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The accurate measurement of quality of life (QoL) among people with chronic and incurable illnesses is essential for evaluating service delivery, understanding the impact of illness and treatment effects, and testing intervention effectiveness. Palliative care interventions are relatively new in Turkey, therefore it is important that reliable and valid QoL instruments are available to evaluate palliative care effectiveness in Turkish speakers.
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Name: Journal of pain and symptom management
The aim of this study was to assess the reliability and validity of the Korean short version of the Stroke-Specific Quality of Life Scale (SS-QoL-12K).
In this study, we aimed to adapt the Revised Nonverbal Pain Scale (NVPS-R) into Turkish, and to test reliability and validity of the scale.
The aim of this study was to translate the Measure of Quality of the Environment-Short Form (MQE-SF) into Turkish language and to evaluate the validity and reliability. The MQE-SF was culturally adapt...
Health-related quality of life is measured to detect the influence of lymphedema on physical, functional, and social aspects of life in patients with breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL).
Patient-reported health-related quality of life is a complementary healthcare outcome and important when assessing treatment efficacy. Using COSMIN methodological recommendations, this study evaluates...
Objectives:The aim of this study was to translate the Childhood Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction Questionnaire into Turkish, adapt it for use with parents of 5-12 year old children and determ...
The aim of this study is to present the Turkish version of miniBESTest which evaluates the reasons of balance deficit and postural control. Accordingly, a practice of validity and reliabil...
In mobility, the potential for mobility and social inclusion, according to individual desires, represents the primary component of well-being and should be a priority for caregivers of old...
Increasing the number of Turkish version of the questionnaire evaluating hand use, adding the scales that evaluate the selective movements of the upper limb to the evaluations will increas...
The Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY) is the first instrument that combines parental assessment of children's participation in home, school, and communi...
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)
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
A nursing specialty concerned with care of patients facing serious or life-threatening illnesses. The goal of palliative nursing is to prevent and relieve suffering, and to support the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Hospice nursing is palliative care for people in their final stages of life.
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span, from the management of patients during illness and recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability; the promotion of healthy lifestyles; the promotion of quality of life in those with chronic illness; and the care for individuals at the end of life. It was established in 1986.
Measures aimed at providing appropriate supportive and rehabilitative services to minimize morbidity and maximize quality of life after a long-term disease or injury is present.
Palliative care is the active holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illness. Management of pain and other symptoms and provision of psychological, social and spiritual support is paramount. The goal of palliative care is achievement of the ...