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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667453/impaired-health-related-quality-of-life-and-related-risk-factors-among-u-s-adults-with-asthma
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Cynthia A Pate, Hatice S Zahran, Cathy M Bailey
Objective This study assessed Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and related risk factors among adults with asthma in the United States. Using the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), we examined the association between four domains of impaired HRQoL and selected explanatory factors.  Methods A BRFSS sample of 39 321 adults with asthma was used in this study. We examined the association between fair/poor health, ≥14 mentally unhealthy days, ≥14 physically unhealthy days, and ≥14 days of activity limitation and selected explanatory variables (sex, race/ethnicity, age, annual household income, healthcare coverage, physical activity, smoking status, Body Mass Index (BMI), having a coexisting disease, and being diagnosed with depression) using multivariable logistic regression models...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666807/quality-of-life-assessment-in-esophagectomy-patients
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Alla Alghamedi, Gordon Buduhan, Lawrence Tan, Sadeesh Kumar Srinathan, Joanne Sulman, Gail Darling, Biniam Kidane
Esophagectomy is the mainstay of curative therapy for esophageal cancer; however, it is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, with subsequent major impact on quality of life. This paper reviews the evaluation of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in esophageal cancer patients undergoing curative intent therapy, the relationship between postoperative HRQOL and survival as well the potential utility of pre-treatment HRQOL as a prognostic tool. HRQOL assessment is valuable in helping clinicians understand the impact on patients of esophageal cancer and the various treatments thereof...
February 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665820/work-impairment-osteoarthritis-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-employees-in-japan
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Ken Nakata, Toshinaga Tsuji, Jeffrey Vietri, Dena H Jaffe
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common causes of health and work impairment; however, this relationship, especially in Japan, is not well characterized. This study examined work impairment and OA in Japanese workers, specifically the relationship with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and health status. METHODS: This retrospective, cross-sectional observational study included the data of employed adults with a self-reported OA diagnosis from the 2014 Japan National Health and Wellness Survey...
April 17, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665163/lowered-quality-of-life-in-mood-disorders-is-associated-with-increased-neuro-oxidative-stress-and-basal-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-levels-and-use-of-anticonvulsant-mood-stabilizers
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Caroline Sampaio Nunes, Michael Maes, Chutima Roomruangwong, Juliana Brum Moraes, Kamila Landucci Bonifacio, Heber Odebrecht Vargas, Decio Sabbatini Barbosa, George Anderson, Luiz Gustavo Piccoli de Melo, Stoyanov Drozdstoj, Estefania Moreira, André F Carvalho, Sandra Odebrecht Vargas Nunes
RATIONALE, AIMS: Major affective disorders including bipolar disorder (BD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) are associated with impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Oxidative stress and subtle thyroid abnormalities may play a pathophysiological role in both disorders. Thus, the current study was performed to examine whether neuro-oxidative biomarkers and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels could predict HRQoL in BD and MDD. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 68 BD and 37 MDD patients and 66 healthy controls...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664812/health-related-quality-of-life-and-body-image-disturbance-of-adolescents-with-severe-untreated-idiopathic-early-onset-scoliosis-in-a-developing-country
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Hany Abdel Gawwad Soliman
STUDY DESIGN: A cross sectional study OBJECTIVE.: This study aimed to investigate the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and body image disturbance of adolescents with untreated severe idiopathic early-onset scoliosis (IEOS) in a developing country. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: IEOS has the potential to progress rapidly and may lead to significant disability if left untreated. Moreover, it can lead to significant body image changes that may lead to social and psychological stresses on developing adolescents...
April 16, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663477/the-impact-of-autoimmune-hepatitis-and-its-treatment-on-health-utility
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Lin Lee Wong, Holly F Fisher, Deborah D Stocken, Stephen Rice, Amardeep Khanna, Michael A Heneghan, Ye Htun Oo, George Mells, Stuart Kendrick, Jessica Katharine Dyson, David E J Jones
Patient reporting suggests that the physical and psychological effects of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) can be substantial. However, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with AIH remains incompletely characterized and health utility remains to be explored. Treatment for AIH often includes the use of corticosteroids, agents that can be associated with significant side effects. Here we explore the impact of AIH and its treatments on patient-reported HRQOL and health utility in a large cohort of prevalent cases from the United Kingdom Autoimmune Hepatitis (UK-AIH) national study...
April 17, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663172/individual-changes-in-neurocognitive-functioning-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-brain-oligometastases-treated-with-stereotactic-radiotherapy
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Pim B van der Meer, Esther J J Habets, Ruud G Wiggenraad, Antoinette Verbeek-de Kanter, Geert J Lycklama À Nijeholt, Hanneke Zwinkels, Martin Klein, Linda Dirven, Martin J B Taphoorn
BACKGROUND: Recently, it has been shown that at group level, patients with limited brain metastases treated with stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) maintain their pre-treatment levels of neurocognitive functioning (NCF) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The aim of this study was to evaluate NCF and HRQoL changes over time at the individual patient level. METHODS: NCF (seven domains assessed with a standardized test battery) and HRQoL (eight predetermined scales assessed with the EORTC QLQ-C30 and BN20 questionnaires) were measured prior to SRT and at 3 and/or 6 months follow-up...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663137/health-related-quality-of-life-among-cancer-patients-in-their-last-year-of-life-results-from-the-profiles-registry
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Natasja J H Raijmakers, M Zijlstra, J van Roij, O Husson, S Oerlemans, L V van de Poll-Franse
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the last year of life of cancer patients stratified by four periods of time before death. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2015, cancer patients were invited to participate in PROFILES (Patient Reported Outcomes Following Initial Treatment and Long-term Evaluation of Survivorship) registry studies. Patients were eligible for inclusion in this secondary analysis if they had been invited to complete the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) in their last year of life (N = 892)...
April 16, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663077/is-patient-reported-outcome-improved-by-nalfurafine-hydrochloride-in-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-and-refractory-pruritus-a-post-marketing-single-arm-prospective-study
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Minami Yagi, Atsushi Tanaka, Tadashi Namisaki, Atsushi Takahashi, Masanori Abe, Akira Honda, Yasushi Matsuzaki, Hiromasa Ohira, Hitoshi Yoshiji, Hajime Takikawa
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) frequently suffer from pruritus, which can severely impair their health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Nalfurafine hydrochloride, a selective κ-opioid receptor agonist, was recently approved in Japan for refractory pruritus in patients with chronic liver diseases, but it still remains unclear whether this treatment improves the patient-reported outcome (PRO) in PBC patients with refractory pruritus. Herein, we conducted a multicenter, post-marketing, single-arm prospective study to investigate the efficacy of nalfurafine in terms of PRO, and the associations of the efficacy with any clinical characteristics...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662746/the-predictive-value-of-preoperative-health-related-quality-of-life-scores-on-postoperative-patient-reported-outcome-scores-in-lumbar-spine-surgery
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Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Nan Luo, Sze Yung Chin, Eugene Tze Chun Lau, Pei Wang, Naresh Kumar, Leok-Lim Lau, John Nathaniel Ruiz, Joseph Shanthakumar Thambiah, Ka-Po Gabriel Liu, Hee-Kit Wong
Study Design: A single-center, retrospective cohort study. Objective: To predict patient-reported outcomes (PROs) using preoperative health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) scores by quantifying the correlation between them, so as to aid selection of surgical candidates and preoperative counselling. Methods: All patients who underwent single-level elective lumbar spine surgery over a 2-year period were divided into 3 diagnosis groups: spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, and disc herniation...
April 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660795/symptom-and-function-profiles-of-men-with-localized-prostate-cancer
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Bryce B Reeve, Xianming Tan, Ronald C Chen, Deborah S Usinger, Laura C Pinheiro
BACKGROUND: Men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer seek information on how treatment options may impact their health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The authors used latent profile analysis (LPA) to group men according to their symptom burden and functional status and to identify patient characteristics associated with each HRQOL profile. METHODS: Patients completed the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System and the Expanded Prostate Index Composite measures 3 months after treatment initiation...
April 16, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659717/statin-treatment-is-associated-with-a-neutral-effect-on-health-related-quality-of-life-among-community-dwelling-octogenarian-men
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Timo E Strandberg, Annele Urtamo, Juuso Kähärä, Arto Y Strandberg, Kaisu H Pitkälä, Hannu Kautiainen
Background: Statin treatment is common among 80+ people, but little is known about statin effects on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in this oldest age group. Methods: In the Helsinki Businessmen Study (HBS), men born 1919 to 1934 (original n=3490), have been followed-up since the 1960s. In 2015, a questionnaire about lifestyle, diseases and medications, and including RAND-36/SF-36 HRQoL instrument was mailed to survivors. 612 men (72.6%) responded, 530 of them reporting their medications (98% community-living)...
April 12, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659544/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-arthritis-a-cross-sectional-survey-among-middle-aged-adults-in-chongqing-china
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Yunshuang Rao, Xianglong Xu, Dengyuan Liu, Cesar Reis, Ian M Newman, Liqiang Qin, Manoj Sharma, Jun Shen, Yong Zhao
Background: Arthritis is a common disease in China, but few studies have been conducted to explore the associated health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and its influencing factors in Chongqing, China. This study aimed to explore the association of arthritis and HRQoL and probe factors affecting HRQoL among arthritis patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Chongqing, China. A total of 1224 adults were included in the analysis. Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) was used to measure HRQoL...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658446/colorectal-cancers-survivors-adherence-to-lifestyle-recommendations-and-cross-sectional-associations-with-health-related-quality-of-life
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Jose J L Breedveld-Peters, Janna L Koole, Eloise Müller-Schulte, Bernadette W A van der Linden, Cherelle Windhausen, Martijn J L Bours, Eline H van Roekel, Matty P Weijenberg
The lifestyle recommendations of the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF)/American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) are primarily intended for cancer prevention. In the absence of specific recommendations for cancer survivors, we investigated adherence of colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors to the WCRF/AICR lifestyle recommendations and associations with health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The cross-sectional part of the Energy for life after ColoRectal cancer (EnCoRe) study was conducted in 155 CRC survivors (stage I-III), 2-10 years post diagnosis...
April 16, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658344/effect-of-12-month-treatment-with-metformin-and-or-oral-contraceptives-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Magda Lambaa Altinok, Pernille Ravn, Marianne Andersen, Dorte Glintborg
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is impaired in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), but the effect of treatment with metformin (M) and/or oral contraceptives (OCP) is undetermined. To assess changes in HRQoL during 12-month randomized treatment with M, OCP or M + OCP in PCOS. Ninety women with PCOS were randomized to treatment with M, OCP or M + OCP. HRQoL was evaluated by a PCOS-specific visual analog scale (PCOS-VAS) regarding 1: Facial hair, 2: Body hair, 3: Acne, 4: Irregular menses, 5: Weight and 6: PCOS in general, and Short Form 36 (SF-36)...
April 16, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657873/neuropathic-pain-in-pregnant-turkish-women-with-lumbopelvic-pain-and-its-impact-on-health-related-quality-of-life
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Filiz Eser, Saniye Nebioğlu, Aygün Aliyeva, Ayşegül Kılıçarslan, Cemal Reşat Atalay, Gizem Özcanlı, Şükran Erten, Funda Uysal
Objectives: To investigate the prevalence of neuropathic pain in pregnant women and to state its influence on the functional status and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in terms of physical, social, and emotional functioning. Methods: A total of 90 pregnant women with lumbopelvic pain (LPP) and non-pregnant and healthy controls were included. The presence of neuropathic pain was determined using the Leeds assessment of neuropathic symptoms and signs (LANNS) questionnaire...
March 2018: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656798/a-comparative-study-of-two-types-of-organ-sparing-surgeries-for-early-stage-penile-cancer-wide-local-excision-vs-partial-penectomy
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Xiang Wan, Dachao Zheng, Chong Liu, Huan Xu, Minkai Xie, Juan Zhou, Hai-Jun Yao, Zhong Wang
INTRODUCTION: Till date, there have been few reports of comparative studies on the outcomes of these different treatment modalities. In this study, we have aimed to comparatively evaluate the quality-of-life parameters, including sexual function, urinary function, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL), in patients with early stage penile cancers who underwent two different organ-sparing surgeries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From March 2012 to March 2015, we enrolled 15 patients with early stage penile cancers who underwent either wide local excision or partial penectomy as organ-sparing surgical treatments...
April 3, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656759/physical-behavior-and-associations-with-health-outcomes-in-operable-nsclc-patients-a-prospective-study
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J G Josien Timmerman, M G H Marit Dekker-van Weering, M W J M Michel Wouters, M M Martijn Stuiver, W Wanda de Kanter, M M R Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten
OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to 1) characterize daily physical behavior of operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, from preoperative to six months postoperative using accelerometry, and explore if physical behavior preoperative or one month postoperative is associated with better health outcomes at six months postoperative. METHODS: A prospective study with 23 patients (13 female) diagnosed with primary NSCLC and scheduled for curative lung resection was performed...
May 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656757/associations-of-objectively-assessed-physical-activity-and-sedentary-time-with-health-related-quality-of-life-among-lung-cancer-survivors-a-quantile-regression-approach
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Adrijana D'Silva, Paul A Gardiner, Terry Boyle, D Gwyn Bebb, Steven T Johnson, Jeff K Vallance
OBJECTIVES: No studies have examined objectively assessed physical activity, sedentary time, and patient-reported outcomes among lung cancer survivors. The objective of this study was to determine associations of objectively assessed moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary time with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and fatigue among lung cancer survivors. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Lung cancer survivors in Southern Alberta (N = 540) were invited to complete a mailed survey that assessed HRQoL [Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Lung (FACT-L)], physical and functional well-being [Trial Outcome Index (TOI)], and fatigue [Fatigue Scale (FS)]...
May 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656367/the-impact-of-coping-patterns-and-chronic-health-conditions-on-health-related-quality-of-life-among-children-and-adolescents
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Sabrina Oppenheimer, Orit Krispin, Sigal Levy, Maayan Ozeri, Alan Apter
This study examined the relationship among chronic disease, coping strategy patterns, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among children and adolescents. The cohort included 273 Israeli children and adolescents aged 8-18 years diagnosed with asthma, diabetes mellitus, or celiac disease. All completed the Coping with a Disease Questionnaire (CODI) and the DISABKIDS Chronic Generic Measure (DCGM-37). The outcome measures were as follows: association of the use of effective and non-effective coping strategies with type of disease; predictive value of coping patterns for health-related quality of life; a European sample was used for comparison...
April 14, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
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