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Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351803/psychometric-properties-and-measurement-equivalence-of-the-multidimensional-fatigue-syndrome-inventory-short-form-mfsi-sf-amongst-breast-cancer-and-lymphoma-patients-in-singapore
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Alexandre Chan, Claire Lew, Xiao Jun Wang, Terence Ng, Jung-Woo Chae, Hui Ling Yeo, Maung Shwe, Yan Xiang Gan
BACKGROUND: Currently, several fatigue measurement instruments are available to evaluate and measure cancer-related fatigue. Amongst them, Multidimensional Fatigue Syndrome Inventory-Short Form (MFSI-SF) is a self-reported instrument and a multidimensional scale that aims to capture the global, somatic, affective, cognitive and behavioural symptoms of fatigue. This study examines the psychometric properties and measurement equivalence of the English and Chinese versions of MFSI-SF in breast cancer and lymphoma patients in Singapore...
January 19, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347951/health-related-quality-of-life-among-healthy-elderly-iranians-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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Sogand Tourani, Masoud Behzadifar, Mariano Martini, Aidin Aryankhesal, Masood Taheri Mirghaed, Morteza Salemi, Meysam Behzadifar, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measurement in elderly people can provide appropriate information for an optimal management of physical/mental conditions. The main objective of the present study was to quantitatively assess the HRQoL among healthy elder Iranian individuals as measured by the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire, both overall and at the level of each its single component/domain. METHODS: This study was designed as a systematic review and meta-analysis, following the "Preferred Reporting Results of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses" (PRISMA) guidelines...
January 18, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347943/the-factors-that-influence-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-in-15-year-old-children
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Ling Sun, Hai Ming Wong, Colman P J McGrath
BACKGROUND: Several hypotheses on factors that influence oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) have been proposed but a consensus has not been reached. This cross-sectional study aimed to analyse the sociodemographic and clinical factors that may influence the OHRQoL of 15-year-old children. METHODS: A representative sample was selected from Hong Kong. Periodontal status and caries were examined according to WHO criteria. Four orthodontic indices were used to assess malocclusion...
January 18, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343250/evaluation-of-health-status-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-treated-with-and-without-interferon
#4
R Ragusa, G Bertino, A Bruno, E Frazzetto, F Cicciu, G Giorgianni, L Lupo
BACKGROUND: The evolution of technology in healthcare has increased the health care's costs and, the universal healthcare systems, in developed countries, need to ensure proper allocation of resources. Thus, the major issue is assessing the effectiveness of new medical technologies. The evaluation of quality of life in response to new treatments has become a key indicator in chronic conditions for which medical interventions are evaluated not only in terms of increasing the number of expected life years but also in terms of increasing quality of life...
January 17, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343246/influence-of-preoperative-life-satisfaction-on-recovery-and-outcomes-after-colorectal-cancer-surgery-a-prospective-pilot-study
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B Romain, O Rohmer, S Schimchowitsch, M Hübner, J B Delhorme, C Brigand, S Rohr, D Guenot
BACKGROUND: Colorectal surgery has an important impact on a patient's quality of life, and postoperative rehabilitation shows large variations. To enhance the understanding of recovery after colorectal cancer, health-related quality of life has become a standard outcome measurement for clinical care and research. Therefore, we aimed to correlate the influence of preoperative global life satisfaction on subjective feelings of well-being with clinical outcomes after colorectal surgery. METHODS: In this pilot study of consecutive colorectal surgery patients, various dimensions of feelings of preoperative life satisfaction were assessed using a self-rated scale, which was validated in French...
January 17, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338743/the-prospective-and-concurrent-effect-of-exercise-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-older-adults-over-a-3%C3%A2-year-period
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Helen-Maria Vasiliadis, Mathieu F Bélanger
BACKGROUND: It is not clear whether socioeconomic status influences health outcomes among older adults through its effect on physical activity. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of sex and neighborhood socio-economic status on the change in health related quality of life (HR-QOL) as a function of physical activity over a three-year period. METHODS: This cohort study included French-speaking community-dwelling older adults recruited in primary care practices in the province of Quebec and participating in the 'Étude sur la Santé des Ainés' (ESA)-Services study on the health of the elderly...
January 16, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338728/re-evaluation-of-the-definition-of-remission-on-the-17-item-hamilton-depression-rating-scale-based-on-recovery-in-health-related-quality-of-life-in-an-observational-post-marketing-study
#7
Jitsuki Sawamura, Jun Ishigooka, Katsuji Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Although a score of less than 7 for the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D17) has been widely adopted to define remission of depression, a full recovery from depression is closely related to the patient's quality of life as well. Accordingly, we re-evaluated this definition of remission using HAM-D17 in comparison with the corresponding score for health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measured by the SF-36. METHODS: Using the data for depressive patients reported by GlaxoSmithKline K...
January 16, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329584/validity-of-the-school-setting-interview-for-students-with-special-educational-needs-in-regular-high-school-a-rasch-analysis
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Moa Yngve, Michaela Munkholm, Helene Lidström, Helena Hemmingsson, Elin Ekbladh
BACKGROUND: Participation in education is a vital component of adolescents' everyday life and a determinant of health and future opportunities in adult life. The School Setting Interview (SSI) is an instrument which assesses student-environment fit and reflects the potential needs for adjustments to enhance students' participation in school activities. The aim of the study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the SSI for students with special educational needs in regular high school...
January 12, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329582/when-do-patient-reported-quality-of-life-indicators-become-prognostic-in-breast-cancer
#9
Chee Khoon Lee, Malcolm Hudson, John Simes, Karin Ribi, Jürg Bernhard, Alan S Coates
BACKGROUND: Various patient reported quality-of-life indicators are independently prognostic for survival in metastatic breast cancer and other cancers. The same measures recorded at first diagnosis of early breast cancer carry no corresponding prognostic information. The present study aims to assess at what time in the disease evolution the prognostic association appears. METHODS: Among 8024 patients enrolled in one of seven randomized controlled trials in early-stage breast cancer 3247 had a breast cancer relapse after a median follow-up of 12...
January 12, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325571/development-of-a-hospital-based-patient-reported-outcome-framework-for-lung-cancer-patients-a-study-protocol
#10
Natasha Moloczij, Karla Gough, Benjamin Solomon, David Ball, Linda Mileshkin, Mary Duffy, Mei Krishnasamy
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcome (PRO) data is central to the delivery of quality health care. Establishing sustainable, reliable and cost-efficient methods for routine collection and integration of PRO data into health information systems is challenging. This protocol paper describes the design and structure of a study to develop and pilot test a PRO framework to systematically and longitudinally collect PRO data from a cohort of lung cancer patients at a comprehensive cancer centre in Australia...
January 11, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325546/development-and-evaluation-of-a-measure-of-patient-reported-symptoms-of-blepharitis
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Kamran Hosseini, Linda B Bourque, Ron D Hays
BACKGROUND: Blepharitis is an ocular surface disease and chronic ophthalmic condition. This paper reports on the development of psychometric evaluation of a patient-reported measure of blepharitis symptoms. METHODS: Self-reports of 13 blepharitis symptoms collected in a Phase 3 multi-site, randomized, double-masked, 4-arm parallel group, clinical trial of 907 individuals with blepharitis (mean age = 62, range: 19-93; 57% female) were analyzed. Symptoms asked about were: eyes that itch; eyes that burn; eyelids feel heavy or puffy; feel like something is in your eye; dry eyes; gritty eyes; irritated eyes; eyes that tear or water; crusty eyes; flaking from your eyelids; eyelids that are stuck together; red eyes or eyelids; and debris like pieces of skin or dandruff in your eyes...
January 11, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321028/health-condition-and-familial-factors-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
#12
Yu-Mi Im, Tae-Jin Yun, Sunhee Lee
BACKGROUND: The focus of clinical care after the repair of congenital heart disease has shifted from saving life of the patient to the patient's quality of life. The purpose of this study was to examine the health condition and familial factors associated with the health related quality of life of adolescents with congenital heart disease. METHODS: Ninety-eight adolescents aged 13-19 years were collected from a congenital heart clinic from July 22 to August 23, 2013...
January 10, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321017/influence-of-the-child-s-perceived-general-health-on-the-primary-caregiver-s-health-status
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Janine Verstraete, Lebogang Ramma, Jennifer Jelsma
BACKGROUND: In estimating the impact of an intervention, ignoring the effect of improving the health of one member of the caregiver/child dyad on the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) of the other member may lead to an underestimation of the utility gained. This may be particularly true for infants/young children and their caregivers. The aim of this study was to quantify the interaction between the child's perceived general health as assessed by the newly developed Toddler and Infant Questionnaire (TANDI) on the reporting of the caregiver's own HRQoL as assessed by the EQ-5D-3 L...
January 10, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304818/proxy-and-patient-reports-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-a-national-cancer-survey
#14
Jessica K Roydhouse, Roee Gutman, Nancy L Keating, Vincent Mor, Ira B Wilson
BACKGROUND: Proxy respondents are frequently used in surveys, including those assessing health-related quality of life (HRQOL). In cancer, most research involving proxies has been undertaken with paired proxy-patient populations, where proxy responses are compared to patient responses for the same individual. In these populations, proxy-patient differences are small and suggest proxy underestimation of patient HRQOL. In practice, however, proxy responses will only be used when patient responses are not available...
January 5, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304817/catquest-9sf-questionnaire-validation-of-malay-and-chinese-language-versions-using-rasch-analysis
#15
Tassha Hilda Adnan, Mokhlisoh Mohamed Apandi, Haireen Kamaruddin, Mohamad Aziz Salowi, Kian Boon Law, Jamaiyah Haniff, Pik Pin Goh
BACKGROUND: Catquest questionnaire was originally developed in Swedish to measure patients' self-assessed visual function to evaluate the benefit of cataract surgery. The result of the Rasch analysis leading to the creation of the nine-item short form of Catquest, (Catquest-9SF), and it had been translated and validated in English. The aim is therefore to evaluate the translated Catquest-9SF questionnaire in Malay and Chinese (Mandarin) language version for measuring patient-reported visual function among cataract population in Malaysia...
January 5, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304808/prospective-longitudinal-outcomes-of-quality-of-life-after-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-compared-with-retropubic-radical-prostatectomy
#16
Katsuyoshi Hashine, Toshio Kakuda, Shunsuke Iuchi, Tadanori Hosokawa, Iku Ninomiya
BACKGROUND: There have been few reports on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) in Japanese patients. The aim of this study is to assess changes in HRQOL during 36 months after LRP compared with retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP). METHODS: The subjects were 105 consecutive patients treated with LRP between 2011 and 2012. HRQOL was evaluated using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), Medical Outcome Study 8-Items Short Form Health Survey (SF-8), and Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) at baseline and 1, 3, 6, 12 and 36 months after surgery...
January 5, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301557/development-and-content-validation-of-a-patient-reported-endometriosis-pain-daily-diary
#17
Floortje E van Nooten, Jennifer Cline, Celeste A Elash, Jean Paty, Matthew Reaney
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a common gynecological disorder that causes inflammation and pelvic pain. Endometriosis-related pain is best captured with patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures, however, assessment of endometriosis-related pain in clinical trials has been difficult in the absence of a reliable and valid PRO instrument. We describe the development of the Endometriosis Pain Daily Diary (EPDD), an electronic PRO developed as a survey instrument to assess endometriosis-related pain and its impact on patients' lives...
January 4, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301526/validation-of-the-german-version-of-the-late-adolescence-and-young-adulthood-survivorship-related-quality-of-life-measure-laya-srql
#18
Diana Richter, Anja Mehnert, Florian Schepper, Katja Leuteritz, Crystal Park, Jochen Ernst
BACKGROUND: Cancer has adverse effects on patient's quality of life. As such, measuring quality of life (QoL) has become an integral part of psycho-oncological health care. Because adolescent and young adult patients have different needs in contrast to children and older cancer patients, instruments for adequately measuring QoL of cancer survivors in this age range are essential. As there is not a corresponding instrument in Germany, we aimed to validate the German version of the Late Adolescence and Young Adulthood Survivorship-Related Quality of Life Measure (LAYA-SRQL), a 30-item questionnaire covering 10 dimensions related to QoL...
January 4, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298709/testing-the-construct-validity-of-a-health-transition-question-using-vignette-guided-patient-ratings-of-health
#19
Michael M Ward, Jinxiang Hu, Lori C Guthrie, Maria Alba
BACKGROUND: A single-item transition question is often used to assess improvement or worsening in health, but its validity has not been tested extensively. The purpose of this study was to test the construct validity of a transition question by relating it to qualitative changes in patient's self-rating of health guided by clinical vignettes. METHODS: We studied 169 patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) before and after treatment escalation. At both assessments, patients scored their current health on a rating scale after first rating three vignettes describing mild, moderate, or severe RA...
January 3, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291738/overactive-bladder-symptom-severity-bother-help-seeking-behavior-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-path-analysis
#20
Dongjuan Xu, Meng Zhao, Liqun Huang, Kefang Wang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the relationships among overactive bladder (OAB) symptom severity, bother, help-seeking behavior, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A total of 127 diabetic patients, aged at least 18 years, with overactive bladder from a hospital in Shandong Province, China, were recruited for this study. Symptom severity, bother, and quality of life were assessed using the Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS), Patient Perception of Bladder Condition (PPBC), and Overactive Bladder Questionnaire Short Form (OAB-q SF), respectively...
January 2, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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