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Quality of Life Research

An International Journal of Quality of Life Aspects of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation - Official Journal of the International Society of Quality of Life Research

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Association between quality of life and clinical characteristics in patients with morphea

Morphea (localised scleroderma) is a rare, chronic fibrosing disorder of the skin and underlying tissues. It shows a clear female predominance and an estimated prevalence rate from 1.3 to 4.8 per 100,000 population [ 1 ]. Annual incidence rates are …

19-06-2018 | Review

Effectiveness of foot orthoses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis related to disability and pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Foot pain and deformity is very common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The considerable physical and psychosocial malaise that can be provoked includes neuropathy due to reduced sensitivity, ulcers (which develop in 10% of patients) …


Quality of life in Sardinian patients with transfusion-dependent Thalassemia: a cross-sectional study

β-Thalassemia is caused by the reduction (β+) or absence (β0) of synthesis in the β-globin chains of hemoglobin. Three clinical and hematological conditions of increasing severity are recognized, i.e., the β-Thalassemia carrier state, Thalassemia …

19-06-2018 Open Access

The preliminary measurement properties of the person-centred community care inventory (PERCCI)

The language of ‘person-centredness’ is ubiquitous and forms the central plank of most quality improvement strategies across health and care systems worldwide [ 1 ]. Although the term’s precise meaning varies between service settings, it can …


Relationship between low handgrip strength and quality of life in Korean men and women

Handgrip strength is a simple and noninvasive method for assessing muscle weakness in clinical practice. The European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People and the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia currently recommend handgrip strength as a …

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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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