Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Quality Control: A system for verifying and maintaining a desired level of quality in a product or process by careful planning, use of proper equipment, continued inspection, and corrective action as required. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Life: The state that distinguishes organisms from inorganic matter, manifested by growth, metabolism, reproduction, and adaptation. It includes the course of existence, the sum of experiences, the mode of existing, or the fact of being. Over the centuries inquiries into the nature of life have crossed the boundaries from philosophy to biology, forensic medicine, anthropology, etc., in creative as well as scientific literature. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)Quality Improvement: The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Water Quality: A rating of a body of water based on measurable physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.Total Quality Management: The application of industrial management practice to systematically maintain and improve organization-wide performance. Effectiveness and success are determined and assessed by quantitative quality measures.Food Quality: Ratings of the characteristics of food including flavor, appearance, nutritional content, and the amount of microbial and chemical contamination.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Sickness Impact Profile: A quality-of-life scale developed in the United States in 1972 as a measure of health status or dysfunction generated by a disease. It is a behaviorally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behavior, social interaction, and the like. It measures the patient's perceived health status and is sensitive enough to detect changes or differences in health status occurring over time or between groups. (From Medical Care, vol.xix, no.8, August 1981, p.787-805)Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Life Change Events: Those occurrences, including social, psychological, and environmental, which require an adjustment or effect a change in an individual's pattern of living.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.United StatesPsychometrics: Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.Life Cycle Stages: The continuous sequence of changes undergone by living organisms during the post-embryonic developmental process, such as metamorphosis in insects and amphibians. This includes the developmental stages of apicomplexans such as the malarial parasite, PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Health Status Indicators: The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.Activities of Daily Living: The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Life Tables: Summarizing techniques used to describe the pattern of mortality and survival in populations. These methods can be applied to the study not only of death, but also of any defined endpoint such as the onset of disease or the occurrence of disease complications.Life Support Care: Care provided patients requiring extraordinary therapeutic measures in order to sustain and prolong life.Depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.Voice Quality: That component of SPEECH which gives the primary distinction to a given speaker's VOICE when pitch and loudness are excluded. It involves both phonatory and resonatory characteristics. Some of the descriptions of voice quality are harshness, breathiness and nasality.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Adaptation, Psychological: A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Management Quality Circles: Participation of employees with management as a labor-management team, in decisions pertaining to the operational activities of the organization or industry.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Life Style: Typical way of life or manner of living characteristic of an individual or group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Stress, Psychological: Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.Research Design: A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Personal Satisfaction: The individual's experience of a sense of fulfillment of a need or want and the quality or state of being satisfied.Algorithms: A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic: Works about clinical trials that involve at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table.Meat: The edible portions of any animal used for food including domestic mammals (the major ones being cattle, swine, and sheep) along with poultry, fish, shellfish, and game.Benchmarking: Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.Great BritainHealth Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Anxiety: Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.Sleep Disorders: Conditions characterized by disturbances of usual sleep patterns or behaviors. Sleep disorders may be divided into three major categories: DYSSOMNIAS (i.e. disorders characterized by insomnia or hypersomnia), PARASOMNIAS (abnormal sleep behaviors), and sleep disorders secondary to medical or psychiatric disorders. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p187)Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Netherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Evidence-Based Medicine: An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Cost of Illness: The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Longevity: The normal length of time of an organism's life.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Caregivers: Persons who provide care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability. They may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution. Although caregivers include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept also refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, members of the clergy, teachers, social workers, fellow patients.Survivors: Persons who have experienced a prolonged survival after serious disease or who continue to live with a usually life-threatening condition as well as family members, significant others, or individuals surviving traumatic life events.BrazilLinear Models: Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.Social Support: Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.Sleep: A readily reversible suspension of sensorimotor interaction with the environment, usually associated with recumbency and immobility.Interpersonal Relations: The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.GermanySelf Concept: A person's view of himself.United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE established in 1990 to "provide indexing, abstracting, translating, publishing, and other services leading to a more effective and timely dissemination of information on research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care to public and private entities and individuals engaged in the improvement of health care delivery..." It supersedes the National Center for Health Services Research. The United States Agency for Health Care Policy and Research was renamed Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Models, Biological: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Palliative Care: Care alleviating symptoms without curing the underlying disease. (Stedman, 25th ed)EuropeHealth Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Laboratories: Facilities equipped to carry out investigative procedures.Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Guidelines as Topic: A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.Software: Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.Guideline Adherence: Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Statistics, Nonparametric: A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Hospitals: Institutions with an organized medical staff which provide medical care to patients.Patient Education as Topic: The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.Feasibility Studies: Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.Neoplasms: New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.Medical Audit: A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of medical care.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Models, Theoretical: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Process Assessment (Health Care): An evaluation procedure that focuses on how care is delivered, based on the premise that there are standards of performance for activities undertaken in delivering patient care, in which the specific actions taken, events occurring, and human interactions are compared with accepted standards.Parents: Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.Health Care Costs: The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.Terminal Care: Medical and nursing care of patients in the terminal stage of an illness.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Nursing Homes: Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Data Interpretation, Statistical: Application of statistical procedures to analyze specific observed or assumed facts from a particular study.Diet: Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.Patient Care Team: Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.Decision Making: The process of making a selective intellectual judgment when presented with several complex alternatives consisting of several variables, and usually defining a course of action or an idea.Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Consumer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.Semen: The thick, yellowish-white, viscid fluid secretion of male reproductive organs discharged upon ejaculation. In addition to reproductive organ secretions, it contains SPERMATOZOA and their nutrient plasma.Fatigue: The state of weariness following a period of exertion, mental or physical, characterized by a decreased capacity for work and reduced efficiency to respond to stimuli.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Semen Analysis: The quality of SEMEN, an indicator of male fertility, can be determined by semen volume, pH, sperm concentration (SPERM COUNT), total sperm number, sperm viability, sperm vigor (SPERM MOTILITY), normal sperm morphology, ACROSOME integrity, and the concentration of WHITE BLOOD CELLS.Self-Assessment: Appraisal of one's own personal qualities or traits.Clinical Protocols: Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.Insurance, Life: Insurance providing for payment of a stipulated sum to a designated beneficiary upon death of the insured.Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Sperm Motility: Movement characteristics of SPERMATOZOA in a fresh specimen. It is measured as the percentage of sperms that are moving, and as the percentage of sperms with productive flagellar motion such as rapid, linear, and forward progression.Evaluation Studies as Topic: Studies determining the effectiveness or value of processes, personnel, and equipment, or the material on conducting such studies. For drugs and devices, CLINICAL TRIALS AS TOPIC; DRUG EVALUATION; and DRUG EVALUATION, PRECLINICAL are available.Family Practice: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.Accreditation: Certification as complying with a standard set by non-governmental organizations, applied for by institutions, programs, and facilities on a voluntary basis.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Factor Analysis, Statistical: A set of statistical methods for analyzing the correlations among several variables in order to estimate the number of fundamental dimensions that underlie the observed data and to describe and measure those dimensions. It is used frequently in the development of scoring systems for rating scales and questionnaires.Spirituality: Sensitivity or attachment to religious values, or to things of the spirit as opposed to material or worldly interests. (from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed, and Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed)Physician-Patient Relations: The interactions between physician and patient.Exercise Therapy: A regimen or plan of physical activities designed and prescribed for specific therapeutic goals. Its purpose is to restore normal musculoskeletal function or to reduce pain caused by diseases or injuries.Sperm Count: A count of SPERM in the ejaculum, expressed as number per milliliter.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Communication: The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.Social Behavior: Any behavior caused by or affecting another individual, usually of the same species.Reproduction: The total process by which organisms produce offspring. (Stedman, 25th ed)Canada: The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.EnglandClinical Trials as Topic: Works about pre-planned studies of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule (if appropriate) of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favorable and unfavorable effects. This concept includes clinical trials conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Clinical Competence: The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.Review Literature as Topic: Published materials which provide an examination of recent or current literature. Review articles can cover a wide range of subject matter at various levels of completeness and comprehensiveness based on analyses of literature that may include research findings. The review may reflect the state of the art. It also includes reviews as a literary form.Employment: The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.Patient-Centered Care: Design of patient care wherein institutional resources and personnel are organized around patients rather than around specialized departments. (From Hospitals 1993 Feb 5;67(3):14)Models, Statistical: Statistical formulations or analyses which, when applied to data and found to fit the data, are then used to verify the assumptions and parameters used in the analysis. Examples of statistical models are the linear model, binomial model, polynomial model, two-parameter model, etc.Emotions: Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.Self Care: Performance of activities or tasks traditionally performed by professional health care providers. The concept includes care of oneself or one's family and friends.Asthma: A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).Reimbursement, Incentive: A scheme which provides reimbursement for the health services rendered, generally by an institution, and which provides added financial rewards if certain conditions are met. Such a scheme is intended to promote and reward increased efficiency and cost containment, with better care, or at least without adverse effect on the quality of the care rendered.Databases, Factual: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.Chi-Square Distribution: A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.Environment: The external elements and conditions which surround, influence, and affect the life and development of an organism or population.Family: A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.Artifacts: Any visible result of a procedure which is caused by the procedure itself and not by the entity being analyzed. Common examples include histological structures introduced by tissue processing, radiographic images of structures that are not naturally present in living tissue, and products of chemical reactions that occur during analysis.Physician's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Psychiatric Status Rating Scales: Standardized procedures utilizing rating scales or interview schedules carried out by health personnel for evaluating the degree of mental illness.Medical Records: Recording of pertinent information concerning patient's illness or illnesses.Cognition: Intellectual or mental process whereby an organism obtains knowledge.Patient Compliance: Voluntary cooperation of the patient in following a prescribed regimen.Self Report: Method for obtaining information through verbal responses, written or oral, from subjects.Perception: The process by which the nature and meaning of sensory stimuli are recognized and interpreted.Proxy: A person authorized to decide or act for another person, for example, a person having durable power of attorney.Biological Evolution: The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Pediatrics: A medical specialty concerned with maintaining health and providing medical care to children from birth to adolescence.Breast Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.Holistic Health: Health as viewed from the perspective that humans and other organisms function as complete, integrated units rather than as aggregates of separate parts.Documentation: Systematic organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of specialized information, especially of a scientific or technical nature (From ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983). It often involves authenticating or validating information.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Environmental Monitoring: The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Biomedical Research: Research that involves the application of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to medicine.Safety Management: The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.Spain: Parliamentary democracy located between France on the northeast and Portugual on the west and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.Research: Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)Nutritive Value: An indication of the contribution of a food to the nutrient content of the diet. This value depends on the quantity of a food which is digested and absorbed and the amounts of the essential nutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals, vitamins) which it contains. This value can be affected by soil and growing conditions, handling and storage, and processing.Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Single-Blind Method: A method in which either the observer(s) or the subject(s) is kept ignorant of the group to which the subjects are assigned.Disease Management: A broad approach to appropriate coordination of the entire disease treatment process that often involves shifting away from more expensive inpatient and acute care to areas such as preventive medicine, patient counseling and education, and outpatient care. This concept includes implications of appropriate versus inappropriate therapy on the overall cost and clinical outcome of a particular disease. (From Hosp Pharm 1995 Jul;30(7):596)Focus Groups: A method of data collection and a QUALITATIVE RESEARCH tool in which a small group of individuals are brought together and allowed to interact in a discussion of their opinions about topics, issues, or questions.Delphi Technique: An iterative questionnaire designed to measure consensus among individual responses. In the classic Delphi approach, there is no interaction between responder and interviewer.Disabled Persons: Persons with physical or mental disabilities that affect or limit their activities of daily living and that may require special accommodations.Affect: The feeling-tone accompaniment of an idea or mental representation. It is the most direct psychic derivative of instinct and the psychic representative of the various bodily changes by means of which instincts manifest themselves.Body Weight: The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.Developing Countries: Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.Equipment Design: Methods of creating machines and devices.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Research Report: Detailed account or statement or formal record of data resulting from empirical inquiry.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Observer Variation: The failure by the observer to measure or identify a phenomenon accurately, which results in an error. Sources for this may be due to the observer's missing an abnormality, or to faulty technique resulting in incorrect test measurement, or to misinterpretation of the data. Two varieties are inter-observer variation (the amount observers vary from one another when reporting on the same material) and intra-observer variation (the amount one observer varies between observations when reporting more than once on the same material).Human Development: Continuous sequential changes which occur in the physiological and psychological functions during the life-time of an individual.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Computer Simulation: Computer-based representation of physical systems and phenomena such as chemical processes.Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive: A disease of chronic diffuse irreversible airflow obstruction. Subcategories of COPD include CHRONIC BRONCHITIS and PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA.Managed Care Programs: Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.China: A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.Statistics as Topic: The science and art of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data that are subject to random variation. The term is also applied to the data themselves and to the summarization of the data.
As with all other aspects of life the Aztecs stressed the dual nature of all things, and toward the end of the banquet the host ... If the cacao was of high quality, this produced a rich head of foam. The head could be set aside, the drink further aerated to ... The Aztecs stressed moderation in all aspects of life. European authors and chroniclers were often impressed by what they ... Many became gravely ill, and the lives of many pregnant women were in danger." During festivals in honor of Chicomecoatl, there ...
534-9. Mazza, G. (1993). "Storage, Processing, and Quality Aspects of Buckwheat Seed". In Janick J.; Simon J.E. New crops. New ... Division of Life Sciences at Hallym University, South Korea. Archived from the original on 2007-06-25. Mazza, G. (1992). " ... Eggum BO, Kreft I, Javornik B (1980). "Chemical-Composition and Protein-Quality of Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench)". ...
Broad measures of economic progress
Well-being - include both subjective and objective measures to report on quality of life and life satisfaction. In 2010 the ... Social indicators - combine several aspects of social progress. Environmental indicators - relate to the environmental ... For example, the Human Capital estimates and the Life in the UK report are published annually. The Life in the UK report was ... quality of life and well-being' and it also decided for the EU-SILC (EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions) to be the ...
Oratory played a vital role in the social and political life of Rome; rhetoric thus was a vital aspect when Severus was living ... His negative qualities were also apparent. He was sometimes uncontrollably aggressive and cynical in his speeches and also ... The decision was to make stubborn, rebellious Severus' life a living death. He was transferred from Crete, his former place of ... "A man of mean origin and a life of crime, but a powerful pleader, [who brought his exile] on himself, by his persistent ...
Diabetic foot ulcer
TCC helps patients to maintain their quality of life. By encasing the patient's complete foot - including the toes and lower ... 2006). ", Molecular aspects of wound healing" (PDF). Primary intention. 14 (1): 8-13. CS1 maint: Explicit use of et al. (link) ... Foot ulcers and amputations significantly reduce the quality of life. Approximately 8.8 percent of hospital admissions of ... However, there was no benefit at one year and the quality of the reviewed trials was inadequate to draw strong conclusions. ...
citation needed] Given the life and death nature of medical texts, there is a strong emphasis on translation quality. The ... Translation agencies can oversee both project management and linguistic aspects. [ ... European standard for translation vendor quality (Translation-quality standards) ISO 9001 - quality system standard ISO 13485 ... ". "EU Medical and IVD Device Labeling: Translation Requirements and Trends" (PDF). "Long live translation quality". The ...
Karma in Tibetan Buddhism
A missing aspect becomes completed karma, thus determining future life quality and a completed negative action keeps suffering ... in a future life, or in the bardo interval between lives, which creates the basis for the form in which the next life will take ... These aspects are: motivation, object, performance and completion. If an action is complete in all four aspects, this is ... Karma is the force that connects all the moments of life to each other and all things to each other. In terms of a person's own ...
Activity-specific approach in temperament research
Social and Environmental Influences and Impact on Quality of Life. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.: 77-147. Trofimova, ... Amplification of orientation aspects emerges in the trait of Neuroticism; amplification of speed of integration (i.e. immature ... This approach suggest a separation of the traits related to three aspects of activities: social-verbal, motor-physical and ... Rusalov`s model suggests that the structure of temperament can be presented as 12 traits: 4 aspects of behaviour (ergonicity ( ...
Social and Environmental Influences and Impact on Quality of Life. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.: 77-147. Trofimova, ... In psychology, temperament refers to those aspects of an individual's personality, such that are often regarded as biologically ... The study focused on how temperamental qualities influence adjustment throughout life. Chess, Thomas et al. rated young infants ... Recognizing the child's temperament and helping them to understand how it impacts his/her life as well as others is important. ...
Social and Environmental Influences and Impact on Quality of Life. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.: 77-147. Depue RA, ... Aspects of cognitive control in which DA plays a role include working memory, the ability to hold information "on line" in ... Neurotransmitters play a major role in shaping everyday life and functions. Their exact numbers are unknown, but more than 100 ... Trofimova, IN (2016). "The interlocking between functional aspects of activities and a neurochemical model of adult temperament ...
Functional Ensemble of Temperament
Social and Environmental Influences and Impact on Quality of Life. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.: 77-147. Trofimova, ... Amplification of orientation aspects emerges in the trait of Neuroticism; amplification of speed of integration (i.e. immature ... Trofimova I.N. & Sulis W.H. (2016). Benefits of distinguishing between physical and social-verbal aspects of behaviour: an ... FET considers emotionality traits as systems amplifying three dynamical aspects of behaviour presented in the three columns of ...
Big Five personality traits
Social and Environmental Influences and Impact on Quality of Life. New York: Nova Science Publishers. pp. 77-147. Trofimova, IN ... DeYoung, C. G.; Quilty, L. C.; Peterson, J. B. (2007). "Between facets and domain: 10 aspects of the Big Five". J. Pers. Soc. ... and ratings of relationship quality by a qualified observer. Dating couples Self-reported relationship quality is negatively ... I am the life of the party. I don't mind being the center of attention. I feel comfortable around people. I start conversations ...
Education 2030 Agenda
And aims to ensure quality learning outcomes for all, throughout their lives. While the main responsibility for implementing ... The 10 targets of Sustainable Development Goal 4 encompass many different aspects of education. Seven targets are of expected ... Licensed under CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0 Licence statement: Education Transforms Lives, 6, 8-9, UNESCO, UNESCO. UNESCO. To learn how to ... 4.1 Universal primary and secondary education: By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality ...
Structure of Temperament Questionnaire
Social and Environmental Influences and Impact on Quality of Life. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.: 77-147. Trofimova, ... Amplification of orientation aspects emerges in the trait of Neuroticism; amplification of speed of integration (i.e. immature ... These characteristics are the most consistent aspects of behavior of an individual across his or her lifespan and are ... FET considers emotionality traits as systems amplifying three dynamical aspects of behaviour presented in the three columns of ...
Rehabilitation in spinal cord injury
Community participation is an important aspect in maintaining quality of life. Body weight supported treadmill training is ... Quality of life issues such as sexual health and function after spinal cord injury are also addressed. Assistive devices such ... Physical therapists can improve the quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury by developing exercise programs that ... and better quality of life. Physical therapists are able to provide a variety of exercise interventions, including, passive ...
Less tangible aspects of daylighting relate more to the human spirit and quality of life. The sawtooth design, often seen on ... and as regards vision quality. The Central Telephone Exchange, Melbourne provides an early example approximately 1919 of a ... in daylighting include the high cost of fossil fuels and the realization that sources of electricity have a finite life. ...
Environmental issues in New York
Invasive species impact all aspects of life, from recreation to livelihood. Spotted knapweed is an invasive plant that can take ... "Air Quality Rochester , Rochester's Air Quality , RochesterEnvironment.com". rochesterenvironment.com. Retrieved 2016-11-29. ... Environmental issues in New York State include water, waste disposal, hydraulic fracturing, air quality, and invasive species. ... Rochester was ranked 43rd worst metropolitan area for air quality. (Dirty Air, Dirty Power.) And, the last time the EPA ...
St. Dunstan's Church of the Highlands Parish, Shoreline, Washington
The four quadrants emphasize four aspects of Dunstan's life: Top left corner: Pallium. This vestment is shown in the coat of ... Celtic knot-work is timeless and is generally considered the interconnectedness of, and eternal quality of, all life. The ... The artist, Lycia Danielle Trounton, created a Celtic cross design to bring out these aspects of Dunstan's life: (1) musician ... Dunstan's Church began life as a 2-manual, 18-rank, instrument built by the Boston firm of Hutchings-Votey Organ Co. as their ...
The solar tuki was created to be used as a tool to improve the quality of life for the Nepali people. Its various functions has ... helped the people in many aspects of their lives. Criticisms of the solar tuki have been on the cost of the technology. Even ... in Kathmandu and Eastern Nepal to help local entrepreneurs learn how to build solar tukis and give advice on business aspects ...
Martha Van Rensselaer
Van Rensselaer served as an educator and proponent of the application of knowledge to improved quality of life in the home. She ... called the field of study "domestic science" and focused on key aspects of homemaking. Van Rensselaer was born on June 21, 1864 ... The curriculum sought to translate advancements to agriculture to farm life . The program's success was noted by Susan B. ... looking to the well being of children and to the enrichment of the life of women, had evoked their warm affection and their ...
The generic aspects defining a healthy soil can be considered as follows: "Productive" options are broad; Life diversity is ... "quality of soil for maize production" or "quality of soil for roadbed preparation" and so on. The addition of the word "health ... It would not be appropriate to refer to soil health for soil-roadbed preparation, as in the analogy of soil quality in a ... Soil Health has partly if not largely replaced the expression "Soil Quality" that was extant in the 1990s. The primary ...
... and Winfried Winkelmann evaluated a study that measured life contentment and quality of life in 22 patients who had been ... the patients were more content with different aspects of their lives than the general population. "arthrodesis." Merriam- ... "Rotationplasty-quality of Life After 10 Years in 22 Patients." Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica 73.1 (2002): 85-8. Print.. ... In comparison to the general population, the patients had a higher percentage of quality of life, 83% compared to 75%. Overall ...
Locations: Locations have a spawn cost and an aspect cost (just like creatures), but no power, defense or life. They cannot ... Each aspect has different qualities which are reflected as basic traits in the miniatures; for example creatures from the ... Aspect Cost: Each miniature from the same aspect which is in play or in the graveyard counts as one point of the aspect cost, ... Creatures: The basic attributes of every creature include its spawn-cost, aspect-cost, power, defense, and life. Additionally ...
Outline of environmentalism
Whether through reforestation, recycling, or pollution control, environmental conservation sustains the natural quality of life ... Environmental conservation - process in which one is involved in conserving the natural aspects of the environment. ... Environmentalism can be described as all of the following: a philosophy - the study of knowledge and the nature of life an ... ethics Environmental health Air quality Asthma Electromagnetic fields Electromagnetic radiation and health Indoor air quality ...
They try to remember that all aspects of life are a result of God's Will/Hukam. Contentment leads to freedom from care, fear ... The other four qualities in the arsenal are: Truth (Sat), Compassion (Daya), Humility (Nimrata) and Love (Pyare). These five ... It is a very important divine quality; it is a deep godly priceless jewel, which is acquired by those souls who move on the ... Guru Granth Sahib Page 3 line 73) Practice truth, contentment and kindness; this is the most excellent way of life. sat santokh ...
Right for Education
R:Ed wants to help end poverty and improve quality of life through education and self-help. Information booklets are ... Supporting cultural identity and encouraging diversity are important aspects of the campaign. Equal rights between men and ... It gives necessary information with which to improve lives. The information provided is in English and French. The organisation ... and implement the ideas into their lives. From 2012, Dattenberg-Doyle's work under "I Do Philanthropy" was granted NGO status ...
Institute of Ecosystem Study
Other important aspects of the Uskok heroic honor were loyalty to their city, army, and band; honorable attention to every ... Honor is what they believed to be the most important quality that a hero could have, which all Uskoks strived to be. ... they were given no choice but to leave in order to continue following the religion they had been their entire lives. The Uskok ... It was also made known the Uskok qualities that would cancel out one's honor: reluctance to shed one's own blood; failure to ...
Unidimensional Fatigue Impact Scale
Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation. 21 (6): ... It is a 22-item unidimensional scale which is based on needs-based quality of life theory. The U-FIS was developed by Galen ... "as the most appropriate for assessing the impact of MS-related fatigue on quality of life". Data from the FIS went through ...
Ariosa v. Sequenom
... especially in the life sciences. And each case seems to present a new low in terms of the depth and quality of analysis." She ... newly discovered natural law aspect of "the Mayo/Alice framework." ... Chris Holman, Federal Circuit Decides Ariosa, and It's Not Good News for Innovation in the Life Sciences, Holman's Biotech IP ... This is especially true in the life sciences, where development of useful new diagnostic and therapeutic methods is driven by ...
... the deformity will progressively worsen not only threatening the aesthetic aspect, but also the functional aspect. This is ... In the very first years of life the sutures serve as the most important centers of growth in the skull. The growth of the ... Eide PK (2006). "Assessment of quality of continuous intracranial pressure recordings in children". Pediatric Neurosurgery. 42 ... Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article. (March 2015) ...
Early life. He was born at Milgate House, Bearsted, Kent, not too long before 17 January 1573/4. He was the son of Sir ... Walter Pagel (1967). William Harvey's Biological Ideas: Selected Aspects and Historical Background. Karger Publishers. p. 340. ... including all secondary elements and the four qualities of the ancients. Moreover, the Fluddean tripartite theory concluded ... James Brown Craven, Doctor Fludd (Robertus de Fluctibus), the English Rosicrucian: Life and Writings, Kirkwall: William Peace ...
Allee, W. C. (1932). Animal life and social growth. Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Company and Associates.. ... However, concentration and quality of nutrients and energy is variable. Many plant fibers, for example, are indigestible to ... "The trophic-dynamic aspect of ecology" (PDF). Ecology. 23 (4): 399-417. doi:10.2307/1930126 ... About eighty to ninety percent of the energy is expended for the organism's life processes or is lost as heat or waste. Only ...
... "reduce pain and concomitant mood disturbance and increase quality of life." ... and some aspects of standard care do not have a strong evidence base." ... of placing patient values and lifestyle habits at the core of any design and delivery of quality care at the end of life. If ... Even low-risk medications such as antibiotics can have potential to cause life-threatening anaphylactic reactions in a very few ...
Muscular atrophy decreases qualities of life as the sufferer becomes unable to perform certain tasks or worsen the risks of ... Aspects Med. 50: 56-87. doi:10.1016/j.mam.2016.04.006. PMID 27106402. In conclusion, HMB treatment clearly appears to be a safe ... Aspects Med. 50: 56-87. doi:10.1016/j.mam.2016.04.006. PMID 27106402. In conclusion, HMB treatment clearly appears to be a safe ...
Brown MM, Chamlin SL, Smidt AC (April 2013). "Quality of life in pediatric dermatology". Dermatologic Clinics (Review). 31 (2 ... "Current aspects of antiandrogen therapy in women". Current Pharmaceutical Design. 5 (9): 707-23. PMID 10495361. Archived from ... Barnes LE, Levender MM, Fleischer AB, Feldman SR (April 2012). "Quality of life measures for acne patients". Dermatologic ... Cologne: Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care. July 2016. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. ...
Códigos de classificação JEL - Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre
JEL: I31 - General Welfare; Basic needs; Living standards; Quality of life; Happiness. JEL: I32 - Measurement and Analysis of ... JEL: Q26 - Recreational Aspects of Natural Resources. JEL: Q28 - Government Policy. JEL: Q29 - Outros. JEL: Q3 - Nonrenewable ... JEL: J17 - Value of life; Foregone Income. JEL: J18 - Public Policy. JEL: J19 - Outros. JEL: J2 - Time Allocation, Work ... JEL: F4 - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance JEL: F40 - Geral. JEL: F41 - Open economy macroeconomics. ...
... "the pursuit of life by means other than life," and as "organized inorganic matter." ... As a cultural activity, technology predates both science and engineering, each of which formalize some aspects of technological ... The inadequate quantity and quality of American jobs is one of the most fundamental economic challenges we face. [...] What's ... Kurzweil is also known for his history of the universe in six epochs: (1) the physical/chemical epoch, (2) the life epoch, (3) ...
Internet of things
Smart home technology applied in this way can provide users with more freedom and a higher quality of life. ... Application of the IoT extends to all aspects of transportation systems (i.e. the vehicle, the infrastructure, and the ... Chances are big data and the Internet of things will make it harder for us to control our own lives, as we grow increasingly ... Philip N. Howard, a professor and author, writes that political life in both democracies and authoritarian regimes will be ...
Community health or public health is an aspect of health services concerned with threats to the overall health of a community ... Emergency medicine is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of acute or life-threatening conditions, including trauma, ... Access to information on conditions, treatments, quality, and pricing greatly affects the choice by patients/consumers and, ... Clinical neurophysiology is concerned with testing the physiology or function of the central and peripheral aspects of the ...
Women's education in the United States
a b c Wood, J T. (2009). Gendered Lives. Boston: Lyn Uhl. ... Her dissertation was titled "Some Aspects of Eliminating Waste ... the United States offering educational programs that parallel co-educational universities both in subject matter and in quality ... "Marie M. Daly Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story". Biography.com. 1921-04-16. Retrieved 2012-08-20.. ...
Most tornadoes from supercells follow a recognizable life cycle. That begins when increasing rainfall drags with it an area of ... Although researched for about 140 years and intensively for around 60 years, there are still aspects of tornadoes which remain ... poor construction quality, and lack of tornado safety knowledge. Other areas of the world that have frequent tornadoes ... These underground refuges have saved thousands of lives.. Some countries have meteorological agencies which distribute ...
Ohio State University
"Humor Magazine Lives Again". Retrieved May 19, 2015.. *^ "Homepage of The Sundial". Archived from the original on May 30, 2015 ... The center was founded to encompass all aspects of visual and performing arts with a focus on new commissions and artist ... and Matthew Greene listed Ohio State as one of a select number of public universities offering the highest educational quality ... Student Life University Housing also administers student residential housing on the OSU Newark, OSU Mansfield, and OSU ...
"Life University. 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-08-01. Retrieved 2009-06-05.. ... quality assurance and maintenance of competency. There are an estimated 49,000 chiropractors in the U.S. (2008), ... Chiropractic combines aspects from mainstream and alternative medicine, and there is no agreement about how to define the ... There is moderate quality evidence to support the use of SM for the treatment of acute lumbar radiculopathy and acute ...
Life. Early years and family. The Dormition of the Virgin (before 1567, tempera and gold on panel, 61.4 × 45 cm, ... The early Cubist explorations of Picasso were to uncover other aspects in the work of El Greco: structural analysis of his ... but are of equally high quality. Wethey says that "by such simple means, the artist created a memorable characterization that ... "Crete gave him life and the painter's craft, Toledo a better homeland, where through Death he began to achieve eternal life."[ ...
Bengal famine of 1943
Natarajan, M. S. (1946). Some Aspects of the Indian War Economy. Baroda, India: Padmaja Publications. OCLC 25849883.. ... These photographs made world headlines and spurred government action, saving many lives. ... Land quality and fertility had been deteriorating in Bengal and other regions of India, but the loss was especially severe here ... poor water quality and waste disposal, increased vermin, and unburied dead. All of these factors are closely associated with ...
Neo-Piagetian theories of cognitive development
In W. F. Overton (Ed.), Biology, cognition and methods across the life-span. Volume 1 of the Handbook of life-span development ... This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. The specific problem is: the article needs to be edited ... Several aspects of neural development are related to cognitive development. For example, increases in the myelination of ... In A. Demetriou, W. Doise, K. F. M. van Lieshout (Eds.), Life-span developmental psychology (pp. 179-269). London: Wiley. ...
Occupational health psychology
Aspects of corporations. Aspects of jobs. Aspects of organizations. Aspects of workplaces. Occupational safety and health. ... Main articles: Work-family conflict, Double burden, and Work-life balance. Employees must balance their working lives with ... of high-quality longitudinal studies link high demands, low control, and low support to psychological symptoms. ... the life-threatening accidents to which the disorders lead, improve the health and safety of workers who are assigned to ...
Taubes, Gary (1993), "Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion", New York: Random House, ISBN 0-394-58456-2. ... Szpak, Masier-Boss: Thermal and nuclear aspects of the Pd/D2O system Archived 16 February 2013 at the Wayback Machine., Feb ... The 2004 DOE panel expressed concerns about the poor quality of the theoretical framework cold fusion proponents presented to ... Ball, Phillip (2001), "Life's matrix: a biography of water" (illustrated, reprinted ed.), University of California Press, ISBN ...
Wat Phra Dhammakaya
In its teachings on how meditation can help improve health and the quality of modern life, the temple can be compared with ... Cousins, L.S. (1997). "Aspects of Esoteric Southern Buddhism". In Connolly, Peter; Hamilton, Sue. Indian insights: Buddhism, ... Qualities such as being easy to advise, being humble, being soft-spoken and so on, are encouraged and promoted through the ... The temple teaches that the ultimate purpose of one's life is to develop paramis on the path of the bodhisattas. The temple's ...
It is described by the quality (e.g., perfect or fair) and the orientation of the plane in crystallographic nomenclature. ... Scurfield, Gordon (1979). "Wood Petrifaction: an aspect of biomineralogy". Australian Journal of Botany. 27 (4): 377-390. doi: ... including the role of minerals in the origin of life and processes as mineral-catalyzed organic synthesis and the selective ... "How Life and Luck Changed Earth's Minerals". Wired. Retrieved 24 August 2018 ...
Equally incorrect is the idea that humans have no choice in life or that their lives are pre-determined. To deny freedom would ... The idea of free will is one aspect of the mind-body problem, that is, consideration of the relation between mind (for example ... Some non-causal explanations involve invoking panpsychism, the theory that a quality of mind is associated with all particles, ... Schopenhauer, Arthur, The Wisdom of Life, p. 147. *^ Schopenhauer, Arthur, On the Freedom of the Will, Oxford: Basil Blackwell ...
Sex reassignment surgery
... who had undergone face feminization surgery have reported higher satisfaction in different aspects of their quality of life, ... "Quality of life of individuals with and without facial feminization surgery or gender reassignment surgery". Quality of Life ... Concerning transsexuals' expectations for different aspects of their life, the sexual aspects have the lowest level of ... "Quality of Life Research. 23 (2): 669-676. doi:10.1007/s11136-013-0497-3. ISSN 0962-9343. PMID 23943260.. ...
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Coren, Stanley (5 January 2006). The Intelligence of Dogs: A Guide to the Thoughts, Emotions, and Inner Lives of Our Canine ... Social and cultural aspects. Toilet training. Babies have little socialized control over urination within traditions or ... A systematic review meta-analysis on the effect of voiding position on the quality of urination found that in elderly males ... Grzimek, Bernhard (1972). Grzimek's Animal life encyclopedia. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. Retrieved 17 October 2013.. ...
Dermatoepidemiology is the study of skin disease at the population level. One aspect of dermatoepidemiology is the ... as measured in disability adjusted life years (DALYS). ... "Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2013-11-06. ... It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist is specialist doctor that manages diseases, ... "Quantifying the burden of disease: the technical basis for disability-adjusted life years". Bulletin of the World Health ...
The elimination half-life is around 2 hours. It is moderately bound to plasma proteins, especially albumin. However ... This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. The specific problem is: redundant and contradictory ... to actually improve all aspects of sexual function. It is the only reversible MAOI in use in clinical practice. The ... the short disposition half life somewhat increases after repeated dosing; moclobemide has an intermediate elimination half life ...
Hard disk drive failure
"One aspect of disk failures that single-value metrics such as MTTF and AFR cannot capture is that in real life failure rates ... MTBF is conducted in laboratory environments in test chambers and is an important metric to determine the quality of a disk ... Both AFR and MTBF tend to measure reliability only in the initial part of the life of a hard disk drive thereby understating ... drive, but is designed to only measure the relatively constant failure rate over the service life of the drive (the middle of ...
... is an evidence-based clinical use of musical interventions to improve clients' quality of life. Music therapists ... Cultural aspectsEdit. Music has been looked upon for centuries as an accompaniment to rituals and cultural traditions. Michael ... Thompson, Grace (November 23, 2017). "Long-Term Perspectives of Family Quality of Life Following Music Therapy with Young ... and quality of life of people with schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like disorders. However, effects were inconsistent across ...
Cancers | Free Full-Text | Different Aspects of Self-Reported Quality of Life in 450 German Melanoma Survivors
The present study was aimed at assessing quality of life (QoL) in a total of 450 melanoma patients who filled out the EORTC QLQ ... Different Aspects of Self-Reported Quality of Life in 450 German Melanoma Survivors. Annika Waldmann 1,* , Sandra Nolte 2,3. ... quality of life; population based; health care survey skin neoplasms; melanoma; quality of life; population based; health care ... "Different Aspects of Self-Reported Quality of Life in 450 German Melanoma Survivors." Cancers 3, no. 2: 2316-2332. ...
Cancers | Free Full-Text | Different Aspects of Self-Reported Quality of Life in 450 German Melanoma Survivors | HTML
The present study was aimed at assessing quality of life (QoL) in a total of 450 melanoma patients who filled out the EORTC QLQ ... Our study provides important insight into various aspects of self-reported quality of life of melanoma patients. While it is ... Different Aspects of Self-Reported Quality of Life in 450 German Melanoma Survivors ... patient-reported outcomes such as quality of life (QoL) have become an important aspect of cancer research. An increasing ...
Quality of Life for MS Patients: The Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Disease (Part Four in Series) - Social Issues - Multiple...
... we outlined four aspects to quality of life which include clinical health, role-performance, adaptability, and well-being. In ... Quality of Life for MS Patients: Is it Health-Related?, ... Quality of Life for MS Patients: The Psychosocial Aspects of ... In Part One, Quality of Life for MS Patients: Is it Health-Related?, we outlined four aspects to quality of life which include ... In Part Four, Quality of LIfe for MS Patients: The Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Disease, we will discuss the perception of ...
On functions, abilities and quality of life after subarachnoid haemorrhage : occupational therapy aspects
On functions, abilities and quality of life after subarachnoid haemorrhage: occupational therapy aspects. Lindberg, Margareta ... Quality of life was assessed using a double visual analogue scale. Occurrence of depression was registered using a self-rating ... Judging from the extent of decreased quality of life, it appears that nearly 40% of all non-hospitalised former victims of SAH ... On Functions, Abilities and Quality of Life after Subarachnoid Haemorrhage(3412 kB). 257 downloads. ...
Identification Of The Quality Of Urban Life Assessment Aspects In Residential Neighbourhoods In Doha
This study presents the development of an assessment tool model that evaluates the quality of urban life (QOUL) in residential ... quality of urban life (QOUL), quality of life, residential satisfaction, urban qualities, assessment tool ... The study introduces aspects and criteria that should be considered for improving the physical qualities of the residential ... This study presents the development of an assessment tool model that evaluates the quality of urban life (QOUL) in residential ...
Inria - Capturing of Uncertainty by Geographical IS in Decision Support for Selected Aspects of Quality of Life
... analyse and evaluate selected aspects of the quality of life. ... to quantify and spatially localize the quality of life. Fuzzy ... Quality of life has currently been intensively studied and assessed by using a variety of indicators. Information and ... Capturing of Uncertainty by Geographical IS in Decision Support for Selected Aspects of Quality of Life Jitka Machalová 1 ... Capturing of Uncertainty by Geographical IS in Decision Support for Selected Aspects of Quality of Life. Jiří Hřebíček; Gerald ...
Health-Related Quality of Life in Primary Care: Which Aspects Matter in Multimorbid Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in a...
... increased BMI have a noteworthy impact on health-related quality of life in multimorbid patients with type 2 diabetes mellitu … ... Health-Related Quality of Life in Primary Care: Which Aspects Matter in Multimorbid Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in a ... Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the impact of several patient characteristics on health-related quality of life ... In order to analyze associations of various patient characteristics with health-related quality of life (EQ-5D index) a ...
Psychosocial and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) Aspect of Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma | IntechOpen
WHO HRQoL-Bref questionnaire showed poor Quality of life in all the domains of the instrument with lowest in the physical and ... anxious with low self-esteem and poor health-related quality of life and possibility of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). ... to undertake daily activities and lower their mood and self-esteem leading to overall poor health-related quality of life. ... Psychosocial and health-related quality of life following oral and maxillofacial injuries is an often neglected aspect of ...
Health related quality of life aspects not captured by EQ-5D-5L: results from the IMPrESS (International MultiPlE SclerosiS)...
Biopsychosocial, Behavioural Aspects and Quality of Life with Home Enteral Nutrition | Springer for Research & Development
... has become a therapeutic option that is used to considerably prolong the life of patients who were previously doomed to ... Paccagnella A., Mauri A., Schiavo G. (2011) Biopsychosocial, Behavioural Aspects and Quality of Life with Home Enteral ... They also have a psychosocial impact on their lives. Often, the subjective perception of health-related quality of life (QoL) ... This chapter discusses and enlarges on the effects of HEN on the health-related quality of life (QoL) of patients and their ...
Aspects of health-related quality of life : Associations with psychological and biological factors, and use as patient reported...
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The effect of supportive pamidronate treatment on aspects of quality of life of patients with advanced breast cancer. |...
The effect of supportive pamidronate treatment on aspects of quality of life of patients with advanced breast cancer. - A T van ... The effect of supportive pamidronate treatment on aspects of quality of life of patients with advanced breast cancer.. Abstract ... Selective aspects of quality of life during supportive pamidronate (APD) treatment were assessed in breast cancer patients with ... The analysis focused on changes in these quality of life domains over time. The median follow-up for both groups was 18 months ...
RePub, Erasmus University Repository: IGF-I bioactivity might reflect different aspects of quality of life than total IGF-I...
IGF-I bioactivity might reflect different aspects of quality of life than total IGF-I in gh-deficient patients during GH ... IGF-I bioactivity might reflect different aspects of quality of life than total IGF-I in gh-deficient patients during GH ... Context: No relationship has been found between improvement in quality of life (QOL) and total IGF-I during GH therapy. Aim: ... This suggests that IGF-I bioactivity reflects different aspects of QOL than total IGF-I in GHD patients during GH treatment. ...
The Relationship of Quality of Life With Disability and Various Aspects of Reduced Vision in Patients With Glaucoma | IOVS |...
The Relationship of Quality of Life With Disability and Various Aspects of Reduced Vision in Patients With Glaucoma ... The Relationship of Quality of Life With Disability and Various Aspects of Reduced Vision in Patients With Glaucoma ... J. Richman, L. Lorenzana, G. L. Spaeth; The Relationship of Quality of Life With Disability and Various Aspects of Reduced ... Purpose:: To determine how glaucoma patients self-reported quality of life relates to their ability to perform tasks of daily ...
What Aspects of Society Matter for the Quality of Life of a Minority? Global Evidence from the New Gay Happiness Index |...
We are the first to pinpoint what features of societies are beneficial to gay mens quality of life... ... What Aspects of Society Matter for the Quality of Life of a Minority? Global Evidence from the New Gay Happiness Index. ... Nussbaum, M. C., & Sen, A. (1993). The quality of life. Oxford: Oxford University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar ... We are the first to pinpoint what features of societies are beneficial to gay mens quality of life by using a unique new cross ...
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Quality of Life and Psychological Aspects
... Dr Kiprono and colleagues from Tanzania found that in vitiligo patients of African ... descent there was a moderate impairment of quality of life when studied using the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI: ... Researchers from Belgium found that the quality of life impairment in women affected with vitiligo assessed using the DLQI, was ... In Korean adolescents with vitiligo, researchers found that quality of life is closely related to the patients apprehensions ...
PTU-149 Barrett's Oesophagus Patients Attending Hospital: Baseline Clinical, Patient History and Quality of Life Data from Boss...
Patient History and Quality of Life Data from Boss and Aspect ... Patient History and Quality of Life Data from Boss and Aspect ... Baseline clinical, patient history and quality of life data was collected prior to randomisation and this rich dataset is the ... Conclusion This is our first release of data from AspECT and BOSS with more to follow. It is a large set of data on Barretts ... AspECT is sponsored by the University of Oxford with grant funding from CR-UK (A4584) and support from the Investigator- ...
Anthropometric variables as predictors of aspects of quality of life in persons with central obesity | BMC Research Notes |...
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Quality of life indicators - productive or main activity - Statistics Explained
Assessing the effect of working life on the overall quality of life is a complex matter as many complementary aspects of a ... of the nine quality of life indicators dimensions that form part of a framework, endorsed by an expert group on quality of life ... In the context of quality of life, the term productive or main activity covers quantitative and qualitative aspects of ... Another indicator that may impact on people work-private life balance and thus potentially impinge on their quality of life, is ...
Impact of Cardiac Surgery on the Quality of Life | SpringerLink
Singing improves Parkinson's symptoms and quality of life
A new study finds that singing therapy relieves these symptoms and improves quality of life. ... Singing addresses social and emotional aspects. This research was just a pilot, and the team plans to expand the investigation ... questionnaires that assessed the impact of voice changes on their quality of life (and their overall quality of life) showed ... "Singing improves Parkinsons symptoms and quality of life." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 18 Apr. 2016. Web.. 20 Mar ...
INHALED AZTREONAM LYSINE FOR THE TREATMENT OF DEFICITS IN HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY-OF-LIFE IN LUNG DISEASES - Gilead Sciences,...
Provided is a method of treating the health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) symptoms of a lung disease, comprising the ... In one aspect, the invention provides a method of treating at least one of the health-related quality-of-life symptoms of a ... In another aspect, the invention provides a method of treating at least one of the health-related quality-of-life symptoms of a ... In another aspect, the invention provides a method of treating at least one of the health-related quality-of-life symptoms of ...
Hypericum extract versus imipramine or placebo in patients with moderate depression: randomised multicentre study of treatment...
Quality of life and aspects of tolerability. Quality of life ratings with SF-36 were not included in clinical trials with ... Quality of life. The standardised component scales of the SF-36 are reported in this paper as a summary information on quality ... Quality of life was more improved in the standardised mental component scale of the SF-36 with both active treatments than with ... Quality of life was more improved in the standardised mental component scale of the SF-36 with both active treatments than with ...
5 Accountability and Quality in End-Of-Life-Care | Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life | The National...
When the end of life makes its inevitable appearance, people should be able to expect relia... ... Read chapter 5 Accountability and Quality in End-Of-Life-Care: ... Structural Aspects of Quality of Care. The link between ... Quality of Care. The quality of health care should contribute to the quality of living and the quality of dying but, as noted ... and financial-my quality of life in the past two days was [very bad to excellent 10-point scale]. (McGill Quality of Life ...
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Aspects of quality of life in hemodialysis patients<...
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Clinical aspects and the quality of life among women with endometriosis and infertility: a cross-sectional study | BMC Women's...
The present study pointed out that it is not the stage of endometriosis that interferes in the quality of life of women with ... The quality of life (QoL) of patients with endometriosis and infertility was assessed in different stages and correlated with ... Clinical aspects and the quality of life among women with endometriosis and infertility: a cross-sectional study. *Marina ... Pessoa de Farias Rodrigues, M., Lima Vilarino, F., de Souza Barbeiro Munhoz, A. et al. Clinical aspects and the quality of life ...
The World Health Organization Quality of Life instrument for people with intellectual and physical disabilities (WHOQOL-Dis):...
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- For me when you look at a person's quality of life, you must look at the whole person. (healthcentral.com)
- Conversely, a person's quality of life may deteriorate when, through work, they experience discrimination, harassment, insecurity or fear of physical injury, or have to work long hours for what they consider to be inadequate pay. (europa.eu)
- Together, these reduce a person's quality of life. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- WHO HRQoL-Bref questionnaire showed poor Quality of life in all the domains of the instrument with lowest in the physical and psychological domains. (intechopen.com)
- Background Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is increasingly recognised as an important patient-reported outcome in health care research. (diva-portal.org)
- A new comorbidity index, the Health-related Quality of Life Comorbidity Index (HRQL-CI), explicitly developed for use in HRQoL outcomes studies, showed higher explanatory power (higher R 2 values) than the commonly used Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) regarding impact of comorbidity on HRQoL (SF-36 and EQ-5D). (diva-portal.org)
- Conclusions The four papers investigated different aspects of HRQoL that are important for the implementation of the use of measures of HRQoL within the health care system. (diva-portal.org)
- Provided is a method of treating the health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) symptoms of a lung disease, comprising the administration of an inhalable aerosole of aztreonam lysine. (freepatentsonline.com)
- This study aimed to determine the associations of various clinical factors with generic health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores among Hong Kong Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the outpatient primary care setting using the short-form 12 (SF-12). (biomedcentral.com)
- Among T2DM subjects in the primary care setting, impairments in the physical aspect of HRQOL were evident in subjects who were obese or had diabetic complications whereas defects in the mental aspect of HRQOL were observed in patients with lower BMI or receiving insulin injections. (biomedcentral.com)
- Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is defined as a multidimensional construct reflecting patients' subjective perceptions of their physical, mental and social functioning [ 4 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
- Self-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL) surveys can provide a generic measure of overall health (global) and can be disease specific (i.e., diabetes) or even region specific (i.e., lower-extremity function). (diabetesjournals.org)
- One method of assessing outcomes is the through the use of self-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL) surveys. (diabetesjournals.org)
- Our aim was to assess whether these conditions are associated with changes in the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in pediatric patients with T1D. (hindawi.com)
- The impact of a disease on the patients' lives is indirectly measurable by assessing their health-related quality of life (HRQOL) which is defined as "patient's subjective perception of the impact of his disease and its treatment(s) on his daily life, physical, psychological and social functioning and well-being" [ 7 ]. (hindawi.com)
- The generic HRQOL questionnaires focus on general aspects of quality of life and are applicable in both healthy and diseased subjects whereas the diabetes-specific HRQOL tools refer to the disease-specific impacts on daily life and well-being [ 8 - 10 ]. (hindawi.com)
- Background This study aimed to determine the societal economic burden and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients in the UK. (lse.ac.uk)
- This study presents the development of an assessment tool model that evaluates the quality of urban life (QOUL) in residential neighbourhoods in Doha, Qatar, based on a substantial literature review of the QOUL concept. (witpress.com)
- Another important aspect was to improve the assessment tool with specific aspects and criteria that can be used in future studies and future residential development. (witpress.com)
- It then presents evidence of quality problems in end-of-life care and reviews basic concepts of quality assessment and improvement. (nap.edu)
- In addition, it was determined whether patients' assessment of quality of life, along any dimension, was related to patient compliance in three urban HD units, in a population largely composed of African-American patients. (elsevier.com)
- This study sought to provide evidence of validity and reliability the Brazilian Portuguese version of WHOQOL-Dis-D (a cross-cultural, multicentre instrument developed by the WHOQOL-Group for the assessment of quality of life in persons with physical disability - PD) and WHOQOL-Dis-ID (for persons with intellectual disability - ID). (biomedcentral.com)
- Responses were compared to validated end-of-life care assessment instruments in common use. (semanticscholar.org)
- Nationwide veterans affairs quality measure for cancer: the family assessment of treatment at end of life. (semanticscholar.org)
- The World Health Organisation quality of life assessment (WHOQOL). (edu.pl)
- Leppert W., Forycka M., de Walden-Gałuszko K., Majkowicz M., Buss T.: Quality of life assessment in cancer patients: recommendations for the staff of oncology and palliative care units. (edu.pl)
- After separate adjustment for each of the four health aspects, the analyses showed that for a health assessment as less-than-good and less-than-fair, psychosomatic symptoms were the most powerful explanatory factor. (springer.com)
- The data collection tools were as follows: Characterizations of Participants, the Brazilian Economic Classification Criteria, and the Quality of Life Assessment Scale (QdV-DA). (scielo.br)
- This assessment strategy is designed to facilitate the students in demonstrating a depth of knowledge in a focused topic of a non-prescriptive aspect of cancer management. (ncl.ac.uk)
- The tool aims to assess the built environment qualities and the level of satisfaction of the residents based on their real interaction and relationship with their living built environment. (witpress.com)
- Because different measures may assess varied aspects of patients' experience and because they may be interrelated in different ways, the relationship between several of these quality-of-life measures, including indices of psychological well-being, social support, and severity of illness in ESRD patients treated with hemodialysis (HD), was prospectively assessed. (elsevier.com)
- Family reports were coded and compared with items in five existing prospective and retrospective instruments that assess the quality of care that patients receive near the end of life. (semanticscholar.org)
- Blood samples were taken to measure blood levels of omega-3, and participants completed several tests and questionnaires to assess their mood levels and quality of life during the study. (mstrust.org.uk)
- The patient answered three questionnaires: STAI (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory) and GHQ (Goldberg Health Questionnaire) to assess anxiety and psychiatric disorders respectively, and WHOQOL- Brief (World Health Organization Quality of Life) to assess quality of life. (bvsalud.org)
- The aim of the study was to assess quality of life, self-efficacy, and satisfaction with life in patients treated for breast cancer with two different surgery types. (edu.pl)
- The objective of this study was to assess the effect of the Older Adult Open University (UATI) program on the quality of life (QOL) of elderly students by measuring scores before and after the intervention (at the beginning and end of the course year) and comparing the scores with those of a group that did not participate in the UATI. (scielo.br)
- OBJECTIVE -The purpose of this study was to develop a questionnaire that measures patients' perceptions of the impact of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and foot ulcers on their quality of life and to assess the psychometric properties of this instrument in a sample of patients with varying severity and symptomatology of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. (diabetesjournals.org)
- In Part Four, Quality of LIfe for MS Patients: The Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Disease , we will discuss the perception of well-being and how specific symptoms may affect a patient's well-being. (healthcentral.com)
- Perhaps the most important element in the Health-related Quality of Life concept, the Perception of Well-Being , is rooted in the psychosocial aspects of the disease. (healthcentral.com)
- This type of psychosocial intervention helped to establish and teach coping skills which have helped me to adjust to changing physical abilities while maintaining or improving my quality of life. (healthcentral.com)
- A 2-year randomized and prospective study found that patient involvement in a coping-skills group was shown to reduce psychosocial role limitations and increase social activity, satisfaction with family, general well-being, and global life satisfaction despite continued neurologic deterioration. (healthcentral.com)
- Psychosocial and health-related quality of life following oral and maxillofacial injuries is an often neglected aspect of patients' management. (intechopen.com)
- 2. The patients rate their quality of life as being significantly poorer than reference groups of healthy subjects, in both the physical and the psychosocial dimensions. (avhandlingar.se)
- Vertigo impairs the physical dimension of quality of life, while tinnitus and hearing loss have influence on the psychosocial dimension. (avhandlingar.se)
- Strong sense of coherence seems to be an important predictor of the patient's evaluation of disease-specific as well as general quality of life, but the impact of the sense of coherence is stronger on psychosocial than physical aspects. (avhandlingar.se)
- They also have a psychosocial impact on their lives. (springer.com)
- In Korean adolescents with vitiligo, researchers found that quality of life is closely related to the patients' apprehensions about their disease, psychosocial adjustment, and psychiatric morbidity, rather than the clinical severity of the condition itself (Choi et al. (vitiligosociety.org.uk)
- Her research is based on the study of the psychosocial processes involved in the relationship to the environment, and more precisely on the evaluation of environmental risks, environmental health and the environmental determinants of quality of life. (springer.com)
- The early recognition of a subgroup of children with diabetes with a decreased quality of life is of utmost importance, as it is frequently associated with an increased psychosocial distress potentially leading to a worse treatment adherence and T1D control [ 5 , 6 ]. (hindawi.com)
- 2. 112 Meniere patients, both surgically treated and untreated, answered a battery of disease specific and generic quality of life questionnaires. (avhandlingar.se)
- Performance based measures such as ADREV may be a better way of assessing how glaucoma affects people's daily lives than the current vision specific quality of life questionnaires. (arvojournals.org)
- Internal consistency, reproducibility, discriminant validity, criterion validity, construct validity, responsiveness criterion, depressive symptomatology and quality of life were evaluated through questionnaires between January and October 2015. (scielo.br)
- Occurrence of depression was significantly associated with different aspects of disabilities. (diva-portal.org)
- They found that vitiligo relates to the severity of depression in children, but a similar effect was not observed in adolescents, and suggested that the location of the lesions is a significant factor that leads to quality of life impairment, possibly because of its effects on identity development. (vitiligosociety.org.uk)
- Social support scores correlated with perception of illness, depression, satisfaction with life, and adjustment to illness scores, but not with behavioral or standard compliance measures. (elsevier.com)
- However, few studies have explored the lower their obesity rates (9,10) or depression (11), and improve benefits of these gardens for people with intellectual disabilities or mood (8) or satisfaction with life (12,13). (cdc.gov)
- Community gardens can improve gardeners' general health (8), lower their obesity rates (9,10) or depression (11), and improve mood (8) or satisfaction with life (12,13). (cdc.gov)
- This pilot study found that omega-3 supplements did not have an effect as an add on therapy for treatment resistant depression in people with MS. Although blood levels of omega-3 were significantly increased in those taking the omega-3 supplement, there were no differences in levels of depression or quality of life between the two groups. (mstrust.org.uk)
- However there were no differences in levels of depression or quality of life between the two groups. (mstrust.org.uk)
- The psychological aspect was reported by a study 4 in which patients diagnosed with myofascial pain and other joint conditions (arthralgia and osteoarthritis) showed highly significant levels of depression and somatization. (bvsalud.org)
- Quality of life was assessed using a double visual analogue scale. (diva-portal.org)
- The quality of life scores were also compared to clinical tests of visual function including visual acuity, visual fields, contrast sensitivity, stereopsis, and the Disc Damage Likelihood Scale. (arvojournals.org)
- Quality of life was more improved in the standardised mental component scale of the SF-36 with both active treatments than with placebo but in the physical component scale was improved only by hypericum extract compared with placebo. (bmj.com)
- The Psychological Adjustment to Illness Scale Social Environment score may be a useful, generalizable adjunct measure of quality of life in HD patients, in addition to the Satisfaction With Life Scale. (elsevier.com)
- We collected quality of life information with a preliminary version of the INTEGRAL Scale questionnaire from all gardeners (n = 54) and among a comparison group of nongardeners (n = 43). (cdc.gov)
- Flanagan's Quality of Life Scale (QoLS) is an alternative instrument which provides a more comprehensive evaluation of quality of life in different contexts. (bvsalud.org)
- To investigate some psychometric properties of the QoLS and discuss the measurement of quality of life using this scale in heterogeneous and large populations . (bvsalud.org)
- A Escala de Qualidade de Vida de Flanagan (Flanagan's Quality of Life Scale - QoLS) é um instrumento alternativo que fornece uma avaliação mais abrangente da qualidade de vida em diferentes contextos. (bvsalud.org)
- To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) in cirrhotic patients and to correlate with depressive symptomatology and quality of life. (scielo.br)
- This study evaluated the effect of Watsu therapy on psychological aspects (anxiety and minor psychiatric disorders) and on the quality of life of a patient with temporomandibular disorders. (bvsalud.org)
- Psychological aspects and quality of life were assessed before and after Watsu therapy. (bvsalud.org)
- IGF-I bioactivity was determined by IGF-I kinase receptor activation assay, total IGF-I by immunoassay (Immulite), and QOL by the disease-specific Question on Life Satisfaction Hypopituitarism (QLS-H) module and by the general SF-36 questionnaire (SF-36Q). (eur.nl)
- In a prospective, observational, case-control study, 194 glaucoma patients aged 24-93 with a full range of visual loss were evaluated subjectively by a vision-specific quality of life indicator, the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI-VFQ-25). (arvojournals.org)
- All patients treated for ARMs in Uppsala up to 1993 were invited to participate in a questionnaire study of quality of life and function. (diva-portal.org)
- Conclusions: Mastectomy, which is necessary in some patients with breast cancer, significantly impairs quality of life. (edu.pl)
- NeuroQoL was more strongly associated with measures of neuropathic severity than SF-12, more fully mediated the relationship of diabetic peripheral neuropathy with overall quality of life, and significantly increased explained variance in overall quality of life over SF-12. (diabetesjournals.org)
- The first stage assesses and tests the urban quality (UQ) in the neighbourhood, primarily to evaluate the built environment attributes and examines human behaviour, interaction and urban activity. (witpress.com)
- This article deals with the integration of fuzzy sets into a geographical IS to capture, analyse and evaluate selected aspects of the quality of life. (inria.fr)
- 2. To evaluate health-related quality of life issues from a general and disease specific perspective. (avhandlingar.se)
- VA efforts to evaluate end-of-life care for veterans should not only measure common aspects of care (e.g., pain management), but also examine performance in areas that are more specific to the veteran population. (semanticscholar.org)
- OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the sexual function of young men with spina bifida and the impact of the disorder on the quality of life (QOL). (yonsei.ac.kr)
- The objective of the study was to evaluate health aspects in elderly individuals in social, institutional, and home care in Poland. (dovepress.com)
- Although the goal of cancer treatment is to improve the quantity and quality of life, 1 2 3 clinical trials designed to gain regulatory approval for new drugs often evaluate indirect or "surrogate" measures of drug efficacy. (bmj.com)
- The questions in these instruments ask the individual to evaluate his/her physical, social, and mental functional status in general terms and do not ask about the functional problems specific to diabetic peripheral neuropathy, such as disturbances in balance or symptoms of reduced feeling in the feet, which are factors that may compromise quality of life for patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. (diabetesjournals.org)
- Although there are various interventions designed to improve voice and breathing deficits, they do not tend to address overall quality of life, and, as symptoms progress, drop out rates of these therapies are often high. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Cross-cultural quality of life instruments can be helpful in the development of interventions designed to meet the needs of this population and contribute to rational allocation of resources. (biomedcentral.com)
- Interventions simultaneously targeting both aspects may improve currently poor cessation outcomes. (sciencemag.org)
- This suggests that IGF-I bioactivity reflects different aspects of QOL than total IGF-I in GHD patients during GH treatment. (eur.nl)
- The City data collection (previously called Urban Audit) provides information on different aspects of the quality of urban life in a cross-section of Europe's cities. (europa.eu)
- This investigation addresses functions/impairments, abilities/disabilities and quality of life (QoL) in a consecutive series of non-hospitalised long-term survivors (2,5-12 years) of subarachnoid heamorrhage (SAH). (diva-portal.org)
- Impairments in breathing and voice are also substantial hurdles that cause a significant drop in quality of life. (medicalnewstoday.com)
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- To determine how glaucoma patients' self-reported quality of life relates to their ability to perform tasks of daily living and to clinical measures of vision. (arvojournals.org)
- Baseline information was collected on age, gender, ethnicity, length of Barrett's, presence of hiatus hernia, intestinal metaplasia and low grade dysplasia, concomitant medications, comorbidities, duration and severity of symptoms and patients' self-reported Quality of Life data. (bmj.com)
- we outlined four aspects to quality of life which include clinical health, role-performance, adaptability, and well-being. (healthcentral.com)
- Health-Related Quality of Life in Primary Care: Which Aspects Matter in Multimorbid Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in a Community Setting? (nih.gov)
- Knowledge about predictors of health-related quality of life for multimorbid patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care could help to improve quality and patient-centeredness of care in this specific group of patients. (nih.gov)
- Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the impact of several patient characteristics on health-related quality of life of multimorbid patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a community setting. (nih.gov)
- In order to analyze associations of various patient characteristics with health-related quality of life (EQ-5D index) a multilevel analysis was applied. (nih.gov)
- The findings of this study suggest that increased diabetes-related distress, chronic pain, restrictions in (physical) mobility, female gender, as well as lower education and, increased BMI have a noteworthy impact on health-related quality of life in multimorbid patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus seen in primary care practices in a community setting. (nih.gov)
- It has been noted that patients with maxillofacial trauma were more likely to be depressed, anxious with low self-esteem and poor health-related quality of life and possibility of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (intechopen.com)
- Following trauma, there may be physical dysfunction especially facial disfigurement which may adversely affect the patients' ability to undertake daily activities and lower their mood and self-esteem leading to overall poor health-related quality of life. (intechopen.com)
- This chapter discusses and enlarges on the effects of HEN on the health-related quality of life (QoL) of patients and their primary caregivers. (springer.com)
- The biopsychosocial model we use reveals that certain aspects that were traditionally deemed as 'positive' and desirable by health-care professionals (i.e. the possibility of providing home care) lack a straightforward correspondence in the emotional framework of patients who are administered HEN. (springer.com)
- Often, the subjective perception of health-related quality of life (QoL) is lower than expected, when compared to matching groups of subjects. (springer.com)
- The quality of employment is measured by various sub-dimensions, within a framework developed by a joint UNECE/Eurostat/OECD Task Force , including income and benefits (the incidence of low earnings), over-qualification, work-life balance (based on the average number of hours worked and night time working) and health and safety at work (the incidence of work-related accidents). (europa.eu)
- Researchers at Iowa State University, led by Elizabeth Stegemöller, set out to investigate whether group singing could help relieve some of the voice symptoms of Parkinson's disease and, at the same time, increase quality of life and whole health measures. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- 1. A method of treating at least one health-related quality-of-life symptom of a lung disease, in a patient in need thereof, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of an inhalable dry powder or aerosol comprising about 1 to about 250 mg of aztreonam lysine per one dose to the airways of the lung. (freepatentsonline.com)
- vironment and the changes in social roles), and general quality of Community gardens can improve gardeners' health but no research has life. (cdc.gov)
- focused on quality of life, rooftop gardens, or people with intellectual dis- ability or mental health disorders. (cdc.gov)
- This context has generated growing research interest into the living conditions of persons with disabilities and their opinions on a variety of aspects, and has prompted the development of public policies to support health, well-being, and inclusion. (biomedcentral.com)
- Community gardens can improve gardeners' health but no research has focused on quality of life, rooftop gardens, or people with intellectual disability or mental health disorders. (cdc.gov)
- Rooftop gardening can be used to promote quality of life among people with intellectual disabilities or mental health disorders. (cdc.gov)
- To identify aspects of end-of-life care in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system that are not assessed by existing survey instruments and to identify issues that may be unique to veterans, telephone interviews using open-ended questions were conducted with family members of veterans who had received care from a VA facility in the last month of life. (semanticscholar.org)
- We did not find any differences between the studied groups with regard to self-reported general health and general quality of life. (edu.pl)
- We investigated the role that different health aspects play in the explanation of socioeconomic differences in self-assessed health. (springer.com)
- For all cutoff points, objective health aspects accounted for a relatively small part of the socioeconomic variability in self-assessed health. (springer.com)
- More subjective aspects of health accounted for more of the variability. (springer.com)
- Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) are essential to health service delivery and improving quality of care. (un.org)
- All of the respondents felt that health care services were affordable, high quality, and were meeting their needs. (japanesestudies.org.uk)
- It was found that the health aspects of the elderly varied depending on whether care was provided in an institutionalized or a home environment, and the lowest health status was found in the elderly receiving in-home care. (dovepress.com)
- Is the Subject Area "Behavioral and social aspects of health" applicable to this article? (plos.org)
- Thus, in the early sixties, the identification of essential nutrients necessary to support human life and health (macronutrients, micronutrients and trace elements) was almost concluded [ 4 ]. (intechopen.com)
- Assessing Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Diabetic Foot Disease: Why Is It Important and How Can We Improve? (diabetesjournals.org)
- As health care providers, we must continue to adjust and modify our treatments to achieve the best patient outcomes and associated high quality of life. (diabetesjournals.org)
- With increasing attention to the quality of life, this debilitating life-long disease is receiving more attention not only by lymphedema specialists, but also by clinicians across the spectrum of health care delivery. (springer.com)
- We will in particular look at Sustainable development, demography, various aspects of urbanization, climate change and environmental Health. (coursera.org)
- of human health, including quality of life. (coursera.org)
- We find that factors such as equal legal rights for gay people, GDP per capita, democracy and globalization relate positively to the quality of life of gay men, primarily by shaping public opinion and behavior in a pro-gay direction. (springer.com)
- Assessing the effect of paid work on quality of life is a complex task which requires several factors to be taken into account, covering various complementary aspects of a person's main activity. (europa.eu)
- It can be safely presumed that satisfaction with QWL factors would definitely reduce or at least ease the burden / pressures of modern life QWL and employee job satisfaction are increasingly being identified as progressive indicators not only to the function and sustainability of business organizations. (thefreelibrary.com)
- This includes the impact of symptoms, disease progression, and how patients view themselves in various life settings. (healthcentral.com)
- These symptoms are often the prime focus of research, but they are not the only life-changing difficulties that Parkinson's disease presents. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Standard Parkinson's treatments do not target these aspects with the same level of success as the motor symptoms. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Our study is based on the premise that it is important to look at minority-specific effects of policies and institutions and not solely at the effects for the average citizen, as well as the transmission mechanisms through which policies and institutions affect life satisfaction. (springer.com)
- Evidence of the effect of government size on life satisfaction around the world. (springer.com)
- Cross-country determinants of life satisfaction: Exploring different determinants across groups in society. (springer.com)
- Satisfaction with life scores (a global, subjective measure of quality of life) correlated with advancing age, level of social support, severity of illness, and the presence of a relationship, but were not correlated with Karnofsky scores. (elsevier.com)
- The inclusion of a single item on life satisfaction was proposed. (bvsalud.org)
- Sustainable quality of work life and job satisfaction: an Indian case study. (thefreelibrary.com)
- Since then there has been a great degree of professional and academic attention focussed on quality of work life (QWL) as also job satisfaction of employees, both are increasingly being identified as progressive indicators related to the functioning and sustainability of business organizations (Sabarirajan, and N. Geethanjali, 2011). (thefreelibrary.com)
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- AspECT is sponsored by the University of Oxford with grant funding from CR-UK (A4584) and support from the Investigator-Sponsored Study Program of AstraZeneca with trial management provided by OCTO. (bmj.com)
- The present study pointed out that it is not the stage of endometriosis that interferes in the quality of life of women with endometriosis and infertility but rather the clinical manifestations, such as dyspareunia and pain. (biomedcentral.com)
- This module will provide students with a foundation in the basic aspects of oncology as a basis for further study of specific cancer sites and extend students' understanding of the general principles of cancer and its management. (ncl.ac.uk)
- Although there have been many previous evaluations of CBR carried out to a very high quality, this study is the first of its kind that is based on the experiences of the users of CBR themselves. (who.int)
- Our study indicates that, in pediatric patients with T1D, concomitant thyroxine-treated AITD is associated with lower quality of life. (hindawi.com)
- This issue of the links between quality of life and environment is becoming increasingly significant with, at a local level, problems resulting from different types of annoyances, such as pollution and noise, while, at a global level, there is the central question of climate change with its harmful consequences for humans and the planet. (springer.com)
- Increasingly all types of consumers are demanding minimally-processed foods that are high in quality, nutritionally superior, and easy to prepare. (ift.org)
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- While the employment indicators analysed in this article refer only to gainful employment, work affects quality of life not only because of the income it generates but also because of the role it plays in giving people their sense of identity and opportunities for social contact with others. (europa.eu)
- I believe it is important to be able to pursue the work and social activities that one desires, and I would be lying if I said that my quality of life has not been affected since I had to leave work. (healthcentral.com)
- The publication presents a detailed view of various dimensions that can form the basis for a more profound analysis of the quality of life, complementing gross domestic product (GDP) which has traditionally been used to provide a general overview of economic and social developments. (europa.eu)
- We evaluated the association between may derive from the restorative capacity of nature (14), aesthetic urban rooftop gardening and quality of life of individuals with experiences (15-18), improved social relationships, emotional moderate to very marked disability. (cdc.gov)
- These results suggest that human social strategies may have more complex dynamics than previously assumed and a life-history perspective is crucial for understanding them. (nature.com)
- Since 1987 he has been teaching Applied Social Psychology, with special emphasis on Quality of Life and wellbeing. (springer.com)
- As Director of the Department of Social Psychology (2008-2012) and director of Research Group on Environmental Psychology first (since 1987), and on Social, Environmental and Organizational Psychology (since 2005), he has conducted research on Quality of Life in Barcelona and in Catalonia, and he published a large number of papers on peer-reviewed journals, and books and chapters. (springer.com)
- The education of older adults fosters knowledge leading to a re-dimensioning required to improve the quality of life (QOL) through the concepts of interdisciplinarity, social participation, and the promotion of healthy activities. (scielo.br)
- The effect of supportive pamidronate treatment on aspects of quality of life of patients with advanced breast cancer. (curehunter.com)
- The results indicate that reduced skeletal morbidity in breast cancer patients during pamidronate treatments is associated with an improvement in selective aspects of quality of life. (curehunter.com)
- Ohsumi S., Shimozuma K., Kuroi K., Ono M., Imai H.: Quality of life of breast cancer patients and types of surgery for breast cancer- current status and unresolved issues. (edu.pl)
- Objective To determine the availability of data on overall survival and quality of life benefits of cancer drugs approved in Europe. (bmj.com)
- Of the 68 cancer indications with EMA approval, and with a median of 5.4 years' follow-up (minimum 3.3 years, maximum 8.1 years), only 35 (51%) had shown a significant improvement in survival or quality of life, while 33 (49%) remained uncertain. (bmj.com)
- At a minimum of 3.3 years after market entry, there was still no conclusive evidence that these drugs either extended or improved life for most cancer indications. (bmj.com)
- Thus, at the individual, organizational, and community level, cultivating responsibility and establishing accountability for the quality of care for patients approaching death are especially important tasks. (nap.edu)
- This discussion should be read in the context of other chapters of this report that discuss additional avenues for protecting and improving the quality of care. (nap.edu)
- These family members were asked to describe positive and negative aspects of the care the veteran received in the last month of life. (semanticscholar.org)
- Interviews were completed with 66 family members and revealed 384 codes describing both positive and negative aspects of care during the last month of life. (semanticscholar.org)
- These data suggest that many aspects of veterans' end-of-life care that are important to their families are not assessed by existing survey instruments. (semanticscholar.org)
- Race/Ethnicity and End-of-Life Care Among Veterans. (semanticscholar.org)
- Exploring End-of-Life Care in Veterans Affairs Community Living Centers. (semanticscholar.org)
- In 2000, Japan developed universal long term care insurance (LTC) designed to provide resources for older adults and their families to assist older adults in remaining independent in their communities, avoiding institutionalisation, and maintaining quality of life. (japanesestudies.org.uk)
- This research brief does not explore the validity of the diagnosis, but assumes the existence of FM and focuses on research in treatment, management, and improvement of the quality of life for persons with FM. (naric.com)
- It is through the participation and involvement of disabled persons in CBR programmes that their quality of life can be improved. (who.int)