2,363 results match your criteria Health and Quality of Life Outcomes[Journal]


Health related quality of life (HRQoL) among Aboriginal South Australians: a perspective using survey-based health utility estimates.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 18;17(1):39. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

School of Public Health, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000.

Background: Australian health surveys occasionally include health utility measures in describing health related quality of life (HRQoL) across the general population. However, the HRQoL of specific population groups, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (respectfully referred to as Aboriginal), are poorly understood. Our analysis describes HRQoL utility among Aboriginal South Australians by examining the characteristics of respondents completing HRQoL questioning, the relationship between HRQoL and respondent characteristics, then considers reported HRQoL utility in the wider population context. Read More

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February 2019

Resilience acts as a moderator in the relationship between infertility-related stress and fertility quality of life among women with infertility: a cross-sectional study.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 15;17(1):38. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Social Medicine, School of Public Health, China Medical University, No.77 Puhe Road, Shenyang North New Area, Shenyang, 110122, China.

Background: Infertility-related stress can seriously impact the fertility quality of life (QoL) of infertile women. Resilience, as a coping resource, can effectively combat psychological stress. This study aimed to evaluate the fertility QoL of infertile women and to examine whether resilience moderates the association of infertility-related stress with fertility QoL. Read More

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February 2019
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Responsiveness and minimal clinically important difference of the Minnesota living with heart failure questionnaire.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 14;17(1):36. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Research Unit, Basurto University Hospital, Jado 4th floor, Avda Montevideo 18, 48013, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain.

Background: The Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) is one of the most widely used health-related quality of life questionnaires for patients with heart failure (HF). The objective of the present study was to explore the responsiveness of the MLHFQ by estimating the minimal detectable change (MDC) and the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) in Spain.

Methods: Patients hospitalized for HF in the participating hospitals completed the MLHFQ at baseline and 6 months, plus anchor questions at 6 months. Read More

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February 2019

Development and evaluation of a quality of life measurement scale in English and Chinese for family caregivers of patients with advanced cancers.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 14;17(1):35. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.

Background: The quality of life of family caregivers of patients with advanced cancers is an important concern in oncology care. Yet, there are few suitable measurement scales available for use in Asia. This study aims to develop and evaluate a locally derived measurement scale in English and Chinese to assess the quality of life of family caregivers of patients with advanced cancers in Singapore. Read More

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February 2019

Self-efficacy and health-related quality of life: a cross-sectional study of primary care patients with multi-morbidity.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 14;17(1):37. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Health Services Research Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Oxford, OX3 7LF, UK.

Background: Multi-morbidity in chronic long-term conditions is a major concern for health services. Self-management in concert with clinical care forms part of the effective management of multi-morbidity. Self-efficacy is a mechanism through which self-management can be achieved. Read More

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February 2019

Psychometric evaluation of the Russian version of the flourishing scale in a sample of older adults living in Siberia.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 11;17(1):34. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

School of Engineering Entrepreneurship, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia.

Background: The development of measures of psychological functioning has received less attention in Russia compared to other countries. Moreover, despite the growing interest in the psychological well-being of older adults, there is a lack of research on this segment of the population in Siberia. Therefore, in this study we aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Russian version of the Flourishing Scale (FS) and to measure psychological functioning in a sample of older adults living in Siberia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371512PMC
February 2019

Can physical activity compensate for low socioeconomic status with regard to poor self-rated health and low quality-of-life?

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 8;17(1):33. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Unit for Research and Development in Primary Health Care, Futurum - Academy for Health and Care, Region Jönköping County, Jönköping, Sweden.

Background: Both high socioeconomic status (SES) and high physical activity (PA) are associated with better self-rated health (SRH) and higher quality-of-life (QoL).

Aim: To investigate whether high levels of PA may compensate for the association between low SES and subjective health outcomes in terms of poorer SRH and lower QoL.

Method: Data from a cross-sectional, population-based study (n = 5326) was utilized. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6368755PMC
February 2019

Validation of the Thai version of the family reported outcome measure (FROM-16)© to assess the impact of disease on the partner or family members of patients with cancer.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 8;17(1):32. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Division of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

Background: Cancer not only impairs a patient's physical and psychosocial functional behaviour, but also contributes to negative impact on family members' health related quality of life. Currently, there is an absence of a relevant tool in Thai with which to measure such impact. The aim of this study was to translate and validate the Family Reported Outcome Measure (FROM-16) in Thai cancer patients' family members. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-019-1091-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6368697PMC
February 2019

Assessment of patients' self-perceived intensive care unit discomforts: Validation of the 18-item version of the IPREA.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 7;17(1):29. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Réanimation polyvalente, Hôpital Louis Pasteur, CH de Chartres, Le Coudray, France.

Background And Aims: We reported the validation of the 18-item version of the 'Inconforts des Patients de REAnimation (IPREA)' questionnaire that includes 2 new items exploring feeling depressed and shortness of breath during an intensive care unit (ICU) stay.

Methods: The validation process was integrated in a multicenter, cluster-randomized, controlled, two-parallel group study built to assess the effectiveness of a tailored multicomponent program for reducing self-perceived discomfort in the ICU. All patients aged 18 years or older who survived an ICU stay of 3 calendar days or more were eligible for inclusion. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367827PMC
February 2019
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Psychometric properties of the Epworth sleepiness scale in Ethiopian university students.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 7;17(1):30. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Somnogen Canada Inc., College Street, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Background: Daytime sleepiness is highly prevalent across the globe. The Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS) is the most widely used tool for screening daytime sleepiness. The psychometric properties of the ESS have not been comprehensively examined in African populations. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367806PMC
February 2019
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The combined impact of dependency on caregivers, disability, and coping strategy on quality of life after ischemic stroke.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 7;17(1):31. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Stroke Division, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Background: To estimate the additional impact of coping and of being dependent on caregivers, over and above the large effects of disability on utility after ischemic stroke.

Methods: A total of 539 patients were recruited into an observational, retrospective study when returning for a check-up between 3 and 36 months after an ischemic stroke. Patients' modified Rankin Scale (mRS), dependency on caregivers, the Brandtstädter and Renner Coping questionnaire (with summary scores: Tenacity of Goal Pursuit (TGP) and Flexible Goal Adjustment (FGA) coping styles), EQ-5D-3 L and co-morbidities were evaluated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-018-1069-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367764PMC
February 2019
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Inflammation and quality of life in later life: findings from the health, well-being and aging study (SABE).

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 6;17(1):26. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University College London, London, UK.

Background: Few studies have specifically investigated the inverse relationship between reduced quality of life in different domains and elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) serum levels in older adults. Therefore, this study investigates the cross-sectional association between quality of life and inflammation in older Brazilian adults.

Methods: Data were collected from 1255 participants from the third wave (2010) of the Brazilian Health, Well-being and Aging study (SABE), a community-based cohort study of aging. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-019-1092-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6366117PMC
February 2019
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Cross-country comparisons of trends in adolescent psychosomatic symptoms - a Rasch analysis of HBSC data from four Nordic countries.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 6;17(1):27. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, FI-40014, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Background: To analyse the psychometric properties of the HBSC Symptom Checklist (HBSC-SCL) on psychosomatic symptoms with a focus on the operating characteristics of the items, and on the impacts of measurement distortions on the comparisons of person measures across time and between countries.

Methods: Data were collected in 1993/94, 1997/98, 2001/02, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2013/14 in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden as part of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. Data comprised 116,531 students 11, 13 and 15 years old. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6366074PMC
February 2019

Health-related quality of life in children with haemophilia in China: a 4-year follow-up prospective cohort study.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 6;17(1):28. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Hematology and Oncology, Children's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, 210008, China.

Background: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has been brought up for decades in haemophilia patients. However, no data to date are available about HRQoL in children with haemophilia using long-term follow up data. This nearly 4-year follow-up study aimed to assess the long-term HRQoL of haemophilia children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-019-1083-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6366014PMC
February 2019

Health-related quality of life assessment for patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor using electronic patient-reported outcomes in daily clinical practice (QUANARIE trial): study protocol.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 4;17(1):25. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Medical Oncology, University Hospital of Besançon, Boulevard Fleming, F-25000, Besançon, France.

Background: Two main therapies, pazopanib and sunitinib, are used in the first-line setting for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). These two tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) are equally effective in terms of survival; however, they frequently induce adverse events. In this setting, Health-Related Quality of life (HRQoL) is a key element in the choice between these two treatments and the evaluation of treatment effectiveness. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-019-1085-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360763PMC
February 2019
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Loneliness among adults with visual impairment: prevalence, associated factors, and relationship to life satisfaction.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Feb 1;17(1):24. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Section for Trauma, Catastrophes and Forced Migration - Adults and Elderly, Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, PB 181 Nydalen, Oslo, Norway.

Background: Little is known about whether and to what extent loneliness impacts the lives of people with visual impairment (VI). Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of and factors associated with loneliness in adults with VI, and to examine its association with life satisfaction.

Methods: This cross-sectional interview study included a probability sample of 736 adults (≥18 years old) with VI who were members of the Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-019-1096-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6359849PMC
February 2019

Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the once-daily Urticaria Activity Score (UAS) in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria managed in clinical practice (the EVALUAS study).

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 31;17(1):23. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Allergy Unit, Pneumology Department, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: The daily diary Urticaria Activity Score (UAS) and its weekly score (UAS7) are widely used to assess signs and symptoms in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). The objective of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of a Spanish version of the once-daily UAS.

Methods: Observational study in patients ≥18 years old receiving usual care for CSU (daily or almost daily occurrence of generalized hives or angioedema for ≥6 weeks). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-019-1087-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6357477PMC
January 2019
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A cross-sectional study exploring the relationship between regulator quality ratings and care home residents' quality of life in England.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 31;17(1):22. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NF, UK.

Background: The quality of life of people receiving health and social care is an important indicator of service quality, but the relationship between patient experience and outcomes and regulator quality ratings in England is unknown. In 2013, the health and social care regulator in England, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), introduced a new ratings system and by February 2017, all social care services were inspected and awarded new quality ratings (outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate). This study aimed to explore whether quality ratings were associated with residents' quality of life, controlling for confounding variables. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6357453PMC
January 2019

Quality of life among home healthcare patients in Saudi Arabia: household-based survey.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 25;17(1):21. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud ben Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Ministry of the National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Background: The need for home healthcare programs is an increasingly becoming important common component of healthcare worldwide, as an alternative to hospitalization, owing to the growing elderly population, chronic and acute diseases that need continuous monitoring and care. The overall aim of this study was to describe and assess the quality of life (QOL) and associated determinants among patients enrolled in the Home Health Care (HHC) program affiliated with the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among patients enrolled at the HHC program. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6347790PMC
January 2019
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Quality of life in bladder cancer patients receiving medical oncological treatment; a systematic review of the literature.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 22;17(1):20. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Department of Oncology, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, section 5073, 2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark.

Background: Previous quality of life (QoL) literature in bladder cancer (BC) patients has focused on finding the preferred urinary diversion while little is known about the QoL of patients in medical oncological treatment (MOT). We performed a systematic review to assess the existing literature on QoL in patients with muscle-invasive BC (MIBC) undergoing MOT.

Methods: A systematic search of Pubmed and Embase was performed. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341712PMC
January 2019
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A systematic review of dimensions evaluating patient experience in chronic illness.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 21;17(1):19. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

UMR U1246 SPHERE "methodS in Patient centered outcomes & HEalth REsearch", Université de Nantes, Université de Tours, INSERM, Nantes, France.

Background: Living with a chronic disease often means experiencing chronic treatments and regular multidisciplinary monitoring as well as a profound life-changing experience which may impact all aspects of a patients life. The patient experience of chronic disease is frequently assessed by patient reported measures (PRMs) which incorporate patients perspectives to better understand how illness, treatment and care impact the entirety of a patient's life. The purpose of this review was to collect and review different kinds of available PRM instruments validated for chronic patients, to produce an inventory of explored concepts in these questionnaires and to identify and classify all dimensions assessing chronic patients experience. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341593PMC
January 2019
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Risk factors of mental disorders among empty and non-empty nesters in Shanxi, China: a cross-sectional study.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 21;17(1):18. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Center for Tobacco Control Research, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Background: China has the world's largest size of elderly population. Mental disorders of the elders deserve keen attention. This study aims to comparatively explore mental disorders and risk factors among empty and non-empty nesters. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341670PMC
January 2019
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Associations between combined overweight and obesity, lifestyle behavioural risk and quality of life among Australian regional school children: baseline findings of the Goulburn Valley health behaviours monitoring study.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 18;17(1):16. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Global Obesity Centre, Centre for Population Health Research, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.

Introduction: Health related quality of life is a multi-dimensional construct of particular interest in determining the consequences of illness and disease. This study aimed to determine the relationships between overweight/obesity, and associated obesogenic risk behaviours with health related quality of life and physical, social, emotional and school sub-domains, among a large cohort of Australian primary school children.

Methods: The data were derived from the Goulburn Valley Health Behaviours Monitoring study whereby a census-styled school recruitment process and high participatory opt-out (passive) procedure was employed. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6339321PMC
January 2019
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The impact of an exercise program on quality of life in older breast cancer survivors undergoing aromatase inhibitor therapy: a randomized controlled trial.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 18;17(1):17. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

State University of Sao Paulo, UNESP, School of Technology and Sciences, Rua Roberto Simonsen, 305, Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo, CEP 19060-900, Brazil.

Background: This study evaluated the impact of an exercise program on quality of life in older breast cancer survivors undergoing aromatase inhibitor therapy.

Methods: Older breast cancer survivors were randomized into two groups: combined training: resistance + aerobic exercise program for nine months (n = 18) or control group (n = 18). Quality of life was assessed by the questionnaires SF36, EORTC QLQ-C30, and EORTC QLQ-BR23 at baseline, and at three, six, and nine months. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6339353PMC
January 2019
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Psychometric properties and norm scores of the sleep self report in Dutch children.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 16;17(1):15. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Pediatric Oncology, Amsterdam UMC, Emma Children's Hospital, Vrije Universiteit, PO BOX 7057, 1007 MB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Psychometrically robust questionnaires to assess self-reported sleep problems in children are important since sleep problems can have a major impact on child development. The Sleep Self Report (SSR) is a 26-item self-report tool measuring different sleep domains in children aged 7-12 years. This study aims to evaluate the psychometric properties of the SSR and to provide Dutch norm scores. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335798PMC
January 2019

Assessing the quality of life among Pakistani general population and their associated factors by using the World Health Organization's quality of life instrument (WHOQOL-BREF): a population based cross-sectional study.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 14;17(1). Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Measuring quality of life (QOL) in a population is important for the predictions of health and social care needs. In Pakistan, health related quality of life data exist but there are no quality of life data of general population. In this study, quality of life was assessed among the Pakistani general population and their associated factors by using the World Health Organization's quality of life instrument (WHOQOL-BREF). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6332637PMC
January 2019
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Reliability and validity of the Amharic version of European Organization for Research and Treatment of cervical Cancer module for the assessment of health related quality of life in women with cervical cancer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 14;17(1):13. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Social and Administrative Pharmacy Unit, Department of Pharmaceutics and Social Pharmacy,School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box: 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: Cervical cancer is among the leading gynecological cancers affecting women worldwide. Maintenance and improvement of cervical cancer patients'health related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important issue. The cervical cancer specific quality of life module of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC QLQ-CX24) is the most commonly used tool, however, it is not validated in Ethiopia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6332527PMC
January 2019
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Translation, transcultural adaptation, reliability and validation of the pelvic organ prolapse quality of life (P-QoL) in Amharic.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 14;17(1):12. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: The Prolapse Quality of Life (P-QoL) is a disease-specific instrument designed to measure the health-related quality of life in women with prolapse; however, there is no Amharic version of the instrument. The aim of this study were to translate the P-QoL into Amharic and evaluate its psychometric properties among adult women.

Methods: We followed an intercultural adaptation procedure to translate and adapt the P-QoL. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6332683PMC
January 2019
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Depression and quality of life in adults perceiving exposure to parental alienation behaviors.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 14;17(1):14. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Department of Psychological, Health, and Territorial Sciences, "G. d'Annunzio" University of Chieti-Pescara, Via dei Vestini 31, 66100, Chieti, Italy.

Background: The current study is aimed at examining the relationship between exposure to parental alienation (PA) behaviors, depression, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in Italian adults.

Methods: Four hundred ninety-one adults were tested. Participants filled out the following self-rating scales: The Baker Strategy Questionnaire (BSQ), the Beck Depression Inventory - II (BDI-II) and its brief version (6-item version of the BDI-II), the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) Health Survey for measuring HRQoL and its brief version including 3 items (WHO-3) of the 5-item World Health Organization Well-Being Index. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6332910PMC
January 2019
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Health-related quality of life in men with prostate cancer undergoing active surveillance versus radical prostatectomy, external-beam radiotherapy, prostate brachytherapy and reference population: a cross-sectional study.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 14;17(1):11. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: The purpose of this study is to describe Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of localized prostate cancer patients in an Active Surveillance (AS) program, and to compare them with those undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP), external-beam radiotherapy (XRT) and brachytherapy (BT).

Methods: Multi-institutional pooled cross-sectional analysis on patients in an AS protocol: < 75 years old; pathologically confirmed LPC (maximum of three positive cylinders); Gleason score < 3 + 4; clinical stage T1a-T2b; and PSA < 15 ng/ml. Exclusion criteria for this study were: less than 6 months in AS, termination of AS protocol, or incomplete data. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6332524PMC
January 2019
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Psychometric responsiveness of the health-related quality of life questionnaire (HeartQoL-P) in the Iranian post-myocardial infarction patients.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 14;17(1):10. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Department of Health Education & Promotion, Faculty of Health, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Background: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) as a most frequent and costly NCDs account for about 17.3 million annual deaths worldwide. About 80% of these deaths are taking place in low and middle income countries (LMIC). Read More

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January 2019
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Rate of psychiatric disorders and associations with quality of life among community members following the Kaohsiung gas explosion: an 18-month cross-sectional follow-up study.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 11;17(1). Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Nursing, Kaohsiung Municipal Kai-Syuan Psychiatric Hospital, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

Objective: To conduct a follow-up on the rate and related risk factors of probable disaster-related psychiatric disorders such as depressive disorder (major depressive episode, MDE), stress disorders, post-traumatic (posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD), and the quality of life of the survivors of a fossil gas explosion in Taiwan 18 months after the event.

Methods: A community-based survey of residents of a community that experienced a petrochemical gas explosion with cross-sectional assessments was conducted 18 months after the event. Two screening tools, including the Disaster-Related Psychological Screening Test (DRPST) and Short Form 12v2 (SF-12v2), were used to survey a representative sample of 388 participants. Read More

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January 2019
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Quality of life and utility decrement associated with Clostridium difficile infection in a French hospital setting.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 11;17(1). Epub 2019 Jan 11.

CEMKA, Bourg la Reine, France.

Background: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is associated with a substantial Quality of life impact on patients that has not been so far measured with a generic validated instrument.

Methods: A prospective study was performed in 7 French acute-care settings in patients presenting with a bacteriologically-confirmed CDI. The EQ-5D-3 L was filled in by patients at 7 ± 2 days after CDI diagnosis to describe their state of health at that date as well as their state of health immediately before the CDI episode (baseline). Read More

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January 2019

Measurement of health-related quality by multimorbidity groups in primary health care.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 11;17(1). Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Health district Valencia Clínico-Malvarrosa, Conselleria de Sanitat Universal i Salut Pública. Generalitat Valenciana, Valencia, Spain.

Background: Increased life expectancy in Western societies does not necessarily mean better quality of life. To improve resources management, management systems have been set up in health systems to stratify patients according to morbidity, such as Clinical Risk Groups (CRG). The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of multimorbidity on health-related quality of life (HRQL) in primary care. Read More

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January 2019
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Number of remaining teeth and health-related quality of life: the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2010-2012.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 9;17(1). Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Family Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Korea University Anam Hospital, 73 Inchon-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 02841, South Korea.

Objectives/aims: With the Euro-Qol-5 dimension (EQ-5D) system, we investigated the relationship between the number of remaining teeth and QoL using data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES), 2010-2012. A total of 17,417 participants, more than 19 years old, were finally included in this study (men = 7394 and women = 10,023). Through this study, we have discovered that the remaining teeth affect overall health and that the fewer number of them may indicate a lower quality of life, as well. Read More

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January 2019
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The frequency and availability of population-specific patient reported outcome measures and minimal clinically important differences among approved drugs in Canada.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 7;17(1). Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Alliance for Canadian Health Outcomes Research in Diabetes, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E1, Canada.

Background: Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and minimal clinically important differences (MCIDs) are included in Canada's Common Drug Review (CDR) process to approve new drugs. Often, the measures report on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL), but can also describe the symptoms, efficacy and harms important to patients. They can be generic or population/condition specific, validated or not. Read More

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January 2019
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Weight associated factors in relation to health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in Iranian adolescents.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 7;17(1). Epub 2019 Jan 7.

School of Public Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Objective: This study aimed to explore body weight factors associated with HRQoL of Iranian adolescents.

Methods: A total of 584 adolescents (12-18 years) were included in this cross-sectional study. Participants were selected using a multi-stage sampling method from schools located in Isfahan city in Iran. Read More

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January 2019

Association of screen time and physical activity with health-related quality of life in Iranian children and adolescents.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 5;17(1). Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Department of Pediatrics, Child Growth and Development Research Center, Research Institute for Primordial Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Background: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a multidimensional concept with significant effects and children and adolescence; while physical activity (PA) and screen time (ST) have been suggested as its probable predictors. Present study aims to investigate the association of PA, ST and their combination, with HRQoL in a nationally-representative sample of Iranian children and adolescents.

Methods: As for the estimated sample size, 25,000 students aged 6-18 years were selected via multi-stage cluster sampling from 30 provinces of Iran. Read More

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January 2019
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Differences in quality of life among older adults in Brazil according to smoking status and nicotine dependence.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2019 Jan 3;17(1). Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Nursing, Education and Community Health Department, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro - Uberaba, Av. Getúlio Guaritá, Uberaba, MG, 107, Brazil.

Background: Research on quality of life QOL is limited in Brazil and few studies have examined the association between smoking status and quality of life. This study addresses this gap and also examines the association between smoking, nicotine dependence, and duration of smoking cessation on (QOL) among older adults in an urban area in Brazil.

Methods: Data are from a household survey conducted in urban areas of Uberaba, Brazil, in 2012 (n = 980). Read More

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January 2019

Psychometric properties and performance of existing self-efficacy instruments in cancer populations: a systematic review.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Dec 27;16(1):241. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Xiangya School of Nursing, Central South University, No.172 Tongzipo Road, Changsha, 410013, Hunan, China.

Background: This study aims to provide a systematic compilation of existing measures of self-efficacy developed specifically for use in cancer patients and provide descriptions and comparative evaluations of the characteristics, psychometric properties and performance parameters.

Method: A systematic electronic database search was conducted in PubMed, Ovid (PsyINFO), EBSCO, Elsevier, Scopus to identify self-efficacy assessment tools for cancer patients, between January 1977 to February 2018. The characteristics of target population, instrument, development process and psychometric properties were summarized. Read More

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December 2018
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Replacing sedentary time with physical activity: effects on health-related quality of life in older Japanese adults.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Dec 27;16(1):240. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan.

Background: The isotemporal substitution (IS) approach can be used to assess the effect of replacing one activity with the equal duration of another activity on relevant outcomes. This study examined the associations of objectively assessed sedentary behavior (SB) and physical activity (PA) with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in older Japanese adults, using the IS approach.

Methods: Participants were 287 older Japanese adults (aged 65-84 years) who wore accelerometers for at least 7 days. Read More

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December 2018

Responsiveness of the Short Warwick Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (SWEMWBS): evaluation a clinical sample.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Dec 22;16(1):239. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Professor of Public Health, Warwick Medical School University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

Background: SWEMWBS is a popular measure of mental wellbeing, shown to be valid in clinical populations. Responsiveness to change has not yet been formally assessed.

Methods: Analysis of data from a clinical sample of 172 clients undergoing up to 4 sessions of cognitive hypnotherapy. Read More

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December 2018
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A review of quality of life themes in Duchenne muscular dystrophy for patients and carers.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Dec 19;16(1):237. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), The University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a severe, life-limiting and incurable condition. However, studies estimating quality of life and those measuring actual quality of life in people living with DMD vary considerably. This discrepancy indicates potential difficulties with assessing quality of life using common generic quality of life instruments in this rare and unique population. Read More

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December 2018

A cross-sectional study on self-reported physical and mental health-related quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis and the role of illness perception.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Dec 19;16(1):238. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Department for Social and Preventive Medicine, Centre for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Background: Psychosocial models including illness perception might explain individual differences in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and daily functioning in chronically ill patients. The aim of this study was to assess the association of illness perception among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with physical and mental HRQoL, adjusted for demographic variables, clinical variables and social support.

Methods: A cross-sectional study conducted at a Viennese rheumatology outpatient clinic on 120 RA patients. Read More

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December 2018
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Use of Bayesian methods to model the SF-6D health state preference based data.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Dec 18;16(1):234. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O.BOX: 11-0236, Riad El Solh 1107-2020, Beirut, Lebanon.

Background: Conventionally, models used for health state valuation data have been frequentists. Recently a number of researchers have investigated the use of Bayesian methods in this area. The aim of this paper is to put on the map of modelling a new approach to estimating SF-6D health state utility values using Bayesian methods. Read More

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December 2018

Valuing health states: is the MACBETH approach useful for valuing EQ-5D-3L health states?

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Dec 18;16(1):235. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Centre for Management Studies of Instituto Superior Técnico - CEG-IST, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Background: Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) are a key outcome measure widely used within health technology assessment and health service research studies. QALYs combine quantity and quality of life, with quality of life calculations relying on the value of distinct health states. Such health states' values capture the preferences of a population and have been typically built through numerical elicitation methods. Read More

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December 2018

Community environmental satisfaction: its forms and impact on migrants' happiness in urban China.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Dec 18;16(1):236. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Manchester Urban Institute, School of Environment, Education, and Development, The University of Manchester, 1.34 Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, Oxford Road, M13 9PL, Manchester, UK.

Background: The great number of internal migrants has become an important part of China's urban population. Improving migrants' well-being is emerging as a key to the state policy emphasized in China's New-type Urbanization Plan. Previous studies on subjective well-being (SWB) have primarily focused on the impacts of objective measures of community environment and consider migrants as a homogeneous group. Read More

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December 2018

Psychometric characteristics of the FertiQoL questionnaire in a German sample of infertile individuals and couples.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Dec 17;16(1):233. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Institute of Medical Psychology, Centre for Psychosocial Medicine, University Hospital, Bergheimer Strasse 20, 69115, Heidelberg, Germany.

Background: FertiQoL is a questionnaire internationally developed to measure fertility-specific quality of life. It has been validated with infertile populations in many countries and used in several studies focusing on the psychosocial consequences of infertility in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Methods: Over a period of two years, 596 infertile women and men took part in the study conducted at three German fertility clinics. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6296013PMC
December 2018

Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the early childhood oral health impact scale (ECOHIS) in chilean population.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Dec 16;16(1):232. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) measures the impact of dental diseases on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life both in children and their families. The aim of this study was to develop a Chilean Spanish version of the ECOHIS that is conceptually equivalent to the original and to assess its acceptability, reliability and validity in the preschool population of Chile.

Methods: The Chilean version of the ECOHIS was obtained through a process including forward and back-translation, expert panel, and cognitive debriefing interviews. Read More

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December 2018

The ostomy leak impact tool: development and validation of a new patient-reported tool to measure the burden of leakage in ostomy device users.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Dec 14;16(1):231. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Acaster Lloyd Consulting Ltd, London, UK.

Background: Leakage is a major concern for people who use a stoma, but people's experience and its impact is not well understood. This study aimed to establish a definition of leakage through clinical and user input. This information was used to develop and validate a new measurement tool to understand the impact of leakage for people using a stoma appliance, in the UK, US, France, and Denmark. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6295083PMC
December 2018