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To evaluate the validity, reliability and invariance of the World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument-Abbreviated version (WHOQOL-Bref) in Portuguese-speaking adults from three different countries.
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Name: Trends in psychiatry and psychotherapy
This study aimed to verify the association of overweight with functional disability, self-reported morbidities and quality of life (QoL) among rural elderly dwellers. This is a domestic and cross-sect...
Existing methods to link preference-based and profile-based health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaires have their limitations. Hence, we developed a new mapping method (the mean rank method...
To determine the applicability of the generic instrument Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL 4.0) to assess health-related quality of life of asthmatic children compared to the specific instru...
Bariatric surgery is considered an effective treatment for individuals with severe and complex obesity. Besides reducing weight and improving obesity related comorbidities such as diabetes, bariatric ...
The aim of this study was to analyze scientific production concerning the validation and cultural adaptation of quality of life evaluation instruments for patients with melasma and to offer a critical...
The purpose of the study is to describe the psychometric properties (validity, reliability and responsiveness) of the SQOL-6D instrument in the context of routine clinical treatment of upp...
The primary purpose of this study was to establish the psychometric properties of a new disease specific Quality of Life questionnaire, the LPR-HRQL. The specific properties of the questi...
The main purpose of this study is to determine the measurement characteristics of WHODAS-II (World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule II), as well as to analyze its correla...
The World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health has shown that the environment can play a major role in patients' disability, and hence in ...
Prospective Psychometric Evaluation Study of a Patient-reported Outcomes (PRO) Instrument for Congenital Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (cTTP, Upshaw-Schulman Syndrome [USS], Hereditary Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura [hTTP]
The purpose of this study is to assess the psychometric properties of a recently developed congenital thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (cTTP)-specific patient-reported outcomes (PRO) in...
System established by the World Health Organization and the International Committee on Thrombosis and Hemostasis for monitoring and reporting blood coagulation tests. Under this system, results are standardized using the International Sensitivity Index for the particular test reagent/instrument combination used.
A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.
A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)
The World Health Organization's classification categories of health and health-related domains. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) consists of two lists: a list of body functions and structure, and a list of domains of activity and participation. The ICF also includes a list of environmental factors.
Drugs considered essential to meet the health needs of a population as well as to control drug costs. (World Health Organization Action Programme on Essential Drugs, 1994, p3)