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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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Combat exposure, emotional and physical role limitations, and substance use among male United States Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers

Quality of life (QOL) is a meaningful measure of overall well-being that goes beyond morbidity, mortality, and economic status to assess how individuals perceive their lives and well-being. Further, this measure is predictive of mental and …

15-09-2017 Open Access

Health-related quality of life and its determinants in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for 90% of all kidney cancers [ 1 ]. While the prognosis of patients with localised disease treated with surgery is relatively good, the prognosis of patients with advanced or metastatic disease is poor. Median …

12-09-2017 Open Access

Everyday life following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: decline in physical symptoms within the first month and change-related predictors

Although high dose-therapy (chemotherapy and radiotherapy) and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) lead to an improved long-term survival of patients treated by these methods [ 1 , 2 ], such treatments have an impact on the well-being of …

12-09-2017 Open Access

Health-related quality of life, developmental milestones, and self-esteem in young adults with bleeding disorders

The term bleeding disorder refers to a deficiency of the blood clotting system, in which bleeding is prolonged and excessive. Hemophilia A and B and von Willebrand (VWD) are the most common bleeding disorders identified [ 1 ]. Hemophilia is …


Perceived medication adherence barriers mediating effects between gastrointestinal symptoms and health-related quality of life in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the most prevalent inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in adolescents internationally [ 1 , 2 ], with a documented deleterious effect on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) [ 3 – 5 ]. Oral medications …

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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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