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Method The Norwegian sample consisted of 57 adults registered with the Norwegian Association of SB and Hydrocephalus. Adults included 38 females and 19 males, mean age 31.8 years (17 – 54 years). The Oregon sample included 34 adults attending the Child Development Rehabilitation Center, at Oregon Health Science University. Adults included 15 females and 19(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the validity and reliability of the Norwegian WHOQOL-OLD six-facet, 24-item module designed for assessing generic quality of life cross-culturally among the elderly. Using quota-stratified sampling defined on the basis of sex, age and geographical representation, 401 respondents were drawn from Statistics Norway and(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge of what may influence patients' perceptions of quality of life is essential for improving nursing interventions, but there has been little research on the influence of psychological distress on health status and quality of life among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. AIM This paper reports a study whose aim was to(More)
The aim of the present study was to adapt the Jalowiec Coping Scale (JCS) to accommodate adult patients with psoriasis. The sample comprised 334 patients who were treated consecutively at three dermatology departments in the eastern Norway. A total number of 273 hospitalised patients (20) and out-patients (80) completed the questionnaire, yielding a(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the validity and reliability of the Polish WHOQOL - Bref in a sample of 908 respondents. The Bref is a generic quality of life (QoL) instrument designed for cross - cultural use. Correlational and multivariate analyses confirmed the relevancy of individual items and domains supporting the construct validity of the scale.(More)
To describe the relative importance of 38 facets of quality of life (QOL) to older adults in 22 countries, by gender, age group, and health status. A secondary analysis of data was conducted from the WHOQOL-Old pilot study. Questionnaires were distributed by mail or in person. Independent t-tests for differences between means were calculated between(More)
BACKGROUND there is limited research examining the relative importance of aspects of quality of life (QOL) to older adults across cultures. OBJECTIVE to examine the relative importance of 31 internationally agreed areas of QOL to older adults in 22 countries in relation to health status, age and level of economic development. DESIGN a survey quota(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the validity and reliability of the WHOQOL-BREF, a generic quality of life scale, among older people in Canada and Norway. Very similar data from the Canadian and Norwegian Field Trial data (Canada n = 192; Norway, n = 469) were analyzed and compared. Higher negatively skewed mean scores were found for all WHOQOL-BREF(More)
Objectives: To investigate the prevalence of psychological distress in hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and to examine possible associations between psychological distress and several sociodemographic variables. Methods: NThe Hopkins Symptom Checklist was used to gather data from 92 hospitalized COPD patients. These(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have emphasized the importance of coping in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In other medical conditions, inadequate coping is associated with higher levels of psychological distress. Therefore, the types of coping strategies that patients use may also influence the distress that accompanies an acute(More)