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Changes in self-reported and parent-reported health-related quality of life in overweight children and adolescents participating in an outpatient training: findings from a 12-month follow-up study

Background: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) was found to improve in participants of weight management interventions. However, information on moderately overweight youth as well as on maintaining HRQoL improvements following treatment is sparse. ...

Construct validity of the psychological general well being index (PGWBI) in a sample of patients undergoing treatment for stress-related exhaustion: a rasch analysis

Purpose: The Psychological General Well Being Index (PGWBI) is a widely used scale across many conditions. Over time issues have been raised about the dimensional structure of the scale, and it has not yet been subjected to scrutiny by modern Psychometric ...

Validity and responsiveness of the EQ-5D in assessing and valuing health status in patients with somatoform disorders

Background: The EQ-5D is a generic questionnaire providing a preference-based index score applicable to cost-utility analysis. ...

Temperament and character properties of primary focal hyperhidrosis patients

Background: Primary focal hyperhidrosis is a health problem, which has negative effects on the patient's quality of life and significantly affects the patients' daily activities, social and business life. The aim of this study is to evaluate temp ...

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of a Brazilian version of an instrument to assess impairments related to oral functioning of people with Down syndrome

Background: An instrument was developed in Canada to assess impairments related to oral functioning of individuals with four years of age or older with Down syndrome (DS). The present study attempted to carry out the cross-cultural adaptation and validatio ...

Does quality of life assessment in palliative care look like a complex screening program?

Background: Palliative Care (PC) is an approach that improves the Quality of Life (QoL). A number of QoL assessment tools have been developed and validated in PC. It is not clear how QoL should be measured in PC practice. A procedure of QoL assessment in c ...

Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the mindful attention awareness scale (MAAS) in patients with fibromyalgia

Background: Mindful-based interventions improve functioning and quality of life in fibromyalgia (FM) patients. ...

Are treatment benefits in neuropathic pain reflected in the self assessment of treatment questionnaire?

Background/objective: The Self Assessment of Treatment (SAT) questionnaire was developed to reflect key patient reported outcomes of Neuropathic Pain (NP) treatments. This study aimed to understand how patients perceived the relevance and ease of understan ...

Factors associated with health-related quality of life among Indian women in mining and agriculture

Background: Women facing social and economic disadvantage in stressed communities of developing countries are at greater risk due to health problems. This paper investigates the relationships between structural, health and psychosocial predictors among wom ...

Psychometric validation of the visual function questionnaire-25 in patients with diabetic macular edema

Background: Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) is a common cause of impaired vision and blindness amongst diabetics. If not detected and treated early, the resulting vision loss can lead to considerable health costs and decreased health-related quality of life ( ...

Assessment of health-related quality of life in Turkish patients with facial prostheses

Background: Facial prostheses are intended to provide a non-operative rehabilitation for patients with acquired facial defects. By improving aesthetics and quality of life (QOL), this treatment involves reintegration of the patient into family and social l ...

Interpreting one oral health impact profile point

Background: Interpretation of scores from oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) instruments, such as the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP) is challenging. ...

Health-related quality of life and economic impact of urinary incontinence due to detrusor overactivity associated with a neurologic condition: a systematic review

Background: Patients with neurologic diseases often have neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO), which can result in a loss of voluntary bladder control and uncontrollable urinary incontinence (UI).The impact of UI due to NDO on patients' lives has no ...

Improving valuation sampling of EQ-5D health states

Background: The original valuation exercise which formed the basis of the UK EQ-5D time trade-off social tariff of health states, employed a sampling scheme involving 43 health states. Neither that study, nor other published international valuations studie ...

Overall mental distress and health-related quality of life after solid-organ transplantation: results from a retrospective follow-up study

Background: Our retrospective follow-up study aimed to explore the degree of overall mental distress in a cohort of solid-organ transplantation (SOT) recipients after liver, heart or lung transplantation. Furthermore, we investigated how overall mental dis ...

Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the scale of oral health outcomes for 5-year-old children (SOHO-5)

Background: Most of the instruments available to measure the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in paediatric populations focus on older children, whereas parental reports are used for very young children. The scale of oral health outcomes for 5- ...

The Chinese community patient's life satisfaction, assessment of community medical service, and trust in community health delivery system

Background: Although the Chinese government put a lot of effort into promoting the community patient's life satisfaction, there still lacked the holistic and systematic approaches to promote the community patient's life satisfaction in various re ...

Health related quality of life after gastric bypass or intensive lifestyle intervention: a controlled clinical study

Background: There is little robust evidence relating to changes in health related quality of life (HRQL) in morbidly obese patients following a multidisciplinary non-surgical weight loss program or laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB). The aim of t ...

Effect on health-related quality of life of a multimodal physiotherapy program in patients with chronic musculoskeletal disorders

Background: Musculoskeletal disorders are major causes of morbidity in the world, and these conditions have a strong negative influence in terms of health-related quality of life. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of an 8-week multimodal ...

A review of the psychometric performance of the EQ-5D in people with urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence can cause embarrassment and can impact on daily activities and quality of life. Generic health related quality of life instruments, such as the EQ-5D, are designed to be applicable across a variety of disease areas. However, it is some ...

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