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  1. The Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) is a widely used self-report tool to evaluate pain related catastrophizing. The PCS was developed using classical test theory and has been shown to be psychometrically soun...

    Authors: David M. Walton, Swati Mehta, Wonjin Seo and Joy C. MacDermid

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:124

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  2. It is known that the elderly population remains most of the time in light activity. Physical activity plays a key role in the primary prevention of chronic diseases to mitigate various deleterious effects of a...

    Authors: Juliana Felipe, Juliana Viezel, Andréa Dias Reis, Emili Amice da Costa Barros, Thais Reis Silva de Paulo, Lucas Melo Neves and Ismael Forte Freitas Júnior

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:123

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  3. Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile-II (HPLP-II), developed in the West, evaluates 52 health promoting behaviors (HPB) under six subscales. In this study we evaluated the applicability of HPLP-II to assess the ...

    Authors: Nirmala Rathnayake, Gayani Alwis, Janaka Lenora and Sarath Lekamwasam

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:122

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  4. The Patient Activation Measure (PAM-13) was developed using Rasch analysis to assess knowledge, skills and confidence in the management of one’s health. Previous studies report positive relationships between P...

    Authors: J. P. Eyles, M. Ferreira, K. Mills, B. R. Lucas, S. R. Robbins, M. Williams, H. Lee, S. Appleton and D. J. Hunter

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:121

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  5. Young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are at high risk of having a poor quality of life. Addressing wellbeing explicitly within HIV/AIDS policies could assist mitigation efforts. Ho...

    Authors: Darshini Govindasamy, Janet Seeley, Ioana D. Olaru, Alison Wiyeh, Catherine Mathews and Giulia Ferrari

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:120

    Content type: Review

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  6. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease with a high disability rate, resulting in severe family and social burden. The aim of treatment is to improve the health-related quality of life (QoL) of patients. The pu...

    Authors: Bingqing Bai, Meng Chen, Lingyu Fu, Haina Liu, Lei Jin, Tingting Wei and Fangran Xin

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:119

    Content type: Research

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  7. The purpose of this study was to translate and transculturally adapt the original English version of the Oxford Ankle Foot Questionnaire (OAFQ) into a Korean version, and to evaluate its psychometric properties.

    Authors: Seong Hee Cho, Chin Youb Chung, Moon Seok Park, Kyoung Min Lee and Ki Hyuk Sung

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:118

    Content type: Research

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  8. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disorder with limited robust disease-modifying therapies presently available. While several treatments are aimed at improving heal...

    Authors: Tino Prell, Nayana Gaur, Robert Steinbach, Otto W. Witte and Julian Grosskreutz

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:117

    Content type: Short report

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  9. Studies have shown that poor sleep could result in many unpleasant consequences and is prevalent in nurses. Considering the fact of high stress, overwhelming workload and many night shifts in the emergency dep...

    Authors: Hongyun Dong, Qiong Zhang, Chunji Zhu and Qian Lv

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:116

    Content type: Research

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  10. Mapping algorithms can be used to convert scores from a non-preference based instrument to health state utilities. The objective of this study was to develop mapping algorithms which will enable the Minnesota ...

    Authors: Sanjeewa Kularatna, Sameera Senanayake, Gang Chen and William Parsonage

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:115

    Content type: Research

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  11. There is a lack of studies exploring associations between sleep and quality of life (QOL) among patients with schizophrenia who have limited exposure to antipsychotics and are in the early stage of their illne...

    Authors: Wei Jie Ong, Xiao Wei Tan, Shazana Shahwan, Pratika Satghare, Laxman Cetty, Boon Tat Ng, Charmaine Tang, Swapna Verma, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:114

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  12. 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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  13. Improving quality of life (QoL) has been one of the goals of health care for people living with oral cancer. This study aimed to assess QoL and investigate the effects of stigma, hope, and social support on Qo...

    Authors: Ying Zhang, Chunying Cui, Yu Wang and Lie Wang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:112

    Content type: Research

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  14. Ferguson’s δ and Gini coefficient (GC) are defined as contrasting statistical measures of inequality among members within populations. However, the association and cutting points for these two statistics are stil...

    Authors: Hsien-Yi Wang, Willy Chou, Yang Shao and Tsair-Wei Chien

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:111

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  15. 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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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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