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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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Health-related quality of life among US military personnel injured in combat: findings from the Wounded Warrior Recovery Project

More than 52,000 service members were wounded in action during Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn (OIF/OEF/OND) [ 1 – 3 ]. Survival rates were the highest on record because of advancements in personal protective equipment …


Hysterectomy and perceived physical function in middle-aged Australian women: a 20-year population-based prospective cohort study

Ageing has consistently been associated with a decline in physical function due to physiological changes including loss of bone mineral density, muscle strength and muscle mass [ 1 ]. Evidence suggests that women are more likely than men of the …

12.02.2018 Open Access

COSMIN guideline for systematic reviews of patient-reported outcome measures

A patient-reported outcome (PRO) is any aspect of a patient’s health status that is directly assessed by the patient without the interpretation of the patient’s response by anyone other than the patient [ 1 ]. PROs are most commonly assessed by …


The ‘new normal’: relativity of quality of life judgments in individuals with bipolar disorder—a qualitative study

Quality of life (QoL) is the subject of increasing interest in bipolar disorders (BD) research and care [ 1 ]. In the BD literature, QoL is understood to act as a referent for a diversity of constructs [ 2 ]; however, little is known about how …

12.02.2018 Open Access

Measuring health related quality of life (HRQoL) in community and facility-based care settings with the interRAI assessment instruments: development of a crosswalk to HUI3

Although reduction of avoidable mortality has been a public health goal in most societies, there has been a growing recognition that prevention or alleviation of disability should also be a priority for health policy and service delivery [ 38 ].

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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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