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  1. Psychometric investigations of tools used in the screening of migraine including the migraine screen questionnaire (MS-Q), using an adequate statistical approach is needed. We assessed the psychometric propert...

    Authors: Md. Dilshad Manzar, Unaise Abdul Hameed, Mohammed Salahuddin, Mohammad Yunus Ali Khan, Dejen Nureye, Wakuma Wakene, Majed Alamri, Abdulrhman Albougami, Seithikuruppu R. PandiPerumal and Ahmed S. Bahammam

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:113

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  2. Population aging is an inevitable trend and previous studies have showed the relationship between social health related factors and health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) in the elderly. The objective of this...

    Authors: Jieming Lu, Zhebin Yu, Xiaocong Zhang, Mengyin Wu, Shujuan Lin, Yao Zhu, Zenghao Xu, Liuqing You, Fang Wei, Mengling Tang, Mingjuan Jin, Jianbing Wang and Kun Chen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:110

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  3. Although participation of children with rare diseases in school is considered beneficial, it poses new challenges for the educational system, but also for the affected children and their families. The aim of t...

    Authors: Berta Paz-Lourido, Francisca Negre, Begoña de la Iglesia and Sebastià Verger

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:109

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  4. EQ-5D is the most commonly used generic preference-based health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measure. The current study aimed at estimating the HRQoL index scores using EQ-5D-5 L measure in the capital of I...

    Authors: Zahra Emrani, Ali Akbari Sari, Hojjat Zeraati, Alireza Olyaeemanesh and Rajabali Daroudi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:108

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:147

  5. The current epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Sri Lanka is ascribed to the exponential increase in the number of CKD patients, which cannot be attributed to any known etiology (CKDu). The aim of this...

    Authors: Sameera Senanayake, Nalika Gunawardena, Paba Palihawadana, Shanika Senanayake, R. Karunarathna, Priyantha Kumara and Sanjeewa Kularatna

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:106

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  6. The QOL-PCD questionnaire is a recently developed Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) instrument for Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia. The aim of this study was to translate the adult QOL-PCD questionnaire into G...

    Authors: Phivos Ioannou, Panayiotis Kouis, Maria G. Kakkoura, Margarita Kaliva, Aristoula Toliopoulou, Kyriacos Andreou, Laura Behan, Jane S. Lucas, Vicky Papanikolaou, George Charalambous, Nicos Middleton and Panayiotis K. Yiallouros

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:105

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  7. The Coping Health Inventory for Parents (CHIP) has demonstrated good psychometric properties in several language forms and has been used to assess the coping behaviors of families facing disease. However, the ...

    Authors: Filiberto Toledano-Toledano, José Moral de la Rubia, Laurie D. McCubbin, Bridget Cauley and David Luna

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:104

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  8. The aims of this study were to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children with sacrococcygeal teratoma and to explore the effect of the scar on physical, emotional and behavioral aspects.

    Authors: Mette Hambraeus, Lars Hagander, Einar Arnbjörnsson, Anna Börjesson and Pernilla Stenström

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:102

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  9. Some recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessed the efficacy and safety of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To optimally inform the Italian guid...

    Authors: Gian Loreto D’Alò, Franco De Crescenzo, Silvia Minozzi, Gian Paolo Morgano, Zuzana Mitrova, Maria Luisa Scattoni, Laura Amato, Marina Davoli and Holger J. Schünemann

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:101

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  10. In Australia, the stress levels have increased over the years, impacting on the physical and mental health of the general population. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the validity and reliability o...

    Authors: Pedro H. Ribeiro Santiago, Tine Nielsen, Lisa Gaye Smithers, Rachel Roberts and Lisa Jamieson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:100

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  11. Hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) therapy is available in intravenous (IV) or intra-muscular (IM) formulations. Recently, a subcutaneous (SC) formulation was introduced. This study evaluated changes in quality...

    Authors: Riccardo Volpes, Patrizia Burra, Giacomo Germani, Matteo Angelo Manini, Lucio Caccamo, Paolo Strignano, Giorgia Rizza, Mariarosa Tamè, Antonio Daniele Pinna, Fulvio Calise, Carla Migliaccio, Paola Carrai, Paolo De Simone, Maria Filippa Valentini, Luigi Giovanni Lupo, Gabriella Cordone…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:99

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  12. People who experienced a mental crisis are involved in providing care for others who face psychiatric hospitalization. The idea of peer workforce has been developed mostly in American and European behavioral h...

    Authors: Agata Chudzicka-Czupała and Karolina Zalewska-Łunkiewicz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:98

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  13. The association of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is rarely studied globally. This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the EORTC-Chronic Lymphocytic L...

    Authors: Dong Dong, Jun Jin, Simone Oerlemans, Siyue Yu, Shenmiao Yang, Jianfeng Zhu and Richard Huan Xu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:96

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  14. The Adolescent Mental Health Continuum Short Form (MHC-SF) is a psychometrically valid tool to evaluate the domains of subjective well-being, but there is a lack of investigations which could distinguish subgr...

    Authors: Melinda Reinhardt, Zsolt Horváth, Antony Morgan and Gyöngyi Kökönyei

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:95

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  15. The Family Burden Interview Schedule (FBIS-24) and the Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview (ZBI-22) are among the most widely used measures for assessing caregiving burden, but their psychometric performances hav...

    Authors: Yu Yu, Zi-wei Liu, Tong-xin Li, Wei Zhou, Shi-jun Xi, Shui-yuan Xiao and Jacob Kraemer Tebes

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:94

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  16. The study aimed to analyze the association between pubertal development stages and adiposity in children and adolescents.

    Authors: Fernando Adami, Jucemar Benedet, Livia Akemi Ramos Takahashi, Adair da Silva Lopes, Laércio da Silva Paiva and Francisco de Assis Guedes de Vasconcelos

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:93

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  17. The impact of advanced laryngeal cancer and its extensive surgical treatments cause significant morbidity for these patients. Total laryngectomy impacts essential functions such as breathing, communication and...

    Authors: F. G. R. Souza, I. C. Santos, A. Bergmann, L. C. S. Thuler, A. S. Freitas, E. Q. Freitas and F. L. Dias

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:92

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  18. The 12-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12) is a widely used measure of health related quality of life, but has been criticized for lacking an empirically supported model and producing biased estimates of men...

    Authors: Jake Ursenbach, Megan E. O’Connell, Andrew Kirk and Debra Morgan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:91

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  19. Trapeziometacarpal (TMC) osteoarthritis can be painful and cause disability for patients. Total joint replacement of the TMC joint provides a pseudo arthrosis with good restoration of the thumb motion and pain...

    Authors: Sebastian Breddam Mosegaard, Maiken Stilling and Torben Bæk Hansen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:90

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  20. The health education impact Questionnaire (heiQ) measures eight self-management skills in people with chronic conditions. It seems to be important to provide cross-cultural evidence on its properties in non-En...

    Authors: Andrea Pozza, Richard H. Osborne, Gerald R. Elsworth, Fabio Ferretti and Anna Coluccia

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:89

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  21. The shortened version of the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index (Short-WORC) is a patient reported outcome measure that evaluates quality of life (QoL) of patients with rotator cuff pathology. However, formal ...

    Authors: Rochelle Furtado, Joy C. MacDermid, Dianne M. Bryant, Kenneth J. Faber and George S. Athwal

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:88

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  22. Obesity is a multifactorial chronic condition associated with genetic, behavioral and environmental factors. Understanding the role of the built and social environment in Quality of Life (QOL) is critical to r...

    Authors: Marina Dayrell de Oliveira Lima, Thales Philipe Rodrigues da Silva, Mariana Carvalho de Menezes, Larissa Loures Mendes, Milene Cristine Pessoa, Lauro Pinheiro Ferreira de Araújo, Roberto Guimarães Cabezas Andrade, Alexandra Dias Moreira D’Assunção, Bruna Figueiredo Manzo, Allana dos Reis Corrêa, Fernanda Batista Oliveira Santos, Sheila Aparecida Ferreira Lachtim, Giselle Lima de Freitas, Lucas Adailton Viana de Andrade, Marco Aurélio de Sousa and Fernanda Penido Matozinhos

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:87

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  23. Based on previous theoretical oral-health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) models and most recently framework, as well as sociocultural model of body image dissatisfaction, the current study aimed to investiga...

    Authors: Hua Ao, Xiao Deng, Ying She, Xin Wen, Qingrong Wu, Fuguo Chen and Xiao Gao

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:86

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  24. One-third of adults with diabetes in the United States have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and 19% of them have eye complications (ECs). However, little is known about the Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL)...

    Authors: Abdulkarim M. Meraya and Monira Alwhaibi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:85

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  25. Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is a rare, photosensitive disease characterized by skin fragility and blistering on sun-exposed areas. There is little previous research on how this condition affects health-relat...

    Authors: Janice Andersen, Janne Thomsen, Åshild Rostad Enes, Sverre Sandberg and Aasne K. Aarsand

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:84

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  26. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease, leading to many complications and substantial decrease in patients’ Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). HRQoL among diabetic patients could affect by concurrent...

    Authors: Biruk Shalmeno Tusa, Bisrat Misganaw Geremew and Mekuriaw Alemayehu Tefera

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:83

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  27. Schizophrenia was ranked as one of the top ten illnesses contributing to the global burden of disease. But little is known about the quality of life among people with schizophrenia, in particular in low-income...

    Authors: Defaru Desalegn, Shimelis Girma and Tilahun Abdeta

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:82

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  28. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neuro-developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior with a prevalence of approximately 1% worldwide. Health outcomes of interventions for ASD are largely Pa...

    Authors: Gian Paolo Morgano, Francesca Fulceri, Franco Nardocci, Corrado Barbui, Giovanni Ostuzzi, Davide Papola, Laura Maria Fatta, Alice Josephine Fauci, Daniela Coclite, Antonello Napoletano, Franco De Crescenzo, Gian Loreto D’Alò, Laura Amato, Michela Cinquini, Primiano Iannone, Holger Jens Schünemann…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:81

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  29. Longitudinal quality of life (QoL) is an important outcome in many chronic illness studies aiming to evaluate the efficiency of care both at the patient and health system level. Although many QoL studies invol...

    Authors: Zelalem G. Dessie, Temesgen Zewotir, Henry Mwambi and Delia North

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:80

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  30. For a significant proportion of the older population, increasing age is associated with health problems and worsening health. Older family caregivers are largely responsible for care of next-of-kin living at h...

    Authors: Cecilia Fagerström, Sölve Elmståhl and Lena Sandin Wranker

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:79

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  31. The Short Form Survey 12-item (SF12) mental and physical health version has been applied in several studies on populations from Sub-Saharan Africa. However, the SF12 has not been computed and validated for the...

    Authors: Julius Ohrnberger, Laura Anselmi, Eleonora Fichera and Matt Sutton

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:78

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  32. Limited number of studies examined the relationship between factors (lifestyle, social, emotional, cognitive) affecting adolescents’ health and well-being. The aims of this study were to identify the more impo...

    Authors: Francesca Mastorci, Luca Bastiani, Gabriele Trivellini, Cristina Doveri, Cristina Vassalle and Alessandro Pingitore

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:77

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  33. Health-related quality of life evaluation is recognized as an important outcome in the assessment of boys with haemophilia. In fact, reliable health-related quality of life data are even more critical in devel...

    Authors: Catherine Lambert, N’ Dogomo Meité, Ibrahima Sanogo, Sébastien Lobet, Cedric Hermans, Séverine Henrard, Victor Blanchette and Nancy L. Young

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:76

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  34. Proxy respondent-someone who assists the intended respondent or responds on their behalf-are widely applied in the measurement of health-related quality of life (HRQL). However, proxies may not provide the sam...

    Authors: Ying Liang, Tianle Che, Haiyue Zhang, Lei Shang, Yuhai Zhang, Yongyong Xu, Lingxia Guo and Zhijun Tan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:75

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  35. To translate, culturally adapt and conduct a psychometric evaluation of the Yoruba version of the Back Beliefs Questionnaire (BBQ) among patients with chronic low-back pain.

    Authors: C. E. Mbada, O. A. Adeniyi, O. A. Idowu, C. T. Fatoye, A. C. Odole and F. Fatoye

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:74

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  36. Literature has paid little attention in describing the specific contribution of each modifiable and non-modifiable characteristics on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in physician-managed anticoagulated ...

    Authors: Arianna Magon, Cristina Arrigoni, Marco Moia, Michela Mancini, Federica Dellafiore, Duilio F. Manara and Rosario Caruso

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:73

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  37. Cancer of the cervix is the most frequent cancer among women in Ethiopia. The disease burden and its treatment adversely affects patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL). We aimed to investigate the HR...

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

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:72

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  38. Hip fracture is an important social and medical problem due to its increasing prevalence, the consequences for health and the economic impact on the health care system, but there is no doubt that it also has r...

    Authors: Francisco Javier Amarilla-Donoso, Fidel López-Espuela, Raúl Roncero-Martín, Olga Leal-Hernandez, Luis Manuel Puerto-Parejo, Ignacio Aliaga-Vera, Rosaura Toribio-Felipe and Jesús María Lavado-García

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:71

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  39. A valid and efficient stress measure is important for clinical and community settings. The objectives of this study were to translate the English version of the Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ) into Chines...

    Authors: Runtang Meng, Jingjing Li, Zhenkun Wang, Di Zhang, Bing Liu, Yi Luo, Ying Hu and Chuanhua Yu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:70

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  40. A novel approach suggested that cognitive and dispositional features may explain in depth the health behaviors adoption and the adherence to prevention programs. The Health Orientation Scale (HOS) has been ext...

    Authors: M. Masiero, S. Oliveri, I. Cutica, D. Monzani, F. Faccio, K. Mazzocco and G. Pravettoni

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:69

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  41. Recurrent chest pain episodes with no clear explanation may affect patients’ psychological wellbeing and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) negatively. Despite the fact that a significant amount of patient...

    Authors: Ghassan Mourad, Jenny Alwin, Tiny Jaarsma, Anna Strömberg and Peter Johansson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:68

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  42. Reliable quality of life assessment is important for identification of health problems, evaluation of health interventions and planning of optimal health policies and care packages. Due to lack of a psychometr...

    Authors: Hassan Rezaeipandari, Mohammad Ali Morowatisharifabad, Asghar Mohammadpoorasl and Abdolreza Shaghaghi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:67

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  43. Preoperative anxiety is an unpleasant state of tension that may impact patients’ post-operative pain and satisfaction. The level of preoperative anxiety should be routinely identified. The Amsterdam Preoperati...

    Authors: Hao Wu, Xin Zhao, Shuaishuai Chu, Fangxia Xu, Jia Song, Zhengliang Ma and Xiaoping Gu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:66

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  44. There is a lack of cohort studies on the influence factors of oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). This study aimed to follow subjects from age 12 to 18 to analyse the sociodemographic and clinical fa...

    Authors: Ling Sun, Hai Ming Wong and Colman P. J. McGrath

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:65

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  45. Allergic rhinitis is a common chronic condition in the paediatric population. No reports regarding the quality of life in children with allergic rhinitis in the Polish population have been found in the availab...

    Authors: Hanna Sikorska-Szaflik and Barbara Sozańska

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:64

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  46. EQ-5D is generic measure of health-related quality of life. Studies using EQ-5D generate ordinal data that are interpreted as categories ordered by severity. New analytic approaches taking into account the ord...

    Authors: Abdelghafour Marfak, Ibtissam Youlyouz-Marfak, Youness El Achhab, Elmadani Saad, Chakib Nejjari, Abderraouf Hilali and Jack Turman Jr

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:63

    Content type: Research

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  47. Diabetes mellitus, which has a wide range of effects on the physical, social and psychological aspects of the well-being of a person, is a common and challenging chronic disease that causes a significant rate ...

    Authors: Andualem Yalew Aschalew, Mezgebu Yitayal and Amare Minyihun

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:62

    Content type: Research

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