Quality of Life--rationale and methods for developing a disease-specific instrument for inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Irvine1993QualityOL,
  title={Quality of Life--rationale and methods for developing a disease-specific instrument for inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Elizabeth Jan Irvine},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology. Supplement},
  year={1993},
  volume={199},
  pages={22-7}
}
Quality of Life (QOL) is a composite descriptor applied to an unlimited spectrum of tangible and intangible parameters of life satisfaction and capacity. Because of the breadth of determinants of QOL, most researchers prefer to focus on a specific segment of it, such as health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Generally, HRQOL indices incorporate physical, emotional and social aspects of both health perception and function. Most instruments are also subjective and quantitative. As in clinical… CONTINUE READING

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