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Given the limited evidence available, more research is needed to compare the HRQL of Aboriginal vs.
Many valid, reliable, and accessible disease-specific measurements of HRQL are found throughout the literature for assessment of outcomes among individuals with cardio-vascular and pulmonary disease.
The NETT database provides the unique opportunity to examine the many physiological, psychosocial, demographic, and clinical variables that may affect HRQL in severe COPD.
HRQL AND THE UBIQUITY OF CULTURE: A FLY IN THE OINTMENT
Multidimensional HRQL was assessed using the self-administered Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 (SF-36), comprised of 36 questions, assessing 8 physical and mental health domains: physical function (PF), role physical (RP), bodily pain (BP), general health perceptions (GH), vitality (VT), social functioning (SF), role emotional (RE) and mental health (MH).
Scores on the HRQL questionnaire were similar to those of the general population in all dimensions and 100% return to donate.
We used the HUI to minimize double counting of productivity losses, since HRQL scores generated from this instrument do not include productivity losses (William Furlong, pers.
With respect to HRQL, ANOVA revealed no significant sex differences in the subscales of the SF-36 (see Table 4).
Participants from the Alzheimer disease, stroke, and Parkinson disease groups discussed chronic changes in mental states, behaviors, or personality as a result of the condition or treatment effects, especially related to HRQL.
PARTICIPANTS: Seventeen patients with a history of at least 12 months of airway symptoms induced by chemicals and scents were followed over 5 years with repeated questionnaires, measurements of HRQL, and capsaicin inhalation tests.
The significant differences between the caregiver's mean scores on measures of HRQL and the Canadian normative data are important and a cause for concern.
HRQL was assessed by the Veterans RAND 36-Item Health Survey (VR-36)  modified from the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form (SF-36) .
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