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  1. Anxiety and depression symptoms are common among cardiac patients. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is frequently used to measure symptoms of anxiety and depression; however, no study on the va...

    Authors: Anne Vinggaard Christensen, Jane K. Dixon, Knud Juel, Ola Ekholm, Trine Bernholdt Rasmussen, Britt Borregaard, Rikke Elmose Mols, Lars Thrysøe, Charlotte Brun Thorup and Selina Kikkenborg Berg

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:9

    Content type: Research

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  2. Although research on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has increased in the addiction field, few studies have focused on the determinants of HRQoL changes. This study aimed to describe dependent patients’...

    Authors: Ophélie Müller, Cédric Baumann, Paolo Di Patrizio, Sarah Viennet, Guillaume Vlamynck, Laura Collet, Isabelle Clerc-Urmès, Raymund Schwan and Stéphanie Bourion-Bédès

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:6

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  3. The evidence regarding patient related outcomes in children with infrequent congenital heart defects (I-CHD) is very limited. We sought to measure quality of life (QoL) in children with I-CHD, and secondarily,...

    Authors: Karen Moreno-Medina, Magally Barrera-Castañeda, Catalina Vargas-Acevedo, Alberto E. García-Torres, Miguel Ronderos, Manuel Huertas-Quiñones, Silvana Cabrera, María Teresa Domínguez, Nestor Sandoval Reyes and Rodolfo J. Dennis

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:5

    Content type: Research

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  4. We assessed the external validity of composite indices Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS), Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), and Assessment in SpondyloArthritis in...

    Authors: Maxime Dougados, Désirée van der Heijde, Wen-Chan Tsai, Diego Saaibi, Lisa Marshall, Heather Jones, Ron Pedersen, Bonnie Vlahos and Miriam Tarallo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:4

    Content type: Research

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  5. The successful implementation of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in clinical routine faces many challenges, first and foremost the lack of consideration thereof in the patient care process. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Mirja Gianna Görlach, Theresa Schrage, Carsten Bokemeyer, Nicolaus Kröger, Volkmar Müller, Cordula Petersen, Christian Stephan Betz, Andreas Krüll, Holger Schulz and Christiane Bleich

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:3

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. To develop separate item banks for three health domains of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) ranked as important by Singaporeans – physical functioning, social relationships, and positive mindset.

    Authors: Elenore Judy B. Uy, Lynn Yun Shan Xiao, Xiaohui Xin, Joanna Peck Tiang Yeo, Yong Hao Pua, Geok Ling Lee, Yu Heng Kwan, Edmund Pek Siang Teo, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Mythily Subramaniam, Mei Fen Chan, Nisha Kumar, Alcey Li Chang Ang, Dianne Carrol Bautista, Yin Bun Cheung and Julian Thumboo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:2

    Content type: Research

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  7. Well-adapted and validated quality-of-life measurement models for the nursing home population are scarce. Therefore, the aim of this study was to test the psychometrical properties of the OPQoL-brief questionn...

    Authors: Gørill Haugan, Jorunn Drageset, Beate André, Kamile Kukulu, James Mugisha and Britt Karin S. Utvær

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:1

    Content type: Research

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  8. The Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS) is a simple and reliable, joint-specific, self-reported outcome measure. It can be applied in patients with shoulder disease other than instability. The purpose of this study wa...

    Authors: Agnieszka Bejer, Magdalena Szczepanik, Jędrzej Płocki, Daniel Szymczyk, Marek Kulczyk and Teresa Pop

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:191

    Content type: Research

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  9. Chronic urticaria is defined as the appearance of urticarial lesions and/or angioedema during a period of more than six weeks. We aimed at developing the Portuguese version of the Chronic Urticaria Quality of ...

    Authors: Pedro Lopes Ferreira, Margarida Gonçalo, José Alberto Ferreira, Ana Célia Costa, Ana Todo-Bom, Cristina Lopes Abreu, Ana Rita Travassos, Pedro Andrade, Ilaria Baiardini and Giorgio Walter Canonica

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:190

    Content type: Research

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  10. COPD is a high prevalence chronic disease that involves large reductions of health-related quality of life (HRQL) of patients. This study aims to describe the HRQL of patients with COPD in Extremadura (Spain).

    Authors: María Merino, Renata Villoro, Álvaro Hidalgo-Vega and Concepción Carmona

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:189

    Content type: Research

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  11. Prevalence studies are needed to assess the distribution of diseases. However, in a contrasting health promotion perspective, self-rated health is in itself an important field of study. This study investigated...

    Authors: Tore Bonsaksen, Øivind Ekeberg, Laila Skogstad, Trond Heir, Tine K. Grimholt, Anners Lerdal and Inger Schou-Bredal

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:188

    Content type: Research

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  12. Relative to their application with adults there is currently little information about the application of preference-based health-related quality of life (HRQL) instruments among populations of young people. Th...

    Authors: Karin Dam Petersen, Julie Ratcliffe, Gang Chen, Dorthe Serles, Christine Stampe Frøsig and Anne Vingaard Olesen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:187

    Content type: Research

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  13. Older people with hypertension and multiple chronic conditions (MCC) receive complex treatments and face challenging trade-offs. Patients’ preferences for different health outcomes can impact multiple treatmen...

    Authors: Hélène E. Aschmann, Milo A. Puhan, Craig W. Robbins, Elizabeth A. Bayliss, Wiley V. Chan, Richard A. Mularski, Renée F. Wilson, Wendy L. Bennett, Orla C. Sheehan, Tsung Yu, Henock G. Yebyo, Bruce Leff, Heather Tabano, Karen Armacost, Carol Glover, Katie Maslow…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:186

    Content type: Research

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  14. This study evaluated pre-defined aspects of content validity of the 18-item NCCN FACT-Ovarian Symptom Index (NFOSI-18) and its Disease-Related Symptoms-Physical (DRS-P) subscale, as clinical trial outcome tool...

    Authors: Sara Shaunfield, Sally Jensen, Allison P. Fisher, Kimberly Webster, Shohreh Shahabi, Arijit Ganguli and David Cella

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:185

    Content type: Research

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  15. The ASCOT-Carer and Carer Experience Scale are instruments designed to capture aspects of quality of life ‘beyond health’ for family carers. The aim of this study was to compare and validate these two carer ca...

    Authors: Stacey Rand, Juliette Malley, Florin Vadean and Julien Forder

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:184

    Content type: Research

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  16. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has garnered increasing interest especially for health care providers and researchers. The study aims to evaluate the HRQOL in parents of congenital heart disease (CHD) c...

    Authors: Saad Khoshhal, Khaled Al-Harbi, Ibrahim Al-Mozainy, Saeed Al-Ghamdi, Adnan Aselan, Mohammad Allugmani, Sherif Salem, Dina El-Agamy and Hany Abo-Haded

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:183

    Content type: Research

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  17. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and it affects quality of life of those women. So far, the two most frequently used tools for assessing health related quality of life in breast cancer patie...

    Authors: Diriba Alemayehu Gadisa, Esayas Tadesse Gebremariam and Getnet Yimer Ali

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:182

    Content type: Research

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  18. Even though the negative impacts of nocturia on sleep quality and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) have been documented in previous research, their interrelationship has been poorly studied. This study a...

    Authors: Edmond Pui Hang Choi, Eric Yuk Fai Wan, Jojo Yan Yan Kwok, Weng Yee Chin and Cindy Lo Kuen Lam

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:181

    Content type: Research

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  19. Evaluation of variations in pre- and postoperative patient reported outcomes (PRO) and the association between preoperative patient characteristics and health and satisfaction outcomes after total knee arthrop...

    Authors: Julia Felix, Christian Becker, Matthias Vogl, Peter Buschner, Werner Plötz and Reiner Leidl

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:180

    Content type: Research

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  20. Oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) is a disorder that can have devastating and long lasting effects on a person’s medical, mental and psychosocial well-being, thus negatively impacting quality of life. There is curr...

    Authors: Maribeth Caya Rivelsrud, Melanie Kirmess and Lena Hartelius

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:179

    Content type: Research

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  21. Although several studies indicate the effects of diabetes type 2 on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in female subjects, the related impact of the disease on HRQoL in their family members has rarely been th...

    Authors: Mina Moeineslam, Parisa Amiri, Mehrdad Karimi, Sara Jalali-Farahani, Niloofar Shiva and Fereidoun Azizi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:178

    Content type: Research

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  22. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic disease which is growing global health problems. However, research on such prediction of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in Thailand is limited, in particula...

    Authors: Saneh Khunkaew, Ritin Fernandez and Jenny Sim

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:177

    Content type: Research

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  23. To date, no data have been available concerning the psychometric characteristics of the Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness scale (ISMI-29) in Latin American countries. The aim of this study was to validate ...

    Authors: Alejandra Caqueo-Urízar, Alfonso Urzúa, Anderson Loundon, Mohamed Boucekine, Guillaume Fond and Laurent Boyer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:175

    Content type: Research

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  24. The assessment of functioning and impairment due to psychiatric illness has been acknowledged to be crucial for research and practice. This led to the development of the mini-ICF-APP, which provides a reliable...

    Authors: Stephan T. Egger, Godehard Weniger, Mario Müller, Julio Bobes, Erich Seifritz and Stefan Vetter

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:174

    Content type: Research

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  25. In a phase 3 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, treatment with idelalisib, a phosphoinositol-3 kinase δ inhibitor, + bendamustine/rituximab improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall...

    Authors: Marco Montillo, Árpád Illés, Tadeusz Robak, Alexander S. Pristupa, Malgorzata Wach, Miklós Egyed, Julio Delgado, Wojciech Jurczak, Franck Morschhauser, Anna Schuh, Herbert Eradat, Sanatan Shreay, Jacqueline C. Barrientos and Andrew D. Zelenetz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:173

    Content type: Research

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  26. Early detection of psychosocial problems post-injury may prevent them from becoming chronic. Currently, there is no psychosocial screening instrument that can be used in patients surviving a physical trauma or...

    Authors: Maria Karabatzakis, Brenda Leontine Den Oudsten, Taco Gosens and Jolanda De Vries

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:172

    Content type: Research

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  27. Cost-effectiveness analyses in patients with migraine require estimates of patients’ utility values and how these relate to monthly migraine days (MMDs). This analysis examined four different modelling approac...

    Authors: Gian Luca Di Tanna, Joshua K. Porter, Richard B. Lipton, Anthony J. Hatswell, Sandhya Sapra and Guillermo Villa

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:171

    Content type: Research

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  28. The purpose of this study is to analyze major complication rates and different aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) patients treated with or without radio (c...

    Authors: Rebekka Götzl, Sebastian Sterzinger, Sabine Semrau, Nikolaos Vassos, Werner Hohenberger, Robert Grützmann, Abbas Agaimy, Andreas Arkudas, Raymund E. Horch and Justus P. Beier

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:170

    Content type: Research

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  29. Depression is a common mental disorder negatively affects the cognitive, emotion, behavior, functionality and quality of life of people. Poor quality of life results in high rates of relapse, inability to perf...

    Authors: Seid Shumye, Zelalem Belayneh and Nebiyu Mengistu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:169

    Content type: Research

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  30. With the disintegration of the extended family in recent years, the empty-nest phenomenon is increasingly common in China and the health of empty nesters is attracting more attention. Lifestyles, accounting fo...

    Authors: Chichen Zhang, Xiao Zheng, Ruifang Zhu, Lihong Hou, Xiaozhao Yousef Yang, Jiao Lu, Feng Jiang and Tingzhong Yang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:168

    Content type: Research

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  31. Utility values can be obtained from different respondent groups, including patients and members of the general public. Evidence suggests that patient values are typically higher than general public values. Thi...

    Authors: J. M. van Dongen, M. L. van Hooff, A. P. Finch, M. W. van Tulder, J. E. Bosmans, R. W. J. G. Ostelo and M. de Kleuver

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:166

    Content type: Research

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  32. Breast cancer is the second most prevalent malignancy in Ethiopia and severely affects patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQOL). We aimed to assess HRQoL, factors influencing HRQoL, and utilities among...

    Authors: Selamawit Gebrehiwot Sibhat, Teferi Gedif Fenta, Beate Sander and Gebremedhin Beedemariam Gebretekle

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:165

    Content type: Research

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  33. The objective of this study was to obtain utilities by means of EQ-5D-5L for different health states in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) or hip osteoarthritis (HOA) in Spain, and to compare these values...

    Authors: Lidia García-Pérez, Vanesa Ramos-García, Pedro Serrano-Aguilar, José Luis Pais-Brito, María Aciego de Mendoza, Jesús Martín-Fernández, Roberto García-Maroto, Juan Carlos Arenaza and Amaia Bilbao

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:164

    Content type: Research

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  34. Acute infectious conjunctivitis is a common condition most frequently caused by viruses or bacteria. Clinical outcome assessments have been used to assess signs and symptoms of bacterial and viral conjunctivit...

    Authors: Sujata P. Sarda, Marie De La Cruz, Emuella M. Flood, Magdalena Vanya, David G. Hwang, Christopher N. Ta and Abhijit Narvekar

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:163

    Content type: Research

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  35. When a child undergoes hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), the impact extends to the entire family, including siblings. Assessment of the quality of life (QoL) of siblings is challenged by their general ...

    Authors: David Buchbinder, Sunita K. Patel, Jacqueline N. Casillas, Diane J. Nugent, Steven Neudorf, Leonard S. Sender, Lilibeth Torno, Heather Huszti, Lonnie K. Zeltzer and Susan K. Parsons

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:162

    Content type: Research

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  36. The Angioedema Quality of Life (AE-QoL) is the first patient reported outcome measure developed for the assessment of quality of life (QoL) impairment in patients with recurrent angioedema (RAE). This study ai...

    Authors: Kanokvalai Kulthanan, Leena Chularojanamontri, Chuda Rujitharanawong, Puncharas Weerasubpong, Marcus Maurer and Karsten Weller

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:160

    Content type: Research

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  37. The original article [1] contains errors in the presentation of Table 5 & Table 6 whereby values are displayed in an incorrect format leading to potential misinterpretation.

    Authors: Sainan Lin and Yinxuan Huang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:159

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2018 16:236

  38. Unlike active tuberculosis, latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is asymptomatic and often considered not to affect the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients. However, being diagnosed with and tre...

    Authors: Jad Shedrawy, Lena Jansson, Isac Röhl, Asli Kulane, Judith Bruchfeld and Knut Lönnroth

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:158

    Content type: Research

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  39. Mental health is increasingly viewed as the presence of various aspects of well-being rather than just the absence of mental illness. The Mental Health Continuum-Short Form (MHC-SF) is a 14-item instrument tha...

    Authors: Chantie C. Luijten, Sofie Kuppens, Daphne van de Bongardt and Anna P. Nieboer

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:157

    Content type: Research

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  40. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are commonly collected in clinical trials and should provide impactful evidence on the effect of interventions on patient symptoms and quality of life. However, it is unclear h...

    Authors: Samantha Cruz Rivera, Derek G. Kyte, Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi, Anita L. Slade, Christel McMullan and Melanie J. Calvert

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:156

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  41. This study aimed to evaluate sickle-cell disease (SCD) treatment patterns and economic burden among patients prescribed hydroxyurea (HU) in the US, through claims data.

    Authors: Nirmish Shah, Menaka Bhor, Lin Xie, Rashid Halloway, Steve Arcona, Jincy Paulose and Huseyin Yuce

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:155

    Content type: Research

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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  45. 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

    Content type: Research

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  46. 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

    Content type: Research

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  47. 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

    Content type: Research

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