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Quality of Life Research

An International Journal of Quality of Life Aspects of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation - An Official Journal of the International Society of Quality of Life Research

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PROMIS Global Health item nonresponse: is it better to impute missing item responses before computing T-scores?

Missing data are common in studies involving patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) [ 1 – 3 ]. Missing PROM data can take one of two forms: unit nonresponse (the patient completes none of the scale’s items) or item nonresponse (the patient …


Profiles of depressive symptoms and the association with anxiety and quality of life in breast cancer survivors: a latent profile analysis

Depression has been the most studied psychiatric comorbidity in cancer patients, given its high prevalence [ 1 ] and impact on outcomes such as quality of life (QOL) [ 2 ] and survival [ 3 ]. As such, clinical practice guidelines recommend routine …


Test–retest reliability of ICECAP-A in the adult Danish population

Whenever a new alternative preference-based instrument for use in health economic evaluation is developed, it is important to investigate reliability and validity in other populations than where it originated. This also holds for Investigating …


Effect of health literacy on quality of life among patients with chronic heart failure in China

Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a progressive clinical syndrome caused by the failure of the heart to fulfill the body’s metabolic needs. CHF has become a major public health issue, affecting approximately 26 million people globally [ 1 ]. CHF can …


Screening for health-related quality of life in children and adolescents: Optimal cut points for the KIDSCREEN-10 for epidemiological studies

Measures of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for children and adolescents are widely used in epidemiological and clinical studies [ 1 ]. In epidemiology, HRQoL has become the core outcome that describes subjective perceptions of health and …

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Quality of Life Research is an international, multidisciplinary journal devoted to the rapid communication of original research, theoretical articles and methodological reports related to the field of quality of life, in all the health sciences. The journal also offers editorials, literature, book and software reviews, correspondence and abstracts of conferences.

Quality of life has become a prominent issue in biometry, philosophy, social science, clinical medicine, health services and outcomes research. The journal's scope reflects the wide application of quality of life assessment and research in the biological and social sciences. All original work is subject to peer review for originality, scientific quality and relevance to a broad readership.

This is the official journal of the International Society of Quality of Life Research.

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