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01-12-2022 | Review

What is the impact of home non-invasive ventilation on the health-related quality of life of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? A systematic review

The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe a number of chronic lung diseases, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis [ 1 ]. The illness itself is progressive …


Translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and psychometric investigation of Chinese version of the Orbach & Mikulincer Mental Pain Scale in patients with depressive disorder

Shneidman first proposed psychological pain in the context of the psychological suicide theory, calling it “psychache,” which was defined as a compilation of aversive emotions (e.g., dread, despair, and helplessness) [ 1 ]. Orbach et al.

Open Access 28-11-2022 | Review

Fasting during cancer treatment: a systematic review

Nutrition plays a central role in cancer care. Malnutrition, as well as obesity, is associated with a much lower prognosis for most cancer entities [ 1 – 3 ]. Recently, the fasting concept has become popular among scientists and the general …

28-11-2022 | Review

A systematic review of instruments measuring the quality of dying and death in Asian countries

Improving the quality of life at the end of life has long been a global public health concern [ 1 ]. Global public health events, such as pandemics, sometimes serve as a reminder of the importance and impact of a dignified death on patients …


Emotional processes in partners’ quality of life at various stages of breast cancer pathway: a longitudinal study

Cancer is a critical and stressful life event that can challenge people's views and shatter their core beliefs, which can in turn lead to traumatic psychological consequences for both patients and their caregivers (e.g. mental disorders, emotional …

About this journal

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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