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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332022/the-no-problems-problem-an-empirical-analysis-of-ceiling-effects-on-the-eq-5d-5l
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Alexander Konnopka, Hans-Helmut Koenig
AIM: To analyze the association between ceiling effects on the EQ-5D 5L and morbidity in a general population sample. METHODS: We used a cross-sectional sample of the German general population (n = 5007) to describe the frequency of health state "11111" and "no problems"-answers on the five single dimensions stratified by the number of diseases for which participants utilized health care during the last 6 months. For the five single dimensions we also used specific criteria to analyze their discriminative ability...
March 22, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324323/the-association-of-catastrophizing-with-quality-of-life-outcomes-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#2
LeeAnne B Sherwin, Emily Leary, Wendy A Henderson
BACKGROUND: Catastrophizing is a cognitive process characterized by a propensity to concentrate on and magnify the value of an actual or anticipated painful stimulus and negatively assesses one's ability to cope. Catastrophizing is an important predictor of pain-related outcomes. A cornerstone symptom of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is abdominal pain or discomfort. Also individuals with IBS have been reported to have a tendency to catastrophize. In a sample of individuals who suffer from IBS, we hypothesized that those individuals who catastrophize (catastrophizers) would have worse outcomes as compared to those who do not catastrophize (non-catastrophizers)...
March 21, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324322/measurement-invariance-of-the-satisfaction-with-life-scale-reviewing-three-decades-of-research
#3
REVIEW
Scott D Emerson, Martin Guhn, Anne M Gadermann
PURPOSE: The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) is a widely used measure of life satisfaction, a key aspect in quality of life. The SWLS has been used across many socio-demographic groups. Comparison of life satisfaction across different subgroups (e.g., cultures) is meaningful to researchers; such cross-group comparison presupposes that validity of the inferences from SWLS scores holds across various subgroups (measurement invariance: MI). The aim of the present review was to identify, summarize, and evaluate research testing measurement invariance of the SWLS...
March 21, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321602/does-the-sense-of-coherence-modifies-the-relationship-of-oral-clinical-conditions-and-oral-health-related-quality-of-life
#4
Fernanda W Machado, Ana Paula Perroni, Gustavo G Nascimento, Marília L Goettems, Noéli Boscato
PURPOSE: This cross-sectional study aimed to evaluate the association of demographic and clinical characteristics, Sense of Coherence (SOC), clinical conditions (number of teeth, and use of and need for dental prostheses), and Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL); and if the SOC modifies the relationship of clinical conditions and OHRQoL in a sample of elders. METHODS: Trained dentists assessed the participants' oral health and conducted interviews (n = 110)...
March 20, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315179/decrements-in-health-related-quality-of-life-associated-with-gender-nonconformity-among-u-s-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Allegra R Gordon, Nancy Krieger, Cassandra A Okechukwu, Sebastien Haneuse, Mihail Samnaliev, Brittany M Charlton, S Bryn Austin
PURPOSE: Gender nonconformity, that is, transgressing conventionally "masculine" vs. "feminine" characteristics, is often stigmatized. Stigmatization and discrimination are social stressors that raise risk of adverse mental and physical health outcomes and may drive health inequities. However, little is known about the relationship between such social stressors and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). This paper aimed to examine associations between perceived gender nonconformity and HRQOL in a cohort of U...
March 17, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315178/a-systematic-review-of-measurement-properties-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-for-use-in-patients-with-foot-or-ankle-diseases
#6
Yuanxi Jia, Hsiaomin Huang, Joel J Gagnier
PURPOSE: To identify currently available patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) used in patients with foot or ankle diseases; and to critically appraise, compare and synthesize the psychometric evidence for the identified PROMs. METHODS: Literature searches were performed in Medline and EMBASE from their inception to January 25th, 2016. Methodological quality was evaluated using the COSMIN checklist. The final rating of the methodological quality of each study for each property was the lowest rating among the items within that property...
March 17, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315177/physical-symptoms-screening-for-cardiopulmonary-complications-of-obesity-using-audio-computer-assisted-self-interviews
#7
Jorge L Morales-Estrella, Farah D Ciftci, William E Trick, Keiki Hinami
PURPOSE: The main study objective was to assess the predictive value of selected physical symptoms for screening obstructive sleep apnea and major cardiac conditions in adults with obesity, thus providing the evidence for routine symptom screening of obesity complications endorsed by obesity management clinical practice guidelines. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using patient-reported outcomes data including the physical symptoms severity component of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale administered through Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interviews combined with data from the electronic medical records of an urban safety-net primary care clinic...
March 17, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315176/symptom-burden-and-life-challenges-reported-by-adult-chordoma-patients-and-their-caregivers
#8
Paula H Song, Hadi Beyhaghi, Josh Sommer, Antonia V Bennett
PURPOSE: This study aims to characterize the symptom burden and life challenges that chordoma patients and their caregivers experience. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we analyzed data from the Chordoma Foundation online community survey conducted in 2014. Frequency counts and percentages were calculated to determine the prevalence of self-reported symptoms and life challenges in the sample. We used Fisher's exact test to compare self-reported symptoms among subgroups with different disease status, tumor locations, and treatments received...
March 17, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315175/associations-of-adipose-and-muscle-tissue-parameters-at-colorectal-cancer-diagnosis-with-long-term-health-related-quality-of-life
#9
Eline H van Roekel, Martijn J L Bours, Malou E M Te Molder, José J L Breedveld-Peters, Steven W M Olde Damink, Leo J Schouten, Silvia Sanduleanu, Geerard L Beets, Matty P Weijenberg
PURPOSE: Increased visceral adiposity (visceral obesity) and muscle wasting (sarcopenia) at colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosis, quantified by computed tomography (CT) image analysis, have been unfavorably associated with short-term clinical outcomes and survival, but associations with long-term health-related quality of life (HRQoL) have not been investigated. We studied associations of visceral adiposity, muscle fat infiltration, muscle mass, and sarcopenia at CRC diagnosis with HRQoL 2-10 years post-diagnosis...
March 17, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303367/effects-of-long-term-multicomponent-exercise-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-older-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-evidence-from-a-cohort-study
#10
Liliana C Baptista, Gonçalo Dias, Nelba R Souza, Manuel T Veríssimo, Raul A Martins
PURPOSE: To establish the effect of a long-term multicomponent exercise (LTMEX) intervention (24 months) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), in older adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS: This longitudinal retrospective cohort study analyzes the effects of a supervised LTMEX program on HRQoL in older adults with T2D (n = 279). Participants underwent one of two conditions: LTMEX (n = 241) trained three times per week; and unchanged lifestyle-the control group (CO; n = 38)...
March 16, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293821/systematic-review-of-caregiver-responses-for-patient-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adult-cancer-care
#11
REVIEW
Jessica K Roydhouse, Ira B Wilson
PURPOSE: In surveys and in research, proxies such as family members may be used to assess patient health-related quality of life. The aim of this research is to help cancer researchers select a validated health-related quality of life tool if they anticipate using proxy-reported data. METHODS: Systematic review and methodological appraisal of studies examining the concordance of paired adult cancer patient and proxy responses for multidimensional, validated HRQOL tools...
March 14, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285446/executive-function-as-a-mediator-in-the-link-between-single-or-complex-trauma-and-posttraumatic-stress-in-children-and-adolescents
#12
Rosanne Op den Kelder, Judith B M Ensink, Geertjan Overbeek, Marija Maric, Ramón J L Lindauer
PURPOSE: In this study, we examined whether there is a mediating role of executive function (EF) in the relationship between trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress in youth. METHODS: Children and adolescents exposed to trauma were recruited at an academic center for child psychiatry in The Netherlands. The total sample consisted of 119 children from 9 to 17 years old (M = 13.65, SD = 2.45). Based on retrospective life event information, the sample was divided into three groups: a single trauma group (n = 41), a complex trauma group (n = 38), and a control group that was not exposed to traumatic events (n = 40)...
March 11, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285445/differential-impact-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-on-health-related-quality-of-life
#13
Benjamin Chaigne, Axel Finckh, Deshire Alpizar-Rodriguez, Delphine Courvoisier, Camillo Ribi, Carlo Chizzolini
PURPOSE: This study examined and compared health-related quality of life (QoL) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: We included patients from two multicentric cohorts, the Swiss SLE cohort study (SSCS) and the Swiss Clinical Quality Management Program for RA (SCQM-RA). Patients were matched by age, sex and disease duration using the propensity score. Disease activity was assessed by SELENA-SLEDAI in SLE and by DAS-28 in RA...
March 11, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271316/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-pediatric-and-parent-proxy-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-and-the-neurology-and-traumatic-brain-injury-quality-of-life-measurement-item-banks-in-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
#14
Hilary Bertisch, Frederick P Rivara, Pamela A Kisala, Jin Wang, Keith Owen Yeates, Dennis Durbin, Mark R Zonfrillo, Michael J Bell, Nancy Temkin, David S Tulsky
PURPOSE: The primary objective is to provide evidence of convergent and discriminant validity for the pediatric and parent-proxy versions of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Peer Relations, Mobility, Pain Interference, and Fatigue item banks, the Neurology Quality of Life measurement system (Neuro-QOL) Cognition-General Concerns and Stigma item banks, and the Traumatic Brain Injury Quality of Life (TBI-QOL) Executive Function and Headache item banks in a pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) sample...
March 7, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260149/utility-scores-for-different-health-states-related-to-depression-individual-participant-data-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Spyros Kolovos, Judith E Bosmans, Johanna M van Dongen, Birre van Esveld, Dorcas Magai, Annemieke van Straten, Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis, Kirsten M van Steenbergen-Weijenburg, Klaas M Huijbregts, Harm van Marwijk, Heleen Riper, Maurits W van Tulder
OBJECTIVES: Depression is associated with considerable impairments in health-related quality-of-life. However, the relationship between different health states related to depression severity and utility scores is unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether utility scores are different for various health states related to depression severity. METHODS: We gathered individual participant data from ten randomized controlled trials evaluating depression treatments...
March 4, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258420/gender-related-differences-in-the-multi-pathway-effect-of-social-determinants-on-quality-of-life-in-older-age-the-courage-in-europe-project
#16
Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk, Aleksander Galas, Katarzyna Zawisza, Somnath Chatterji, Josep Maria Haro, José Luis Ayuso-Mateos, Seppo Koskinen, Matilde Leonardi
PURPOSE: Gender-related differences in life expectancy, prevalence of chronic conditions and level of disability in the process of ageing have been broadly described. Less is known about social determinants, which may have different impacts on quality of life in men and women. The investigation aims to reveal gender-related differences in social determinants on quality of life assessed by a multi-pathway model including health, social, demographic and living place characteristics. METHODS: The study group consisted of 5099 participants aged 50+ representing general populations of three different European regions (Finland, Poland, Spain) who participated in COURAGE in EUROPE Project...
March 3, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255746/prospective-associations-of-exercise-and-depressive-symptoms-in-older-adults-the-role-of-apolipoprotein-e4
#17
Po-Wen Ku, Andrew Steptoe, Li-Jung Chen
PURPOSE: Exercise is associated with reduced risk of depressive symptoms at older ages, while recent work suggests that the apolipoprotein E type 4 allele (APOE-e4) may increase risk. There are no studies of whether APOE-e4 moderates the relationship between exercise and later life depressive symptoms. This study aimed to explore whether the prospective associations between exercise and subsequent depressive symptoms were distinct between APOE-e4 carriers and non-carriers using nationwide data...
March 3, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255745/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-receiving-long-term-opioid-therapy-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
J Douglas Thornton, Rashmi Goyat, Nilanjana Dwibedi, George A Kelley
PURPOSE: Over 25 million Americans reported having daily pain and between 5 and 8 million Americans used opioids to treat chronic pain in 2012. This is the first systematic review with meta-analysis to determine the effects of long-term opioid use on the Physical Component Summary (PCS) score and Mental Component Summary (MCS) scores of a Health-Related Quality of Life instrument in adults without opioid use disorder. METHODS: The a priori eligibility criteria for the PubMed (MEDLINE), Scopus, and PsyINFO searches were (1) randomized controlled trial, (2) at least one opioid intervention group, (3) minimum of 4-week duration of opioid use, (4) comparative control group, and (5) adults ≥18 years that do not have dominant disease...
March 2, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255744/framing-of-mobility-items-a-source-of-poor-agreement-between-preference-based-health-related-quality-of-life-instruments-in-a-population-of-individuals-receiving-assisted-ventilation
#19
Liam M Hannan, David G T Whitehurst, Stirling Bryan, Jeremy D Road, Christine F McDonald, David J Berlowitz, Mark E Howard
PURPOSE: To explore the influence of descriptive differences in items evaluating mobility on index scores generated from two generic preference-based health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments. METHODS: The study examined cross-sectional data from a postal survey of individuals receiving assisted ventilation in two state/province-wide home mechanical ventilation services, one in British Columbia, Canada and the other in Victoria, Australia. The Assessment of Quality of Life 8-dimension (AQoL-8D) and the EQ-5D-5L were included in the data collection...
March 2, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251543/systematic-review-of-the-health-related-quality-of-life-issues-facing-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Samantha C Sodergren, Olga Husson, Jessica Robinson, Gudrun E Rohde, Iwona M Tomaszewska, Bella Vivat, Rebecca Dyar, Anne-Sophie Darlington
PURPOSE: For adolescents and young adults (AYAs), the impact of a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment is likely to be distinct from other age groups given the unique and complex psychosocial challenges of this developmental phase. In this review of the literature, we report the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) issues experienced by AYAs diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsychINFO and the Cochrane Library Databases were searched for publications reporting HRQoL of AYAs...
March 1, 2017: Quality of Life Research
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