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Quality of Life Research

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

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Is quality of life a suitable measure of patient decision aid effectiveness? Sub-analysis of a Cochrane systematic review

Patient decision aids (PtDAs) are evidence-based tools that help patients participate in making specific and deliberated choices among healthcare options [ 1 , 2 ], particularly when there is insufficient or conflicting evidence about outcomes or …

13-11-2018 | Review

Individualized health-related quality of life instrument Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP) and its adaptations: a critical appraisal

Health-related quality of life (HRQL) has grown in its importance as an essential outcome for patient-centered research [ 1 ]. Advances in medical research have resulted in prolonged survival for those with chronic diseases, making the patient’s …

11-11-2018 | Review

Communication changes with laryngectomy and impact on quality of life: a review

The ability to communicate is a fundamental human function. It enables expression of thought and opinion, allows us to understand each other, build and maintain relationships and contribute actively to our communities [ 1 ]. Patients with throat …

11-11-2018 Open Access

Does the ICECAP-O cover the physical, mental and social functioning of older people in the UK?

Economic evaluations of care services for older people are indispensable. Due to population ageing, services need to be compared in terms of their costs and benefits to ensure an efficient allocation of finite resources. In economic evaluation …


Health-related quality of life assessment among people living with HIV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: a cross-sectional study

HIV-related morbidity and mortality have changed over time and have transformed the way people face HIV infection, making its management similar to a chronic condition [ 1 , 2 ]. The increase in survival [ 3 ], as well as the low morbidity found …

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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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