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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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Modeling strategies to improve parameter estimates in prognostic factors analyses with patient-reported outcomes in oncology

Prognostic models in cancer research have traditionally included clinical and laboratory tumor markers. However, over the last two decades, the inclusion of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in prognostic factor analyses has substantially increased …


Obesity phenotype and patient-reported outcomes in moderate and severe chronic kidney disease: a cross-sectional study from the CKD-REIN cohort study

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common disease which affects 8–10% of the global population [ 1 , 2 ]. In 2012, approximately three million French people suffered from it [ 3 ]. Inevitable progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and …

17.01.2019 Open Access

Quality of life in children and adolescents in Central Kenya: associations with emotional and behavioral problems

Quality of life (QoL) has been described as both a subjective evaluation of an individual’s well-being as well as objective descriptions of individuals and their circumstances that are associated with subjective well-being and may be amenable to …


The association of age, literacy, and race on completing patient-reported outcome measures in pediatric oncology

Most children undergoing cancer therapy experience multiple symptoms [ 1 – 3 ]. Among subjective symptoms such as pain or fatigue, documented discrepancies exist between child and proxy and/or child and clinician symptom reports [ 4 , 5 ]. Accurate …

16.01.2019 Open Access

Health-related quality of life in Indonesian type 2 diabetes mellitus outpatients measured with the Bahasa version of EQ-5D

The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) will be the seventh leading cause of death in 2030 [ 1 ]. Furthermore, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that mortality in T2DM …

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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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