Clinical correlates of health-related quality of life among opioid-dependent patients

@inproceedings{Heslin2011ClinicalCO,
  title={Clinical correlates of health-related quality of life among opioid-dependent patients},
  author={Kevin C Heslin and Judith A. Stein and Keith Gregory Heinzerling and Deyu Pan and Christine Magladry and Richard A. Hays},
  booktitle={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2011}
}
PurposePrevious work suggests that opioid users have lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL) than patients with more prevalent chronic illnesses such as hypertension or diabetes. Although comparisons with population norms are informative, studies of the correlates of HRQOL for opioid users are needed to plan clinical services.MethodsWe tested a conceptual model of the pathways between physiologic factors and symptoms in relation to HRQOL among 344 opioid users in a clinical trial. Physical… CONTINUE READING
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