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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132378/protocol-for-the-study-of-self-perceived-psychological-and-emotional-well-being-of-young-paralympic-athletes
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Luca Puce, Lucio Marinelli, Laura Mori, Ilaria Pallecchi, Carlo Trompetto
BACKGROUND: We present the detailed protocol set up to investigate how agonistic sport affects the self-perceived psychological and emotional well-being of disabled young people. METHODS: The study will be carried out on a number of subjects as large as 800-1200, using well-established indices that give a quantitative measure of such well-being, namely SF-12 and PGWBI. The related questionnaires will be administered to the participants to a forthcoming international event, the European Para-Youth Games, 9-15 October 2017, Liguria, Italy, as well as to a reference population of a similar number of subjects, made up of young disabled people that do not practice agonistic sport...
November 13, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132377/the-development-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-arabic-version-of-the-child-oral-health-impact-profile-short-form-cohip-sf-19
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A A Arheiam, S R Baker, L Ballo, I Elareibi, S Fakron, R V Harris
BACKGROUND: This study aims to cross-culturally adapt the original English-language COHIP-SF 19 to Arabic culture and to test its psychometric properties in a community sample. METHODS: The Arabic COHIP-SF 19 was developed and its psychometric properties were examined in a population-based sample of 876 schoolchildren who were aged 12 years of age, in Benghazi, Libya. The Arabic COHIP-SF 19 was tested for its internal consistency, reproducibility, construct validity, factorial validity and floor as well as ceiling effects...
November 13, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110672/the-onset-of-adl-difficulties-and-changes-in-health-related-quality-of-life
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Wei Lyu, Fredric D Wolinsky
BACKGROUND: The effect of the onset of difficulties with activities of daily living (ADLs) on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of older adults is not well understood. We identified strong longitudinal associations between ADL onset and HRQoL changes for older adults in Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs). METHODS: We analyzed 473,282 age-eligible MAO beneficiaries in the 2008-2013 Medicare Health Outcomes Surveys (M-HOS) who reported no ADL difficulties at baseline and completed their two-year follow-ups in 2010-2015...
November 6, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078778/development-of-a-microsoft-excel-tool-for-applying-a-factor-retention-criterion-of-a-dimension-coefficient-to-a-survey-on-patient-safety-culture
#4
Tsair-Wei Chien, Yang Shao, Dong-Hui Jen
BACKGROUND: Many quality-of-life studies have been conducted in healthcare settings, but few have used Microsoft Excel to incorporate Cronbach's α with dimension coefficient (DC) for describing a scale's characteristics. To present a computer module that can report a scale's validity, we manipulated datasets to verify a DC that can be used as a factor retention criterion for demonstrating its usefulness in a patient safety culture survey (PSC). METHODS: Microsoft Excel Visual Basic for Applications was used to design a computer module for simulating 2000 datasets fitting the Rasch rating scale model...
October 27, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078774/the-kessler-psychological-distress-scale-translation-and-validation-of-an-arabic-version
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Scott D Easton, Najwa S Safadi, Yihan Wang, Robert G Hasson
BACKGROUND: The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale has been widely used in assessing psychological distress among general and clinical populations from different cultural backgrounds. To our knowledge, however, researchers have not yet validated any translated versions in Arabic. The purpose of this study was to test the reliability and validity of Arabic translations of the ten item (K10) and six item (K6) versions among public sector employees in the Occupied Palestinian Territories...
October 27, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073913/correction-to-adaptation-of-the-2015-american-college-of-rheumatology-treatment-guideline-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-for-the-eastern-mediterranean-region-an-exemplar-of-the-grade-adolopment
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Andrea Darzi, Manale Harfouche, Thurayya Arayssi, Samar Alemadi, Khalid A Alnaqbi, Humeira Badsha, Farida Al Balushi, Bassel Elzorkany, Hussein Halabi, Mohammed Hamoudeh, Wissam Hazer, Basel Masri, Mohammed A Omair, Imad Uthman, Nelly Ziade, Jasvinder A Singh, Robin Christiansen, Peter Tugwell, Holger J Schünemann, Elie A Akl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 26, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070047/on-measuring-and-decomposing-inequality-of-opportunity-in-access-to-health-services-among-tunisian-children-a-new-approach-for-public-policy
#7
Anis Saidi, Mekki Hamdaoui
BACKGROUND: The early years in children's life are the key to physical, cognitive-language, and, socio-emotional skills development. So, it is of paramount importance in this period to be interested in different indicators that would influence the child's health. METHODS: This paper measures inequality of opportunities among Tunisian children concerning access to nutritional and healthy services using Human Opportunity-Index and Shapely decomposition methods. RESULTS: Many disparities between regions have been detected since 1982 until 2012...
October 25, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065895/associations-between-community-based-physiotherapy-for-musculoskeletal-injury-and-health-related-quality-of-life-eq-5d-a-multi-centre-retrospective-analysis
#8
Nick Caplan, H Robson, A Robson, G Barry, G Wilkes
BACKGROUND: Community-based musculoskeletal physiotherapy is used to improve function and health related quality of life (HRQoL). The purpose of this retrospective, multi-centre observational study was to determine the association between community-based physiotherapy management for musculoskeletal disorders and changes in HRQoL. METHODS: Four thousand one hundred twelve patients' data were included in the study. Patients were included if they received a single period of treatment for a musculoskeletal injury or disorder...
October 25, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065923/impact-of-6%C3%A2-months-of-treatment-with-intragastric-balloon-on-body-fat-and-quality-of-life-in-obese-individuals-with-metabolic-syndrome
#9
Erika Paniago Guedes, Eduardo Madeira, Thiago Thomaz Mafort, Miguel Madeira, Rodrigo Oliveira Moreira, Laura Maria Carvalho de Mendonça, Amélio Fernando de Godoy-Matos, Agnaldo José Lopes, Maria Lucia Fleiuss Farias
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a worldwide public health issue with a negative impact on quality of life. Different weight loss interventions have demonstrated improvements in quality of life. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of 6 months of treatment with an intragastric balloon (IGB) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and its relation to changes in body fat in obese individuals with metabolic syndrome (MS). METHODS: Fifty obese patients with MS aged 18-50 were selected for treatment with IGB for 6 months...
October 24, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061151/comparison-of-health-related-quality-of-life-among-men-with-different-co-existing-severe-mental-disorders-in-treatment-for-substance-use
#10
Ana Adan, Julia E Marquez-Arrico, Gail Gilchrist
BACKGROUND: Patient-perceived health-related quality of life has become an important outcome in health care as an indicator of treatment effectiveness and recovery for patients with substance use disorder. As no study has assessed health-related quality of life among male patients with substance use disorder and co-existing severe mental illness, we compared health-related quality of life among patients with substance use disorder and the following severe mental illness diagnosis in Barcelona, Spain: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and examined the associations with clinically related variables...
October 23, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061146/health-related-quality-of-life-in-persons-with-west-nile-virus-infection-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Man Wah Yeung, George Tomlinson, Mark Loeb, Beate Sander
BACKGROUND: West Nile virus (WNV) infections are predominantly asymptomatic, although almost 1% become neuroinvasive and debilitating. We describe the impact of neuroinvasive and non-neuroinvasive disease on patient health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: Short Form 36 questionnaire data came from a Canadian WNV cohort (Loeb 2008) of 154 patients followed for up to three years. We generated health utilities using the SF-6D. We calculated mean utility scores throughout follow-up and examined predictors using a linear mixed-effects model...
October 23, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061145/effects-of-home-based-long-term-care-services-on-caregiver-health-according-to-age
#12
Ming-Chun Chen, Chi-Wen Kao, Yu-Lung Chiu, Tzu-Ying Lin, Yu-Ting Tsai, Yi-Ting Zhang Jian, Ya-Mei Tzeng, Fu-Gong Lin, Shu-Ling Hwang, Shan-Ru Li, Senyeong Kao
BACKGROUND: Caregiver health is a crucial public health concern due to the increasing number of elderly people with disabilities. Elderly caregivers are more likely to have poorer health and be a care recipient than younger caregivers. The Taiwan government offers home-based long-term care (LTC) services to provide formal care and decrease the burden of caregivers. This study examined the effects of home-based LTC services on caregiver health according to caregiver age. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included a simple random sample of care recipients and their caregivers...
October 23, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058614/psychometric-characteristics-of-the-chronic-otitis-media-questionnaire-12-comq-12-stability-of-factor-structure-and-replicability-shown-by-the-serbian-version
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Bojana Bukurov, Nenad Arsovic, Sandra Sipetic Grujicic, Mark Haggard, Helen Spencer, Jelena Eric Marinkovic
BACKGROUND: Recently, demand for and supply of short-form patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have risen throughout the world healthcare. Our contribution to meeting that demand has been translating and culturally adapting the Chronic Otitis Media Questionnaire-12 (COMQ-12) for adults into Serbian and enhancing its psychometric base on the relatively large Serbian COM caseload. Chronic otitis media can seriously affect quality of life progressively and in long-term, and it remains the major source of hearing problems in the developing world...
October 23, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052510/validity-and-reliability-of-a-nigerian-yoruba-version-of-the-stroke-specific-quality-of-life-scale-2-0
#14
Marufat Oluyemisi Odetunde, Aderonke Omobonike Akinpelu, Adesola Christiana Odole
BACKGROUND: Psychometric evidence is necessary to establish scientific integrity and clinical usefulness of translations and cultural adaptations of the Stroke-Specific Quality of Life (SS-QoL) scale. However, the limited evidence on psychometrics of Yoruba version of SS-QoL 2.0 (SS-QoL(Y)) is a significant shortcoming. This study assessed the test-retest reliability, internal consistency, convergent, divergent, discriminant and known-group validity of the SS-QoL(Y). METHODS: Yoruba version of the WHOQoL-BREF was used to test the convergent and divergent validity of the SS-QoL(Y) among 100 consenting stroke survivors...
October 19, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052503/intensive-follow-up-for-women-with-breast-cancer-review-of-clinical-economic-and-patient-s-preference-domains-through-evidence-to-decision-framework
#15
Alessandra Lafranconi, Liisa Pylkkänen, Silvia Deandrea, Anke Bramesfeld, Donata Lerda, Luciana Neamțiu, Zuleika Saz-Parkinson, Margarita Posso, David Rigau, Ivan Sola, Pablo Alonso-Coello, Maria José Martinez-Zapata
BACKGROUND: Women treated for breast cancer are followed-up for monitoring of treatment effectiveness and for detecting recurrences at an early stage. The type of follow-up received may affect women's reassurance and impact on their quality of life. Anxiety and depression among women with breast cancer has been described, but little is known about how the intensity of the follow-up can affect women's psychological status. This study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of intensive vs...
October 19, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047379/physicians-attitude-towards-selection-of-second-line-therapy-with-nilotinib-and-dasatinib-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-patients
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Massimo Breccia, Michele Baccarani, Gianantonio Rosti, Francesco Cottone, Laura Cannella, François Guilhot, Marco Vignetti, Fabio Efficace
We investigated factors that physicians consider of most importance in the selection of second line tyrosine kinase inhibitors treatments (TKIs) in chronic myeloid leukemia patients (CML).
October 18, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047361/cross-cultural-validation-of-simplified-chinese-version-of-spine-functional-index
#17
Xiao-Yi Zhou, Xi-Ming Xu, Jian-Ping Fan, Fei Wang, Sui-Yi Wu, Zi-Cheng Zhang, Yi-Lin Yang, Ming Li, Xian-Zhao Wei
BACKGROUND: No effective constructs were available in mainland China to assess the whole spine function. The SFI was developed to evaluate spinal function based on the concept of a single kinetic chain concept for whole spine. The SFI has been translated to Spanish and Turkish with accepted psychometric properties. It is imperative to introduce the SFI in mainland China and further to explore the measurement properties. METHODS: The English versions of the SFI was cross-culturally translated according to international guidelines...
October 18, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041942/patient-reported-health-related-quality-of-life-work-productivity-and-activity-impairment-during-treatment-with-alo-02-extended-release-oxycodone-and-sequestered-naltrexone-for-moderate-to-severe-chronic-low-back-pain
#18
Arnold J Weil, Elizabeth T Masters, Alexandra I Barsdorf, Almasa Bass, Glenn Pixton, Jacquelyn G Wilson, Gernot Wolfram
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of ALO-02, an abuse-deterrent formulation containing extended-release oxycodone and sequestered naltrexone, in the treatment of chronic low back pain (CLBP) was studied in a 12-week randomized controlled trial. Primary efficacy endpoint results have been published previously (Rauck et al., 2015). The current paper focuses on patient-reported outcomes for health-related quality of life (HRQL), work productivity, and activity impairment that were assessed during this study...
October 17, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037248/quantifying-the-importance-of-inhaler-attributes-corresponding-to-items-in-the-patient-satisfaction-and-preference-questionnaire-in-patients-using-combivent-respimat
#19
Kimberly H Davis, Jun Su, Juan Marcos González, Jeremiah J Trudeau, Lauren M Nelson, Brett Hauber, Kelly A Hollis
BACKGROUND: Physicians consider ease of use, satisfaction, and preferences when prescribing an inhaler device. These factors may impact appropriate usage and compliance. METHODS: The objectives were to quantify the relative importance of inhaler attributes in patients currently using Combivent Respimat by eliciting preferences for performance and convenience attributes assessed by items in the Patient Satisfaction and Preference Questionnaire (PASAPQ). Using a pharmacy database, 19,964 adults in the United States who filled ≥2 Combivent Respimat prescriptions were identified...
October 16, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025432/psychometric-properties-of-the-diabetes-self-management-questionnaire-dsmq-in-urdu
#20
Allah Bukhsh, Shaun Wen Huey Lee, Priyia Pusparajah, Andreas Schmitt, Tahir Mehmood Khan
BACKGROUND: Numerous study tools on diabetes self-care have been introduced; however, most existing tools do not show expectable and meaningful correlations with patients' glycaemic control. The Diabetes Self-Management Questionnaire (DSMQ) was designed to appraise self-care activities which can predict glycaemic control outcomes. However, this tool has not been validated in Pakistan. Therefore, the aim of this study was to translate and examine the psychometric properties of the Urdu version of DSMQ among type 2 diabetes patients...
October 12, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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