agustín Albesa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:133

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  23. Content type: Research

    Swallowing function and swallowing-related quality of life (QoL) can be adversely affected in patients after partial laryngectomy, but are often neglected by patients and clinical workers. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Hui Yang, Dongfang Han, Xiaoyong Ren, Huanan Luo and Xiaomei Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:132

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  24. Content type: Research

    Research on the effects of sedentary behavior on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of the elderly is limited. The present study aimed to determine the association between sedentary behavior and the HR...

    Authors: Yujeong Kim and Eunmi Lee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:131

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  25. Content type: Research

    Fatigue is an important clinical finding in patients with chronic hepatitis virus infection. However, studies assessing fatigue in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) are very limited. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Hong Wang, Ying Zhou, Rong Yan, Guo Qing Ru, Li Li Yu and Jiong Yao

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:130

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  26. Content type: Research

    Health state utility (HSU) is a core component of QALYs and cost-effectiveness analysis, although HSU is rarely estimated among a representative sample of patients. We explored the feasibility of assessing HSU...

    Authors: Michaël Schwarzinger and Stéphane Luchini

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:129

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  27. Content type: Research

    Because psychological variables are known to intercorrelate, the goal of this investigation was to compare the unique association between several well-established psychological constructs in pain research and ...

    Authors: C. Suso-Ribera, V. Martínez-Borba, R. Martín-Brufau, S. Suso-Vergara and A. García-Palacios

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:128

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  28. Content type: Research

    An observed statistically significant difference between two interventions does not necessarily imply that this difference is clinically important for patients and clinicians. We aimed to assess if treatment e...

    Authors: Silvia Gianola, Greta Castellini, Davide Corbetta and Lorenzo Moja

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:127

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  29. Content type: Research

    The psychosocial impact of dental aesthetics questionnaire (PIDAQ) is an efficient tool for assessment of oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). It evaluates the effect of dental esthetics on the psychosoc...

    Authors: Navid Naseri, Tahereh Baherimoghadam, Reza Rasooli, Moein Hamzeh and Fahimeh Merikh

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:126

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  30. Content type: Research

    Core vestibular symptoms are vague, hard for patients to describe, and difficult for examiners to quantify. Reliable and validated patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have obtained acceptance and popular...

    Authors: Sherko Saeed F. Zmnako and Yousif Ibrahim Chalabi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:125

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:138

  31. Content type: Research

    College life represents a key transitional period in the life of young adults that is marked by increased social engagement; living habits acquired during this period have implications on the future life of co...

    Authors: Yinjian Ge, Shimeng Xin, Dechun Luan, Zhili Zou, Mengting Liu, Xue Bai and Qian Gao

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:124

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  32. Content type: Short report

    This exploratory study sought to establish the relationship between endometriosis-related pelvic pain, endometriosis symptom-frequency, and women’s subjective wellbeing (SWB).

    Authors: Georgia Rush, RoseAnne Misajon, John A. Hunter, John Gardner and Kerry S. O’Brien

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:123

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  33. Content type: Review

    Instruments that measure the patient-reported outcome and quality of life are essential to assess the treatment success of any medical intervention. This review represents valid and reliable outcome assessment...

    Authors: Alicia Seethaler, Claudia Rudack and Christoph Spiekermann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:122

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  34. Content type: Research

    Muscle weakness is a defining characteristic of Muscular Dystrophy (MD); however, yet while speculated, objective measures of muscle weakness has not been reported in relation to quality of life in adults with...

    Authors: Matthew F. Jacques, Rachel C. Stockley, Gladys L. Onambele-Pearson, Neil D. Reeves, Georgina K. Stebbings, Ellen A. Dawson, Lynne Groves and Christopher I. Morse

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:121

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  35. Content type: Research

    Quality of life assessment of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is not routinely performed in Indonesia due to the unavailability of the validated Indonesian version of a specific instrument. The objective...

    Authors: Riwanti Estiasari, Syarly Melani, A. A. A. Agung Kusumawardhani, David Pangeran, Yuhyi Fajrina, Kartika Maharani and Darma Imran

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:120

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  36. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the reliability and validity of the multiple happiness questionnaire (MHQ) in new-generation migrant workers (NGMW), to compare the difference of well-being and Health-...

    Authors: Haiyan XING, Wei YU, Weiqian CHEN and Xiaoqi CHENG

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:119

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  37. Content type: Research

    Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems experienced by the elderly that affects quality of life. This study aimed to assess the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Geriatric ...

    Authors: Razieh Bandari, Majideh Heravi-Karimooi, Mojgan Miremadi, Leila Mohebbi and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:118

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  38. Content type: Research

    Type 2 diabetes (T2D) causes significant health and economic burden. In addition to comorbidities there are also coexisting diseases linked to obesity, lifestyle and T2D. The aim of this study was to examine t...

    Authors: Kari Jalkanen, Emma Aarnio, Piia Lavikainen, Hanna-Mari Jauhonen, Hannes Enlund and Janne Martikainen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:117

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  39. Content type: Research

    Multimorbidity, the coexistence of two or more chronic conditions is increasingly prevalent in primary care populations. Despite reports on its adverse impact on health outcomes, functioning and well-being, it...

    Authors: Sanghamitra Pati, Subhashisa Swain, J. André Knottnerus, Job F. M. Metsemakers and Marjan van den Akker

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:116

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  40. Content type: Research

    Long-term lymphoma survivors often complain of persistent fatigue that remains unexplained. While largely reported in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), long-term fatigue is poorly documented in non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL...

    Authors: Raphaël Busson, Marleen van der Kaaij, Nicolas Mounier, Berthe M. P. Aleman, Catherine Thiéblemont, Aspasia Stamatoullas, Vincent Ribrag, Hervé Tilly, Corinne Haioun, René-Olivier Casasnovas, Hanneke C. Kluin-Nelemans and Michel Henry-Amar

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:115

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  41. Content type: Research

    Joint replacement, an increasingly common procedure amongst older adults, can substantially improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL). However, differential item functioning (DIF) may affect the accurate ...

    Authors: Iraj Yadegari, Eric Bohm, Olawale F. Ayilara, Lixia Zhang, Richard Sawatzky, Tolulope T. Sajobi and Lisa M. Lix

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:114

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  42. Content type: Research

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder characterised by recurrent abdominal pain and disturbed bowel habits and unclear aetiology. IBS is also associated with psychosocial factor...

    Authors: Åshild Faresjö, Susanna Walter, Anna-Karin Norlin, Tomas Faresjö and Michael P. Jones

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:113

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  43. Content type: Research

    Self-rated health (SRH) is a health measure used in studies of older adults. The objective of this study is to analyze SRH as a predictor of mortality in the institutionalized older population and the characte...

    Authors: María del Pilar Rodríguez-García, Alba Ayala, Carmen Rodríguez-Blázquez, Pablo Martínez-Martín, Maria João Forjaz and Javier Damián

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:111

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  44. Content type: Research

    Breast cancer (BC) patients who undergo surgery followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy have limitations on physical activity which will lead to a decreased quality of life and poor physical fitness level. T...

    Authors: Xiaosheng Dong, Xiangren Yi, Dezong Gao, Zan Gao, Shuyuan Huang, Mengyao Chao, Wenxin Chen and Meng Ding

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:109

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  45. Content type: Research

    Migraine ranks as the third most prevalent disease and the seventh most common cause of disability worldwide. To better understand the impact of migraine on the quality of life of individuals with this diagnos...

    Authors: Hao-Yuan Chang, Mark P. Jensen, Chih-Chao Yang and Yeur-Hur Lai

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:108

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  46. Content type: Research

    Multimorbidity is common among the middle-aged and elderly residents. And it is associated to the reduction of health-related quality of life (HRQoL), including physical and psychological dimensions. However, ...

    Authors: Xin-Yu Bao, Yi-Xian Xie, Xiao-Xia Zhang, Xin Peng, Jun-Xuan Huang, Qing-Feng Du and Pei-Xi Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:107

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  47. Content type: Research

    Clinical registries, which capture information about the health and healthcare use of patients with a health condition or treatment, often contain patient-reported outcomes (PROs) that provide insights about t...

    Authors: Olawale F. Ayilara, Lisa Zhang, Tolulope T. Sajobi, Richard Sawatzky, Eric Bohm and Lisa M. Lix

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:106

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  48. Content type: Research

    To validate and evaluate the reliability of the Dutch version of the Chronic Ear Survey (CES) in patients suffering from Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM) and to evaluate clinical outcomes of surgery usi...

    Authors: S. Geerse, R. J. de Haan, M. J. F. de Wolf, F. A. Ebbens and E. van Spronsen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:105

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