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HRQOLHealth-Related Quality of Life
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cDAPSA remission/LDA and VLDA/MDA achievement in both treatment groups was associated with improved general and disease-specific health-related quality of life (HRQoL) assessments (EQ5D VAS, PsAID-12), physical functioning (HAQ-DI) and pain.
The aim of this study was to quantify HRQoL in a group of patients with type 2 DM attending a primary health care center in Quito, Ecuador, using the EuroQoL-5-dimension 3-level (EQ-5D-3L) questionnaire as the chosen instrument.
The first part dealt with demographic, anthropometric data, and any medical conditions, while the second part involved the assessment of HRQOL using the World Health Organization Quality of Life assessment instrument (WHOQOL-BREF).
The HRQOL was measured by a validated survey for SF-36 among the studied HD patients and converted into percentage scores, where higher scores indicate better QOL.
Via the Adolescent Core version of the Pediatric Quality of Life (PedsQL), which measures HRQoL in children and adolescents aged between 2 and 18, a total of 23 items on physical, emotional, social, and school functioning domains were evaluated and a psychosocial HRQoL summary score was derived from the mean of the aggregated items.
There is a lack of valid and reliable PD specific patient reported outcome measures for assessing HRQoL in Turkey (1).
As a consequence of both motor and non-motor symptoms (Chaudhuri, Odin, Antonini, & Martinez-Martin, 2011; Gazewood, Richards, & Clebak, 2013), HRQoL is significantly reduced in patients affected by PD.
The purpose of our study was to analyze the association between being a victim of bullying and lower HRQoL in school age Mexican children and adolescents.
Women in the second trimester of pregnancy who had an unplanned pregnancy or who were divorced, younger, separated, cohabiting, meagrely-educated, and those who work longer with poor physical or psychological health had a higher level of perceived stress.7 During the study it was observed that pregnant women who receive treatments regarding their physical health enjoy a higher HRQoL than those who do not receive any treatment.8 In the first trimester of pregnancy 78.5% women reported that they suffer from nausea and vomiting which are significantly associated symptoms with the quality of life.9