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Health-related quality of life and its assessment in GI Surgery

  title={Health-related quality of life and its assessment in GI Surgery},
  author={Dhananjaya Sharma},
Interest is increasing in the measurement of quality of life (QOL) in clinical research but most often lack of information about the clinical significance and advantages of these studies are impediments to their full and proper use. These issues and problems are discussed in this review. The first half of this article reviews the frequently asked questions about quality of life studies and the second half discusses clinically relevant issues, vis-a-vis, QOL and its assessment in GI Surgery. 

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