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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825183/sample-size-determination-for-eq-5d-5l-value-set-studies
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Mihir Gandhi, Ying Xu, Nan Luo, Yin Bun Cheung
PURPOSE: The EuroQol 5-Dimension (EQ-5D) is a widely used health status instrument for cost-utility analysis of healthcare interventions. Recently, its 5-Level version (EQ-5D-5L) and a protocol for conducting valuation of its health states were developed. We propose four approaches for estimating the sample size for EQ-5D-5L valuation according to the standardized procedures of the protocol. METHODS: The first approach is for estimating mean health state utility values with a desired precision level using a regression model...
August 19, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825177/selection-of-key-health-domains-from-promis-%C3%A2-for-a-generic-preference-based-scoring-system
#2
Janel Hanmer, David Cella, David Feeny, Baruch Fischhoff, Ron D Hays, Rachel Hess, Paul A Pilkonis, Dennis Revicki, Mark Roberts, Joel Tsevat, Lan Yu
PURPOSE: We sought to select a parsimonious subset of domains from the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS(®)) that could be used for preference-based valuation. Domain selection criteria included face validity, comprehensiveness, and structural independence. METHODS: First, 9 health outcomes measurement experts selected domains appropriate for a general health measure using a modified Delphi procedure. Second, 50 adult community members assessed structural independence of domain pairs...
August 19, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822055/social-inequalities-in-children-s-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-the-generation-r-study
#3
Lea Kragt, Eppo B Wolvius, Hein Raat, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Edwin M Ongkosuwito
PURPOSE: Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) is the most important patient-reported outcome measure in oral health research. The purpose of the present research was to study the association of family socioeconomic position (SEP) with children's OHRQoL. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was embedded in the Generation R Study, a population-based cohort study conducted in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. For the present study, OHRQoL was assessed of 3871 ten-year old children...
August 18, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819711/measurement-invariance-the-lack-thereof-and-modeling-change
#4
Michael C Edwards, Carrie R Houts, R J Wirth
PURPOSE: Measurement invariance issues should be considered during test construction. In this paper, we provide a conceptual overview of measurement invariance and describe how the concept is implemented in several different statistical approaches. Typical applications look for invariance over things such as mode of administration (paper and pencil vs. computer based), language/translation, age, time, and gender, to cite just a few examples. To the extent that the relationships between items and constructs are stable/invariant, we can be more confident in score interpretations...
August 17, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815374/the-roles-of-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-on-hispanic-children-s-mental-health-a-motor-skill-perspective
#5
Xiangli Gu, M Jean Keller, Karen H Weiller-Abels, Tao Zhang
PURPOSE: Motor competence (MC) has been recognized as the foundation for life-time moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) as well as an influential factor in reducing sedentary behavior during childhood. Guided by Blair et al.'s health model, the purpose of this study was to examine the behavioral mechanism of mental health including physical, psychosocial, and cognitive health among Hispanic children related to MC and MVPA. METHODS: A prospective research design was used with two-wave assessments across one academic year...
August 16, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808851/assessing-the-measurement-invariance-of-the-brief-multidimensional-students-life-satisfaction-scale-in-chinese-and-american-adolescents
#6
Yifang Zeng, Yu Ling, E Scott Huebner, Yushu He, Peng Fu
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the measurement invariance of the Brief Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (BMSLSS) and latent means across early adolescents from two diverse cultural settings, China and America. METHODS: We sampled 2045 middle school students (960 males) from China and 1747 middle school students (887 males) from America. Confirmatory factor analysis and multi-group confirmatory factor analysis were performed to examine the factor structure and the measurement equivalence across the two cultures and then examined latent mean differences between Chinese early adolescents and American early adolescents...
August 14, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808840/comparison-of-health-state-values-derived-from-patients-and-individuals-from-the-general-population
#7
Mihir Gandhi, Ru San Tan, Raymond Ng, Su Pin Choo, Whay Kuang Chia, Chee Keong Toh, Carolyn Lam, Phong Teck Lee, Nang Khaing Zar Latt, Kim Rand-Hendriksen, Yin Bun Cheung, Nan Luo
PURPOSE: Utility values are critical for cost-utility analyses that guide healthcare decisions. We aimed to compare the utility values of the 5-level EuroQoL-5Dimension (EQ-5D-5L) health states elicited from members of the general public and patients with heart disease or cancer. METHODS: In face-to-face interviews with 157 heart disease patients, 169 cancer patients, and 169 members from the general population, participants valued 10 EQ-5D-5L health states using a composite Time Trade-Off method...
August 14, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808829/norwegian-reference-values-for-the-short-form-health-survey-36-development-over-time
#8
Ellisiv L Jacobsen, Asta Bye, Nina Aass, Sophie D Fosså, Kjersti S Grotmol, Stein Kaasa, Jon Håvard Loge, Torbjørn Moum, Marianne J Hjermstad
PURPOSE: Reference values for patient-reported outcome measures are useful for interpretation of results from clinical trials. The study aims were to collect Norwegian SF-36 reference values and compare with data from 1996 to 2002. METHODS: In 2015, SF-36 was sent by mail to a representative sample of the population (N = 6165). Time trends and associations between background variables and SF-36 scale scores were compared by linear regression models. RESULTS: The 2015 response rate was 36% (N = 2118) versus 67% (N = 2323) in 1996 and 56% (N = 5241) in 2002...
August 14, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803331/impact-of-monitoring-health-related-quality-of%C3%A2-life-in-clinical-practice-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#9
Marta Murillo, Joan Bel, Jacobo Pérez, Raquel Corripio, Gemma Carreras, Xavier Herrero, Josep-Maria Mengibar, Dolors Rodriguez-Arjona, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, Hein Raat, Luis Rajmil
PURPOSE: To test whether the systematic monitoring of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in clinical practice in Spanish pediatric patients with T1DM helps improve their daily life in a multicenter longitudinal study. METHODS: One hundred thirty-six patients participated, recruited from five centers in Barcelona, Spain (72 girls, mean age 13.4 years). Complete data were collected for 119 patients (85%). Pediatricians were randomly assigned to the HRQOL intervention (n = 70), or control group (n = 49)...
August 12, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801862/feasibility-comparability-and-reliability-of-the-standard-gamble-compared-with-the-rating-scale-and-time-trade-off-techniques-in-korean-population
#10
Seon-Ha Kim, Sang-Il Lee, Min-Woo Jo
PURPOSE: The standard gamble (SG) method is the gold standard for valuing health states as a utility, although it is accepted that it is difficult to valuate health states. This study was conducted in order to compare the SG with the rating scale (RS) and time trade-off (TTO) techniques in terms of their feasibility, comparability, and reliability in a valuation survey of the general Korean population. METHODS: Five-hundred members of the general Korean population were recruited using a multi-stage quota sampling method in Seoul and its surrounding areas, Korea...
August 11, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795261/a-method-to-create-a-standardized-generic-and-condition-specific-patient-reported-outcome-measure-for-patient-care-and-healthcare-improvement
#11
Karen E Schifferdecker, Susan E Yount, Karen Kaiser, Anna Adachi-Mejia, David Cella, Kathleen L Carluzzo, Amy Eisenstein, Michael A Kallen, George J Greene, David T Eton, Elliott S Fisher
PURPOSE: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), which are generic or condition-specific, are used for a number of reasons, including clinical care, clinical trials, and in national-level efforts to monitor the quality of health care delivery. Creating PROMs that meet different purposes without overburdening patients, healthcare systems, providers, and data systems is paramount. The objective of this study was to test a generalizable method to incorporate condition-specific issues into generic PROM measures as a first step to producing PROMs that efficiently provide a standardized score...
August 9, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791563/differences-in-quality-of-life-between-jewish-and-arab-patients-on-hemodialysis
#12
Orly Romano-Zelekha, Eliezer Golan, Anneke Ifrah, Talia Weinstein, Tamy Shohat
PURPOSE: Higher health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in dialysis patients has been associated with fewer hospitalizations and lower mortality. Since Arab patients on dialysis have better survival rates than Jewish patients, we hypothesized that they would have higher HRQOL. We also studied the impact of several risk factors on HRQOL in each population. METHODS: Based on a national dialysis registry, patients from 64 hemodialysis units were recruited to participate...
August 8, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786019/a-study-of-dyadic-interdependence-of-control-social-participation-and-occupation-of-adults-who-use-long-term-care-services-and-their-carers
#13
Stacey Rand, Julien Forder, Juliette Malley
PURPOSE: Unpaid care is an important source of support of people with long-term conditions. Interdependence of carers' and care recipients' quality of life would be expected due to the relational nature of caregiving. This study aims to explore interdependence of quality of life in carer/care-recipient dyads, especially in relation to mutual interdependence due to social feedback in the caregiving relationship and also the partner effects of one partner's experience of long-term care support on the other's outcomes...
August 7, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786018/the-role-of-dual-diagnosis-in-health-related-quality-of-life-among-treatment-seeking-patients-in-spain
#14
Constanza Daigre, Lara Grau-López, Laia Rodríguez-Cintas, Elena Ros-Cucurull, Marta Sorribes-Puertas, Oriol Esculies, Katia Bones-Rocha, Carlos Roncero
PURPOSE: The comorbidity of any substance use disorder and another mental disorder is defined as dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis is very common and clinical and therapeutic consequences have been described. This cross-sectional study aimed to analyse health-related quality of life (HRQoL) according to clinical characteristics and psychiatric comorbidities in patients with substance dependence. METHODS: A total of 1276 substance-dependent patients seeking treatment were recruited...
August 7, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786017/standardization-of-health-outcomes-assessment-for-depression-and-anxiety-recommendations-from-the-ichom-depression-and-anxiety-working-group
#15
Alexander Obbarius, Lisa van Maasakkers, Lee Baer, David M Clark, Anne G Crocker, Edwin de Beurs, Paul M G Emmelkamp, Toshi A Furukawa, Erik Hedman-Lagerlöf, Maria Kangas, Lucie Langford, Alain Lesage, Doris M Mwesigire, Sandra Nolte, Vikram Patel, Paul A Pilkonis, Harold A Pincus, Roberta A Reis, Graciela Rojas, Cathy Sherbourne, Dave Smithson, Caleb Stowell, Kelly Woolaway-Bickel, Matthias Rose
PURPOSE: National initiatives, such as the UK Improving Access to Psychological Therapies program (IAPT), demonstrate the feasibility of conducting empirical mental health assessments on a large scale, and similar initiatives exist in other countries. However, there is a lack of international consensus on which outcome domains are most salient to monitor treatment progress and how they should be measured. The aim of this project was to propose (1) an essential set of outcome domains relevant across countries and cultures, (2) a set of easily accessible patient-reported instruments, and (3) a psychometric approach to make scores from different instruments comparable...
August 7, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780713/health-related-quality-of-life-in-spanish-informal-caregivers-gender-differences-and-support-received
#16
María Del Río Lozano, María Del Mar García-Calvente, Jesús Calle-Romero, Mónica Machón-Sobrado, Isabel Larrañaga-Padilla
PURPOSE: We analyzed gender differences in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and associated factors between informal male and female caregivers in Spain. It is important because of growing rates of dependent people and dwindling public resources. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 610 informal caregivers (265 male and 345 female) using an ad hoc structured questionnaire. We performed a descriptive analysis and used multivariate logistic regression to analyze the risk of poor HRQoL, measured with the EQ-5D-5L, according to caregiver sex, sociodemographic characteristics of caregivers and dependents, caregiving circumstances, and support received...
August 5, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776287/the-significance-of-frailty-in-the-relationship-between-socioeconomic-status-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-the-korean-community-dwelling-elderly-population-mediation-analysis-with-bootstrapping
#17
Ho-Joong Kim, Saejong Park, Soo-Hyun Park, Young Woo Heo, Bong-Soon Chang, Choon-Ki Lee, Jin S Yeom
PURPOSE: Firstly, to investigate the prevalence of frailty and impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a Korean community-dwelling elderly population using the Fried frailty criteria; secondly, to investigate the associations among frailty, socioeconomic status (SES), and HRQOL of the Korean community-based population; and thirdly, to analyze the relationship between education, income, and frailty. METHODS: Nine hundred and sixty-four apparently heathy subjects from the Korean community-based population were enrolled in this prospective cross-sectional study...
August 3, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770428/the-minneapolis-manchester-quality-of-life-instrument-reliability-and-validity-of-the-adult-form-in-cancer-survivors
#18
Alysia Bosworth, Elizabeth L Goodman, Eric Wu, Liton Francisco, Leslie L Robison, Smita Bhatia
PURPOSE: Childhood cancer survivors are at risk for deficits in health-related quality of life (HRQL) as they age. Youth (8-12 years) and adolescent (13-20 years) versions of the Minneapolis-Manchester Quality of Life Instrument (MMQL) have been developed to address survivor-specific issues and are currently in use; the MMQL-Adult Form has now been developed to assess HRQL in childhood cancer survivors aged 21-55 years. METHODS: The MMQL-Adult Form was administered to 499 adults: 65 cancer patients on-therapy, 107 off-therapy, and 327 healthy controls...
August 2, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766084/comparison-of-the-eq-5d-3l-and-the-sf-6d-sf-12-contemporaneous-utility-scores-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease
#19
Sanjeewa Kularatna, Joshua Byrnes, Yih Kai Chan, Chantal F Ski, Melinda Carrington, David Thompson, Simon Stewart, Paul A Scuffham
PURPOSE: Multi-attribute utility instruments (MAUIs) are widely used to measure utility weights. This study sought to compare utility weights of two popular MAUIs, the EQ-5D-3L and the SF-6D, and inform researchers in the selection of generic MAUI for use with cardiovascular (CVD) patients. METHODS: Data were collected in the Young@Heart study, a randomised controlled trial of a nurse-led multidisciplinary home-based intervention compared to standard usual care...
August 1, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766083/do-male-esophageal-cancer-patients-have-impaired-sexual-function-after-esophagectomy-a-self-reported-outcomes-study
#20
Xun Cao, Jiu-Di Zhong, Tian-Zhen Yang, Yu-Chuan Jiang, Zhe-Sheng Wen
PURPOSE: Sexual function is a significant part of patients' quality of life, which is another important aspect of cancer. This study assessed and compared the sexual function of male esophageal cancer patients to that of age-matched normal controls through postoperative follow-up surveys. METHODS: The study included 105 male esophageal cancer patients aged 38-81 years who underwent a curative-intent esophagectomy between April 2012 and May 2014. This observational study included sociodemographic and clinicopathological characteristics and responses to sexual function questionnaires International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) at 6 and 12 months after surgery...
August 1, 2017: Quality of Life Research
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