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Purpose null The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had profound consequences also for non-infected patients. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the pandemic on the quality of life of a population with hereditary gastrointestinal cancer predisposition syndromes and on the surveillance/oncological care program of patients enrolled in a dedicated registry. null Methods null The study was conducted by means of an online self-report survey during the first Italian national lockdown. Th...
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#1Lisa Van Wilder (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 2
#2Brecht Devleesschauwer (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 31
Last. Delphine De Smedt (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 20
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Background. Chronic diseases and multimorbidity are a major cause of disease burden—for patients, caregivers, and society. Little is known however about potential interaction effects between specific disease combinations. Besides an additive effect, the presence of multiple conditions could also act synergistically or antagonistically regarding the impact on patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The aim was to estimate the impact of coexisting chronic diseases on HRQoL of the adult g...
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#1Seyedeh-Elaheh Shariati-Bafghi (MUMS: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 5
#2Bahram Rashidkhani (Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services)H-Index: 27
Last. Mohsen Nematy (MUMS: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 23
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PURPOSE Examining the associations of a-posteriori-defined dietary patterns and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among Iranian adolescents. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted among 900 apparently healthy students (mean age 15.33 years; 53.0% female) during 2020-21. The validated Persian version of self-report Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ Version 4.0 Generic Core Scales (PedsQL) for healthy adolescents was used in an online survey to assess HRQOL. Total, physical healt...
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#1Ella Cohn-Schwartz (BGU: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)H-Index: 4
#2Adi Vitman-Schorr (University of Haifa)H-Index: 3
Last. Rabia KhalailaH-Index: 15
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Purpose null During the COVID-19 pandemic older adults are asked to maintain physical distancing, which can be linked to loneliness. While older people are encouraged to use electronic communication to stay socially connected, it remains an open question whether electronic contacts are related to lower loneliness during the pandemic. This study examined the associations of physical distancing during the pandemic with loneliness and the role of in-person and electronic contacts with children and ...
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#1Amanda Drury (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 3
#2Sheila Payne (Lancaster University)H-Index: 82
Last. Anne-Marie Brady (Trinity College, Dublin)H-Index: 14
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Purpose null This study aims to explore the prevalence of CRC survivorship issues and their impact on survivors' quality of life (QoL). null Methods null This study utilised a mixed methods sequential explanatory design. Adult CRC survivors between 6- and 60-months post-diagnosis (n = 304) were purposively recruited from three hospitals and twenty-one cancer support centres in Ireland. QoL was evaluated using the EuroQol and FACT-C questionnaires and results compared to population norms. 22 surv...
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#1Gina L. Mazza (Mayo Clinic)H-Index: 10
#2M. Petersen (Mayo Clinic)H-Index: 2
Last. Lauren J. Rogak (MSK: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)H-Index: 21
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PURPOSE Missing scores complicate analysis of the Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE) because patients with and without missing scores may systematically differ. We focus on optimal analysis methods for incomplete PRO-CTCAE items, with application to two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase III trials. METHODS In Alliance A091105 and COMET-2, patients completed PRO-CTCAE items before randomization and several times po...
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#1Lisa Van Wilder (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 2
#2Rana CharafeddineH-Index: 9
Last. Niko Speybroeck (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)H-Index: 60
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Purpose. Health-related quality of life outcomes are increasingly used to monitor population health and health inequalities and to assess the (cost-) effectiveness of health interventions. The EQ-5D-5L has been included in the Belgian Health Interview Survey, providing a new source of population-based self-perceived health status information. This study aims to estimate Belgian population norms for the EQ-5D-5L by sex, age, and region and to analyze its association with educational attainment. M...
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#1Zejun Liang (Sichuan University)H-Index: 3
#2Qian Wang (Sichuan University)H-Index: 1
Last. Quan Wei (Sichuan University)H-Index: 5
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PURPOSE Many conservative interventions are used in the management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It could be helpful for the prescribers to know what the evidence suggests about the effects of these interventions on the long-term quality of life (QoL), depression, and anxiety. This study aimed to summarize the rationale for the use of conservative interventions to improve the long-term QoL, depression, and anxiety in patients with stable COPD. METHODS The MEDLINE, Embas...
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#1Mona L. MartinH-Index: 26
#2Helena Chung (AstraZeneca)
Last. Anna Rydén (AstraZeneca)H-Index: 14
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PURPOSE Immunotherapy is an evolving therapeutic approach for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study explored factors involved in patients' perceptions about reporting or not reporting treatment-related symptoms experienced while undergoing immunotherapy. METHODS Patients receiving immunotherapy for NSCLC were recruited in the USA and Europe. Qualitative interviews were conducted to elicit treatment-related symptoms and explore patients' reasons and motivations for either reporting or no...
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#1Fanni Rencz (Corvinus University of Budapest)H-Index: 16
#2Ariel Zoltán Mitev (Corvinus University of Budapest)H-Index: 5
Last. Valentin Brodszky (Corvinus University of Budapest)H-Index: 24
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BACKGROUND Capability well-being captures well-being based on people's ability to do the things they value in life. So far, no capability well-being measures have been validated in dermatological patients. OBJECTIVES To validate the adult version of the ICEpop CAPability measure (ICECAP-A) in patients with dermatological conditions. We aimed to test floor and ceiling effects, structural, convergent and known-group validity, and measurement invariance. METHODS In 2020, an online, cross-sectional ...
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