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Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Mevhibe B Hocaoglu, Fliss E M Murtagh, Catherine Walshe, Rachel L Chambers, Matthew Maddocks, Katherine E Sleeman, Adejoke O Oluyase, Lesley Dunleavy, Andy Bradshaw, Sabrina Bajwah, Lorna K Fraser, Nancy Preston, Irene J Higginson
BACKGROUND: Patient-centred measures to capture symptoms and concerns have rarely been reported in severe COVID. We adapted and tested the measurement properties of the proxy version of the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale-IPOS-COV for severe COVID using psychometric approach. METHODS: We consulted experts and followed consensus-based standards for the selection of health status measurement instruments and United States Food and Drug Administration guidance for adaptation and analysis...
March 24, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Owiss Alzahrani, John P Fletcher, Kerry Hitos
BACKGROUND: Over the past few decades the benefits of assessing Quality of Life (QoL) and mental health in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) have steadily increased with limited studies relating to the most useful method to assess these patients. This study aims to identify, review, summarise, and evaluate the methodological quality for the most validated commonly used health-related QoL and mental health assessment measurements in diabetic patients. METHODS: All original articles published on PubMed, MedLine, OVID, The Cochrane Register, Web of Science Conference Proceedings and Scopus databases were systematically reviewed between 2011 and 2022...
March 22, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Ilaria Mastrorosa, Giulia Del Duca, Carmela Pinnetti, Patrizia Lorenzini, Alessandra Vergori, Anna Clelia Brita, Marta Camici, Valentina Mazzotta, Francesco Baldini, Pierangelo Chinello, Paola Mencarini, Maria Letizia Giancola, Amina Abdeddaim, Enrico Girardi, Francesco Vaia, Andrea Antinori
BACKGROUND: After the acute phase, symptoms or sequelae related to post-COVID-19 syndrome may persist for months. In a population of patients, previously hospitalized and not, followed up to 12 months after the acute infection, we aim to assess whether and to what extent post-COVID-19 syndrome may have an impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and to investigate influencing factors. METHODS: We present the cross-sectional analysis of a prospective study, including patients referred to the post-COVID-19 service...
March 22, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Amare Teshome Tefera, Biruk Girma, Aynishet Adane, Abebe Muche, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Kefyalew Ayalew Getahun, Zelallem Aniley, Semira Ali, Simegnew Handebo
BACKGROUND: Oral conditions remain a substantial population health challenge worldwide. Poor oral health affects the quality of life as a result of pain or discomfort, tooth loss, impaired oral functioning, disfigurement, missing school time, loss of work hours, and sometimes even death. This study assessed the magnitude of Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) and oral hygiene status and associated factors among special needs school students in the Amhara region. METHODS: An institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted from November 2020 to April 2021 in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia...
March 20, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Yanming Hong, Xinru Jiang, Tiantian Zhang, Nan Luo, Zhihao Yang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (SWEMWBS) and EQ-5D-5L and compare their psychometric properties in 4 chronic conditions in China. METHODS: Participants were invited to complete the online survey. Spearman's rank correlation was used to evaluate the correlation between SWEMWBS and EQ-5D-5L; exploratory factor analysis was used to ascertain the number of unique underlying latent factors measured by SWEMWBS and EQ-5D-5L...
March 16, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Yvette Pronk, Walter van der Weegen, Berend Willem Schreurs, Peter Pilot
BACKGROUND: Joint arthroplasty registries have incorporated patient-reported outcomes (PROs) to evaluate outcomes from a patients' perspective to improve total hip arthroplasty (THA). To draw valid conclusions on PROs, a minimum response rate (RR) of 60% is advised. This study investigated (1) if the quality of THA health care based on PROs improved over the years in the Netherlands, (2) if RRs improved over the years, and (3) difference in PROs over the years in hospitals with RR ≥ 60% compared to RR < 60%...
March 14, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Johanna Buchcik, Viktoriia Kovach, Adekunle Adedeji
The war in Ukraine has generated an increase in the number of refugees. As one of the top recipients of refugees, Germany has introduced policies to ease the integration of Ukrainians. The current study explores mental health outcomes and their association with quality of life among a sample of Ukrainian refugees in Germany. Cross-sectional data were collected from a sample of Ukrainian refugees in Germany (n = 304) using standardised instruments. A t-test was used to check for possible significant differences based on gender...
March 9, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Sanjay Bhandari, Jennifer A Campbell, Rebekah J Walker, Abigail Thorgerson, Aprill Z Dawson, Leonard E Egede
BACKGROUND: Food insecurity is associated with worse general health rating, but little research exists investigating whether there is a dose response relationship across levels of food security and mental and physical health domains at the population level. METHODS: Data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (2016-2017) with US adults aged 18 years and older was used. The physical component score (PCS) and mental component score (MCS) of Quality of Life, served as the outcome measures...
March 8, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Yueyue Liu, Chuchuan Wan, Xiaoyu Xi
BACKGROUND: Sub-health which is the state between health and disease is a major global public health challenge. As a reversible stage, sub-health can work as a effective tool for the early detection or prevention of chronic disease. The EQ-5D-5L (5L) is a widely used, generic preference-based instrument while its validity in measuring sub-health is not clear. The aim of the study was thus to assess its measurement properties in individuals with sub-health in China. METHODS: The data used were from a nationwide cross-sectional survey conducted among primary health care workers who were selected on the basis of convenience and voluntariness...
March 8, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Carla DeMuro Romano, Lyn Finelli, Sandy Lewis, Valerie Williams, Emily Martin, Matthew Phillips, Todd L Saretsky, Josephine Norquist
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes significant morbidity and mortality in older adults. Despite a number of RSV vaccine candidates in clinical trials, there are no existing disease-specific, self-reported measures that assess the symptoms and severity of RSV infection from the perspective of adult patients with acute RSV. The objective of this study was to describe the initial conceptualization and development of the RSV Infection, Intensity and Impact Questionnaire (RSV-iiiQ), a new patient-reported outcome measure...
February 28, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Razia Amien, Desiree Scott, Janine Verstraete
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of the EQ-5D-Y-3L interviewer-administered (IA) version in South African children aged 5-7-years compared to 8-10-years. METHODS: Children aged 5-10-years (n = 388) were recruited from healthcare facilities, schools for learners with special educational needs and mainstream schools across four known condition groups: chronic respiratory illnesses, functional disabilities, orthopaedic conditions and the general population...
February 22, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Francesco Zanatta, Naima Z Farhane-Medina, Roberta Adorni, Patrizia Steca, Anna Giardini, Marco D'Addario, Antonia Pierobon
BACKGROUND: In the field of neurorehabilitation, robot-assisted therapy (RAT) and virtual reality (VR) have so far shown promising evidence on multiple motor and functional outcomes. The related effectiveness on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has been investigated across neurological populations but still remains unclear. The present study aimed to systematically review the studies investigating the effects of RAT alone and with VR on HRQoL in patients with different neurological diseases...
February 21, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Anna Nikl, Mathieu F Janssen, Valentin Brodszky, Fanni Rencz
BACKGROUND: The EQ-5D-5L and 15D are generic preference-accompanied health status measures with similar dimensions. In this study, we aim to compare the measurement properties of the EQ-5D-5L and 15D descriptive systems and index values in a general population sample. METHODS: In August 2021, an online cross-sectional survey was conducted in a representative adult general population sample (n = 1887). The EQ-5D-5L and 15D descriptive systems and index values were compared in terms of ceiling and floor, informativity (Shannon's Evenness index), agreement, convergent and known-groups validity for 41 chronic physical and mental health conditions...
February 19, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Amberly Brigden, Roxanne M Parslow, Daisy Gaunt, Simon M Collin, Andy Jones, Esther Crawley
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February 18, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Adán Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Raquel Hernández, Patricia Cruz-Castellanos, Ana Fernández-Montes, Oscar Castillo-Trujillo, María M Muñoz, Juana M Cano-Cano, María J Corral, Emilio Esteban, Paula Jiménez-Fonseca, Caterina Calderon
PURPOSE: Patients with advanced cancer suffer significant decline of their psychological state. A rapid and reliable evaluation of this state is essential to detect and treat it and improve quality of life. The aim was to probe the usefulness of the emotional function (EF) subscale of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire C30 (EF-EORTC-QLQ-C30) to assess psychological distress in cancer patients. METHODS: This is a multicenter, prospective, observational study involving 15 Spanish hospitals...
February 17, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Vegard Skogen, Gudrun E Rohde, Ranveig Langseth, Ole Rysstad, Tore Sørlie, Birgit Lie
BACKGROUND: Despite the advances in the treatment of HIV, people living with HIV (PLHIV) still experience impairment of health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The aim of the study was to explore factors associated with HRQOL in a well-treated Norwegian HIV population. METHODS: Two hundred and forty-five patients were recruited from two outpatient clinics to participate in this cross-sectional study of addiction, mental distress, post-traumatic stress disorder, fatigue, somatic health, and HRQOL...
February 15, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Léonard Depotte, Maryline Caroux, Joseph Gligorov, Florence Canouï-Poitrine, Yazid Belkacemi, Alexandre De La Taille, Christophe Tournigand, Emmanuelle Kempf
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) and obesity are two ever-increasing public health issues that can independently impair the quality of life (QOL) of affected patients. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of overweight and obesity on the QOL of patients with PCa receiving an anticancer treatment. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library and Web of Science databases according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses...
January 31, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Daniel Lüdecke, Martin Nikolaus Dichter, Stefan Nickel, Christopher Kofahl
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QoL) of people with dementia (PwD) is an important indicator of quality of care. Studying the impact of acute hospital settings on PwD's QoL requires assessment instruments that consider environmental factors. Until now, dementia-specific QoL instruments have not yet demonstrated their feasibility in acute hospitals because their use takes up too much time or their validity depends on observation periods that usually exceed the average length of hospital stays...
January 31, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Catherine J P Teig, Malcolm J Bond, Margreth Grotle, Møyfrid Kjøllesdal, Susan Saga, Milada S Cvancarova, Marie A Ellström Engh, Angelita Martini
BACKGROUND: This paper presents a novel methodology for translation and cross-cultural adaptation of health-related quality-of-life patient-reported outcome measures, incorporating the Delphi method. Specifically, we describe the process of translating the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory-20 and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire-7 from English to Norwegian using this method. METHODS: The multistep translation method combined the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life guidelines, an Expert Panel review, and the Delphi method...
January 31, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Tenaw Gualu Melesse, Janita Pak Chun Chau, William Ho Cheung Li, Kai Chow Choi, Mulugeta Ayalew Yimer, Abdulkadir Mohamed Said Gidey
BACKGROUND: Childhood cancer negatively impacts a child's physical, mental, and behavioural health and significantly affects their health-related quality of life. The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 Generic Core Scale (PedsQL™ 4.0 GCS) is one of the most commonly used measures of the quality of life in children. However, the Amharic version of PedsQL™ 4.0 GCS has not been validated in a paediatric oncology population. This study aimed to translate and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Amharic PedsQL™ 4...
January 30, 2023: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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