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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769073/measuring-bothersome-menopausal-symptoms-development-and-validation-of-the-menoscores-questionnaire
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Kamma Sundgaard Lund, Volkert Dirk Siersma, Karl Bang Christensen, Frans Boch Waldorff, John Brodersen
BACKGROUND: The experience of menopausal symptoms is common and an adequate patient-reported outcome measure is crucial in studies where women are treated for these symptoms. The aims of this study were to identify a patient-reported outcome measure for bothersome menopausal symptoms and, in the absence of an adequate tool, to develop a new measure with high content validity, and to validate it using modern psychometric methods. METHODS: The literature was reviewed for existing questionnaires and checklists for bothersome menopausal symptoms...
May 16, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764459/health-related-quality-of-life-by-allergy-symptoms-in-elementary-school-students
#2
Sang-Kyu Kim, Min-Woo Jo, Seon-Ha Kim
BACKGROUND: Globally, allergic diseases are very common in childhood and may affect children's quality of life. This study aimed to explore health-related quality of life of elementary school students with allergy symptoms using the EQ-5D-Y and to examine the validity and feasibility of the EQ-5D-Y. METHODS: The study subjects were the students within 50 elementary schools which voluntarily participated in research project. In this sample population, the EQ-5D-Y questionnaire was self-administered by the students, and demographic and health information were collected from the student's parents...
May 15, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764442/cross-cultural-adaptation-validity-and-reliability-of-the-persian-version-of-the-spine-functional-index
#3
Hamid Reza Mokhtarinia, Azadeh Hosseini, Azam Maleki-Ghahfarokhi, Charles Philip Gabel, Majid Zohrabi
BACKGROUND: There are various instruments and methods to evaluate spinal health and functional status. Whole-spine patient reported outcome (PRO) measures, such as the Spine Functional Index (SFI), assess the spine from the cervical to lumbo-sacral sections as a single kinetic chain. The aim of this study was to cross-culturally adapt the SFI for Persian speaking patients (SFI-Pr) and determine the psychometric properties of reliability and validity (convergent and construct) in a Persian patient population...
May 15, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764440/psychometric-properties-of-the-korean-version-of-the-medical-outcomes-study-hiv-health-survey-results-from-a-multicenter-survey-in-korea
#4
Eun-Jung Shim, Hyeju Ha, Sun Hee Lee, Nam Joong Kim, Eu Suk Kim, Ji Hwan Bang, Kyoung-Ho Song, Bo Kyung Sohn, Hye Youn Park, Kyung-Lak Son, Heesung Hwang, Kwang-Min Lee, Bong-Jin Hahm
BACKGROUND: Precise assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) with a reliable and valid measure is a prerequisite to the enhancement of HRQOL. This study examined the psychometric properties of the Korean version of the Medical Outcomes Study HIV Health Survey (K-MOS-HIV). METHODS: The reliability and validity of the K-MOS-HIV were examined in a multicenter survey involving 201 outpatients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/ acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) from four teaching hospitals throughout Korea...
May 15, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764432/post-traumatic-cognitions-and-quality-of-life-in-terrorism-victims-the-role-of-well-being-in-indirect-versus-direct-exposure
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Miriam Bajo, Amalio Blanco, Maria Stavraki, Beatriz Gandarillas, Ana Cancela, Blanca Requero, Darío Díaz
BACKGROUND: The effect of indirect (versus direct) exposure to a traumatic event on the quality of life of terrorist attack victims has received considerable attention in the literature. However, more research is required to examine whether the symptoms and underlying processes caused by both types of exposure are equivalent. Our main hypothesis is that well-being plays a different role depending on indirect vs. direct trauma exposure. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, eighty direct victims of 11-M terrorist attacks (people who were traveling in trains where bombs were placed) and two-hundred indirect victims (individuals highly exposed to the 11-M terrorist attacks through communications media) voluntarily participated without compensation...
May 15, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764429/health-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-impairment-of-quality-of-life-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jessie N Zurita-Cruz, Leticia Manuel-Apolinar, María Luisa Arellano-Flores, Alejandro Gutierrez-Gonzalez, Alma Gloria Najera-Ahumada, Nelly Cisneros-González
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) is a chronic disease, and for treatment to succeed, it is necessary to harmonize the mental health of the patient with the environment, which impacts quality of life and adherence to medical regimens. The objetive of this study is describe the quality of life of patients with DM2 and the factors relates to its modification. METHODS: This investigation was a cross-sectional study. Patients over 18 years of age with DM2 were selected...
May 15, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764423/multidisciplinary-biopsychosocial-rehabilitation-for-chronic-low-back-pain-the-need-to-present-minimal-important-differences-units-in-meta-analyses
#7
Silvia Gianola, Anita Andreano, Greta Castellini, Lorenzo Moja, Maria Grazia Valsecchi
BACKGROUND: The results of meta-analyses are all too often elusive, making it difficult to interpret their relevance for clinical practice. Reporting them in minimal important difference (MID) units could improve the interpretation of evidence in meta-analyses. The aim of this study was to compare, via calculation of MID units, outcomes after multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation (MBR) versus usual care for pain relief in chronic low back pain (LBP). METHODS: We re-analyzed the data of a published Cochrane review on MBR...
May 15, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747652/perceived-social-support-and-health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-in-tehranian-adults-tehran-lipid-and-glucose-study
#8
Sara Jalali-Farahani, Parisa Amiri, Mehrdad Karimi, Golnaz Vahedi-Notash, Golshan Amirshekari, Fereidoun Azizi
BACKGROUND: Several studies have demonstrated the positive association between perceived social support and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in certain groups; however, few studies have assessed this relationship in general population and between genders. This study aimed to investigate associations between socio-demographic factors, perceived social support and HRQoL among an urban Iranian population. METHODS: The study population were 1036 adults who had participated in Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS)...
May 10, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743066/dimensionality-of-the-pittsburgh-sleep-quality-index-a-systematic-review
#9
REVIEW
Md Dilshad Manzar, Ahmed S BaHammam, Unaise Abdul Hameed, David Warren Spence, Seithikurippu R Pandi-Perumal, Adam Moscovitch, David L Streiner
BACKGROUND: The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) dimensionality is much debated, with the greatest number of reported factor structures. Therefore, this review appraised the methodologies of studies investigating the factor structure of the PSQI. MATERIAL AND METHODS: MEDLINE, PsycInfo, AJOL, BASE, Cochrane Library, Directory of Open Access Journals (Lund University), CINAHL, and Embase were searched systematically to include articles published till 23rd March, 2018...
May 9, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739465/measuring-subjective-well-being-from-a-multidimensional-and-temporal-perspective-italian-adaptation-of-the-i-coppe-scale
#10
Salvatore Di Martino, Immacolata Di Napoli, Ciro Esposito, Isaac Prilleltensky, Caterina Arcidiacono
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to present the psychometric and cultural adaptation of the I COPPE scale to the Italian context. The original 21-item I COPPE was developed by Isaac Prilleltensky and colleagues to integrate a multidimensional and temporal perspective into the quantitative assessment of people's subjective well-being. The scale comprises seven domains (Overall, Interpersonal, Community, Occupation, Psychological, Physical, and Economic well-being), which tap into past, present, and future self-appraisals of well-being...
May 8, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720273/when-insulin-degludec-enhances-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-qualitative-investigation
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James Weatherall, William H Polonsky, Sally Lanar, Naomi Knoble, Jonas Håkan-Bloch, Elisabeth Constam, Athena Philis-Tsimikas, Alexia Marrel
BACKGROUND: Anecdotal reports suggest that insulin degludec (IDeg) may offer unique health-related quality of life (HRQoL) benefits. As the nature of these benefits remain unclear, this study utilized qualitative research methods to investigate and elucidate the experience of "feeling better" after initiating IDeg. METHODS: Twenty adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who reported "feeling better" on IDeg for > 3 months participated in 90-min interviews...
May 3, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720198/translation-and-validation-of-the-french-version-of-the-child-perceptions-questionnaire-for-children-aged-from-8-to-10-years-old-cpq-8-10
#12
Marie-Laure Boy-Lefèvre, Noéline Razanamihaja, Sylvie Azogui-Lévy, Andréa Vigneron, Laurence Jordan, Ariane Berdal, Muriel de la Dure-Molla
BACKGROUND: The Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ) belongs to a set of questionnaires measuring Child Oral Health Quality of Life (COHQOL). The CPQ is used to collect the perceptions of children on the impact of oral diseases on their quality of life. This cross-sectional study was aimed to translate the CPQ8-10 into French language and evaluate its psychometric properties. METHODS: The translation process complied with international recommendations. The final French version was tested on children aged 8-10 years old attending consultations in a Parisian public hospital and divided into three groups: children with oral-facial clefts, children with dental anomalies linked to a rare disease other than clefts and children presumed to be healthy and without anomalies...
May 3, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720196/the-relationship-between-quality-of-life-and-physical-fitness-in-people-with-severe-mental-illness
#13
D Perez-Cruzado, A I Cuesta-Vargas, E Vera-Garcia, F Mayoral-Cleries
BACKGROUND: Quality of life of people with severe mental illness may be decrease by the high occurrence of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. Physical fitness emerges as a modifying factor in this population through physical activity and this modification could influence in the quality of life of this population. The aim of the present study is to determine the contribution of physical fitness to the quality of life of people with severe mental illness. METHODS: In the current study, a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist assessed 62 people with severe mental illness...
May 2, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720193/assessing-health-related-quality-of-life-in-japanese-children-with-a-chronic-condition-validation-of-the-disabkids-chronic-generic-module
#14
Hatoko Sasaki, Naoko Kakee, Naho Morisaki, Rintaro Mori, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, Monika Bullinger
BACKGROUND: This study examined the reliability and validity of the Japanese versions of the DISABKIDS-37 generic modules, a tool for assessing the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children and adolescents with a chronic condition. METHODS: The study was conducted using a sample of 123 children/adolescents with a chronic medical condition, aged 8-18 years, and their parents. Focus interviews were performed to ensure content validity after translation. The classical psychometric tests were used to assess reliability and scale intercorrelations...
May 2, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720192/the-impact-of-severe-haemophilia-and-the-presence-of-target-joints-on-health-related-quality-of-life
#15
Jamie O'Hara, Shaun Walsh, Charlotte Camp, Giuseppe Mazza, Liz Carroll, Christina Hoxer, Lars Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Joint damage remains a major complication associated with haemophilia and is widely accepted as one of the most debilitating symptoms for persons with severe haemophilia. The aim of this study is to describe how complications of haemophilia such as target joints influence health-related quality of life (HRQOL). METHODS: Data on hemophilia patients without inhibitors were drawn from the 'Cost of Haemophilia across Europe - a Socioeconomic Survey' (CHESS) study, a cost-of-illness assessment in severe haemophilia A and B across five European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK)...
May 2, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720190/factors-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-functional-dyspepsia
#16
Ibnu Fajariyadi Hantoro, Ari Fahrial Syam, Endang Mudjaddid, Siti Setiati, Murdani Abdullah
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) assessment is important for patients with functional dyspepsia. However, no studies have assessed factors associated with HRQoL reduction in such patients in an Asian population. This study aimed to determine the contribution of clinical, psychosocial, and demographic factors to HRQoL in affected patients in Indonesia. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, we recruited 124 patients in a tertiary hospital with functional dyspepsia according to Rome III criteria...
May 2, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716595/factorial-structure-of-the-locomotor-disability-scale-in-a-sample-of-adults-with-mobility-impairments-in-bangladesh
#17
Ilias Mahmud, Lynda Clarke, Nazmun Nahar, George B Ploubidis
BACKGROUND: Disability does not only depend on individuals' health conditions but also the contextual factors in which individuals live. Therefore, disability measurement scales need to be developed or adapted to the context. Bangladesh lacks any locally developed or validated scales to measure disabilities in adults with mobility impairment. We developed a new Locomotor Disability Scale (LDS) in a previous qualitative study. The present study developed a shorter version of the scale and explored its factorial structure...
May 2, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716589/a-systematic-review-of-the-psychometric-properties-of-the-cross-cultural-translations-and-adaptations-of-the-multidimensional-perceived-social-support-scale-mspss
#18
REVIEW
Jermaine M Dambi, Lieselotte Corten, Matthew Chiwaridzo, Helen Jack, Tecla Mlambo, Jennifer Jelsma
BACKGROUND: Social support (SS) has been identified as an essential buffer to stressful life events. Consequently, there has been a surge in the evaluation of SS as a wellbeing indicator. The Multidimensional Perceived Social Support Scale (MSPSS) has evolved as one of the most extensively translated and validated social support outcome measures. Due to linguistic and cultural differences, there is need to test the psychometrics of the adapted versions. However, there is a paucity of systematic evidence of the psychometrics of adapted and translated versions of the MSPSS across settings...
May 2, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703211/factors-influencing-quality-of-life-in-patients-followed-in-the-neurosonology-laboratory-for-carotid-stenosis
#19
Táňa Fadrná, Zdeňka Mikšová, Roman Herzig, Kateřina Langová, Libor Ličman, David Školoudík
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QoL) is one of the main endpoints in stroke prevention or acute stroke treatment studies. The aim of the current study was to identify risk factors affecting the QoL of patients with carotid stenosis in stroke prevention. METHODS: Self-sufficient patients (50-80 years of age) with ≥20% carotid artery stenosis followed in the neurosonology laboratory, and without any severe illnesses within the last 12 months, dementia, or psychiatric disorders were selected for the study after signing informed consent...
April 27, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703205/item-reduction-and-validation-of-the-chinese-version-of-diabetes-quality-of-life-measure-dqol
#20
Xuejing Jin, Gordon G Liu, Hertzel C Gerstein, Mitchell A H Levine, Kathleen Steeves, Haijing Guan, Hongchao Li, Feng Xie
BACKGROUND: The Diabetes Quality-of-Life (DQOL) Measure is a 46-item diabetes-specific quality of life instrument. The original English version of the DQOL has been translated into Chinese after cultural adaption, and the Chinese DQOL has been validated in the Chinese diabetic patient population and used in diabetes-related studies. There are two recognized problems with the Chinese DQOL: 1) the instrument is too long, and 2) the non-response rate of certain items is relatively high. This study aimed to develop and validate a short version for the Chinese DQOL...
April 27, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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