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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100258/association-between-work-time-loss-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-herpes-zoster-a-pooled-analysis-of-the-master-studies
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Emmanouil Rampakakis, Melissa Stutz, Kosuke Kawai, Tsen-Fang Tsai, Hee Jin Cheong, Jittima Dhitavat, Alejandro Ortiz-Covarrubias, Miguel Cashat-Cruz, Homero Monsanto, Kelly D Johnson, John S Sampalis, Camilo J Acosta
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster (HZ) has a significant negative effect on the productive work life of individuals, and has been shown to be responsible for cases of absenteeism, presenteeism and decreased work effectiveness. The aim of this study was to evaluate health utility scores and associated predictors in an actively employed population of Herpes Zoster (HZ) patients with and without work time loss (WTL). METHODS: This was a pooled analysis of the prospective, observational MASTER cohort studies, conducted in 8 countries across North America, Latin America and Asia...
January 18, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086784/health-related-quality-of-life-assessment-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-the-effectiveness-of-early-phase-i-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Lawrence Anchah, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Melissa Siaw Han Lim, Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, Kui Hian Sim, Tiong Kiam Ong
BACKGROUND: Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is one of the most burdensome cardiovascular diseases in terms of the cost of interventions. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme (CRP) is well-established in improving clinical outcomes but the assessment of actual clinical improvement is challenging, especially when considering pharmaceutical care (PC) values in phase I CRP during admission and upon discharge from hospital and phase II outpatient interventions. This study explores the impact of pharmacists' interventions in the early stages of CRP on humanistic outcomes and follow-up at a referral hospital in Malaysia...
January 13, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077154/incremental-decreases-in-quality-adjusted-life-years-qaly-associated-with-higher-levels-of-depressive-symptoms-for-u-s-adults-aged-65-years-and-older
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Haomiao Jia, Erica I Lubetkin
BACKGROUND: Quality-adjusted life years (QALY) is a single value index that quantifies the overall burden of disease. It reflects all aspects of heath, including nonfatal illness and mortality outcomes by weighting life-years lived with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores. This study examine the burden of disease due to increasing levels of depressive symptoms by examining the association between the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) scores and QALY for U.S. adults aged 65 years and older...
January 11, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077139/assessment-of-coping-a-new-french-four-factor-structure-of-the-brief-cope-inventory
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Karine Baumstarck, Marine Alessandrini, Zeinab Hamidou, Pascal Auquier, Tanguy Leroy, Laurent Boyer
BACKGROUND: The Brief Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced (Brief COPE) inventory is the most usual measure to identify the nature of coping strategies implemented by individuals and explore 14 coping strategies. The availability of a structure with fewer factors rather than the initial 14-factor structure may be of interest for both healthcare professionals and researchers. We report the validation process of a 4-factor structure of the French version of the Brief COPE in a French sample of individuals facing a singular life event, such as cancer, including patients and their caregivers...
January 11, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069026/multimorbidity-and-health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-in-a-nationally-representative-population-sample-implications-of-count-versus-cluster-method-for-defining-multimorbidity-on-hrqol
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Lili Wang, Andrew J Palmer, Fiona Cocker, Kristy Sanderson
BACKGROUND: No universally accepted definition of multimorbidity (MM) exists, and implications of different definitions have not been explored. This study examined the performance of the count and cluster definitions of multimorbidity on the sociodemographic profile and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a general population. METHODS: Data were derived from the nationally representative 2007 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (n = 8841)...
January 9, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069034/health-related-quality-of-life-and-unmet-healthcare-needs-in-huntington-s-disease
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Marleen R van Walsem, Emilie I Howe, Gunvor A Ruud, Jan C Frich, Nada Andelic
BACKGROUND: Huntington's disease (HD) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder with a prevalence of 6 per 100.000. Despite increasing research activity on HD, evidence on healthcare utilization, patients' needs for healthcare services and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) is still sparse. The present study describes HRQoL in a Norwegian cohort of HD patients, and assesses associations between unmet healthcare and social support service needs and HRQoL. METHODS: In this cross-sectional population-based study, 84 patients with a clinical diagnosis of HD living in the South-East of Norway completed the HRQoL questionnaire EuroQol, EQ-5D-3L...
January 7, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069027/reliability-of-health-related-quality-of-life-assessments-made-by-older-adults-and-significant-others-for-health-states-of-increasing-cognitive-impairment
#7
Gina Bravo, Modou Sene, Marcel Arcand
BACKGROUND: Older adults are encouraged by many organizations to engage in advance care planning in the event of decisional incapacity. Planning for future health care often involves anticipating health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in states of reduced cognitive functioning. No study has yet examined whether anticipated HRQoL is stable over time. The accuracy with which significant others can predict how an older adult envisions HRQoL in a future state of cognitive impairment is also unknown...
January 7, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069013/decreased-physical-activity-is-a-predictor-for-a-complicated-recovery-post-cardiac-surgery
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Charlotte van Laar, Simone T TImman, Luc Noyez
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and physically active survivors of a cardiac event are at lower risk of recurrent events. We hypothesized that patients with a decreased PA, undergoing cardiac surgery, are at higher risk for a postoperative complicated recovery (PCR). METHODS: Three thousand three hundred eighty two patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery between January 2007 and December 2013 were included. The group was divided into three subgroups: group A, aged ≤ 65 years (N = 1329); group B, aged > 65 years and ≤ 75 years (N = 1250); and group C aged >75 years (N = 803)...
January 7, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069062/quality-of-life-in-community-dwelling-dutch-elderly-measured-by-eq-5d-3l
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Marie-Josée J Mangen, Marieke Bolkenbaas, Susanne M Huijts, Cornelis H van Werkhoven, Marc J M Bonten, G Ardine de Wit
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate health status and associated factors in community-dwelling elderly in the Netherlands. METHODS: Participants from a placebo-controlled double-blind randomized controlled trial conducted in the Netherlands were invited at the time of enrolment to participate in this study. Data were collected on comorbidities, socio-demographic background and health status, using EQ-5D-3L instrument. EQ-5D-3L summary index values (EQ-5D-indices) was derived using Dutch tariff...
January 6, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069003/the-chinese-version-of-achilles-tendon-total-rupture-score-cross-cultural-adaptation-reliability-and-validity
#10
Jin Cui, Zhenyu Jia, Xin Zhi, Xiaoqun Li, Xiao Zhai, Liehu Cao, Weizong Weng, Jun Zhang, Lin Wang, Xiao Chen, Jiacan Su
BACKGROUND: The Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS), which is originally developed in 2007 in Swedish, is the only patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) for specific outcome assessment of an Achilles tendon rupture.Purpose of this study is to translate and cross-culturally adapt Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS) into simplified Chinese, and primarily evaluate the responsiveness, reliability and validity. METHODS: International recognized guideline which was designed by Beaton was followed to make the translation of ATRS from English into simplified Chinese version (CH-ATRS)...
January 5, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069015/impact-of-smoking-on-health-related-quality-of-life-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-treated-with-drug-eluting-stents-a-longitudinal-observational-study
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Chao Xue, Lin Bian, Yu Shui Xie, Zhao Fang Yin, Zuo Jun Xu, Qi Zhi Chen, Hui Li Zhang, Chang Qian Wang
BACKGROUND: Smoking has been shown to reduce health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing percutanous coronary intervention (PCI) either by means of balloon angioplasty or with the use of bare-metal stents (BMS). Drug-eluting stents (DES) have now been widely used and are related to substantial reduction of restenosis and significantly improved HRQOL compared with BMS. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of smoking on HRQOL in patients after PCI in DES era...
January 3, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986091/from-early-detection-to-rehabilitation-in-the-community-reading-beyond-the-blog-testimonies-of-survivors-quality-of-life-and-prostate-cancer-representation
#12
Margareth Santos Zanchetta, Marguerite Cognet, Mary Rachel Lam-Kin-Teng, Marie Elisabeth Dumitriu, Lise Renaud, Jacques Rhéaume
BACKGROUND: Survivors' testimonies can reveal much about men's experiences of prostate cancer and impacts on their quality of life (QOL) during the clinical trajectory of the disease. These survivors' shared thoughts and views were hypothesized to reflect salient features of their lived social representation of prostate cancer. CONTEXT: We explored the content of testimonies posted by men to a public blog hosted by a French national prostate cancer patients' association...
December 16, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938407/psychometric-properties-of-the-satisfaction-with-life-scale-swls-secondary-analysis-of-the-mexican-health-and-aging-study
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Mariana López-Ortega, Sara Torres-Castro, Oscar Rosas-Carrasco
BACKGROUND: The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) has been widely used and has proven to be a valid and reliable instrument for assessing satisfaction with life in diverse population groups, however, research on satisfaction with life and validation of different measuring instruments in Mexican adults is still lacking. The objective was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) in a representative sample of Mexican adults. METHODS: This is a methodological study to evaluate a satisfaction with life scale in a sample of 13,220 Mexican adults 50 years of age or older from the 2012 Mexican Health and Aging Study...
December 9, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927210/diet-and-physical-activity-in-people-with-intermediate-cardiovascular-risk-and-their-relationship-with-the-health-related-quality-of-life-results-from-the-mark-study
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Natalia Sanchez-Aguadero, Rosario Alonso-Dominguez, Luis Garcia-Ortiz, Cristina Agudo-Conde, Carmela Rodriguez-Martin, Angela de Cabo-Laso, Benigna Sanchez-Salgado, Rafel Ramos, Jose A Maderuelo-Fernandez, Manuel A Gomez-Marcos, Jose I Recio-Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: To analyze the interplay between diet, physical activity and health-related quality of life in a Spanish randomly selected sample of individuals attended in general practitioners offices with intermediate cardiovascular risk. METHODS: This study analyzed 314 subjects, aged 35-74 years (50.6% women), from the MARK study, conducted in Spain. Health related quality of life was measured by the SF-12 questionnaire. The assessment of the lifestyles included the diet quality index, the adherence to the Mediterranean diet and the leisure time physical activity practice...
December 7, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923377/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-french-version-of-the-expanded-prostate-cancer-index-composite-questionnaire-for-health-related-quality-of-life-in-prostate-cancer-patients
#15
Amélie Anota, Anne-Sophie Mariet, Philippe Maingon, Florence Joly, Jean-François Bosset, Anne-Valérie Guizard, Hugues Bittard, Michel Velten, Mariette Mercier
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has been positioned as one of the major endpoints in oncology. Thus, there is a need to validate cancer-site specific survey instruments. This study aimed to perform a transcultural adaptation of the 50-item Expanded Prostate cancer Index Composite (EPIC) questionnaire for HRQoL in prostate cancer patients and to validate the psychometric properties of the French-language version. METHODS: The EPIC questionnaire measures urinary, bowel, sexual and hormonal domains...
December 6, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914467/impact-of-the-occurrence-of-a-response-shift-on-the-determination-of-the-minimal-important-difference-in-a-health-related-quality-of-life-score-over-time
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Ahmad Ousmen, Thierry Conroy, Francis Guillemin, Michel Velten, Damien Jolly, Mariette Mercier, Sylvain Causeret, Jean Cuisenier, Olivier Graesslin, Zeinab Hamidou, Franck Bonnetain, Amélie Anota
BACKGROUND: An important challenge of the longitudinal analysis of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is the potential occurrence of a Response Shift (RS) effect. While the impact of RS effect on the longitudinal analysis of HRQOL has already been studied, few studies have been conducted on its impact on the determination of the Minimal Important Difference (MID). This study aims to investigate the impact of the RS effect on the determination of the MID over time for each scale of both EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-BR23 questionnaires in breast cancer patients...
December 3, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912774/socioeconomic-inequalities-in-health-related-quality-of-life-between-men-and-women-5%C3%A2-years-after-a-coronary-angiography
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Anastase Tchicaya, Nathalie Lorentz
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to measure gender differences in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among men and women patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and to assess the impact of socioeconomic factors on HRQOL between men and women, 5 years after a coronary angiography. METHODS: The study included 1,289 out of 4,391 patients who had undergone an angiography in the National Institute for Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology, Luxembourg in 2008/2009...
December 3, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912761/relationship-between-weight-status-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-chinese-primary-school-children-in-guangzhou-a-cross-sectional-study
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Wei Liu, Rong Lin, Weijia Liu, Zhongshan Guo, Lihua Xiong, Bai Li, K K Cheng, Peymane Adab, Miranda Pallan
BACKGROUND: To investigate the association between weight status and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among pupils in Guangzhou, China. METHODS: The study comprised 5781 children aged 8-12 years from 29 schools. Height and weight were objectively measured using standardized methods, and BMI z-score derived using the age and sex specific WHO reference 2007 for 5-19 years. Weight status was classified as underweight (<-2SD), healthy weight (between -2SD and 1SD), overweight/obesity (>1SD)...
December 3, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894349/-when-i-saw-walking-i-just-kind-of-took-it-as-wheeling-interpretations-of-mobility-related-items-in-generic-preference-based-health-state-instruments-in-the-context-of-spinal-cord-injury
#19
Yvonne Anne Michel, Lidia Engel, Kim Rand-Hendriksen, Liv Ariane Augestad, David Gt Whitehurst
BACKGROUND: In health economic analyses, health states are typically valued using instruments with few items per dimension. Due to the generic (and often reductionist) nature of such instruments, certain groups of respondents may experience challenges in describing their health state. This study is concerned with generic, preference-based health state instruments that provide information for decisions about the allocation of resources in health care. Unlike physical measurement instruments, preference-based health state instruments provide health state values that are dependent on how respondents interpret the items...
November 28, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894347/estimation-of-utility-weights-for-human-papilloma-virus-related-health-states-according-to-disease-severity
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Minsu Ock, Jeong-Yeol Park, Woo-Seung Son, Hyeon-Jeong Lee, Seon-Ha Kim, Min-Woo Jo
BACKGROUND: A cost-utility study of a human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine requires that the utility weights for HPV-related health states (i.e., cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), cervical cancer, and condyloma) be evaluated. The aim of the present study was to determine the utility weights for HPV-related health states. METHODS: Hypothetical standardised health states related to HPV were developed based on patient education material and previous publications...
November 28, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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