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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222609/evaluating-cognition-in-individuals-with-huntington-disease-neuro-qol-cognitive-functioning-measures
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Jin-Shei Lai, Siera Goodnight, Nancy R Downing, Rebecca E Ready, Jane S Paulsen, Anna L Kratz, Julie C Stout, Michael K McCormack, David Cella, Christopher Ross, Jenna Russell, Noelle E Carlozzi
PURPOSE: Cognitive functioning impacts health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for individuals with Huntington disease (HD). The Neuro-QoL includes two patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures of cognition-Executive Function (EF) and General Concerns (GC). These measures have not previously been validated for use in HD. The purpose of this analysis is to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Neuro-QoL Cognitive Function measures for use in HD. METHODS: Five hundred ten individuals with prodromal or manifest HD completed the Neuro-QoL Cognition measures, two other PRO measures of HRQOL (WHODAS 2...
December 8, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221456/effect-of-multimorbidity-on-quality-of-life-in-adult-with-cardiovascular-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Bijan Shad, Asieh Ashouri, Tolou Hasandokht, Fatemeh Rajati, Arsalan Salari, Moona Naghshbandi, Fardin Mirbolouk
BACKGROUND: The aim of present study was to describe the effect of multimorbidity on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: A cross-sectional study with a simple sampling method of 296 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery in a referral hospital of the northern part of Iran was conducted between April, 2015 and September, 2016. Multimorbidity was defined as the presence of at least two chronic diseases based on self-reporting and medical records...
December 8, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221442/general-practitioners-awareness-of-depressive-symptomatology-is-not-associated-with-quality-of-life-in-heart-failure-patients-cross-sectional-results-of-the-observational-recode-hf-study
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Marion Eisele, Sigrid Boczor, Anja Rakebrandt, Eva Blozik, Jens-Martin Träder, Stefan Störk, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Martin Scherer
BACKGROUND: Depression is a common comorbidity in patients with chronic heart failure (HF) and linked to a wider range of symptoms which, in turn, are linked to a decreased health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Treatment of depression might improve HRQOL but detecting depression is difficult due to the symptom overlap between HF and depression. Therefore, clinical guidelines recommend to routinely screen for depression in HF patients. No studies have so far investigated the treatment after getting aware of a depressive symptomatology and its correlation with HRQOL in primary care HF patients...
December 8, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218820/frequency-of-going-outdoors-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-older-adults-examining-the-moderating-role-of-living-alone-and-employment-status
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Kazuhiro Harada, Kouhei Masumoto, Keiko Katagiri, Ai Fukuzawa, Makoto Chogahara, Narihiko Kondo, Shuichi Okada
AIM: Going outdoors more frequently is beneficial for maintaining and improving health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among older adults. However, individual differences can alter the effects of going outdoors. The present study aimed to examine whether relationships between going outdoors and HRQOL were moderated by living alone and employment status. METHODS: The present study was a secondary analysis of 14-month prospective data (n = 613). Variables used in this study were baseline data on the frequency of going outdoors, HRQOL (physical and mental component summary scores assessed using the Japanese version of the Medical Outcomes study Short Form 8-Item Health Survey), living alone, employment status, potential confounders (sex, age, educational level and instrumental activities of daily living) and follow-up data on HRQOL...
December 7, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218759/impact-of-pain-and-functional-impairment-in-us-adults-with-haemophilia-patient-reported-outcomes-and-musculoskeletal-evaluation-in-the-pain-functional-impairment-and-quality-of-life-p-fiq-study
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C L Kempton, M Recht, A Neff, M Wang, T W Buckner, A Soni, D Quon, M Witkop, L Boggio, R Z Gut, D L Cooper
INTRODUCTION: Standardized and disease-specific patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments assessing pain, functional impairment and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in people with haemophilia (PWH) have been used in studies, but infrequently in comprehensive care settings for individual assessment or treatment planning. AIM: To assess the impact of pain and functional impairment on HRQoL in PWH. METHODS: P-FiQ enrolled 381 adult PWH with a history of joint pain/bleeding and included 5 PROs and a clinical joint evaluation (Hemophilia Joint Health Score v2...
December 8, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218685/patient-reported-quality-of-life-and-hip-function-after-2-stage-revision-of-chronic-periprosthetic-hip-joint-infection-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ninna R Poulsen, Inger Mechlenburg, Kjeld Søballe, Jeppe Lange
INTRODUCTION: Very limited information is available regarding patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and hip function following treatment for chronic periprosthetic hip joint infection (PJI). Patient-reported outcome measures provide essential information to clinicians of the impact a treatment have on patient's lives. The purpose of this study was to examine patient reported HRQoL and hip function after a completed re-implantation in a 2-stage revision. METHOD: 82 patients were identified retrospectively in the National Patient Register...
December 4, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217122/phase-i-iii-development-of-the-eortc-qlq-anl27-a-health-related-quality-of-life-questionnaire-for-anal-cancer
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Samantha C Sodergren, Colin D Johnson, Alexandra Gilbert, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski, William Chu, Hans T Chung, Kristopher Dennis, Isacco Desideri, Robert Glynne-Jones, Marianne Grønlie Guren, Dimitrios Kardamakis, Karen Nugent, Heike Schmidt, David Sebag-Montefiore, Vassilios Vassiliou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There is currently no health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measure specific to anal cancer. Our objective was to develop an anal cancer HRQoL module to supplement the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire using EORTC Quality of Life Group Guidelines. MATERIALS AND METHOD: In order to generate a list of HRQoL issues facing anal cancer patients treated with chemoradiotherapy (CRT), we systematically reviewed the literature and conducted semi-structured interviews with patients and health care professionals (HCPs)...
December 4, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217115/-psychosomatic-symptoms-as-an-expression-of-the-deterioration-of-the-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescents
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Rosa M Fuentes Chacón, M José Simón Saiz, Margarita Garrido Abejar, M Dolores Serrano Parra, M Elisa Larrañaga Rubio, Santiago Yubero Jiménez
AIM: To analyze, in a population of adolescents in school, the relationship between psychosomatic symptoms and the perception of health-related quality of life (HRQoL), differentiating by gender and age group. DESIGN: Transversal study. LOCATION: Five Secondary Schools. PARTICIPANTS: Eight hundred and forty four adolescents between the ages of 15 and 18 in secondary school. MAIN MEASUREMENTS: HRQoL using KIDSCREEN-52 and psychosomatic symptoms with the psychosomatic problems scale (PSP)...
December 4, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215504/is-health-related-quality-of-life-decreased-in-adolescents-with-back-pain
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Tatiana Rehder Gonçalves, Mauro Felippe Felix Mediano, Rosely Sichieri, Diana Barbosa Cunha
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate the association between back pain and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among adolescents. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The prevalence of back pain has been increasing not only in the adult population but also among children and adolescents. The better knowledge about the association between back pain and health-related quality of life could facilitate the implementation of new intervention strategies on prevention and treatment of back pain...
December 5, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215496/comparing-health-related-quality-of-life-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-either-primary-or-revision-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
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Gregory D Schroeder, Barrett S Boody, Christopher K Kepler, Mark F Kurd, Stephen Silva, Kristen Nicholson, Jefferson R Wilson, Barret I Woods, Kris E Radcliff, D Greg Anderson, Alan S Hilibrand, Alexander R Vaccaro, Jeffery A Rihn
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: Compare HRQOL outcome metrics in patients undergoing primary and revision ACDF. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is associated with significant improvements in health related quality of life (HRQOL) outcome metrics. However, 2.9% of patients per year will develop symptomatic adjacent segment disease and there is a paucity of literature on HRQOL outcomes following revision ACDF...
December 5, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214822/meeting-sleep-guidelines-is-associated-with-better-health-related-quality-of-life-and-reduced-premature-all-cause-mortality-risk
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Paul D Loprinzi, Chelsea Joyner
PURPOSE: To examine whether meeting sleep guidelines (7-9 hours/night) is associated with better health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and reduced all-cause mortality risk. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: 2005 to 2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 13 423 adults. MEASURES: Sleep duration and HRQOL were assessed from self-report; covariates assessed via survey, examination, and laboratory data; and mortality assessed through 2011 via matching from the National Death Index...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214414/understanding-the-need-for-assistance-with-survey-completion-in-people-with-huntington-disease
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Elizabeth A Hahn, Nancy R Downing, Julie C Stout, Jane S Paulsen, Becky Ready, Siera Goodnight, Jin-Shei Lai, Jennifer A Miner, Noelle E Carlozzi
PURPOSE: In Huntington disease (HD), motor, cognitive, and psychiatric changes can have a detrimental impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The purpose of this paper is to describe the extent and type of assistance needed to complete online HRQOL surveys, and the impact of assistance on HRQOL scores. METHODS: A patient-reported outcome measurement system was developed for HD-specific HRQOL. Individuals across the prodromal and diagnosed disease severity spectrum (n = 532) completed surveys by computer, and reported the amount and type of assistance they received...
December 6, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214403/executive-functioning-academic-skills-and-quality-of-life-in-pediatric-patients-with-brain-tumors-post-proton-radiation-therapy
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Lea M Ventura, Julie A Grieco, Casey L Evans, Karen A Kuhlthau, Shannon M MacDonald, Nancy J Tarbell, Torunn I Yock, Margaret B Pulsifer
Radiation therapy (RT) is integral in the treatment of pediatric brain tumors; however, photon RT (XRT) often results in intellectual decline, executive functioning (EF) deficits, academic underachievement/failure, and lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Proton RT (PRT) provides more targeted therapy, minimizing damage to the developing brain, yet few studies have examined its neuropsychological effects. This study investigated the role of EF in academic skills and HRQoL in a sample of children treated with PRT...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212251/low-ft3-is-associated-with-diminished-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-treated-with-drug-eluting-stent-a-longitudinal-observational-study
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Chao Xue, Ling Bian, Yu Shui Xie, Zhao Fang Yin, Zuo Jun Xu, Qi Zhi Chen, Hui Li Zhang, Yu Qi Fan, Run Du, Chang Qian Wang
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with low triiodothyronine (T3) syndrome characterized by low free T3 (fT3) levels with normal thyroxine (T4) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) have a higher rate of death. The impact of fT3 on Health related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with ACS is still unknown. 528 ACS patients treated with drug-eluting stent (DES) were included in this prospective, observational study. Patients were classified into low fT3 group (n=126) and normal fT3 group (n=402) according to serum fT3 level...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210313/pain-predicts-poorer-health-related-quality-of-life-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-cohort-study
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Ji Li, Jordan T Jones, Catherine Donnelly, Natoshia Cunningham, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Hermine I Brunner
Objectives To investigate the predictive value of pain on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among patients with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematous (cSLE), as increased adverse psychosocial events are reported in patients with cSLE, but the predictive impact of psychological events on HRQoL remains unclear. Methods This cohort study recruited patients with cSLE from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre rheumatology clinic. Data regarding pain due to lupus in past week, and HRQoL, were collected during a baseline and 6-month follow-up visit...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209835/patient-clinician-communication-among-patients-with-stage-i-lung-cancer
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Shannon M Nugent, Sara E Golden, Charles R Thomas, Mark E Deffebach, Mithran S Sukumar, Paul H Schipper, Brandon H Tieu, Drew Moghanaki, Juan Wisnivesky, Christopher Slatore
PURPOSE: Limited data exist about patient-centered communication (PCC) and patient-centered outcomes among patients who undergo surgery or stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We aimed to examine the relationship between PCC and decision-making processes among NSCLC patients, using baseline data from a prospective, multicenter study. METHODS: Patients with stage 1 NSCLC completed a survey prior to treatment initiation...
December 5, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209476/osteoarthritis-affects-health-related-quality-of-life-in-korean-adults-with-chronic-diseases-the-korea-national-health-and-nutritional-examination-surveys-2009-2013
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Ji Hye Yang, Kiheon Lee, Se Young Jung, Woo Kyung Bae, Hye Jin Ju, In Young Cho, Jae Kyeong Song, Hwa Yeon Park, Jong-Soo Han, Ga-Hye Lee, Ye Seul Bae
Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disease that commonly afflicts the elderly. This disease reduces the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and causes a significant social burden. Whether the effect of coexisting chronic conditions on HRQoL varies according to the presence of OA remains unclear. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate this notion. Methods: A total of 13,395 participants were identified from the 2009-2013 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for analysis...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207449/exploratory-study-of-dimensions-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-the-general-population-of-south-korea
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Seon-Ha Kim, Min-Woo Jo, Minsu Ock, Sang-Il Lee
Objectives: This study aimed to explore dimensions in addition to the 5 dimensions of the 5-level EQ-5D version (EQ-5D-5L) that could satisfactorily explain variation in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the general population of South Korea. Methods: Domains related to HRQoL were searched through a review of existing HRQoL instruments. Among the 28 potential dimensions, the 5 dimensions of the EQ-5D-5L and 7 additional dimensions (vision, hearing, communication, cognitive function, social relationships, vitality, and sleep) were included...
November 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207249/preschoolers-health-related-quality-of-life-following-the-implementation-of-a-childcare-physical-activity-intervention
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Stephanie Truelove, Andrew M Johnson, Leigh M Vanderloo, Molly Driediger, Shauna M Burke, Jennifer D Irwin, Brian W Timmons, Anca Gaston, Patricia Tucker
BACKGROUND: Being active offers many physical and emotional benefits contributing to a higher health-related quality of life (HRQoL); however, this relationship remains unexplored among preschoolers (2.5-5 years). This study examined the impact of the Supporting Physical Activity in the Childcare Environment (SPACE); an intervention implemented using a cluster randomized controlled trial on preschoolers' HRQoL. METHODS: Childcare centres were randomly allocated to the experimental (n = 11) or control (n = 11) condition, and preschoolers' HRQoL was measured using the parent-report Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4...
December 5, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206636/long-term-effect-of-weight-loss-induced-by-bariatric-surgery-on-asthma-control-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-asthmatic-patients-with-severe-obesity-a-pilot-study
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Mauro Maniscalco, Alessandro Sanduzzi Zamparelli, Dino Franco Vitale, Stanislao Faraone, Antonio Molino, Anna Zedda, Andrea Motta
BACKGROUND: The weight loss induced by bariatric surgery (BS) improves asthma clinical control evaluated usually after a short time. The long-term effects of weight loss attained by BS on asthma control and health related-quality of life (HRQoL) in patients affected by asthma and obesity are not known. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the five-year effect of weight reduction induced by BS on asthma control, quality of life and pulmonary functional parameters in severely obese intermittent or mild-to-moderate asthmatic patients...
September 2017: Respiratory Medicine
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