Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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Correction: systematic review: do patient expectations influence treatment outcomes in total knee and total hip arthroplasty?
Validation of the Japanese version of the EORTC hepatocellular carcinoma-specific quality of life questionnaire module (QLQ-HCC18).
This Study Examined The Measurement Properties Of The Japanese Version Of The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Hepatocellular Carcinoma-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-HCC18). EORTC quality of life (QOL) translation guidelines were followed to create a J...
Psychometric properties of the Greek Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire.
Measurement of treatment satisfaction in diabetes is important as it has been shown to be associated with positive outcomes, reduced disease cost and better health. The aim of this study was to assess the construct validity and internal consistency reliability of the Greek version of the Diabetes Tr...
Item and response-category functioning of the Persian version of the KIDSCREEN-27: Rasch partial credit model.
We aimed to determine if all the items contributed adequately to their own domain. The Persian version of the KIDSCREEN-27 was completed by 1083 school children and 1070 of their parents. The Rasch partial credit model (PCM) was used to investigate item statistics and ordering of response categories...
Psychometric evaluation of the SF-36 (v.2) questionnaire in a probability sample of Brazilian households: results of the survey Pesquisa Dim...
In Brazil, despite the growing use of SF-36 in different research environments, most of the psychometric evaluation of the translated questionnaire was from studies with samples of patients. The purpose of this paper is to examine if the Brazilian version of SF-36 satisfies scaling assumptions, reli...
General and disease-specific quality of life in patients with chronic suppurative otitis media--a prospective study.
We did find the outcome to be worse in patients who received revision surgery compared with those receiving primary surgery. Audiometric findings correlated very well with the subscale hearing function from the COMOT-15 questionnaire. General HR-QOL measured with the SF-36 was not significantly chan...
Health status of older adults with Type 2 diabetes mellitus after aerobic or resistance training: a randomised trial.
We aimed to compare the effects of progressive resistance training (PRT) or aerobic training (AT) of similar volume over an 8-week period on health status (measured using the Short-form 36 Questionnaire) in middle aged adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Sixty subjects aged 58 (7) years wer...
Identification of clinically significant psychological distress and psychiatric morbidity by examining quality of life in subjects with occu...
We wanted to examine correlations between the (AQLQ(S)) general and different subscale scores and both psychiatric morbidity and levels of psychological distress in individuals with occupational asthma (OA) and to determine if results in the emotional function subscale allow identification of indivi...
The positive mental health instrument: development and validation of a culturally relevant scale in a multi-ethnic Asian population.
We present the item reduction and validation of the Positive Mental Health (PMH) instrument in a community-based adult sample in Singapore. Surveys were conducted among adult (21-65 years) residents belonging to Chinese, Malay and Indian ethnicities. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis (EFA...
Comparison of health-related quality of life measures in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
We analyzed data collected from 120 COPD patients in a Veterans Affairs hospital. Patients self-completed two generic HRQL measures (EQ-5D and SF-36) and the disease-specific SGRQ. The ability of the summary scores of these HRQL measures to discriminate COPD disease severity based on Global Obstruct...