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Interpretation of Changes in Health-related Quality of Life: The Remarkable Universality of Half a Standard Deviation

Norman, Geoffrey R. PhD*; Sloan, Jeff A. PhD†; Wyrwich, Kathleen W. PhD‡

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*From McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

†From the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

‡From Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Geoffrey R. Norman, PhD, Program for Educational Research and Development, Building T-13, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1, Canada. E-mail: Norman@mcmaster.ca

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Abstract

Background. A number of studies have computed the minimally important difference (MID) for health-related quality of life instruments.

Objective. To determine whether there is consistency in the magnitude of MID estimates from different instruments.

Methods. We conducted a systematic review of the literature to identify studies that computed an MID and contained sufficient information to compute an effect size (ES). Thirty-eight studies fulfilled the criteria, resulting in 62 ESs.

Results. For all but 6 studies, the MID estimates were close to one half a SD (mean = 0.495, SD = 0.155). There was no consistent relationship with factors such as disease-specific or generic instrument or the number of response options. Negative changes were not associated with larger ESs. Population-based estimation procedures and brief follow-up were associated with smaller ESs, and acute conditions with larger ESs. An explanation for this consistency is that research in psychology has shown that the limit of people’s ability to discriminate over a wide range of tasks is approximately 1 part in 7, which is very close to half a SD.

Conclusion. In most circumstances, the threshold of discrimination for changes in health-related quality of life for chronic diseases appears to be approximately half a SD.

The interpretation of changes in health-related quality of life (HRQL) has been a research focus for more than a decade. 1 More recently, researchers have been devising methods to identify a minimal level of change consistent with real, as opposed to statistically significant, benefit. 2

The determination of the minimal level of real change for any HRQL scale can be a daunting task. It may potentially vary for different questionnaires, different diseases, and different demographic groups. Potential influences related to the questionnaire itself include the relative position of the individual on the HRQL scale (ie, floor and ceiling effects 3), the number of steps on the scale, the number of items, and so forth. The intent of the analysis (making a diagnosis vs. testing the efficacy of an intervention) and the identity of the individual performing the assessment (patient vs. clinical staff) could potentially result in a different estimate of important change. Collectively, considering all these variables for each measure, this variation represents a prohibitive impediment to the successful implementation of HRQL endpoints in clinical research and practice.

However, there is some evidence that some of these various factors may have a relatively small impact on the magnitude of the minimal difference. Certainly, some authors have noted that, over a series of studies with a diversity of conditions and age groups using disease-specific measures with 7-point response scales, the minimally important difference (MID) appears to fall consistently close to 0.5 points on the 7-point scale. 1,4,5 It is the thesis of the present article that there is more commonality than difference in the variety of approaches. We will show that a multiplicity of methods, using several different scales from time tradeoff to visual analogue, with the number of items ranging from 1 to more than 50, in a diversity of chronic conditions, led to remarkably similar estimates. We will argue that this convergence is not accidental, but is a direct consequence of the limit of human discrimination ability. Finally, we will point out some circumstances that diverge from this consistency.

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Approaches to Estimating the Minimally Important Difference

Perhaps the earliest criterion for identifying important change was devised by Cohen, 6 who expressed differences as an effect size—the average change divided by the baseline SD. He stated that in the context of comparing group averages, a small effect size was 0.2, a medium was 0.5, and a large effect size was 0.8. His primary intent was to provide some basis for sample size calculations. However, although Cohen 6 did indicate the criteria “as convention,” they have frequently been referred to in health sciences literature to decide whether a change is important or unimportant, including the assertion that a moderate effect size of half a SD was typically important.

Some authors have disputed the definition by Cohen 6 of a moderate effect size as arbitrary, although without substantive arguments for other values. Testa 7 suggested that a threshold medium effect size for individual change should be set at 0.6 rather than 0.5, but this definition also appears arbitrary. Feinstein 8 suggested an alternative value of 0.56, which resulted from detailed mathematical derivations related to the correlation coefficient. Still, although there may be a case for these different values, they remain fairly close to a 0.5 effect size. Conversely, Sloan et al 9 argued that an effect size of 0.5 corresponds to roughly the same value as the 0.5/7 shown with anchor-based methods 1 by assuming that, if the entire range of any scale is considered to span 6 standard deviations, then the 0.5 effect size by Cohen 6 would equate to approximately 8%, or almost exactly 0.5 on a 7-point scale.

By contrast, anchor-based methods explicitly examine the relationship between an HRQL measure and an independent criterion (or anchor) to elucidate the meaning of a particular degree of change. The most popular anchor-based approach uses an estimate of the MID, defined as “the smallest difference in score in the domain of interest which patients perceive as beneficial and which would mandate, in the absence of troublesome side-effects and excessive cost, a change in the patient’s management.”1 Typically, methods used to assess the MID from patients are based on a retrospective judgment about whether they have improved, stayed the same, or worsened over some period of time. The methods then establish a threshold based on the change in HRQL in patients who report minimal change, either for better or for worse.

An important consideration, in view of what follows, is one of terminology. Nowhere in the operationalization of the MID approach is there a consideration of importance, or of the tradeoff between benefit and side effects or costs, as appears in the frequently cited definition above. Thus, the criterion may be more appropriately thought of as a minimally detectable difference (MDD), not a minimally important difference. 10,11 As such, it can be viewed as a threshold of detection, analogous to the just noticeable difference of psychophysics.

Another class of anchor-based method involves longitudinal follow-up to determine whether subgroups can be identified that have clinically different outcomes, such as rehospitalization, relapse of cancer, Medical Research Council grading, or different interventions. Although these approaches clearly yield differences that are clinically important (CID), it is not at all clear that they are, in any sense, minimal.

A final approach, population-based, popularized by Stewart et al, 12 identifies subpopulations with minimally different levels of health (for example, on hypertensive therapy vs. normal, 50 vs. 45 years old) and then looks at the differences in scores on a generic HRQL measure. Although these differences have external significance in terms of population differences, the link to clinical significance, or to any estimate of minimal difference at the individual level, is unclear.

To create a uniform nomenclature in the text to follow, we refer to a difference derived from an individual anchor-based method as minimal difference (MD), with the two subclasses defined above as MDD and CID. Consideration of population difference approaches will emerge in the discussion.

Distribution and anchor-based methods appear to be conceptually very different. 13 Typically it is argued that effect sizes are based entirely on statistical criteria and are thus are dependent on the SD, which may conceivably change from one sample to another. By contrast, most anchor- based approaches are based on an external criterion like retrospective judgment of change, and hence are presumed to be sample-independent.

Despite these apparent differences between methods, it is not clear that they will lead to radically different results. Indeed, there is evidence that some apparently diverse methods yield similar findings. Wyrwich 14–16 showed that the standard error of measurement (SEM) (ς 1 - R) from psychometric theory, yielded results approximately the same as the 0.5 on a 7-point scale of the MID methods, which amounts to a convergence between distribution and anchor-based methods. In turn, other common change criteria such as the Jacobson reliable change index 17 and the standardized response mean 18 are related to the SEM, differing only in a numerical multiplier.

These informal observations suggest that the MD, whether defined distributionally or from external anchors, often emerges as approximately equal to 1/2 of a SD. If this were shown to be true based on a more systematic review, it could result in a substantial change in the current research focus. Instead of cataloging the minimal difference for different measures and populations, research could more profitably be directed at determining what factors related to questionnaire design, intended use, and clinical or population characteristics may lead to a departure from a default value of 0.5 SD. It is not inconceivable that an MD for a specific situation might be created a priori by taking into account the general characteristics of the situation, rather than having to conduct a separate study for every HRQL instrument in every setting.

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Research Question

We conducted a systematic review of the literature to locate studies that had attempted to determine a threshold using one of the anchor-based methods and that had, in addition, provided sufficient information to permit a calculation of an effect size, to examine the degree of similarity or difference among methods. We explored 4 questions with this data set:

1. What is the degree of consistency of minimal difference determined by anchor-based methods, as expressed by effect sizes?

2. Is the effect size influenced by the anchoring criterion? Specifically, do methods directed at determining the MDD, as defined above, yield effect sizes that differ from methods directed at determining the CID?

3. Is the effect size related to the type of scale used, specifically the number of steps in the response scale?

4. Is the effect size related to whether the instrument is generic or disease-specific?

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Materials and Methods

We systematically reviewed the HRQL literature to identify studies that (1) developed or used MD thresholds to evaluate change over time and (2) included data for the baseline SD of the HRQL measures. We began with a comprehensive computerized literature search of the Medline database of published articles from 1966 to April 2002. The key words quality of life were intersected with the text words meaningful change, relevant change, important difference, meaningful difference, relevant difference, important difference, minimal importance, clinical significance, minimally important, and effect size. The resulting articles were examined for their appropriateness to this review. The initial search yielded a total of 174 articles. Inspection of the titles and abstracts eliminated editorials and review articles, research agenda proposals, and other articles that would not include a threshold for change and the SD of measured subjects at baseline and reduced the number for further consideration to 58. We obtained copies of these 58 articles, and further review left 34 articles that met the criteria above for which effect sizes could potentially be computed. However, on detailed analysis, 5 more articles were eliminated for a number of reasons (incoherent data—for instance, there was no consistency in the amount of change on the HRQL instrument and the global measure of degree of change; incorrect statistics, such as an effect size computed from the SD of change scores; methodological problems—degree of change defined within the HRQL instrument), leaving 29 articles. These articles were then supplemented with a further 9 studies from the authors’ files. These were published articles not identified on the search (6) (usually because the primary intent of the study was not related to establishing an MID), recent publications (1), preprints (1), or conference presentations (1). From these 38 studies, we were able to compute a total of 62 effect sizes because many studies contained more than 1 instrument. Six studies were excluded from the main analysis and will be discussed separately.

To address factors which might influence these results, we coded each study on 3 different descriptive variables:

1. Method of determining the difference –MDD using either the Jaeschke 1 or Redelmeier 19 patient-perceived difference approach (n = 43) or CID (n = 13), based on a clinical outcome event

2. Seven-point scale (n = 14) or other scaling method (n = 42)

3. Disease-specific (n = 39) or generic (n = 17) HRQL instrument

Finally, we used the data from a few of these studies (9 studies, 20 effect sizes) to examine whether negative changes are associated with larger MDs, as has been claimed by some authors. 20

All of the contrasts were examined with t-tests. We recognize that in the present data set, it often arises that multiple measures are derived from the same study. Under these circumstances, a simple t-test, which treats the data as independent observations, is liberal. However, in the event, all the t-tests were not significant; thus, we can be confident in our interpretation.

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Results

A summary of the studies 3,5,8,12,14,15,21–54 is shown in Table 1. For each study, we have listed the first author and year of publication, the clinical condition, the specific instruments used, the nature of the response scale, the total sample size (not all of which will have entered into the MDD or CID calculation, since these are usually based on subgroups), the mean age, the proportion male, the follow-up, where these data were available, and the effect size.

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When the instrument in question uses multiple subscales, independence cannot assumed. Consequently, we computed the mean effect size across all subscales, and also indicated in the last column the range of observed effect sizes. Similarly, if the method involved multiple comparisons (for example, in the study by Bestall et al, 36 comparison between Medical Research Council grades 3 and 4 and comparison between grades 4 and 5), the average was computed and the range listed in the last column.

The most common condition studied was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with heart failure, asthma, and various cancers as other commonly studied conditions. Three studies looked at arthritis, 2 at gastrointestinal disease, 1 at carpal tunnel syndrome, and 1 at multiple sclerosis. Reflecting the conditions studied, the most common disease-specific questionnaire was the Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire. Other McMaster-derived questionnaires using similar item structures and 7-point scales are the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ), the Chronic Heart Questionnaire (CHQ) for heart failure, the Western Ontario and McMaster Universitites Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) for arthritis, the Short Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (SIBDQ) for colitis, the Quality of Life in Reflux and Dyspepsia (QOLRAD) for gastrointestinal pain, and the Rhinitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ) for rhinitis. A number of studies used the Medical Outcome Study Short Form 36 (SF-36) generic instrument or subscales derived from the SF-36 and the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP). In addition, there were several cancer specific instruments (FACT-G, LCS, TOI). Response scales were dominated by 7-point and 5-point scales, but a number of other methods (visual analogue scale, time tradeoff, symptom checklists) were also used.

The mean effect size across all measures was 0.495, SD = 0.15. The overall distribution of effect sizes is shown in Figure 1, which displays a reasonably normal distribution. Three studies with effect size greater than 0.90 resulted from the use of a clinical endpoint to subdivide groups and cannot be assumed to represent a minimal value. Thus, the studies we have examined result in estimates of a threshold of important change that are consistently close to approximately one half of the SD (baseline).

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Factors Influencing the Magnitude of the Minimal Effect Size

Further analysis examined some factors within the studies that may influence the magnitude of the minimal difference.

The first factor examined was the method used to obtain the MD, basically in the 2 broad classes of MDD or CID, as discussed earlier. Whereas the CID mean was marginally higher (0.53 vs. 0.47), this value was not significant (t [54] = 1.12, P = 0.27). Similarly, the standard deviations were smaller among the MDD studies (0.15 for MDD, 0.18 for CID), but this difference was not significant (Levene F = 0.04, P = 0.84).

We then examined the nature of the scale response to determine whether the uniformity of the limit of discrimination of 1 in 7 was in some way related to the use of a 7-point scale. Comparing 7-point scales to all others, the mean effect sizes were both close to 0.5 (0.53 for 7-point scales, 0.47 for other scales, t [54] = 1.10, P = 0.27). Further, the heterogeneity among the other scaling approaches was not reflected in heterogeneous effect sizes; the standard deviations were very close (0.19 for 7-point scales vs. 0.14 for other scales, Levene F = 0.31, P = 0.58). An analysis of effect sizes for scales with 4, 5, 7, and 10 points (n = 3, 19, 13, and 3, respectively) showed mean values of 0.43, 0.47, 0.52, and 0.50 (F[3,34] = 0.37, P = 0.77). The correlation between number of scale points and effect size was 0.14 (P = 0.40). Thus, there is no evidence that the 0.50 effect size is restricted to 7-point scales.

Finally, we examined generic versus disease-specific scales. Although a number of studies have shown that disease-specific scales are more responsive, this does not necessarily imply that the MD will be lower. The results confirm this; the mean effect size for disease-specific scales was 0.48 versus 0.50 for generic scales (t[54] = 0.49, P = 0.62).

Thus, all the factors we have examined have shown a relatively small impact on the computed effect size. The mean for all 6 subgroups remained with the range 0.49 to 0.56, consistently close to 1/2 a SD, and no significant differences arose. Although the concern may be raised that we had insufficient power to detect a difference, we have computed that, with a sample size of 35 and 15, we had a power of approximately 0.80 to detect a difference of 0.1.

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Why Is It Always 0.5?

It seems too remote a coincidence that all these methods converge on approximately 0.5 SD as a threshold value. But what can be the basis for this remarkable consistency? As it turns out, there is some evidence derived from investigations of the psychology of discrimination that may explain the phenomenon.

In 1956, Miller 55 noted that across a wide range of unidimensional discrimination tasks (saltiness of tastes, points on a line, pitch and loudness of sounds, and so forth), the limit of people’s abilities to make absolute discriminations turned out to be very consistent. People were capable of identifying the category of a particular stimulus (loudness of sounds, saltiness of tastes) accurately until the number of categories reached approximately 7 (with a range from approximately 5–9). This observation led to his classic article “The Magic Number Seven Plus or Minus Two,” in which he argues that this uniformity derives from a fundamental characteristic of human information processing that he calls “channel capacity,” related indirectly to limits on short-term memory.

Perhaps this limit of discrimination also applies here. We must first convert “1 part in 7” to SD units. In the original tasks, the stimuli were sampled from a rectangular distribution with a finite range. It can be shown that for a uniform rectangular distribution 7 units wide, the SD equals 2.16, so 1 part in 7, expressed in SD units, is 1/2.16 or 0.46. Similarly, accounting for Miller’s 55 “plus or minus two,” for a rectangular distribution of 5 levels, the SD is 1.58, and 1 in 5 is an effect size of 0.63; for a distribution 9 units wide, the SD is 2.73, and effect size is 0.36.

Thus, based on Miller’s 55 review, the limit of human discrimination is equivalent to an effect size between 0.36 and 0.63. The effect sizes observed in Table 1 have a range (± 1 sd) from 0.34 to 0.64. Thus, the range of estimates for the MD, expressed in SD units, corresponds almost exactly to the limit of human discrimination identified by Miller 55 more than 40 years ago. Since the measures we examined are based, one way or another, on the notion of a threshold between essentially undetectable and minimally detectable change, it is no coincidence that these disparate methods, conducted on diverse clinical populations with a wide range of instruments and different criteria, arrive at a similar value. Moreover, estimates derived from both minimally detectable and clinically important differences on follow-up yield estimates of the same magnitude.

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Is It Always 0.5?

Although the methods we have reviewed demonstrate remarkable uniformity, this finding may not be universal. We excluded 6 studies in total from the summary analysis of Table 1 because they appeared to show abnormally large or small effect sizes and were derived from study populations or methods that were very different from the remaining studies. These studies fell into 3 classes.

In the first class are studies directed at establishing differences based on different populations, a method called population-based by Stewart et al. 12 Brook et al 56 used data from the Rand surveys in the 1970s and 1980s to estimate a minimal difference in quality of life equivalent to 5 years of aging and, alternatively, 17 points on the Holmes and Rahe Life Events scale. They then examined effect sizes for a variety of domains of quality of life. As shown in a study by Testa, 57 these differences were all very close to an effect size of 0.08, much smaller than those observed in the present study. Samsa et al 37 discuss attempts to set a minimal difference on the SF-20 by Stewart et al 12 using the difference in score of hypertensive and normal healthy persons. The difference was an effect size 0.09 to 0.28. Perhaps these results are not surprising; the criterion, while derived from population differences, has no direct relation to a limit of discrimination at an individual level. Further, the equating of 5 years of aging or 17 points on a stress scale to a minimal difference is arbitrary. Moreover, although hypertension can pose a significant health risk, most hypertensives do not have symptoms that would affect HRQL.

A second class of studies is derived from patients recovering from an acute condition. Stratford et al 52 computed MDs for patients receiving physical therapy for low back pain, and found that the minimal difference was a change of 5 points on the Roland Morris Back Pain Questionnaire, which, based on their baseline SD of 5.8, amounts to an effect size of 0.86. Heald et al 51 studied 36 outpatients with acute shoulder pain, of whom 34 showed “meaningful change.” The average change score on a disease-specific measure, the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI), was equivalent to an effect size of 1.38; the SIP total showed an effect size of 0.80. For both studies, this amounts to a somewhat larger magnitude of change than those in the other studies considered. However, the patient populations were very different from those with chronic diseases in Table 1; subjects were healthy people recovering from an episode of back or shoulder pain and referred to a therapist, with every expectation of complete recovery. Their standard of comparison is not their baseline pain at the beginning of treatment, but the eventual and expected absence of pain. Perhaps these circumstances result in higher expectations of what constitutes minimal change.

Finally, in the third class, 1 study looked at a very short follow-up interval. Schwartz et al 53 used measures of fatigue following chemotherapy and examined change over a 2-day period. They found effect sizes ranging from 0.05 to 0.33 (mean 0.12) on a variety of fatigue-specific measures. It is possible that, because of the very short time interval, patients were able to recall more precisely their initial state and hence were more sensitive to small changes.

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Is It 0.5 SD Across the Range of Responses?

Stratford et al 52 also examined the relation between the MID and baseline values of HRQL. Using the receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC) approach described above, they found a clear positive relation between degree of disability and the MD. Those with minimal impairment (Roland–Morris Questionnaire (RMQ) scores < 8) had an MID of 1, whereas those in the highest impairment category (RMQ > 16) had an MID of 7. Again, this finding may well reflect expectations of return to health, as well as ceiling effects (where with minimal impairment, there is little room to improve). As such, this would appear to be a very different situation than that encountered with chronic diseases.

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Is It 0.05 for Positive and Negative Changes?

Although the original articles by Jaeschke et al 1 and Juniper et al 4 found that the MD for positive and negative changes was approximately equal, providing a rationale for combining the 2, this is not a uniform finding, and others have argued that worsening states should be treated differently from improving states. 20 Several of the studies in the present review provided data for both improving and worsening states, permitting an examination of the question. The overall difference between MDs in the worsening and improving groups was 0.09 (0.45 vs. 0.54, t [18] = 1.11, not significant). Thus, we found no evidence that worsening states had a greater MD than improving states.

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How Do We Communicate the 0.5 SD Concept?

As Lydick and Epstein 58 pointed out, expressing minimal changes in terms of statistical quantities is of limited value to clinicians. Thus, however ubiquitous the “half a SD” criterion may turn out to be, it may be of limited interpretive value. One simple option is to convert this back into the values for the original HRQL tool. For example, as we showed earlier, a half SD threshold is about the same as an MID of 0.5 on a 7-point scale. Alternatively, Norman et al 25 showed that there is an approximately linear relationship between effect size and the proportion benefitting, so a threshold of 0.5 amounts to a proportion benefitting of the order of 0.17, and, by inverting, a number needed to treat of approximately 6. Finally, for a test-retest reliability of approximately 0.75, the 0.5 SD threshold is exactly equivalent to 1 SEM, which Wyrwich et al 14–16 previously demonstrated to correspond with the MID. Because the reliability of most HRQL measures exceeds 0.75, the 0.5 SD threshold may be a more stringent criterion than 1 SEM.

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Conclusion

The present article has shown that under many circumstances, when patients with a chronic disease are asked to identify minimal change, the estimates fall very close to half a SD. This turns out to be approximately the same as the range of human discrimination identified by Miller 55 in 1956. Thus, while initial evidence showing convergence among different approaches 14 may be viewed as nothing more than a remarkable coincidence, we have shown that it may be more than happenstance. There is good reason to presume that this consistency is a reflection of basic psychological processes and could be viewed as a default value unless other evidence comes to light.

Some authors have expressed appropriate concern when simple solutions to complex problems have been proposed. Hays and Woolley 59 specifically argue against the possibility of deriving a single absolute threshold. They argue that no single statistical decision rule or procedure can take the place of a well reasoned consideration of all aspects of the data by a group of concerned, competent, and experienced persons with a wide range of scientific backgrounds and points of view. However, the half SD criterion is not an arbitrary statistical criterion but is empirically derived, based on psychological theory, and is a reflection of the collective judgment processes of the many 100s of individuals who have participated in the studies in quality of life and in the psychology laboratory. Further, just as 0.05 has become an accepted convention for statistical significance, one may expect that the same could occur with time for the 1/2 SD criterion, which is based on a sounder psychological and empirical foundation.

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Implications for Research

Although the approximate value of 0.5 SD appears to hold in a wide variety of situations, it would be presumptuous to assume that it is universal, and we have identified some, but obviously not all, exceptions. So where does this leave the researcher and the practitioner?

For the researcher, the finding suggests a refocus. Instead of cataloging the MD for every instrument, every disease, every demographic subgroup, and every possible goal, we should be attempting to identify those factors that will result in systematic and substantial departure from the 0.5 SD norm. A first step may well be to decide what constitutes a substantial departure. We have seen from this survey that differences in effect size of the order of 0.15 to 0.25 can easily occur within and between studies, without any apparent explanation, and that this range of estimates fits within the range of human discrimination identified by Miller. 55 However, we have also seen that some more substantial departures can occur, and we have speculated about the reason for these exceptions. But this possibility remains unproven, and it is not clear what variables influence the magnitude of this difference. Conceptual frameworks for looking at the factors that may influence responsiveness and the MD, such as that by Beaton et al, 60 may be useful for research, but these may not capture all important factors. Further, although some definitions of the MD include issues of importance, benefits, side effects, and costs, the precise way in which these factors may influence the threshold remains unknown.

For the practitioner or regulator, it may well be that the value of 0.5 SD can serve as a default value for important patient-perceived change on HRQL measures used with patients with chronic diseases. That is, in the situation in which there is little evidence about how an instrument will perform (which must, for some time, be the norm), interpretation about the clinical importance of a treatment effect could initially be based on whether it does or does not exceed 0.5 SD. It would be inappropriate for this be viewed as a fixed benchmark, like the α of 0.05 for statistical significance, but it would not be inappropriate to consider this as an approximate rule of thumb in the absence of more specific information.

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Quality of Life Research
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Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
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Schizophrenia Bulletin
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Ascher-Svanum, H; Nyhuis, AW; Faries, DE; Kinon, BJ; Baker, RW; Shekhar, A
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Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-British Volume
The effect of shortening and varus collapse of the femoral neck on function after fixation of intracapsular fracture of the hip A MULTI-CENTRE COHORT STUDY
Zlowodzki, M; Brink, O; Switzer, J; Wingerter, S; Woodall, J; Petrisor, BA; Kregor, PJ; Bruinsma, DR; Bhandari, M
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Gaceta Sanitaria
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Quality of Life Research
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Psycho-Oncology
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Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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Cancer
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Journal of General Internal Medicine
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Current Medical Research and Opinion
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Quality of Life Research
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Annals of Internal Medicine
Efficacy and safety of second-generation antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder
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Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Trunk-strengthening exercises for chronic low back pain: A systematic review
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Gastroenterology
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Medical Decision Making
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Drugs
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Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Responsiveness of patient-based and external rating scales in multiple sclerosis: Head-to-head comparison in three clinical settings
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Chest
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Bmc Public Health
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Supportive Care in Cancer
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Quality of Life Research
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Journals of Gerontology Series A-Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
The Effect of Speed-of-Processing Training on Depressive Symptoms in ACTIVE
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Clinical Drug Investigation
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Revista De Neurologia
Psychometric Attributes of the Scales for Outcomes in Parkinson's Disease-Psychosocial (Scopa-Ps): Validation in Spain and Review
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Revista De Neurologia, 49(1): 1-7.

Neurourology and Urodynamics
The psychometric properties of the PRAFAB-questionnaire: A brief assessment questionnaire to evaluate severity of urinary incontinence in women
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Obesity
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Movement Disorders
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Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Symptomatic efficacy of avocado-soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) in osteoarthritis (OA) patients: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
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Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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Urology
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Annals of Family Medicine
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Current Medical Research and Opinion
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Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Health-related quality-of-life in low-income, uninsured men with prostate cancer
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Quality of Life Research
Are indirect utility measures reliable and responsive in rheumatoid arthritis patients?
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Statistics in Medicine
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International Journal of Neuroscience
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Current Medical Research and Opinion
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Archives of Neurology
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European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Bju International
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Allergy and Asthma Proceedings
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Aphasiology
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Revista De Neurologia
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Revista De Neurologia, 47(7): 337-343.

British Medical Journal
Reporting and interpretation of SF-36 outcomes in randomised trials: systematic review
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Kidney International
Nocturnal hemodialysis does not improve overall measures of quality of life compared to conventional hemodialysis
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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery
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Tonseth, KA; Hokland, BM; Tindholdt, TT; Abyholm, FE; Stavem, K
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Bone Marrow Transplantation
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Clinical Therapeutics
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Ethnicity & Disease
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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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Urology
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Janac-Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
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Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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European Journal of Haematology
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American Journal of Sports Medicine
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Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
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Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
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Bmc Cancer
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Journal of Aging and Health
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Journal of Urology
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Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Does the hip powder of Rosa canina (rosehip) reduce pain in osteoarthritis patients? a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
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Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 16(9): 965-972.
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Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
The de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI): An essential health index for an ageing world
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Movement Disorders
SCOPA-Sleep and PDSS: Two scales for assessment of sleep disorder in Parkinson's disease
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Ophthalmology
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Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
A randomized, double-blind, multi-site, crossover, placebo-controlled equivalence study of morning versus evening once-daily sustained-release morphine sulfate in people with pain from advanced cancer
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Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
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Journal of Clinical Nursing
The effects of gender and age on health-related quality of life following kidney transplantation
Liu, HX; Feurer, ID; Dwyer, K; Speroff, T; Shaffer, D; Pinson, CW
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Impact of adalimumab treatment on patient-reported outcomes: Results from a Phase III clinical trial in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
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Journal of Urology
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Quality of Life Research
Analyzing oncology clinical trial data using the Q-TWiST method: Clinical importance and sources for health state preference data
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Oncology Nursing Forum
A patient orientation program at a comprehensive cancer center
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Lung Cancer
Efficient palliation in patients with small-cell lung cancer by a combination of paclitaxel, etoposide and carboplatin: Quality of life and 6-years'-follow-up results from a randomised phase III trial
Reck, M; von Pawel, J; Macha, HN; Kaukel, E; Deppermann, KM; Bonnet, R; Ulm, K; Hessler, S; Gatzemeier, U
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Quality of Life Research
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Oncologist
Assessing responsiveness of cancer-related fatigue instruments: Distribution-based and individual anchor-based methods
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Journal of Sexual Medicine
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DeRogatis, LR; Burnett, AL
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Cancer
Parent-Child Communication Patterns During the First Year After a Parent's Cancer Diagnosis The Effect on Parents' Functioning
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Clinical and Experimental Allergy
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Quality of Life Research
Validation of the PAGI-SYM and PAGI-QOL among healing and maintenance of erosive esophagitis clinical trial participants
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Neurology
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Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Health-related quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease five years after the initial diagnosis
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Value in Health
Using multiple anchor- and distribution-based estimates to evaluate clinically meaningful change on the functional assessment of Cancer Therapy-Biologic Response Modifiers (FACT-BRM) instrument
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Value in Health, 8(2): 117-127.

Quality of Life Research
Reliability and validity of functional health status and health-related quality of life questionnaires in children with recurrent acute otitis media
Brouwer, CNM; Schilder, AGM; van Stel, HF; Rovers, MM; Veenhoven, RH; Grobbee, DE; Sanders, EAM; Maille, AR
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Neurourology and Urodynamics
The minimal important change of the PRAFAB questionnaire in women with stress urinary incontinence: Results from a prospective cohort study
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Movement Disorders
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Lancet
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Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Appraisal of the Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis Activity Index (PUCAI)
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Bone Marrow Transplantation
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Health Economics
Relative risk of a shuffled deck: a generalizable logical consistency criterion for sample selection in health state valuation studies
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Clinical Rehabilitation
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Journal of Clinical Oncology
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Multiple Sclerosis
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Journal of Sexual Medicine
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Diabetes Care
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Rubin, RR; Peyrot, M
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Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
A combination of distribution- and anchor-based approaches determined minimally important differences (MIDs) for four endpoints in a breast cancer scale
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Pain
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Current Medical Research and Opinion
An observational study of health-related quality of life and pain outcomes in chronic low back pain patients treated with fentanyl transdermal system
Kosinski, MR; Schein, JR; Vallow, SM; Ascher, S; Hartle, C; Shikiar, R; Frank, L; Margolis, MK; Vorsanger, G
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Annals of Internal Medicine
Patients' global ratings of their health care are not associated with the technical quality of their care
Chang, JT; Hays, RD; Shekelle, PG; MacLean, CH; Solomon, DH; Reuben, DB; Roth, CP; Kamberg, CJ; Adams, J; Young, RT; Wenger, NS
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American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Quality of life in the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension: Effects of blood pressure management
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Movement Disorders
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Value in Health
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Journal of Pediatric Psychology
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Journal of Urology
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European Urology
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Quality of Life Research
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Quality of Life Research
Separating gains and losses in health when calculating the minimum important difference for mapped utility measures
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Journal of Psychiatric Research
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International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics
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Cancer
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European Journal of Oral Sciences
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Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
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Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-British Volume
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European Journal of Dermatology
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European Journal of Dermatology, 17(5): 381-386.

Annals of Neurology
Health-related quality of life in multiple sclerosis: Effects of Natalizumab
Rudick, RA; Miller, D; Hass, S; Hutchinson, M; Calabresi, PA; Confavreux, C; Galetta, SL; Giovannoni, G; Havrdova, E; Kappos, L; Lublin, FD; Miller, DH; O'Connor, PW; Phillips, JT; Polman, CH; Radue, EW; Stuart, WH; Wajgt, A; Weinstock-Guttman, B; Wynn, DR; Lynn, F; Panzara, MA
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Supportive Care in Cancer
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Acta Oto-Laryngologica
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Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention
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Value in Health
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Movement Disorders
Intrajejunal Levodopa Infusion in Parkinson's Disease: A Pilot Multicenter Study of Effects on Nonmotor Symptoms and Quality of Life
Honig, H; Antonini, A; Martinez-Martin, P; Forgacs, I; Faye, GC; Fox, T; Fox, K; Mancini, F; Canesi, M; Odin, P; Chaudhuri, KR
Movement Disorders, 24(): 1468-1474.
10.1002/mds.22596
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Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Use of both short musculoskeletal function assessment questionnaire and short form-36 among tibial-fracture patients was redundant
Busse, JW; Bhandari, M; Guyatt, GH; Heels-Ansdell, D; Mandel, S; Sanders, D; Schemitsch, E; Swiontkowski, M; Tornetta, P; Wai, E; Walter, SD
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 62(): 1210-1217.
10.1016/j.jclinepi.2009.01.014
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Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Psychological distress and physical health in the year after diagnosis of DCIS or invasive breast cancer
Lauzier, S; Maunsell, E; Levesque, P; Mondor, M; Robert, J; Robidoux, A; Provencher, L
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 120(3): 685-691.
10.1007/s10549-009-0477-z
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Spine Journal
Understanding the minimum clinically important difference: a review of concepts and methods
Copay, AG; Subach, BR; Glassman, SD; Polly, DW; Schuler, TC
Spine Journal, 7(5): 541-546.
10.1016/j.spinee.2007.01.008
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Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Responsiveness of EQ-5D utility indices in alcohol-dependent patients
Guther, OH; Roick, C; Angermeyer, MC; Konig, HH
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 92(): 291-295.
10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2007.07.016
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Blood
Sexual function changes during the 5 years after high-dose treatment and hematopoietic cell transplantation for malignancy, with case-matched controls at 5 years
Syrjala, KL; Kurland, BF; Abrams, JR; Sanders, JE; Heiman, JR
Blood, 111(3): 989-996.
10.1182/blood-2007-06-096594
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Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
Minimal clinically important differences for outcome measures in COPD
Make, B
Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine, 3(1): 39-41.

Patient Education and Counseling
Tailored cognitive-behavioral therapy for fibromyalgia: Two case studies
van Koulil, S; van Lankveld, W; Kraaimaat, FW; van Helmond, T; Vedder, A; van Hoom, H; Cats, H; van Riel, PLCM; Evers, AWM
Patient Education and Counseling, 71(2): 308-314.
10.1016/j.pec.2007.11.025
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Cancer
Impact of computed tomography screening for lung cancer on participants in a randomized controlled trial (NELSON trial)
van den Bergh, KAM; Essink-Bot, ML; Bunge, EM; Scholten, ET; Prokop, M; van Iersel, CA; van Klaveren, RJ; de Koning, HJ
Cancer, 113(2): 396-404.
10.1002/cncr.23590
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Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
The validity and responsiveness of three quality of life measures in the assessment of psoriasis patients: results of a phase II study
Shikiar, R; Willian, MK; Okun, MM; Thompson, CS; Revicki, DA
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 4(): -.
ARTN 71
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Quality of Life Research
Measuring health status and decline in at-risk seniors residing in the community using the Health Utilities Index Mark 2
Zhang, JX; Walker, JD; Wodchis, WP; Hogan, DB; Feeny, DH; Maxwell, CJ
Quality of Life Research, 15(8): 1415-1426.
10.1007/s11136-006-0007-y
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European Spine Journal
Danish version of the Oswestry disability index for patients with low back pain. Part 2: Sensitivity, specificity and clinically significant improvement in two low back pain populations
Lauridsen, HH; Hartvigsen, J; Manniche, C; Korsholm, L; Grunnet-Nilsson, N
European Spine Journal, 15(): 1717-1728.
10.1007/s00586-006-0128-6
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Journal of Hand Surgery-British and European Volume
The SF-6D health utility index in carpal tunnel syndrome
Atroshi, I; Gummesson, C; McCabe, SJ; Ornstein, E
Journal of Hand Surgery-British and European Volume, 32E(2): 198-202.
10.1016/j.jhsb.2006.11.002
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American Journal of Gastroenterology
Characterization of health related quality of life (HRQOL) for patients with functional bowel disorder (FBD) and its response to treatment
Drossman, D; Morris, CB; Hu, Y; Toner, BB; Diamant, N; Whitehead, WE; Dalton, CB; Leserman, J; Patrick, DL; Bangdiwala, SI
American Journal of Gastroenterology, 102(7): 1442-1453.
10.1111/j.1572-0241.2007.01283.x
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Obstetrics and Gynecology
Intravenous ferric carboxymaltose compared with oral iron in the treatment of postpartum anemia - A randomized controlled trial
Van Wyck, DB; Martens, MG; Seid, MH; Baker, JB; Mangione, A
Obstetrics and Gynecology, 110(2): 267-278.

Radiation Oncology
Rectal endoscopy findings following stereotactic body radiation therapy for clinically localized prostate cancer
Sood, S; Ju, AW; Wang, HK; Lei, SY; Uhm, S; Zhang, GW; Suy, S; Carroll, J; Lynch, J; Dritschilo, A; Collins, SP
Radiation Oncology, 8(): -.
ARTN 197
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Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
Effect of Technosphere Inhaled Insulin on Quality of Life and Treatment Satisfaction
Peyrot, M; Rubin, RR
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 12(1): 49-55.
10.1089/dia.2009.0115
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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer
Wagner, AD; Unverzagt, S; Grothe, W; Kleber, G; Grothey, A; Haerting, J; Fleig, WE
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (3): -.
ARTN CD004064
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Ophthalmology
Impact of Diabetic Retinopathy on Vision-Specific Function
Lamoureux, EL; Tai, ES; Thumboo, J; Kawasaki, R; Saw, SM; Mitchell, P; Wong, TY
Ophthalmology, 117(4): 757-765.
10.1016/j.ophtha.2009.09.035
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Pediatrics
Health-related quality of life in children and adolescents who have a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Klassen, AF; Miller, A; Fine, S
Pediatrics, 114(5): E541-E547.
10.1542/peds.2004-0844
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Journal of Clinical Oncology
Health-related quality of life among child and adolescent survivors of childhood cancer
Speechley, KN; Barrera, M; Shaw, AK; Morrison, HI; Maunsell, E
Journal of Clinical Oncology, 24(): 2536-2543.
10.1200/JCO.2005.03.9628
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Journal of Clinical Oncology
5-hydroxytryptamine-3 receptor antagonist with or without short-course dexamethasone in the prophylaxis of radiation induced emesis: A placebo-controlled randomized trial of the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group (SC19)
Wong, RKS; Paul, N; Ding, KY; Whitehead, M; Brundage, M; Fyles, A; Wilke, D; Nabid, A; Fortin, A; Wilson, D; McKenzie, M; Ackerman, I; Souhami, L; Chabot, P; Pater, J
Journal of Clinical Oncology, 24(): 3458-3464.
10.1200/JCO.2005.04.4685
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Clinical Therapeutics
Comparison of Levalbuterol and racemic albuterol in hospitalized patients with acute asthma or COPD: A 2-week, multicenter, randomized, open-label study
Donohue, JF; Hanania, NA; Ciubotaru, RL; Noe, L; Pasta, DJ; Schaefer, K; Claus, R; Andrews, WT; Roach, J
Clinical Therapeutics, 30(): 989-1002.
10.1016/j.clinthera.2008.06.010
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Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
The Oxford shoulder score revisited
Dawson, J; Rogers, K; Fitzpatrick, R; Carr, A
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, 129(1): 119-123.
10.1007/s00402-007-0549-7
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Epilepsy & Behavior
Quality of life in childhood epilepsy: What is the level of agreement between youth and their parents?
Verhey, LH; Kulik, DM; Ronen, GM; Rosenbaum, P; Lach, L; Streiner, DL
Epilepsy & Behavior, 14(2): 407-410.
10.1016/j.yebeh.2008.12.008
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Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Barriers to Pain Management in a Community Sample of Chinese American Patients with Cancer
Edrington, J; Sun, A; Wong, C; Dodd, M; Padilla, G; Paul, S; Miaskowski, C
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 37(4): 665-675.
10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2008.04.014
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Quality of Life Research
Validation and calibration of the SF-36 health transition question against an external criterion of clinical change in health status
Knox, SA; King, MT
Quality of Life Research, 18(5): 637-645.
10.1007/s11136-009-9467-1
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Diabetes Care
How Does Treatment Satisfaction Work? Modeling determinants of treatment satisfaction and preference
Peyrot, M; Rubin, RR
Diabetes Care, 32(8): 1411-1417.
10.2337/dc08-2256
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Movement Disorders
The metric properties of a novel non-motor symptoms scale for Parkinson's disease: Results from an international pilot study
Chaudhuri, KR; Martinez-Martin, P; Brown, RG; Sethi, K; Stocchi, F; Odin, P; Ondo, W; Abe, K; MacPhee, G; MacMahon, D; Barone, P; Rabey, M; Forbes, A; Breen, K; Tluk, S; Naidu, Y; Olanow, W; Williams, AJ; Thomas, S; Rye, D; Tsuboi, Y; Hand, A; Schapira, AHV
Movement Disorders, 22(): 1901-1911.
10.1002/mds.21596
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European Journal of Cancer
Health-related quality of life and health care utilisation among older long-term cancer survivors: A population-based study
Mols, F; Coebergh, JWW; van de Poll-Franse, LV
European Journal of Cancer, 43(): 2211-2221.
10.1016/j.ejca.2007.06.022
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Laryngoscope
Endoscopic and quadity-of-life outcomes after, revision endoscopic sinus surgery
Litvack, JR; Griest, S; James, KE; Smith, TL
Laryngoscope, 117(): 2233-2238.
10.1097/MLG.0b013e31814539e8
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Journal of Rheumatology
Improved health-related quality of life for patients with active rheumatoid arthritis receiving rituximab - Results of the dose-ranging assessment: International clinical evaluation of rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis (DANCER) trial
Mease, PJ; Revicki, DA; Szechinski, J; Greenwald, M; Kivitz, A; Barile-Fabris, L; Kalsi, J; Eames, J; Leirisalo-Repo, M
Journal of Rheumatology, 35(1): 20-30.

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Recommended methods for determining responsiveness and minimally important differences for patient-reported outcomes
Revicki, D; Hays, RD; Cella, D; Sloan, J
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 61(2): 102-109.
10.1016/j.jclinepi.2007.03.012
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Annals of Oncology
Family functioning and adolescents' emotional and behavioral problems: when a parent has cancer
Gazendam-Donofrio, SM; Hoekstra, HJ; van der Graaf, WTA; de Wiel, HBMV; Visser, A; Huizinga, GA; Hoekstra-Weebers, JEHM
Annals of Oncology, 18(): 1951-1956.
10.1093/annonc/mdm373
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Current Problems in Cancer
Future directions in QOL research
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Current Problems in Cancer, 29(6): 343-351.
10.1016/j.currproblcancer.2005.09.009
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Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
The effects of the ACTIVE cognitive training trial on clinically relevant declines in health-related quality of life
Wolinsky, FD; Unverzagt, FW; Smith, DA; Jones, R; Wright, E; Tennstedt, SL
Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 61(5): S281-S287.

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Practical guides to understanding sample size and minimal clinically important difference (MCID)
Neely, JG; Karni, RJ; Engel, SH; Fraley, PL; Nussenbaum, B; Paniello, RC
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 136(1): 14-18.
10.1016/j.otohns.2006.11.001
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Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Three methods for minimally important difference: no relationship was found with the net proportion of patients improving
Lemieux, J; Beaton, DE; Hogg-Johnson, S; Bordeleau, LJ; Goodwin, PJ
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 60(5): 448-455.
10.1016/j.jclinepi.2006.08.006
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Journal of Psychiatric Research
Self-assessment of functional status in schizophrenia
Bowie, CR; Twamley, EW; Anderson, H; Halpern, B; Patterson, TL; Harvey, PD
Journal of Psychiatric Research, 41(): 1012-1018.
10.1016/j.jpsychires.2006.08.003
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Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Continuous event recorders did not affect anxiety or quality of life in patients with palpitations
Hoefman, E; Boer, KR; van Weert, HCPM; Reitsma, JB; Koster, RW; Bindels, PJP
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 60(): 1060-1066.
10.1016/j.jclinepi.2007.01.014
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Clinical Therapeutics
Modified Visual Analog Scale Symptom-Intensity and Overall-Bother Measures for the Assessment of Symptoms in Studies of Pharmacologic Stress Agents
Harding, G; Coyne, K; Barrett, RJ; Pixton, GC
Clinical Therapeutics, 31(4): 889-901.
10.1016/j.clinthera.2009.04.009
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Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
The treatment and prevention of knee osteoarthritis: a tool for clinical decision-making
Bliddal, H; Christensen, R
Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, 10(): 1793-1804.
10.1517/14656560903018911
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Bmc Health Services Research
'PhysioDirect' telephone assessment and advice services for physiotherapy: protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial
Salisbury, C; Foster, NE; Bishop, A; Calnan, M; Coast, J; Hall, J; Hay, E; Hollinghurst, S; Hopper, C; Grove, S; Kaur, S; Montgomery, A
Bmc Health Services Research, 9(): -.
ARTN 136
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British Journal of Cancer
Short-term health-related quality of life consequences in a lung cancer CT screening trial (NELSON)
van den Bergh, KAM; Essink-Bot, ML; Borsboom, GJJM; Scholten, ET; Prokop, M; de Koning, HJ; van Klaveren, RJ
British Journal of Cancer, 102(1): 27-34.
10.1038/sj.bjc.6605459
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American Heart Journal
Health-related quality of life and long-term mortality in patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention
Schenkeveld, L; Pedersen, SS; van Nierop, JWI; Lenzen, MJ; de Jaegere, PPT; Serruys, PW; van Domburg, RT
American Heart Journal, 159(3): 471-476.
10.1016/j.ahj.2009.12.012
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Psychosomatic Medicine
The effect of a telephone counseling intervention on self-rated health of cardiac patients
Bambauer, KZ; Aupont, O; Stone, PH; Locke, SE; Mullan, MG; Colagiovanni, J; McLaughlin, TJ
Psychosomatic Medicine, 67(4): 539-545.
10.1097/01.psy.0000171810.37958.61
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Pace-Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Poor health-related quality of life of patients with indication for chronic cardiac pacemaker therapy
Van Eck, JWM; Van Hemel, NM; Kelder, JC; Van Den Bos, AA; Taks, W; Grobbee, DE; Moons, KGM
Pace-Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 31(4): 480-486.

Endoscopy
Impact of bile duct injury after laparoscopic cholecystectomy on quality of life: a longitudinal study after multidisciplinary treatment
de Reuver, PR; Sprangers, MAG; Rauws, EAJ; Lameris, JS; Busch, OR; van Gulik, TM; Gouma, DJ
Endoscopy, 40(8): 637-643.
10.1055/s-2008-1077444
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Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The Impact of Adaptive Seating Devices on the Lives of Young Children With Cerebral Palsy and Their Families
Ryan, SE; Campbell, KA; Rigby, PJ; Fishbein-Germon, B; Hubley, D; Chan, B
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90(1): 27-33.
10.1016/j.apmr.2008.07.011
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Journal of Rheumatology
The Minimally Important Difference for the Health Assessment Questionnaire in Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Practice Is Smaller Than in Randomized Controlled Trials
Pope, JE; Khanna, D; Norrie, D; Ouimet, JM
Journal of Rheumatology, 36(2): 254-259.
10.3899/jrheum.080479
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Diabetes Educator
Psychometric Properties of an Instrument for Assessing Treatment Satisfaction Associated With Pramlintide Use
Rubin, RR; Peyrot, M
Diabetes Educator, 35(1): 136-146.
10.1177/0145721708326989
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Bmc Health Services Research
Study protocol of psychometric properties of the Spanish translation of a competence test in evidence based practice: The Fresno test
Argimon-Pallas, JM; Flores-Mateo, G; Jimenez-Villa, J; Pujol-Ribera, E; Foz, G; Bundo-Vidiella, M; Juncosa, S; Fuentes-Bellido, CM; Perez-Rodriguez, B; Margalef-Pallares, F; Villafafila-Ferrero, R; Fores-Garcia, D; Roman-Martinez, J; Vilert-Garroga, E
Bmc Health Services Research, 9(): -.
ARTN 37
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Clinical Rehabilitation
A systematic review of the Human Activity Profile
Davidson, M; de Morton, N
Clinical Rehabilitation, 21(2): 151-162.
10.1177/0269215506069475
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Journal of Hand Surgery-American Volume
Comparison of instruments to assess hand function in children with radius deficiencies
Buffart, LM; Roebroeck, ME; Janssen, WGM; Hoekstra, A; Hovius, SER; Stam, HJ
Journal of Hand Surgery-American Volume, 32A(4): 531-540.
10.1016/j.jhsa.2007.01.011
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Sleep
Nightly treatment of primary insomnia with eszopiclone for six months: Effect on sleep, quality of life, and work limitations
Walsh, JK; Krystal, AD; Amato, DA; Rubens, R; Caron, J; Wessel, TC; Schaefer, K; Roach, J; Wallenstein, G; Roth, T
Sleep, 30(8): 959-968.

Journal of Affective Disorders
The responsiveness of EQ-5D utility scores in patients with depression: A comparison with instruments measuring quality of life, psychopathology and social functioning
Gunther, OH; Roick, C; Angermeyer, MC; Konig, HH
Journal of Affective Disorders, 105(): 81-91.
10.1016/j.jad.2007.04.018
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European Respiratory Journal
Outcomes for COPD pharmacological trials: from lung function to biomarkers
Cazzola, M; MacNee, W; Martinez, FJ; Rabe, KF; Franciosi, LG; Barnes, PJ; Brusasco, V; Burge, PS; Calverley, PMA; Celli, BR; Jones, PW; Mahler, DA; Make, B; Miravitlles, M; Page, CP; Palange, P; Parr, D; Pistolesi, M; Rennard, SI; Molken, MPRV; Stockley, R; Sullivan, SD; Wedzicha, JA; Wouters, EF
European Respiratory Journal, 31(2): 416-468.
10.1183/09031936.00099306
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American Journal of Ophthalmology
Changes in the quality-of-life of people with keratoconus
Kymes, SM; Walline, JJ; Zadnik, K; Sterling, J; Gordon, MO
American Journal of Ophthalmology, 145(4): 611-617.
10.1016/j.ajo.2007.11.017
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International Urogynecology Journal
A validated self-administered female pelvic floor questionnaire
Baessler, K; O'Neill, SM; Maher, CF; Battistutta, D
International Urogynecology Journal, 21(2): 163-172.
10.1007/s00192-009-0997-4
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Psycho-Oncology
Disparities in mental health between rural and nonrural cancer survivors: a preliminary study
Burris, JL; Andrykowski, M
Psycho-Oncology, 19(6): 637-645.
10.1002/pon.1600
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Stroke
Agreement between patient and proxy assessments of health-related quality of life after stroke using the EQ-5D and health utilities index
Pickard, AS; Johnson, JA; Feeny, DH; Shuaib, A; Carriere, KC; Nasser, AM
Stroke, 35(2): 607-612.
10.1161/01.STR.0000110984.91157.BD
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Journal of Neuro-Oncology
Prospective study of quality of life in adults with newly diagnosed high-grade gliomas
Brown, PD; Ballman, KV; Rummans, TA; Maurer, MJ; Sloan, JA; Boeve, BF; Gupta, L; Tang-Wai, DF; Arusell, RM; Clark, MM; Buckner, JC
Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 76(3): 283-291.
10.1007/s11060-005-7020-9
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Current Medical Research and Opinion
Randomized trial comparing polymer-coated extended-release morphine sulfate to controlled-release oxycodone HCl in moderate to severe nonmalignant pain
Nicholson, B; Ross, E; Sasaki, J; Weil, A
Current Medical Research and Opinion, 22(8): 1503-1514.
10.1185/030079906X115603
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Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Decomposition of sources of income-related health inequality applied on SF-36 summary scores: a Danish health survey
Gundgaard, J; Lauridsen, J
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 4(): -.
ARTN 53
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Disability and Rehabilitation
The health and psychosocial functioning of caregivers of children with neurodevelopmental disorders
Lach, LM; Kohen, DE; Garner, RE; Brehaut, JC; Miller, AR; Klassen, AF; Rosenbaum, PL
Disability and Rehabilitation, 31(8): 607-618.
10.1080/09638280802242163
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Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
The relationship between physical activity and health-related quality of life: a systematic review of current evidence
Klavestrand, J; Vingard, E
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 19(3): 300-312.
10.1111/j.1600-0838.2009.00939.x
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Jama-Journal of the American Medical Association
Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in Health Care Settings A Randomized Trial
MacMillan, HL; Wathen, CN; Jamieson, E; Boyle, MH; Shannon, HS; Ford-Gilboe, M; Worster, A; Lent, B; Coben, JH; Campbell, JC; McNutt, LA
Jama-Journal of the American Medical Association, 302(5): 493-501.

Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
Education as a predictor of quality of life outcomes among disadvantaged men
Augustus, JS; Kwan, L; Fink, A; Connor, SE; Maliski, SL; Litwin, MS
Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, 12(3): 253-258.
10.1038/pcan.2008.58
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Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
Clinical Interpretation of Computerized Adaptive Test Outcome Measures in Patients With Foot/Ankle Impairments
Wang, YC; Hart, DL; Stratford, PW; Mioduski, JE
Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 39(): 753-764.
10.2519/jospt.2009.3122
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Quality of Life Research
The Oxford Ankle Foot Questionnaire for children: responsiveness and longitudinal validity
Morris, C; Doll, H; Davies, N; Wainwright, A; Theologis, T; Willett, K; Fitzpatrick, R
Quality of Life Research, 18(): 1367-1376.
10.1007/s11136-009-9550-7
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New England Journal of Medicine
Quality of life and satisfaction with outcome among prostate-cancer survivors
Sanda, MG; Dunn, RL; Michalski, J; Sandler, HM; Northouse, L; Hembroff, L; Lin, XH; Greenfield, TK; Litwin, MS; Saigal, CS; Mahadevan, A; Klein, E; Kibel, A; Pisters, LL; Kuban, D; Kaplan, I; Wood, D; Ciezki, J; Shah, N; Wei, JT
New England Journal of Medicine, 358(): 1250-1261.

Atencion Primaria
Measurement of the evaluative capacity of the CVP-35 questionnaire for perceiving the quality of professional life
Martin Fernandez, J; Gomez Gascon, T; Garcia-Olalla, CM; del Cura Gonzalez, MI; Cabezas Pena, MD; Garcia Sanchez, S
Atencion Primaria, 40(7): 327-334.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Comparative Benefits and Harms of Second-Generation Antidepressants: Background Paper for the American College of Physicians
Gartlehner, G; Gaynes, BN; Hansen, RA; Thieda, P; DeVeaugh-Geiss, A; Krebs, EE; Moore, CG; Morgan, L; Lohr, KN
Annals of Internal Medicine, 149(): 734-U313.

Spine Journal
Minimum clinically important difference in lumbar spine surgery patients: a choice of methods using the Oswestry Disability Index, Medical Outcomes Study questionnaire Short Form 36, and Pain Scales
Copay, AG; Glassman, SD; Subach, BR; Berven, S; Schuler, TC; Carreon, LY
Spine Journal, 8(6): 968-974.
10.1016/j.spinee.2007.11.006
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Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Systematic review of change in bodily pain after sinus surgery
Chester, AC; Sindwani, R; Smith, TL; Bhattacharyya, N
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 139(6): 759-765.
10.1016/j.otohns.2008.09.020
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Value in Health
Cross-Cultural Validation of the Scales for Outcomes in Parkinson's Disease-Psychosocial Questionnaire (SCOPA-PS) in Four Latin American Countries
Virues-Ortega, J; Carod-Artal, FJ; Serrano-Duenas, M; Ruiz-Galeano, G; Meza-Rojas, G; Velazquez, C; Micheli, F; Martinez-Martin, P
Value in Health, 12(2): 385-391.
10.1111/j.1524-4733.2008.00436.x
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Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Response categories and anger measurement: do fewer categories result in poorer measurement?
Hawthorne, G; Mouthaan, J; Forbes, D; Novaco, R
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 41(2): 164-172.
10.1007/s00127-005-0986-y
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Journal of Rheumatology
Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis patients with abatacept and methotrexate significantly improved health-related quality of life
Emery, P; Kosinski, M; Li, T; Martin, M; Williams, GR; Becker, JC; Blaisdell, B; Ware, JE; Birbara, C; Russell, AS
Journal of Rheumatology, 33(4): 681-689.

Supportive Care in Cancer
The clinical significance of quality of life assessments in oncology: a summary for clinicians
Sloan, JA; Frost, MH; Berzon, R; Dueck, A; Guyatt, G; Moinpour, C; Sprangers, M; Ferrans, C; Cella, D
Supportive Care in Cancer, 14(): 988-998.
10.1007/s00520-006-0085-y
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Rheumatology
Improved health-related quality of life for rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with abatacept who have inadequate response to anti-TNF therapy in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre randomized clinical trial
Westhovens, R; Cole, JC; Li, T; Martin, M; MacLean, R; Lin, P; Blaisdell, B; Wallenstein, GV; Aranda, R; Sherrer, Y
Rheumatology, 45(): 1238-1246.
10.1093/rheumatology/kel066
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Cancer
Education predicts quality of life among men with prostate cancer cared for in the department of veterans affairs - A longitudinal quality of life analysis from CaPSURE
Knight, SJ; Latini, DM; Hart, SL; Sadetsky, N; Kane, CJ; DuChane, J; Carroll, PR
Cancer, 109(9): 1769-1776.
10.1002/cncr.22597
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Quality of Life Research
Response shift due to diagnosis and primary treatment of localized prostate cancer: a then-test and a vignette study
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Headache
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Ceskoslovenska Psychologie
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Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
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Annals of Behavioral Medicine
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Neurorehabilitation
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Psychological Assessment
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Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
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Fertility and Sterility
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Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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European Journal of Pediatrics
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Contemporary Clinical Trials
The PAADRN Study: A design for a randomized controlled practical clinical trial to improve bone health
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American Journal of Audiology
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Bmc Medicine
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Diabetic Medicine
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Clinical Therapeutics
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Comparing endovenous laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy, and conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins
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Clinical Rehabilitation
A randomized trial of two home-based exercise programmes to improve functional walking post-stroke
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Quality of life; threshold; interpretation; MID; effect size

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