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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
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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
#2
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894317/the-impact-of-shift-and-night-work-on-health-related-quality-of-life-of-working-women-findings-from-the-korea-health-panel
#3
Woorim Kim, Tae Hyun Kim, Tae-Hoon Lee, Jae Woo Choi, Eun-Cheol Park
BACKGROUND: Night and shift work status has been associated with health related quality of life (HRQoL) in economically active women. This study aimed to investigate the association between night or shift work status and HRQoL of economically active women and to further analyze how marital status interplays in the objected relationship. METHODS: Data were from the Korea Health Panel, 2011 to 2013. A total of 2238 working women were included for analysis. Work status was categorized into day work, night work, and rotating shift work and its association with HRQoL, measured using the EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D) index, was investigated using the generalized estimating equation (GEE) model...
November 28, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881127/patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-a-systematic-review-of-psychometric-properties
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Edith Poku, Rosie Duncan, Anju Keetharuth, Munira Essat, Patrick Phillips, Helen Buckley Woods, Simon Palfreyman, Georgina Jones, Eva Kaltenthaler, Jonathan Michaels
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is generally associated with considerable morbidity and reduced quality of life. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) provide important information about the burden of disease and impact of treatment in affected patients. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the review was to identify and appraise studies reporting the psychometric evaluation of PROMs administered to a specified population of patients with PAD with a view to recommending suitable PROMs...
November 24, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855698/perceptions-and-experiences-of-patients-living-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-a-systematic-review-and-meta-synthesis
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REVIEW
Sim Leng Ooi, Hong-Gu He, Yanhong Dong, Wenru Wang
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac deaths have become a growing major public health concern that affects the world. Despite the various etiologies, life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias attribute the main cause of sudden cardiac deaths. Therefore in certain groups of high-risk patients, the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) has been recommended as either a secondary or primary prophylactic method of prevention. OBJECTIVE: To summarise the perceptions of ICD recipients and provide an overview of their experiences with regards to the quality of life, coping strategies, and learning needs...
November 17, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852301/sleep-quality-in-chinese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-contributing-factors-and-effects-on-health-related-quality-of-life
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Genkai Guo, Ting Fu, Rulan Yin, Lijuan Zhang, Qiuxiang Zhang, Yunfei Xia, Liren Li, Zhifeng Gu
BACKGROUND: Poor sleep quality is common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and may lead to disease aggravation and decreased health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The increasing prevalence of poor sleep in RA patients is associated with adverse demographic, clinical, and psychological characteristics. However, there are currently no known reported studies related to the effects of sleep quality on HRQoL in RA patients from China. This cross-sectional study aims to evaluate the contributors of poor sleep and the effects of sleep quality on HRQoL in Chinese RA patients...
November 16, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846850/comorbidities-and-characteristics-of-coronary-heart-disease-patients-their-impact-on-health-related-quality-of-life
#7
Ksenija Tušek-Bunc, Davorina Petek
BACKGROUND: Patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) commonly present with more than one comorbid condition, contributing to poorer health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The aim of our study was to identify the associations between HRQoL and patient characteristics, vascular comorbidities and anxiety/depression disorders. METHODS: This observational study was conducted in 36 family medicine practices selected by random stratified sampling from all regions of Slovenia...
November 15, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842557/exercise-stereotypes-and-health-related-outcomes-in-french-people-living-with-hiv-development-and-validation-of-an-hiv-exercise-stereotypes-scale-hivess
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Laura Gray, Charlène Falzon, Alessandro Bergamaschi, Laura Schuft, Jacques Durant, Eric Rosenthal, Christian Pradier, Martin Duracinsky, Isabelle Rouanet, Serge S Colson, Fabienne d'Arripe-Longueville
BACKGROUND: The main objective of the current study was to develop and validate a French exercise stereotype scale for people living with HIV (PLHIV) in order to gain visibility to the possible barriers and facilitators for exercise in PLHIV and thus enhance their quality of life. METHODS: A series of four complementary studies was carried out with a total sample of 524 participants to: (a) develop a preliminary version of the HIV Exercise Stereotype Scale (HIVESS) (Stage 1), (b) confirm the factorial structure of the instrument (Stage 2), (c) evaluate the stability of the instrument (Stage 3), and (d) examine the construct and divergent validity of the scale (Stage 4)...
November 14, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842547/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus
#9
Chi-Yang Chang, Lukas Jyuhn-Hsiarn Lee, Jung-Der Wang, Ching-Tai Lee, Chi-Ming Tai, Tao-Qian Tang, Jaw-Town Lin
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has become a major health problem globally, affecting patients' health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a precancerous lesion associated with GERD. BE patients might not only suffer from HRQOL losses by GERD but also face psychological distress due to the increased risk of developing cancer. However, the majority of patients in Asia have shorter BE segment which is different from the West. This study aimed to determine whether the HRQOL in BE patients were worse than in healthy referents in Taiwan...
November 14, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835995/relationship-between-health-related-quality-of-life-perceived-family-support-and-unmet-health-needs-in-adult-patients-with-multimorbidity-attending-primary-care-in-portugal-a-multicentre-cross-sectional-study
#10
Filipe Prazeres, Luiz Santiago
BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity has a high prevalence in the primary care context and it is frequently associated with worse health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Few studies evaluated the variables that could have a potential effect on HRQoL of primary care patients with multimorbidity. The purpose of this study, the first of its kind ever undertaken in Portugal, is to analyse the relationship between multimorbidity, health-related quality of life, perceived family support and unmet health needs in adult patients attending primary care...
November 11, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814728/victimisation-poly-victimisation-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-high-school-students-in-vietnam-a-cross-sectional-survey
#11
Minh T H Le, Sara Holton, Huong T Nguyen, Rory Wolfe, Jane Fisher
BACKGROUND: In high and upper-middle income countries poly-victimisation (exposure to multiple forms of victimisation) is associated with worse health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among adolescents. There is a lack of empirical evidence about these associations from low- and lower-middle income countries. The aims of this study were to examine the associations between exposure to 1) individual forms of victimisation and 2) poly-victimisation and the HRQoL of adolescents in Vietnam...
November 4, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814718/spanish-version-of-the-parkinson-s-disease-questionnaire-carer-pdq-carer
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Rosario Ferrer-Cascales, María José Cabañero-Martínez, Miriam Sánchez-SanSegundo, Nereida Congost-Maestre, Crispin Jenkinson
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's caregivers are frequently affected by a range of physical and psychological factors affecting to the quality of life (QoL) of patients and caregivers. However, while there are well-validated QoL instruments for patients, few specific measures has been developed for caregivers of patients with PD. This study examined the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Parkinson Disease Questionnaire-Carer (PDQ-Carer) for use in PD caregivers. METHODS: The PDQ-Carer and the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) were completed by sample of 73 caregivers of patients with PD in Spain (71...
November 4, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809934/quality-of-life-and-related-factors-among-chronic-hepatitis-b-infected-patients-a-multi-center-study-turkey
#13
Zehra Karacaer, Banu Cakir, Hakan Erdem, Kenan Ugurlu, Gul Durmus, Nevin Koc Ince, Cinar Ozturk, Rodrigo Hasbun, Ayse Batirel, Esmeray Mutlu Yilmaz, Ilkay Bozkurt, Mustafa Sunbul, Aynur Aynioglu, Aynur Atilla, Ayse Erbay, Ayse Inci, Cigdem Kader, Elif Tukenmez Tigen, Gokhan Karaahmetoglu, Seher Ayten Coskuner, Ebru Dik, Huseyin Tarakci, Selma Tosun, Fatime Korkmaz, Servet Kolgelier, Fatma Yilmaz Karadag, Serpil Erol, Kamuran Turker, Ceyda Necan, Ahmet Melih Sahin, Pinar Ergen, Gulsen Iskender, Pinar Korkmaz, Esma Gulesen Eroglu, Yasemin Durdu, Mehmet Ulug, Suna Secil Deniz, Filiz Koc, Saygın Nayman Alpat, Nefise Oztoprak, Omer Evirgen, Hamdi Sozen, Mustafa Dogan, Selcuk Kaya, Safak Kaya, Mustafa Altindis, Emel Aslan, Recep Tekin, Busra Ergut Sezer, Kevser Ozdemir, Gulden Ersoz, Ahmet Sahin, Ilhami Celik, Emsal Aydin, Aliye Bastug, Rezan Harman, Hacer Deniz Ozkaya, Emine Parlak, Ilknur Yavuz, Suzan Sacar, Senol Comoglu, Ercan Yenilmez, Fatma Sirmatel, Ilker Inanc Balkan, Yesim Alpay, Mustafa Hatipoglu, Affan Denk, Gunes Senol, Mehmet Bitirgen, Mehmet Faruk Geyik, Rahmet Guner, Ayten Kadanali, Ahmet Karakas, Mustafa Namiduru, Hatice Udurgucu, Rukiye Pinar Boluktas, Ergenekon Karagoz, Necati Ormeci
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients in Turkey and to study related factors. METHODS: This multicenter study was carried out between January 01 and April 15, 2015 in Turkey in 57 centers. Adults were enrolled and studied in three groups. Group 1: Inactive HBsAg carriers, Group 2: CHB patients receiving antiviral therapy, Group 3: CHB patients who were neither receiving antiviral therapy nor were inactive HBsAg carriers...
November 3, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809839/stigmas-symptom-severity-and-perceived-social-support-predict-quality-of-life-for-plhiv-in-urban-indian-context
#14
Helena Garrido-Hernansaiz, Elsa Heylen, Shalini Bharat, Jayashree Ramakrishna, Maria L Ekstrand
BACKGROUND: Multiple variables have been studied in relation to health-related quality of life (HRQoL), but research has not integrated the contributions of different variables in a single model that allows to compare them. This study, carried out with people living with HIV/AIDS in India, sought to develop a prediction model considering various predictors previously found to be related to HRQoL, namely sociodemographic factors, HIV symptoms, social support, stigmas and avoidant coping...
November 3, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769269/explaining-parent-child-dis-agreement-in-generic-and-short-stature-specific-health-related-quality-of-life-reports-do-family-and-social-relationships-matter
#15
Julia Quitmann, Anja Rohenkohl, Rachel Sommer, Monika Bullinger, Neuza Silva
BACKGROUND: In the context of health-related quality of life (HrQoL) assessment in pediatric short stature, the present study aimed to examine the levels of agreement/disagreement between parents' and children's reports of generic and condition-specific HrQoL, and to identify socio-demographic, clinical and psychosocial variables associated with the extent and direction of parent-child discrepancies. METHODS: This study was part of the retest phase of the QoLISSY project, which was a multicenter study conducted simultaneously in France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and UK...
October 21, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765048/correlation-between-health-related-quality-of-life-in-the-physical-domain-and-heart-rate-variability-in-asymptomatic-adults
#16
Wan-Chun Lu, Nian-Sheng Tzeng, Yu-Chen Kao, Chin-Bin Yeh, Terry B J Kuo, Chuan-Chia Chang, Hsin-An Chang
BACKGROUND: Reduced health-related quality of life in the physical domain (HRQOLphysical) has been reported to increase risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, the mechanism underlying this phenomenon is still unclear. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) that connects the body and mind is a biologically plausible candidate to investigate this mechanism. The aim of our study is to examine whether the HRQOLphysical independently contributes to heart rate variability (HRV), which reflects ANS activity...
October 21, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756403/fatigue-in-intensive-care-survivors-one-year-after-discharge
#17
Savino Spadaro, Maurizia Capuzzo, Giorgia Valpiani, Sara Bertacchini, Riccardo Ragazzi, Francesca Dalla Corte, Simona Terranova, Elisabetta Marangoni, Carlo Alberto Volta
BACKGROUND: Fatigue has not been investigated in long-term Intensive Care Unit (ICU) survivors. This study aimed to assess fatigue through a specific instrument, namely the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy Fatigue (FACIT-F) scale, in ICU survivors one year after hospital discharge. A secondary aim was to compare the findings of FACIT-F with those of the Vitality domain (VT) of the 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36). METHODS: This prospective cohort study was performed on 56 adult patients with a Length Of Stay (LOS) in ICU longer than 72 h...
October 18, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756317/patient-self-report-section-of-the-ases-questionnaire-a-spanish-validation-study-using-classical-test-theory-and-the-rasch-model
#18
Kalliopi Vrotsou, Ricardo Cuéllar, Félix Silió, Miguel Ángel Rodriguez, Daniel Garay, Gorka Busto, Ziortza Trancho, Antonio Escobar
BACKGROUND: The aim of the current study was to validate the self-report section of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons questionnaire (ASES-p) into Spanish. METHODS: Shoulder pathology patients were recruited and followed up to 6 months post treatment. The ASES-p, Constant, SF-36 and Barthel scales were filled-in pre and post treatment. Reliability was tested with Cronbach's alpha, convergent validity with Spearman's correlations coefficients. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and the Rasch model were implemented for assessing structural validity and unidimensionality of the scale...
October 18, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733204/interrelationships-among-common-symptoms-in-the-elderly-and-their-effects-on-health-related-quality-of-life-a-cross-sectional-study-in-rural-korea
#19
Sujeong Mun, Kihyun Park, Younghwa Baek, Siwoo Lee, Jong-Hyang Yoo
BACKGROUND: Because the world population is aging, it has become increasingly important to focus on and meet the healthcare needs of elderly individuals. This study aims to evaluate the relationships among common symptoms experienced by the elderly, including fatigue, pain, sleep disturbance, indigestion, and depression/anger/anxiety, and to assess how these symptoms affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the elderly population after adjusting for sociodemographic characteristics and diagnosed diseases...
October 13, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733207/the-burden-of-disease-in-patients-eligible-for-mentalization-based-treatment-mbt-quality-of-life-and-costs
#20
Elisabeth M P Laurenssen, Hester V Eeren, Martijn J Kikkert, Jaap Peen, Dieuwertje Westra, Jack J M Dekker, Jan J V Busschbach
BACKGROUND: Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) is a promising, though expensive treatment for severely ill patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). A high burden of disease in terms of quality of life (QoL) and life years lost can be a reason to prioritize mental health interventions, and specifically for BPD patients. Moreover, when the societal costs of the illness are high, spending resources on high treatment costs would be more easily legitimized. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to calculate the burden of disease of BPD patients eligible for MBT...
October 12, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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