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  1. The Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) has been developed to measure musculoskeletal health status across musculoskeletal conditions and settings. However, the MSK-HQ needs to be further evaluated a...

    Authors: David Høyrup Christiansen, Gareth McCray, Trine Nøhr Winding, Johan Hviid Andersen, Kent Jacob Nielsen, Sven Karstens and Jonathan C. Hill

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:200

    Content type: Research

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  2. Patients with acute leukaemia (AL) usually require prolonged periods of hospitalisation. The treatment and clinical symptoms may lead to patients’ supportive care needs (SCNs) not being met and impairs their q...

    Authors: Yan Jie, Ying Wang, Jingyi Chen, Chunfeng Wang, Yingchun Lin, Rong Hu and Yong Wu

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:199

    Content type: Research

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  3. There have been few systematic reports of vision-related activity limitations of people with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). We report a merging of data from the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire...

    Authors: Francisco M. Costela, Konrad Pesudovs, Michael A. Sandberg, Carol Weigel-DiFranco and Russell L. Woods

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:196

    Content type: Research

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  4. To compare quality of life of patients treated with cetuximab with or without radiation therapy (±RT) vs. cisplatin±RT for locoregionally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) in the re...

    Authors: Himani Aggarwal, Rajeshwari S. Punekar, Li Li, Gebra Cuyun Carter and Mark S. Walker

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:195

    Content type: Research

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  5. Due to an ageing population, multimorbidity is becoming more common. Treatment burden (the effort required of patients to look after their health and the impact this has on their wellbeing) is prevalent in pat...

    Authors: Liyuan Dou, Juan Huang, Polly Duncan and Lixiang Guo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:194

    Content type: Research

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  6. Satisfaction with post stroke services would assist stakeholders in addressing gaps in service delivery. Tools used to evaluate satisfaction with stroke care services need to be validated to match healthcare s...

    Authors: Aznida Firzah Abdul Aziz, Chai-Eng Tan, Mohd Fairuz Ali and Syed Mohamed Aljunid

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:193

    Content type: Research

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  7. Recent trends on measurement of well-being have elevated the scientific standards and rigor associated with approaches for national and international comparisons of well-being. One major theme in this has been...

    Authors: Kai Ruggeri, Eduardo Garcia-Garzon, Áine Maguire, Sandra Matz and Felicia A. Huppert

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:192

    Content type: Research

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  8. End-stage renal disease (ESRD) leads to renal replacement therapy and certainly has an impact on patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This study aimed to review and compare the HRQoL between perit...

    Authors: Anan Chuasuwan, Siriporn Pooripussarakul, Ammarin Thakkinstian, Atiporn Ingsathit and Oraluck Pattanaprateep

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:191

    Content type: Review

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  9. Return to work following myocardial infarction (MI) represents an important indicator of recovery. However, MI can cause patients to feel pressure, loneliness and inferiority during work and even detachment fr...

    Authors: Ruofei Du, Panpan Wang, Lixia Ma, Leon M. Larcher, Tao Wang and Changying Chen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:190

    Content type: Research

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  10. Patients with metastatic small-intestinal neuroendocrine tumours (NET) have been shown to have a reduced quality of life compared to the general population and many have disabling symptoms during somatostatin ...

    Authors: Halfdan Sorbye, Liv Sylvi Meyer, Kjersti Elisabeth Mordal, Simen Myhre and Espen Thiis-Evensen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:188

    Content type: Research

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  11. The concept of health-related quality of life and education integrates the bio-psychosocial perspective of health and the multidimensional potentialities of education for wellbeing. This present work is especi...

    Authors: Marta Gil-Lacruz, Ana Isabel Gil-Lacruz and María Luisa Gracia-Pérez

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:187

    Content type: Research

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  12. In the elderly, nutritional status and quality of life (QOL) could potentially affect food purchasing behaviors. We examined the association between combinations of nutritional status and QOL and food purchasi...

    Authors: Doyeon Kim and Hyunjung Lim

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:186

    Content type: Research

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  13. Since the identification of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, there have been significant advances in its diagnosis and treatment, but there have been few contributions to the area of care quality....

    Authors: A. Gimeno-García, A. Franco-Moreno, C. Montero-Hernández, S. Arponen, E. García-Carrasco, B. Alejos, D. Corps-Fernández, E. Gaspar-García, P. Galindo-Jara, M. García-Navarro and D. Varillas-Delgado

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:185

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  14. The EQ-5D-5 L is a quality-of-life questionnaire based on individuals’ preferences that is widely employed for cost-effectiveness analysis. Given the current demand for mapping algorithms to directly assign “u...

    Authors: Jesús Martín-Fernández, Mariel Morey-Montalvo, Nuria Tomás-García, Elena Martín-Ramos, Juan Carlos Muñoz-García, Elena Polentinos-Castro, Gemma Rodríguez-Martínez, Juan Carlos Arenaza, Lidia García-Pérez, Laura Magdalena-Armas and Amaia Bilbao

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:184

    Content type: Research

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  15. Nearly a quarter of the population in the UAE has type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and this medical condition is associated with poorer oral health. The effects on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL),...

    Authors: Nadia Khalifa, Betul Rahman, Marianna D. Gaintantzopoulou, Suhail Al-Amad and Manal M. Awad

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:182

    Content type: Research

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  16. In a global perspective, oral health among adolescents has improved during recent decades. However, oral problems still persist especially in many underprivileged societies. This study aimed to estimate the pr...

    Authors: Lutango D. Simangwa, Ann-Katrin Johansson, Anders Johansson, Irene K. Minja and Anne N. Åstrøm

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:181

    Content type: Research

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  17. Beta Thalassaemia Major (βTM) is a chronic genetic illness whereby the challenges faced by patients exposes them to increased risk of psychosocial issues. Despite this, a disease-specific tool to measure the i...

    Authors: Xenya Kantaris, Mark Shevlin, John Porter and Lynn Myers

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:180

    Content type: Research

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  18. Incorporating family-centered care principles into childhood obesity interventions is integral for improved clinical decision making, better follow-through, and more effective communication that leads to bette...

    Authors: Meg Simione, Mona Sharifi, Monica W. Gerber, Richard Marshall, Earlene Avalon, Lauren Fiechtner, Christine Horan, E. John Orav, Joseph Skelton and Elsie M. Taveras

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:179

    Content type: Research

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  19. Assessing the cost-effectiveness of interventions for people with dementia, based on cost per quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) gained, requires that the measures used to derive QALYs are preference-based wh...

    Authors: Lidia Engel, Jessica Bucholc, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Brendan Mulhern, Julie Ratcliffe, Mark Yates and Lisa Hanna

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:178

    Content type: Research

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  20. Rare diseases may be life-threatening or chronically debilitating conditions. Patient care needs are often complex and challenging to coordinate and deliver effectively. Rare diseases and their clinical manage...

    Authors: Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi, Fatima Isa, Derek Kyte, Tanya Pankhurst, Larissa Kerecuk, James Ferguson, Graham Lipkin and Melanie Calvert

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:177

    Content type: Research

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  21. Anxiety and depression are significant concerns in breast cancer patients, and it may remain for a long term after primary treatments. The hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS) is widely used to measure...

    Authors: Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki and Erfaneh Hajian-Tilaki

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:176

    Content type: Research

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  22. Although the Japanese Orthopedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire (JOABPEQ), Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ), an...

    Authors: Min Yao, Bao-ping Xu, Zhen-jun Li, Sen Zhu, Zi-rui Tian, De-hua Li, Jue Cen, Shao-dan Cheng, Yong-jun Wang, Yan-ming Guo and Xue-jun Cui

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:175

    Content type: Research

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  23. To investigate how many traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) guidelines adopted a grading system and the differences among them, and the distribution of level of evidence used to support TCM recommendations.

    Authors: Juan Li, Bin Li, Xin-ke Zhao, Jia-yin Tu and Yingdong Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:174

    Content type: Review

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  24. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory musculoskeletal disease, manifesting as peripheral arthritis, enthesitis, dactylitis, spondylitis, and skin and nail psoriasis. A core set of...

    Authors: L. C. Coates, A.-M. Orbai, V. F. Azevedo, J. C. Cappelleri, K. Steinberg, R. Lippe, I. Lim, L. Eder, P. Richette, M. Y. Weng, R. Queiro Silva and L. Fallon

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:173

    Content type: Research

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  25. Many studies have used disease-specific instruments, such as the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT), when studying health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients. Few studies however, have desc...

    Authors: Ann-Sophie Lindqvist Bagge, Anders Carlander, Claudia Fahlke and Roger Olofsson Bagge

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:172

    Content type: Research

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  26. Many developing countries are rapidly urbanising because of large migration flows from rural to urban areas. However, migrants’ socio-cultural transitions might be challenging, and their extent of social integ...

    Authors: Hongsheng Chen, Zhenjun Zhu, Jiang Chang and Yinbao Gao

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:171

    Content type: Research

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  27. The primary aim was to measure health related quality of life (HRQoL) in a Norwegian cohort of adolescents with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME). A secondary aim was to identify factors before diagnosis, at t...

    Authors: Wenche Ann Similä, Vidar Halsteinli, Ingrid B. Helland, Christer Suvatne, Hanna Elmi and Torstein Baade Rø

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:170

    Content type: Research

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  28. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important metric of perceived wellbeing in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). However, research on HRQoL among PLWHA in sub-Saharan Africa is limited. This study ...

    Authors: Moses K. Nyongesa, Paul Mwangi, Stanley W. Wanjala, Agnes M. Mutua, Hans M. Koot, Pim Cuijpers, Charles R. J. C. Newton and Amina Abubakar

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:169

    Content type: Research

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  29. Fatigue is a common symptom associated with a wide range of diseases and needs to be more thoroughly studied. To minimise patient burden and to enhance response rates in research studies, patient-reported outcome...

    Authors: Line Kildal Bragstad, Anners Lerdal, Caryl L. Gay, Marit Kirkevold, Kathryn A. Lee, Maren Falch Lindberg, Ingrid Johansen Skogestad, Ellen Gabrielsen Hjelle, Unni Sveen and Anders Kottorp

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:168

    Content type: Research

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  30. During healthcare guideline development, panel members often have implicit, different definitions of health outcomes that can lead to misunderstandings about how important these outcomes are and how to balance...

    Authors: Tejan Baldeh, Zuleika Saz-Parkinson, Paola Muti, Nancy Santesso, Gian Paolo Morgano, Wojtek Wiercioch, Robby Nieuwlaat, Axel Gräwingholt, Mireille Broeders, Stephen Duffy, Solveig Hofvind, Lennarth Nystrom, Lydia Ioannidou-Mouzaka, Sue Warman, Helen McGarrigle, Susan Knox…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:167

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  31. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability among children and young adults in industrialized countries, but strikingly little is known how patients cope with the long-term conseq...

    Authors: Katrin Rauen, Lara Reichelt, Philipp Probst, Barbara Schäpers, Friedemann Müller, Klaus Jahn and Nikolaus Plesnila

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:166

    Content type: Research

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  32. With an increasing awareness of people’s satisfaction and feeling, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has become an essential aspect of measuring health. HRQoL is fundamentally a foreign concept introduced...

    Authors: Zhuxin Mao, Shenaz Ahmed, Christopher Graham and Paul Kind

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:165

    Content type: Research

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  33. Psychiatric disorders have a major individual and societal impact. Until now, the association between health-related quality of life and physical disorders has been far more investigated than the association w...

    Authors: Mimmi Åström, Sonja Krig, Sara Ryding, Neil Cleland, Ola Rolfson and Kristina Burström

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:164

    Content type: Research

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  34. Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the positive psychology intervention ‘Happiness Route’ compared to an active control condition in a vulnerable population with an accum...

    Authors: Laura A. Weiss, Martijn A. H. Oude Voshaar, Ernst T. Bohlmeijer and Gerben J. Westerhof

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:162

    Content type: Research

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  35. Although body image (BI) disturbance is a common problem that often contributes to poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among women with breast cancer following surgery, the mediating role of BI (as a s...

    Authors: Kaina Zhou, Wen Wang, Minjie Li, Jinghua An, Lanting Huo, Xiaole He, Jin Li and Xiaomei Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:163

    Content type: Research

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  36. Overweight and obesity are public concerns with risk of adverse health outcomes. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is lower in adolescents than children in general. An increase in body mass index (BMI) is...

    Authors: T. K. B. Sundar, K. Riiser, M. C. Småstuen, R. Opheim, K. Løndal, K. Glavin and S. Helseth

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:161

    Content type: Research

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  37. Studies examining the impact of injury on health-related quality of life (HRQL) over time are necessary to understand the short- and long-term consequences of injury for population health. The aim of this syst...

    Authors: A. J. L. M. Geraerds, Amy Richardson, Juanita Haagsma, Sarah Derrett and Suzanne Polinder

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:160

    Content type: Review

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  38. Physical symptoms such as fatigue, pain, digestive problems, and sleep disturbances are chief reasons individuals seek primary care, as they affect health-related quality of life. We investigated the associati...

    Authors: Younghwa Baek, Kyungsik Jung, Hoseok Kim and Siwoo Lee

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:159

    Content type: Research

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  39. Patients’ negative illness perceptions and beliefs about cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can influence uptake and adherence to CR. Little is known about the interpartner influence of these antecedent variables on ...

    Authors: Patricia Thomson, Neil J. Angus, Federico Andreis, Gordon F. Rushworth, Andrea R. Mohan, Misook L. Chung and Stephen J. Leslie

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:158

    Content type: Research

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  40. Within trauma care measurement of changes in health-related quality of life (HRQL) is used in understanding patterns of recovery over time. However, conventionally-measured change in HRQL may not always reflec...

    Authors: Juanita A. Haagsma, Inge Spronk, Mariska A. C. de Jongh, Gouke J. Bonsel and Suzanne Polinder

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:157

    Content type: Research

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  41. Using a real dataset, we highlighted several major methodological issues raised by the estimation of the Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID) of a Patient-Reported Outcomes instrument. We especially ...

    Authors: Pascal Woaye-Hune, Jean-Benoit Hardouin, Paul-Antoine Lehur, Guillaume Meurette and Antoine Vanier

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:156

    Content type: Research

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  42. Hearing impairment is a common chronic condition which can be closely related to people’s health. However, current studies on this topic are quite limited in developing countries, and few with standardized aud...

    Authors: Xin Ye, Dawei Zhu, Siyuan Chen and Ping He

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:155

    Content type: Research

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  43. Most hypertensive clients are elderly, whose health-related quality of life (HRQL) may be associated with self-perceptions of aging (older individuals’ beliefs about their own aging). Meanwhile, culture and he...

    Authors: Yunying Hou, Qing Wu, Dandan Zhang, Xiaohong Jin, Wenya Wu and Xiaohua Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:154

    Content type: Research

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