Reflections on changeability versus stability of health-related quality of life: distinguishing between its environmental and genetic components

@article{Sprangers2008ReflectionsOC,
  title={Reflections on changeability versus stability of health-related quality of life: distinguishing between its environmental and genetic components},
  author={Mirjam A. G. Sprangers and Carolyn Emily Schwartz},
  journal={Health and Quality of Life Outcomes},
  year={2008},
  volume={6},
  pages={89 - 89}
}
The field of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) could benefit from a broadening of perspectives to include recent advancements in research on adaptation, positive psychology, and genetics. These advances shed new light on the extent to which HRQOL is changeable or fixed. The objective of this paper is to integrate these insights and to discuss their implications for HRQOL research. We describe the Hedonic Treadmill theory, which asserts that positive events only temporarily affect happiness… CONTINUE READING
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