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Objectives : Objectives of this study were to: (1) describe perceived social support during a baseline hospitalization and 12 months later among heart failure patients; (2) examine differences in social support as a function of gender and age (less than 65 and 65 years or older); and (3) examine...
Introduction : The Nottingham health profile (NHP) has been used in several studies of patients being treated for chronic venous leg ulceration, though there is a paucity of information on the validity of the NHP in this patient group. This study was carried out to determine this validity and to...
The purpose of this study was to test the acceptability, psychometric properties and construct validity of a Chinese translation of the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQOL) and to determine whether it has any advantage over the Chinese (HK) version of the generic MOS SF-36 Health Survey...
The General Measure of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy scale (FACT-) was developed in an English-speaking culture (USA). To determine if FACT-G could be used in Japan, a cross-cultural validation was performed. The Japanese version was created through an iterative forward-backward...
Background and objective : Health perception is an important outcome associated with health-related quality of life. Various correlates of perceived health have been identified, but attempts at multivariate modeling have often failed to mirror the complex system of causal pathways surrounding...
One of the fundamental issues in the area of assessment of quality of life is to determine what is important to the individuals' quality of life. This is even more crucial when the instrument is for use in diverse cultural settings. This paper reports on the importance ratings on WHOQOL-Bref...
Background : Electronic implementation of questionnaires has many advantages, but there may be concerns that it alters versions that were validated on paper. Objective : To determine whether electronic implementation alters responses to the SF-36 and asthma quality of life questionnaire (AQLQ),...
Objective : To validate the short form-36 (SF-36) among people with type 2 diabetes in general practice, and to make comparisons with the Audit of Diabetis Dependent Quality of Life (ADDQoL). Design : Postal survey with one reminder. Setting : Four general practices. Patients : One hundred and...
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