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Translation, validation, and norming of the Dutch language version of the SF-36 Health Survey in community and chronic disease populations.
The primary objectives of this research were to translate, validate, and generate normative data on the SF-36 Health Survey for use among Dutch-speaking residents of the Netherlands. Translation ofExpand
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Integrating response shift into health-related quality of life research: a theoretical model.
Patients confronted with a life-threatening or chronic disease are faced with the necessity to accommodate to their illness. An important mediator of this adaptation process is 'response shift' whichExpand
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The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer breast cancer-specific quality-of-life questionnaire module: first results from a three-country field study.
PURPOSE To construct a breast cancer-specific quality-of-life questionnaire (QLQ) module to be used in conjunction with the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-C30Expand
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Factors reported to influence the return to work of cancer survivors: a literature review
An overview is provided of research into the return to work of cancer survivors, examining both the rate of return to work and factors impacting this return. A series of literature searches wasExpand
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Which chronic conditions are associated with better or poorer quality of life?
The objective of the present study is to compare the QL of a wide range of chronic disease patients. Secondary analysis of eight existing data sets, including over 15,000 patients, was performed. TheExpand
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The development of the EORTC QLQ-C15-PAL: a shortened questionnaire for cancer patients in palliative care.
This study aimed at developing a shortened version of the EORTC QLQ-C30, one of the most widely used health-related quality of life questionnaires in oncology, for palliative care research. The studyExpand
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Laparoscopy in Combination with Fast Track Multimodal Management is the Best Perioperative Strategy in Patients Undergoing Colonic Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial (LAFA-study)
Objective:To investigate which perioperative treatment, ie, laparoscopic or open surgery combined with fast track (FT) or standard care, is the optimal approach for patients undergoing segmentalExpand
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The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Approach to Developing Questionnaire Modules: An Update and Overview
The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Study Group has adopted a modular approach to quality of life (QoL) assessment in cancer clinical trials. TheExpand
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The clinical significance of adaptation to changing health: A meta-analysis of response shift
Aims:When individuals experience changes in their health states, they may alter their internal standards, values, or conceptualization of quality of life (QOL). Such ‘response shifts’ can affect orExpand
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An application of structural equation modeling to detect response shifts and true change in quality of life data from cancer patients undergoing invasive surgery
The objective is to show how structural equation modeling can be used to detect reconceptualization, reprioritization, and recalibration response shifts in quality of life data from cancer patientsExpand
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