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Background : Co-operative groups have played an important role in the advance of health-related quality of life (HRQL) research. However, definitions of the concept, criteria for selection of existing instruments and methods for data collection and interpretation remain poorly defined in the...
Purpose : The original Functional Assessment of Anorexia/Cachexia Therapy (FAACT) was designed to measure general aspects of quality of life (QOL) as well as specific anorexia/cachexia-related concerns. Our primary purpose was to reduce the number of anorexia/cachexia subscale items in a manner...
The relationship between health-related quality of life (HQL) measures and patient preference for their health status was studied. Study subjects consisted of 132 patients at four hospitals who were scheduled for cataract surgery. Generic and disease-specific health status measures were...
This study was an assessment of sexual functioning by making cross-sectional surveys of patients aged 45–84 years with chronic disorders; 397 had diabetes, 248 had glaucoma and 1914 had chronic, stable, angina pectoris; 1669 came from a standard population sample (SPS). Sexual functioning was...
As the use of proxy respondents is sometimes necessary in research involving older or disabled people it is important to assess the impact of this on research results. This study examined the concordance of proxy responses and index responses on questions concerning functional abilities and...
The aim of this study was to test the validity and reliability of the European organization for research and treatment of cancer (EORTC) quality of life questionnaire (QLQ)-head and neck (H&N) 35 in Italian laryngeal cancer patients. The original questionnaire was developed by the EORTC quality...
This study compared the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of 236 children with mild or moderate/severe asthma with that of a large representative sample of children in the general community. The study also examined the relationship between the HRQL of children with asthma and their...
Purpose : To examine HRQoL measured by EORTC QLQ-C30 with respect to an increasing number of self-reported chronic health problems in the general Swedish population and to study the association between HRQoL, chronic health problems and age, gender, income, marital status and employment status....
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