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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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14.05.2022 | Review

Measurement properties and interpretability of the PROMIS item banks in stroke patients: a systematic review

Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are nowadays acknowledged as essential tools to evaluate health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) and other outcomes in stroke patients for both clinical care and research. Their value lies in the fact that …

Open Access 14.05.2022

Profile of individuals with low back pain and factors defining chronicity of pain: a population-based study in Ethiopia

Low back pain (LBP) is pain localised below the line of the 12th rib and above the inferior gluteal folds, with or without leg pain [ 1 , 2 ]. LBP is the most prevalent public health problem globally, second only to headaches in the ranking of …

Open Access 12.05.2022 | Special Section: Reducing Research Waste in (Health-Related) Quality of Life Research

Improving the patient-reported outcome sections of clinical trial protocols: a mixed methods evaluation of educational workshops

In 2014, the Lancet launched the Reduce research Waste And Reward Diligence (REWARD) Campaign with a series of five papers that highlighted key sources of waste and inefficiency in biomedical research, recommended how to increase value and reduce …

Open Access 09.05.2022

Estimating the EQ-5D-5L value set for the Philippines

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) provides a transparent and rational priority setting mechanism for the optimal use of health technologies in a finite budget setting [ 1 , 2 ]. Analyses in HTA often include economic evaluations which estimate the …

06.05.2022 | Review

Effect of exercise as adjuvant to energy-restricted diets on quality of life and depression outcomes: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Obesity leads to a decrease in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and mood. Lifestyle strategies may improve HRQOL and mood. However, the efficacy of adding exercise to a weight-loss diet on HRQOL and mood is unclear. Determining combined …

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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.

Quality of Life Research
Volume 6/1997 - Volume 31/2022
Springer International Publishing
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