"Quality of life": a brand new concept for research and practice in psychiatry.

  title={"Quality of life": a brand new concept for research and practice in psychiatry.},
  author={Marcelo T. Berlim and Marcelo Pio de Almeida Fleck},
  journal={Revista brasileira de psiquiatria},
  volume={25 4},
Since the '70s, the assessment of quality of life (QOL) has grown from a 'small cottage' industry to a formal discipline within a coherent theoretical framework, accepted methods, and manifold applications. In recent years, QOL has become increasingly popular as a useful variable tailored to assess the overall impact of diseases and medical treatments from the patient's point of view. In this updating paper, we describe the most frequently used instruments, and discuss the conceptual and… CONTINUE READING

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