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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

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  13. An ageing population worldwide needs to investigate quality of life (QoL) and level of functioning (LoF) in the elderly and its associated variables. We aimed to study the relationship between Quality of Life ...

    Authors: Luigi Grassi, Rosangela Caruso, Chiara Da Ronch, Martin Härter, Holger Schulz, Jana Volkert, Maria Dehoust, Susanne Sehner, Anna Suling, Karl Wegscheider, Berta Ausín, Alessandra Canuto, Manuel Muñoz, Mike J. Crawford, Yael Hershkovitz, Alan Quirk…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:61

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  14. The Health And Self-Management In Diabetes (HASMIDv1) questionnaire consists of 8 attributes, 4 about quality of life, and 4 about self-management. The overall aim of this study was to rigorously examine the psyc...

    Authors: Jill Carlton, Donna Rowen and Jackie Elliott

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:59

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  15. Obesity can significantly reduce health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and may lead to numerous health problems even in youths. This study aimed to investigate whether HRQoL varies among youths with obesity d...

    Authors: J. Felix, R. Stark, C. Teuner, R. Leidl, B. Lennerz, S. Brandt, J. von Schnurbein, A. Moss, E. Bollow, E. Sergeyev, Y. Mühlig, S. Wiegand, R. W. Holl, T. Reinehr, W. Kiess, A. Scherag…

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:58

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  16. The link between mental illness and mental health is gaining focus in research and practice. This study aimed to investigate the association of mental disorders with positive mental health (PMH), overall healt...

    Authors: Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Siow Ann Chong, Edimansyah Abdin, Fiona Devi Siva Kumar, Boon Yiang Chua, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Saleha Shafie, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Esmond Seow and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:55

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  17. Social Health Scale for the Elderly short version (SHSE-S) is a psychometrically sound instrument that comprehensively assesses the social health status of older adults in China. The aim of the present study w...

    Authors: Zhe-Bin Yu, Cheng-Zhen Bao, Meng-Yin Wu, Dan-Jie Jiang, Xiao-Cong Zhang, Shu-Juan Lin, Ming-Juan Jin, Jian-Bing Wang, Meng-Ling Tang and Kun Chen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:54

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  18. We evaluated quality of life among subjects with upper- and lower-limb spasticity who received escalating doses of incobotulinumtoxinA (total body doses up to 800 U) in the prospective, single-arm, dose-titrat...

    Authors: Klemens Fheodoroff, Tiina Rekand, Luisa Medeiros, Peter Koßmehl, Jörg Wissel, Djamel Bensmail, Astrid Scheschonka, Birgit Flatau-Baqué, Olivier Simon, Dirk Dressler and David M. Simpson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:51

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  19. The provision of psychometrically valid patient reported outcomes (PROs) improves patient outcomes and reflects their quality of life. Consequently, ad hoc clinician-generated questionnaires of the past are be...

    Authors: Minji K. Lee, Jeffrey R. Basford, Allen W. Heinemann and Andrea Cheville

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:50

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  20. A utility value is a health-related quality of life metric (HRQoL) metric used in a cost-effectiveness analysis. While utilities as outcomes in the treatment of advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD) with deep brai...

    Authors: Mehdi Zahra, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, Michal Górecki, Silke Walleser Autiero, Gillian Barnett and W. M. Michael Schüpbach

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:49

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  21. Although many people experience loneliness in old age, there is little knowledge of predisposing personality factors. The aim of the present study was to explore to what extent personality traits are associate...

    Authors: Heidi Ormstad, Grethe Eilertsen, Trond Heir and Leiv Sandvik

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:47

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  22. The aim of this study was to measure differences in quality-adjusted life expectancy (QALE) by income in Korea at the national and district levels.

    Authors: Dohee Lim, Jinwook Bahk, Minsu Ock, Ikhan Kim, Hee-Yeon Kang, Yeon-Yong Kim, Jong Heon Park and Young-Ho Khang

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:45

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  23. The oral health of Indigenous children in remote communities is much worse than other population groups in Australia. Providing and maintaining an oral health service is challenging due to the remoteness of co...

    Authors: Sanjeewa Kularatna, Ratilal Lalloo, Jeroen Kroon, Santosh K. K. Tadakamadla, Paul A. Scuffham and Newell W. Johnson

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:43

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  24. Health related quality of life (HRQoL) and flourishing are constructs that encompasses a holistic representation of physical, psychological, and social health. The underlying psychological factors that can aff...

    Authors: Garrett S. Bullock, Gary S. Collins, Nick Peirce, Nigel K. Arden and Stephanie R. Filbay

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:41

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  25. The purpose of this study was to characterize the cognitive performance of individuals with animal hoarding.

    Authors: Luis Henrique Paloski, Elisa Arrienti Ferreira, Dalton Breno Costa, Camila Rosa de Oliveira, Carmen Moret-Tatay and Tatiana Quarti Irigaray

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:40

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  26. The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) was developed to assess the impact of oral health conditions on the quality of life of preschool children and theirs families. The ECOHIS was originally de...

    Authors: Jeannot Randrianarivony, Justin Jacques Ravelomanantsoa and Noeline Razanamihaja

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:39

    Content type: Research

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  27. Area-level socioeconomic characteristics have been shown to be related to health status and mortality however, little is known about the association between residential community characteristics in relation to...

    Authors: Vered Kaufman-Shriqui, Patricia O’Campo, Vachan Misir, Peter Schafer, Julia Morinis, Maxine Vance, Christine Dunkel Schetter, Tonse N. K. Raju, Marianne M. Hillemeier, Robin Lanzi and Vernon M. Chinchilli

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:38

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  28. Knowledge on the quality of life (QOL) of civil servants is limited. Therefore, the aims of this study were to investigate the QOL of civil servants, and examine whether occupational stress and job satisfactio...

    Authors: Wenwen Kong, Yaoyao Yang, Feng Zhang, Hui Wang and Danjun Feng

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:34

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  29. A reliable and valid instrument that accurately measures resilience is crucial for the development of interventions to enhance the resilience of adolescents and promote their positive mental well-being. Howeve...

    Authors: Joyce Oi Kwan Chung, Katherine Ka Wai Lam, Ka Yan Ho, Ankie Tan Cheung, Long Kwan Ho, Viveka Wei Xei, Faith Gibson and William Ho Cheung Li

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:33

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  30. Quality of life (QoL) is important to assess in patient care. Researchers have previously claimed validity of the Quality of Life Scale (QOLS) across multiple samples of individuals, but close inspection of re...

    Authors: Ashley J. Reeves, Russell T. Baker, Madeline P. Casanova, Scott W. Cheatham and Michael A. Pickering

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:32

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  31. Quality of life (QoL) is the most important indicator for assessing the status of health care in chronic diseases. The present study aimed to determine the pathway determinants model of QoL in patients with ge...

    Authors: Soheila Ansarzadeh, Leili Salehi, Zohreh Mahmoodi and Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:31

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  32. The lack of consistency in outcome measurement within the field of acquired brain injury (ABI) leads to incomparability of collected data and, consequently, reduced generalisation of findings. We aim to develo...

    Authors: Anne-Fleur Domensino, Ieke Winkens, Jolanda C. M. van Haastregt, Coen A. M. van Bennekom and Caroline M. van Heugten

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:30

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  33. Despite the wide use of the Short-Form Supportive Care Needs Survey Questionnaire (SCNS-SF34), the measurement invariance of the SCNS-SF34 across the main groups—gender and age—which might be of interest in th...

    Authors: Edmond Pui Hang Choi, Qiuyan Liao, Inda Soong, Karen Kar Loen Chan, Conrad C. Y. Lee, Alice Ng, Wing Kin Sze, Janice Wing Hang Tsang, Victor Ho Fun Lee and Wendy Wing Tak Lam

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:29

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  34. Recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs) claimed PUFAs to be effective for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but international guidelines have not considered yet this body of evidence. Our aim was to assess the...

    Authors: Franco De Crescenzo, Gian Loreto D’Alò, Gian Paolo Morgano, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Rosella Saulle, Fabio Cruciani, Francesca Fulceri, Marina Davoli, Maria Luisa Scattoni, Francesco Nardocci, Holger Jens Schünemann and Laura Amato

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:28

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  35. For young premenopausal breast cancer patients, adjuvant chemotherapy may cause menstrual disruptions and premature menopause, which may in turn impair their quality of life (QoL). In this study among young br...

    Authors: Winnie Yeo, Elizabeth Pang, Giok S. Liem, Joyce J. S. Suen, Rita Y. W. Ng, Christopher C. H. Yip, Leung Li, Claudia H. W. Yip and Frankie K. F. Mo

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:24

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  36. This study was initiated to examine the psychometric components of the Diabetes Empowerment Scale (DES) by translating and validating the scale into the Malay language (DES-M) which is the main language spoken...

    Authors: Siew Mooi Ching, Anne Yee, Ping Yein Lee, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Khai Mun Shum, Nur Fati’Izzati Ismael, Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman, Fan Kee Hoo, Yoke Loong Foo, Kai Wei Lee, Mahmoud Danaee and Kit-Aun Tan

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:23

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  37. The EuroQoL five-dimensional instrument (EQ-5D) is the favoured preference-based instrument to measure health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in several countries. Two versions of the EQ-5D are available: the ...

    Authors: Bustanul Arifin, Fredrick Dermawan Purba, Hendra Herman, John M. F. Adam, Jarir Atthobari, Catharina C. M. Schuiling-Veninga, Paul F. M. Krabbe and Maarten J. Postma

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:22

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  38. Vitiligo is caused by partial or complete destruction of melanocytes in the affected skin area and influences the patient’s quality of life. Besides physical involvement, vitiligo patients experience a high le...

    Authors: Nasrin Hamidizadeh, Sara Ranjbar, Ahmad Ghanizadeh, Mohammad Mahdi Parvizi, Peyman Jafari and Farhad Handjani

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:20

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  39. Persistent pain has a high prevalence among adolescents. Pain has been shown to reduce all aspects of the adolescent’s health-related quality of life (HRQOL). In adult patients with pain, self-efficacy has bee...

    Authors: Erik Grasaas, Sølvi Helseth, Liv Fegran, Jennifer Stinson, Milada Småstuen and Kristin Haraldstad

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:19

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  40. Due to high prevalence of diabetes and its complications, evaluating of the patients’ quality of life is critical. EQ-5D-5 L is a valid tool for assessing the quality of life in chronic diseases including diab...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Abedini, Bita Bijari, Zahra Miri, Fatemeh Shakhs Emampour and Ali Abbasi

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

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  41. To evaluate the translations, cross-cultural adaptation procedures and measurement properties of the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index (WORC), when it is adapted for different cultures.

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

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:17

    Content type: Review

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  42. There is a large body of evidence showing that incontinence is associated with decreased health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Moreover, while a few cross-sectional studies have shown that incontinence is assoc...

    Authors: Elżbieta Buczak-Stec, Hans-Helmut König and André Hajek

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:16

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  43. The original article contains a major error whereby a main Table is omitted. Thus, the following corrections to the original article should be considered:

    Authors: G. A. Taarnhøj, C. Johansen and H. Pappot

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:15

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2019 17:20

  44. To assess the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children with daytime urinary incontinence (DUI) based on pre- and post-treatment self-reports and parent proxy-reports.

    Authors: Hirokazu Ikeda, Chisato Oyake, Yuta Oonuki, Masaki Fuyama, Tsuneki Watanabe, Takashi Kyoda and Setuko Tamura

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:14

    Content type: Research

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  45. Little is known about the association between different levels of physical activity (PA) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the general Iranian population across sex groups. The current study aims t...

    Authors: Sara Jalali-Farahani, Parisa Amiri, Kiana Torshizi, Leila Cheraghi, Masoume AvatefFazeli and Fereidoun Azizi

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:13

    Content type: Research

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  46. Living with an ostomy can be challenging and adapting to life with an ostomy can be particularly complex, with regard to both the physical and psychosocial aspects. Follow-up with a stoma care nurse (SCN) is u...

    Authors: Kirsten Lerum Indrebø, Anny Aasprang, Torill Elin Olsen and John Roger Andersen

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:12

    Content type: Study protocol

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  47. Very young children have a relatively high prevalence of morbidity and mortality. Health care and supportive technology has improved but may require difficult choices and decisions regarding the allocation of ...

    Authors: Janine Verstraete, Lebogang Ramma and Jennifer Jelsma

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:11

    Content type: Research

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  48. Patients with liver cirrhosis often suffer from complications such as ascites, gastrointestinal bleeding, and infections, resulting in impaired quality of life. Frequently, the close relatives of patients also...

    Authors: Michael Nagel, Christian Labenz, Marcus A. Wörns, J. U. Marquardt, Peter R. Galle, Jörn M. Schattenberg and Marc Nguyen-Tat

    Citation: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2020 18:10

    Content type: Research

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