Citations with the tag: QUALITY of life -- Research
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- The greatest place on earth.
Parker Jr., Shafer // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 12/18/95, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p30
Relates findings of a study by Canadian think tank Informetrica, which say that Saskatchewan is the best place on earth to live. The study by staff economist Martha Justus, which used the nation-ranking criteria of the United Nation's Human Development Index (HDI). Problems with HDI's reliability.
- Policy Regarding Publication of Cross-Cultural Adaptations of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) Measures.
Aaronson, Neil K. // Quality of Life Research; Feb2001, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p5
Describes the policy enforced by the periodical "Quality of Life Research" regarding publication of cross-cultural adaptations of health-related quality of life measures. Substantial methodological and/or substantive knowledge to the field.
- Human Development Index.
Aaronson, Neil K. // Micronesia Country Review; 2010, p64
The Human Development Index (HDI) which ranks the quality of life in various countries including Vanuatu, Haiti, and Sierra Leone is presented.
- Human Development Index.
Aaronson, Neil K. // New Zealand Country Review; 2010, p77
The Human Development Index (HDI) which ranks the quality of life in various countries including Canada, Ireland, and Sweden is presented.
- The bubbles or the boiling pot? An ecosystemic approach to culture, environment and quality of life.
Pilon, André // Environmental Geology; Jan2009, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p347
An erratum is presented concerning the article "The bubbles or the boiling pot? An ecosystemic approach to culture, environment and quality of life," which was written by André Francisco Pilon and published in the 10 October 2008 issue.
- Quality of life and the ICIDH: towards an integrated conceptual model for rehabilitation outcomes research.
Post, M.W.; de Witte, L.P.; Schrijvers, A.J.P. // Clinical Rehabilitation; Feb99, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p5
Objective: The development of the International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps (ICIDH) has led to the assessment of a wider range of relevant rehabilitation outcomes, but a need for a further broadening exists. In this article, a new proposal for an extended ICIDH is...
- Instructions for Authors.
Post, M.W.; de Witte, L.P.; Schrijvers, A.J.P. // Quality of Life Research; Aug2001, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p475
Provides instructions to authors who submit their manuscripts to the journal "Quality of Life Research". Peer review of manuscripts for originality, scientific quality and relevance to a broad readership; Reviewing procedure; Manuscript presentation.
- Instructions for Authors.
Post, M.W.; de Witte, L.P.; Schrijvers, A.J.P. // Quality of Life Research; Mar2002, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p189
Provides instructions for authors of manuscripts submitted to the journal "Quality of Life Research". Aims and scope of the journal; Manuscript submission guidelines; Reporting ethics; Manuscript presentation.
- Assessment of health-related quality-of-life in males with Anderson Fabry Disease before therapeutic intervention.
Miners, A.H.; Holmes, A.; Sherr, L.; Jenkinson, C.; MacDermot, K.D. // Quality of Life Research; Mar2002, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p127
Anderson Fabry Disease (AFD) is an extremely painful and debilitating multi-system X-linked disorder due to a-galactosidase enzyme deficiency. To date, no baseline data on health-related quality-of-life (HR-QoL) have been reported in males affected with this condition. In this study, 38 males...
- Interpretation of Skindex-29 Scores: Cutoffs for Mild, Moderate, and Severe Impairment of Health-Related Quality of Life.
Prinsen, Cecilia A. C.; Lindeboom, Robert; de Korte, John // Journal of Investigative Dermatology; Sep2011, Vol. 131 Issue 9, p1945
A letter to the editor is presented regarding the anchor-based method used to determine cutoffs for the Skindex-29 in interpreting health-related quality of life (HRQL) scores.
- Measuring health-related quality of life in tuberculosis: a systemic review - Response.
Weis, Stephen E.; Pasipanodya, Jotam G. // Health & Quality of Life Outcomes; 2010, Vol. 8, p1
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Measuring Health-Related Quality of Life in Tuberculosis: A Systemic Review," Na Guo and colleagues in a 2009 issue.
- Quality of life after spinal cord injury.
Dijkers, Marcel // American Rehabilitation; Autumn96, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p18
Provides information on a study on the quality of life (QOL) of people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Information on three traditions of research in quality of life; Reason behind the emergence of QOL as a major concern in the healthcare field; Consequences of SCI; Findings on the residence,...
- Study urges quality of life to be monitored.
Dijkers, Marcel // Community Care; 4/15/2010, Issue 1814, p7
The article focuses on the report by the Mental Health Foundation which found the need to monitor the quality of life of dementia patients in Great Britain.
- Instructions For Authors.
Dijkers, Marcel // Quality of Life Research; May1999, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p279
Presents an instruction for authors on the procedure of the journal "Quality of Life Research" on manuscript submission, reviewing an article, and manuscript presentation. Requirement on the submission of manuscripts in electronic form; Indication on the name and affiliation of the author on a...
- Quality of Life Research.
Dijkers, Marcel // Quality of Life Research; Oct2000, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p1159
Presents the table of contents of the journal "Quality of Life Research" Volume 9, October 2000 issue.
- Author Index.
Dijkers, Marcel // Quality of Life Research; Oct2000, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p1155
Presents the author index of the journal "Quality of Life Research" Volume 9, October 2000 issue.
- Health-related quality of life research and the capability approach of Amartya Sen.
Verkerk, M.A.; Busschbach, J.J.V.; Karssing, E.D. // Quality of Life Research; Feb2001, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p49
Standardised health-related quality of life questionnaires play an increasing role as measures of outcome in the evaluation of health care interventions. However, problems can arise when the selected functions or dimensions of such standardised measures are not in line with the intervention that...
- Research Brief: Quality of life.
Verkerk, M.A.; Busschbach, J.J.V.; Karssing, E.D. // GP: General Practitioner; 10/21/2011, p14
The article focuses on a study published in the 2011 issue of the journal "Archives of Dermatology," which found that a similar impact like that of chronic pain is created by pruritus on quality of life.
- Clinical digest. Engaging in cultural activities improves health in adults.
Verkerk, M.A.; Busschbach, J.J.V.; Karssing, E.D. // Nursing Standard; 7/13/2011, Vol. 25 Issue 45, p17
The article discusses 2011 research which was reported in the "Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health" and found that there is a gender dependent association between cultural activity participation and perceived health, anxiety, depression and satisfaction with life.
- Appropriate time frames for data collection in quality of life research among cancer patients at the end of life.
Siew Tzuh Tang; McCorkle, Ruth // Quality of Life Research; Mar2002, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p145
Longitudinal research has been recommended as the most appropriate research design to ensure the validity of quality of life assessments. However, high attrition and non-random missing data in quality of life studies for terminal cancer patients raise questions about generalizability of the...
- Instructions for Authors.
Aaronson, N.K. // Quality of Life Research; Mar2003, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p213
The article presents information on instructions to authors for writing research articles for the journal "Quality of Life Research." Some of the key suggestions include the preferred size of the abstract and number of keywords or short phrases to be included with their order of preference. In...
- Lower testosterone levels associated with poor quality of life, sexual function.
Aaronson, N.K. // Hem/Onc Today; 11/25/2010, Vol. 11 Issue 22, p32
The article focuses on a study which suggests that men with lower testosterone levels experience poor quality of life and sexual function.
- All I Really Needed to Earn I Learned in�Kindergarten.
Nagrath, Cynthia // International Educator; Dec2010, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p4
The article focuses on the significance of the lessons learned in kindergarten to earnings in adulthood, based on a study conducted by researcher and economist Raj Chetty in 2010.
- QUALITY OF LIFE AS A HEALTH OUTCOME: EXPERIENCE OF NYC ELDERS.
Albert, S. M. // Gerontologist; Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p393
Health-related quality of life (QOL) is an individual's assessment of the extent to which a health condition has compromised optimal function. To gauge the QOL impact of a health condition, one must understand how health conditions alter functioning and, also, how people think about states of...
- In early stages of injury, athletes better able to report quality of life than athletic trainers.
Albert, S. M. // Infectious Diseases in Children; Aug2010, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p13
This article focuses on a study by Alison Snyder of A.T. Still University and colleagues which examined the association between patient-reported health-related quality of life and proxy reporting by clinicians.
- TRIAD study: Diabetes complications, comorbidities linked to poorer quality of life.
Albert, S. M. // Endocrine Today; Sep2012, Vol. 10 Issue 9, p26
The article reports on a study which found that major diabetes complications and comorbidities, such as peripheral vascular disease and other heart diseases, are associated with a decrease in health-related quality of life.
- Psychosocial adaptation status and health-related quality of life among older Chinese adults with visual disorders.
Chong-Wen Wang; Chan, Cecilia L. W. // Quality of Life Research; Sep2009, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p841
To examine the association of psychosocial adaptation status with vision-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and the role of psychosocial adaptation in the linkage between visual impairment and vision-specific HRQOL outcomes among older adults with visual disorders. In this...
- Quality of life in Serbian patients with Parkinson�s disease.
�iropada, Ljubomir; Stefanova, Elka; Potrebic, Aleksandra; Kostic, Vladimir // Quality of Life Research; Sep2009, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p833
The Parkinson�s Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39) is a well-validated British scale for the assessment of health-related quality of life (QoL) in Parkinson�s disease (PD). To validate the Serbian version of the PDQ-39, while also providing additional information on the characteristics of this...
- Confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis of the caregiver quality of life index-cancer with Turkish samples.
Ozer, Zeynep C.; Firat, Mehmet Z.; Bektas, Hicran A. // Quality of Life Research; Sep2009, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p913
The purpose of this study was to test the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the CQOLC in Turkey. The 35-item English version of the CQOLC was translated into Turkish following the standard translation methodology. The questionnaire was administered to 237 caregivers of patients...
- Intellectual property rights and good research practice.
Revicki, Dennis A.; Schwartz, Carolyn E. // Quality of Life Research; Dec2009, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p1279
The article presents the author's comments on copyright issues and good research practice related to the field of health-related quality of life (HRQL) research. The author refers to the definition of copyright as the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter...
- Instructions for Authors.
Revicki, Dennis A.; Schwartz, Carolyn E. // Quality of Life Research; Sep2000, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p1069
Provides instructions and guidelines to authors on how to write an effective research paper. Aims and scope; Manuscript submission; Reviewing procedure; Ethics; Manuscript presentation.
- Commentary on �Health-related quality-of-life research and the capability approach of Amartya Sen�.
Hurley, Jeremiah // Quality of Life Research; Feb2001, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p57
Comments on the article "Health-related quality-of-life research and the capability approach of Amartya Sen," published in "Quality of Life Research". Framework created for understanding and measuring quality of life as a reaction against the exclusive welfarist conception of quality of life.
- Cognitive aspects of survey methodology and quality of life assessment: Summary of meeting.
Barofsky, Ivan; Meadows, Keith; McColl, Elaine // Quality of Life Research; May2003, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p281
Introduces series of article related to quality of life published in the 2003 issue of the journal "Quality of Life Research." Cognitive characteristics and their impact on health-related quality of life assessment; Importance of theoretical models in health related quality of life assessment.
Barofsky, Ivan; Meadows, Keith; McColl, Elaine // Quality of Life Research; Nov2003, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p721
Presents several abstracts related to medical care and health policy, published in the 2003 issue of the periodical "Quality of Life Research."
- Corresponding Quality of Life and Psychological Morbidity.
Stuckey, Brownwyn G. A. // Fertility Weekly; 3/12/2007, p7
The article reports on the quality of life (QoL) and psychological morbidity of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A group of researchers in Australia has revealed that women with PCOS have a lower QoL and are more likely to have psychological morbidity. The study involved 443 women...
- Citizens hold conflicting views on growth.
Farquhar, Brodie // Wyoming Business Report; Jul2009, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p16
The article focuses on the findings of a study on the quality of life in Wyoming conducted by Dee Allsop, a consultant to the Building the Wyoming We Want initiative. Majority of the respondents feel things in their local communities are headed in the right direction. The factors that affect the...
- Advancing cross-cultural research on quality of life: Observations drawn from the WHOQOL development.
Skevington, Suzanne M. // Quality of Life Research; Mar2002, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p135
This paper is concerned with methods and theory recently used in cross-cultural research. It begins by looking at why we need cross-cultural measures and why we need more of them. A discussion of the translation styles, and the issues underpinning their design is central to this discussion....
- Volume Contents, Volume 12, 2003.
Skevington, Suzanne M. // Quality of Life Research; Dec2003, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p1153
The article presents a table of contents, published in the volume 12, 2003 issue of the journal "Quality of Life Research."
- Author Index.
Skevington, Suzanne M. // Quality of Life Research; Dec2003, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p1149
The article presents a list of authors who have contributed to the journal "Quality of Life Research," published as of December 1, 2003.
- Testing subject comprehension of utility questionnaires.
Dobrez, Deborah G.; Calhoun, Elizabeth A. // Quality of Life Research; Mar2004, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p369
Utility questionnaires are often considered difficult for subjects to understand. Our study reports pilot testing of two subject comprehension tests to determine whether comprehension can be directly measured. Current health utilities were assessed using the standard gamble (SG), time trade-off...
- Geography of European Life Satisfaction.
Okulicz-Kozaryn, Adam // Social Indicators Research; May2011, Vol. 101 Issue 3, p435
The vast majority of studies analyze life satisfaction at individual and/or country level. This study contributes with analysis of life satisfaction at the (sub-national) province level across multiple countries. The purpose of this study is to call attention to spatial aspects of life...
- Hypothyroidism may affect quality of life, despite normal thyroid levels.
Foster, Melissa; Harris, Jason; McKnight, Whitney // Endocrine Today; May2011, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p43
The article discusses research on the influence of Hashimoto's hypothyroidism on quality of life of women, by J. Ott and colleagues, published in the 2011 issue of "Thyroid."
- An Exploration of Quality of Life and its Predictors in Patients with Addictive Disorders: Gambling, Alcohol and Drugs.
Manning, Victoria; Gomez, Brenda; Guo, Song; Low, Yee; Koh, Puay; Wong, Kim // International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction; Aug2012, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p551
The study set out to examine Quality of Life (QoL), specifically subjective well being in three different addiction populations (260 alcohol-dependent, 282 drug-dependent, and 132 pathological gambling outpatients) at their first visit to treatment, using the Personal Well being Index (PWI). The...
- Cancer survivorship affected quality of life in young male survivors.
Cona, Christen; Harris, Jason; Lawrence, Leah; Southall, Jennifer // Hem/Onc Today; 3/25/2010, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p32
The article discusses research on the quality of life of young male cancer survivors, by D. M. Greenfield and colleagues, published in the 2010 issue of "Cancer."
- Japanese version of the Dermatology Life Quality Index: validity and reliability in patients with acne.
Takahashi, Natsuko; Suzukamo, Yoshimi; Nakamura, Motonobu; Miyachi, Yoshiki; Green, Joseph; Ohya, Yukihiro; Finlay, Andrew Y.; Fukuhara, Shunichi // Health & Quality of Life Outcomes; 2006, Vol. 4, p46
Background: Patient-reported quality of life is strongly affected by some dermatologic conditions. We developed a Japanese version of the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI-J) and used psychometric methods to examine its validity and reliability. Methods: The Japanese version of the DLQI was...
- Assessing the construct validity of the Italian version of the EQ-5D: preliminary results from a cross-sectional study in North Italy.
Savoia, Elena; Fantini, Maria Pia; Pandolfi, Pier Paolo; Dallolio, Laura; Collina, Natalina // Health & Quality of Life Outcomes; 2006, Vol. 4, p47
Background: Information on health related quality of life (HR-QOL) can be integrated with other classical health status indicators and be used to assist policy makers in resource allocation decisions. For this reason instruments such as the SF-12 and EQ-5D have been widely proposed as assessment...
- Measuring health-related quality of life in young adolescents: Reliability and validity in the Norwegian version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 (PedsQL) generic core scales.
Reinfjell, Trude; Diseth, Trond H.; Veenstra, Marijke; Vikan, Arne // Health & Quality of Life Outcomes; 2006, Vol. 4, p61
Background: Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) studies concerning children and adolescents are a growing field of research. The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL�) is considered as a promising HRQOL instrument with the availability of age appropriate versions and parallel forms...
- Adaptation of the QoL-AGHDA scale for adults with growth hormone deficiency in four Slavic languages.
Reinfjell, Trude; Diseth, Trond H.; Veenstra, Marijke; Vikan, Arne // Health & Quality of Life Outcomes; 2011, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p60
The article reports on the research related to the impact of adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD) on the quality of life (QoL) of people. It states that the participants from several countries in the sample have been assessed on Cronbach's alpha, Spearman's rank correlations and other scales....
- An Exploratory Analysis of Societal Preferences for Research-Driven Quality of Life Improvements in Canada.
Rudd, Murray // Social Indicators Research; Mar2011, Vol. 101 Issue 1, p127
Research in the humanities, arts, and social sciences (HASS) tends to have impacts that enhance quality of life (QOL) but that are not amenable to pricing in established markets. If the economic value of 'non-market' research impacts is ignored when making the business case for HASS research,...
- A Comparison of Alternative Models of Individual Quality of Life for Social Service Recipients.
G�mez, Laura; Verdugo, Miguel; Arias, Benito; Arias, V�ctor // Social Indicators Research; Mar2011, Vol. 101 Issue 1, p109
There is considerable debate in the area of individual quality of life research regarding the factor structure of the QOL construct that is focused on the number and composition of QOL factors and domains, and its hierarchical nature. The main goal of this study involve testing by means of...