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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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24-09-2018 | Brief Communication

Association between disaster experience and quality of life: the mediating role of disaster risk perception

Quality of life (QoL) can be measured in three dimensions: self-reported happiness, general health status, and life satisfaction [ 1 – 3 ]. Previous studies from different countries have shown that exposure to natural disasters impairs people’s QoL …


Personal and environmental contextual factors as mediators between functional disability and quality of life in adults with serious mental illness: a cross-sectional analysis

22-09-2018 Open Access

Illness perceptions, depression and anxiety in informal carers of persons with depression: a cross-sectional survey

According to the World Health Organisation, depression is considered a global public health concern being a significant contributor to the global burden of disease [ 1 ]. By the year 2020, it is estimated that depression will rank in second place …


Psychosocial predictors of quality of life among South Africa adolescents receiving antiretroviral therapy

Previous psychosocial research on adolescents living with HIV has focused on mental health concerns, sexual risk behaviour, and the effect of educational programmes to reduce HIV incidence [ 6 ]. There appears to be minimal research on QOL among …


The 88-item Multiple Sclerosis Spasticity Scale: a Rasch validation of the Italian version and suggestions for refinement of the original scale

Spasticity is one of the most common disabling symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), and its severity increases as the disease progresses [ 1 ].This symptom is characterized by a velocity-dependent increase in muscle tone, typically in the lower …

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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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