Assessing quality of life in clinical research: from where have we come and where are we going?


The term "quality of life" first surfaced in 1920, but it was not until the 1960s that it came to public notice in North America. This article describes the history of quality of life assessment, discusses its current status, and suggests challenges for the future. The development of generic measures began in the early 1970s and continues today. Disease… (More)


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