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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927468/recent-advances-in-analysis-of-differential-item-functioning-in-health-research-using-the-rasch-model
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Curt Hagquist, David Andrich
BACKGROUND: Rasch analysis with a focus on Differential Item Functioning (DIF) is increasingly used for examination of psychometric properties of health outcome measures. To take account of DIF in order to retain precision of measurement, split of DIF-items into separate sample specific items has become a frequently used technique. The purpose of the paper is to present and summarise recent advances of analysis of DIF in a unified methodology. In particular, the paper focuses on the use of analysis of variance (ANOVA) as a method to simultaneously detect uniform and non-uniform DIF, the need to distinguish between real and artificial DIF and the trade-off between reliability and validity...
September 19, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927453/employment-status-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-hodgkin-lymphoma-survivors-results-based-on-data-from-a-major-treatment-center-in-hungary
#2
Ferenc Magyari, Karolina Kósa, Roland Berecz, Anna Illés, Zsófia Miltényi, Zsófia Simon, Árpád Illés
BACKGROUND: Due to risk and response adapted treatment strategies, more than 80% of newly diagnosed classical Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) patients can be cured, and become long-term survivors. However, a high proportion of survivors suffer from treatment-related long-term side effects such as secondary malignancy, organ failure, persistent fatigue and psychological distress. The aim of this study was to evaluate psychological distress and its risk factors among our HL survivors. METHODS: One hundred sixty-three (50% female) adult HL survivors were contacted between January 1, 2012 and march 31, 2015 in our outpatient centre...
September 19, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927410/the-search-for-relevant-outcome-measures-for-cost-utility-analysis-of-systemic-family-interventions-in-adolescents-with-substance-use-disorder-and-delinquent-behavior-a-systematic-literature-review
#3
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S Schawo, C Bouwmans, E van der Schee, V Hendriks, W Brouwer, L Hakkaart
PURPOSE: Systemic family interventions have shown to be effective in adolescents with substance use disorder and delinquent behavior. The interventions target interactions between the adolescent and involved systems (i.e. youth, family, peers, neighbors, school, work, and society). Next to effectiveness considerations, economic aspects have gained attention. However, conventional generic quality of life measures used in health economic evaluations may not be able to capture the broad effects of systemic interventions...
September 19, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923113/chinese-version-of-the-constant-murley-questionnaire-for-shoulder-pain-and-disability-a-reliability-and-validation-study
#4
Min Yao, Long Yang, Zuo-Yuan Cao, Shao-Dan Cheng, Shuang-Lin Tian, Yue-Li Sun, Jing Wang, Bao-Ping Xu, Xiao-Chun Hu, Yong-Jun Wang, Ying Zhang, Xue-Jun Cui
BACKGROUND: Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder in Chinese population, which affects more than 1,3 billion individuals. To the best of our knowledge, there has been no available Chinese-language version of measurements of shoulder pain and disability so far. Moreover, the Constant-Murley score (CMS) questionnaire is a universally recognized patient-reported questionnaire for clinical practice and research. The present study was designed to evaluate a Chinese translational version of CMS and subsequently assess its reliability and validity...
September 18, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915891/inflammatory-bowel-disease-specific-health-related-quality-of-life-instruments-a-systematic-review-of-measurement-properties
#5
REVIEW
Xin-Lin Chen, Liang-Huan Zhong, Yi Wen, Tian-Wen Liu, Xiao-Ying Li, Zheng-Kun Hou, Yue Hu, Chuan-Wei Mo, Feng-Bin Liu
BACKGROUND: This review aims to critically appraise and compare the measurement properties of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-specific health-related quality of life instruments. METHODS: Medline, EMBASE and ISI Web of Knowledge were searched from their inception to May 2016. IBD-specific instruments for patients with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis or IBD were enrolled. The basic characteristics and domains of the instruments were collected. The methodological quality of measurement properties and measurement properties of the instruments were assessed...
September 15, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874154/the-center-for-epidemiologic-studies-depression-scale-is-an-adequate-screening-instrument-for-depression-and-anxiety-disorder-in-adults-with-congential-heart-disease
#6
Ju Ryoung Moon, June Huh, Jinyoung Song, I-Seok Kang, Seung Woo Park, Sung-A Chang, Ji-Hyuk Yang, Tae-Gook Jun
BACKGROUND: The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) is an instrument that is commonly used to screen for depression in patients with chronic disease, but the characteristics of the CES-D in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) have not yet been studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the criterion validities and the predictive powers of the CES-D for depression and anxiety disorders in adults with CHD. METHODS: Two hundred patients were screened with the CES-D and secondarily interviewed with a diagnostic instrument, i...
September 5, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865475/a-systematic-literature-review-of-health-state-utility-values-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#7
REVIEW
Michela Meregaglia, John Cairns
BACKGROUND: Health state utility values (HSUVs) are essential parameters in model-based economic evaluations. This study systematically identifies HSUVs in head and neck cancer and provides guidance for selecting them from a growing body of health-related quality of life studies. METHODS: We systematically reviewed the published literature by searching PubMed, EMBASE and The Cochrane Library using a pre-defined combination of keywords. The Tufts Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Registry and the School of Health and Related Research Health Utilities Database (ScHARRHUD) specifically containing health utilities were also queried, in addition to the Health Economics Research Centre database of mapping studies...
September 2, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865457/vision-related-quality-of-life-and-visual-outcomes-from-cataract-surgery-in-patients-with-vision-threatening-diabetic-retinopathy-a-prospective-observational-study
#8
Bijun Zhu, Yingyan Ma, Senlin Lin, Haidong Zou
BACKGROUND: To examine the benefit of cataract surgery on visual acuity and vision related quality of life in patients with stabilized vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: A total of 126 patients (153 eyes) who were diagnosed with cataract combined with stabilized vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy underwent phacoemulsification. Measurements included the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), which was converted into a weighted logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution (logMAR) and vision related quality of life (VRQoL) using the Chinese-version low vision quality of life questionnaire (CLVQOL)...
September 2, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854934/social-vulnerability-and-factors-associated-with-oral-impact-on-daily-performance-among-adolescents
#9
Inara Pereira da Cunha, Antônio Carlos Pereira, Antônio Carlos Frias, Vladen Vieira, Marcelo de Castro Meneghim, Marília Jesus Batista, Karine Laura Cortellazzi, Jaqueline Vilela Bulgareli
BACKGROUND: Oral disorders may negatively affect the quality of life (QoL) of adolescents. To investigate how social vulnerability and oral-health status factors affect QoL in 15-19 years olds who participated in the "SB São Paulo 2015" state survey. METHODS: The relationship of several independent variables, namely Paulista Social Vulnerability Index (PSVI) score, gender, skin color, family income, age, untreated caries, tooth loss [determined by the Decayed, Missing, Filled-Teeth (DMF-T) index], toothache, periodontal condition [determined by the Community Periodontal Index (CPI)], and malocclusion (maxillary overjet, cross bite, or open bite) affect daily life, measured by the Oral Impacts on Daily Performance (OIDP) instrument...
August 30, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854928/perceived-quality-of-life-in-partners-of-patients-undergoing-treatment-in-somatic-health-mental-health-or-substance-use-disorder-units-a-cross-sectional-study
#10
Bente Birkeland, Bente M Weimand, Torleif Ruud, Magnhild M Høie, John-Kåre Vederhus
BACKGROUND: This study explores (1) differences in socio-demographic, social/familial, and health variables and perceived quality of life (QoL) among partners of patients with somatic illness, mental illness, or substance use disorder (SUD); and (2) identifies factors associated with QoL. METHODS: Participants (N = 213) in this cross-sectional study were recruited from inpatient or outpatient services in five hospitals in Norway, 2013-2014. QoL was measured by the QoL-5, a generic five-item questionnaire...
August 30, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851437/development-and-use-of-a-content-search-strategy-for-retrieving-studies-on-patients-views-and-preferences
#11
Anna Selva, Ivan Solà, Yuan Zhang, Hector Pardo-Hernandez, R Brian Haynes, Laura Martínez García, Tamara Navarro, Holger Schünemann, Pablo Alonso-Coello
BACKGROUND: Identifying scientific literature addressing patients' views and preferences is complex due to the wide range of studies that can be informative and the poor indexing of this evidence. Given the lack of guidance we developed a search strategy to retrieve this type of evidence. METHODS: We assembled an initial list of terms from several sources, including the revision of the terms and indexing of topic-related studies and, methods research literature, and other relevant projects and systematic reviews...
August 30, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851384/health-related-quality-of-life-in-pregnant-women-living-with-hiv-a-comparison-of-eq-5d-and-sf-12
#12
Xiaowen Wang, Guangping Guo, Ling Zhou, Jiarui Zheng, Xiumin Liang, Zhanqin Li, Hongzhuan Luo, Yuyan Yang, Liyuan Yang, Ting Tan, Jun Yu, Lin Lu
BACKGROUND: This paper investigates the properties and performance of the two generic measures, EQ-5D and SF-12, for Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) assessments of pregnant women living with HIV in Kunming City, Yiliang County, Daguan County, Longchuan County, Tengchong County, Longling County and Fengqing County in Yunnan Province, China. METHODS: As part of a screening programme for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), a retrospective cross-sectional survey was conducted in the seven Maternal and Infant Health Care centers in Yunnan Province, China, between April and June of 2016...
August 30, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851375/health-related-quality-of-life-and-influencing-factors-among-migrant-children-in-shaoxing-china
#13
Fengjiao Xu, Haiyan Xing, Wei Yu, Sanmei Chen, Hui Li
BACKGROUND: Due to increasing export of labor service, many children following their parents leave from rural areas to urban areas in China. These migrant children might have psychological stress and lower quality of life. However, even up to this day, little is known about the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of the migrant children. This study aims at investigating their living conditions and exploring the influencing factors of migrant children's HRQoL. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 856 migrant children, aged between 7 and 17, was conducted in Shaoxing...
August 30, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851361/health-related-quality-of-life-of-hiv-infected-adults-with-and-without-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-northwest-ethiopia
#14
Mekuriaw Alemayehu, Mamo Wubshet, Nebiyu Mesfin, Aschalew Tamiru, Abebaw Gebayehu
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important outcome measure among HIV infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). When HIV infected patients coinfected with Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) the problem become severe because VL accelerates HIV replication and disease progression. The impact of VL on the quality of life of HIV infected patients has not been studied. In this study in Ethiopia, we compared the quality of life of HIV infected patients with and without VL...
August 30, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841891/peculiarities-of-situational-and-personal-anxiety-degree-in-the-schoolchildren-with-ent-chronic-diseases
#15
Marine Mardiyan, Siranush Mkrtchyan, Artur Shukuryan, Armine Chopikyan, Razmik Dunamalyan, Lusine Danielyan
BACKGROUND: A number of the QL researches in case of different pathologies are being increased during the last decade. The existing traditional research methods provide mostly arbitrary data on the disease and its treatment, which are not sufficient for the schoolchildren overall psychological and social adaptation and wellness evaluation. METHODS: The research object became schoolchildren of 3 randomly selected schools in Yerevan. 443 monitoring units formed the selection population...
August 25, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838316/evaluation-of-pdq-8-and-its-relationship-with-pdq-39-in-china-a-three-year-longitudinal-study
#16
Kui Chen, Yu-Jie Yang, Feng-Tao Liu, Da-Ke Li, Lu-Lu Bu, Ke Yang, Ying Wang, Bo Shen, Rong-Yuan Guan, Jie Song, Jian Wang, Jian-Jun Wu
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease is characterized by motor and non-motor symptoms with wide ranging impacts on the health-related quality of life. The 39-item Parkinson's disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39) is the most widely used PD-specific health-related quality-of-life questionnaire. The short-form 8-item Parkinson's disease Questionnaire (PDQ-8) was found to produce results similar to that of the PDQ-39 cross-culturally. However, there is no evaluation of the PDQ-8 in the mainland of China...
August 24, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836994/the-spanish-version-of-the-patient-rated-wrist-evaluation-outcome-measure-cross-cultural-adaptation-process-reliability-measurement-error-and-construct-validity
#17
Roberto S Rosales, Rayco García-Gutierrez, Luis Reboso-Morales, Isam Atroshi
BACKGROUND: The Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) is a widely used measure of patient-reported disability and pain related to wrist disorders. We performed cross-cultural adaptation of the PRWE into Spanish (Spain) and assessed reliability and construct validity in patients with distal radius fracture. METHODS: Adaptation of the English version to Spanish (Spain) was performed using translation/back translation methodology. The measurement properties of the PRWE-Spanish were assessed in a sample of 40 consecutive patients (31 women), mean age 58 (SD 19) years, with extra-articular distal radius fractures treated with closed reduction and cast...
August 24, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836987/benefits-of-different-intensity-of-aerobic-exercise-in-modulating-body-composition-among-obese-young-adults-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Chih-Hui Chiu, Ming-Chen Ko, Long-Shan Wu, Ding-Peng Yeh, Nai-Wen Kan, Po-Fu Lee, Jenn-Woei Hsieh, Ching-Yu Tseng, Chien-Chang Ho
BACKGROUND: The aim of present study was to compare the effects of different aerobic exercise intensities and energy expenditures on the body composition of sedentary obese college students in Taiwan. METHODS: Forty-eight obese participants [body mass index (BMI) ≥ 27 kg/m(2), age 18-26 years] were randomized into four equal groups (n = 12): light-intensity training group (LITG), 40%-50% heart rate reserve (HRR); middle-intensity training group (MITG), 50%-70% HRR; high-intensity training group (HITG), 70%-80% HRR; and control group (CG)...
August 24, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835235/development-of-diabetes-specific-quality-of-life-module-to-be-in-conjunction-with-the-world-health-organization-quality-of-life-scale-brief-version-whoqol-bref
#19
Chung-Ying Lin, Tsung-Ying Lee, Zih-Jie Sun, Yi-Ching Yang, Jin-Shang Wu, Huang-Tz Ou
BACKGROUND: Although numerous health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments are available for patients with diabetes, the length of these measures may limit their feasibility to routine practice. Also, these measures do not distinguish items for generic and diabetes-specific HRQoL. This study was aimed to develop a diabetes-specific quality of life questionnaire module (DMQoL) to be in conjunction with the World Health Organization Quality of Life scale brief version (WHOQOL-BREF)...
August 23, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835233/responsiveness-of-the-promis%C3%A2-measures-to-changes-in-disease-status-among-pediatric-nephrotic-syndrome-patients-a-midwest-pediatric-nephrology-consortium-study
#20
David T Selewski, Jonathan P Troost, Danyelle Cummings, Susan F Massengill, Rasheed A Gbadegesin, Larry A Greenbaum, Ibrahim F Shatat, Yi Cai, Gaurav Kapur, Diane Hebert, Michael J Somers, Howard Trachtman, Priya Pais, Michael E Seifert, Jens Goebel, Christine B Sethna, John D Mahan, Heather E Gross, Emily Herreshoff, Yang Liu, Noelle E Carlozzi, Bryce B Reeve, Darren A DeWalt, Debbie S Gipson
BACKGROUND: Nephrotic syndrome represents a condition in pediatric nephrology typified by a relapsing and remitting course, proteinuria and the presence of edema. The PROMIS measures have previously been studied and validated in cross-sectional studies of children with nephrotic syndrome. This study was designed to longitudinally validate the PROMIS measures in pediatric nephrotic syndrome. METHODS: One hundred twenty seven children with nephrotic syndrome between the ages of 8 and 17 years participated in this prospective cohort study...
August 23, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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