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quality of life

 
the degree of satisfaction an individual has regarding a particular style of life. Although assessment tools are available to evaluate physical and social dimensions, an individual's general sense of well being or satisfaction with the attributes of life is more difficult to evaluate.

quality of life

a patient's general well-being, including mental status, stress level, sexual function, and self-perceived health status.

quality of life1

Etymology: L, qualis, what kind; AS, lif
a measure of the optimum energy or force that endows a person with the power to cope successfully with the full range of challenges encountered in the real world. The term applies to all individuals, regardless of illness or handicap, on the job, at home, or in leisure activities. Quality enrichment methods can include activities that reduce boredom and allow a maximum amount of freedom in choosing and performing various tasks.

quality of life2

a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as the extent of positive perception of current life circumstances. See also Nursing Outcomes Classification.

quality of life

Psychiatry The degree to which a person is able to function at a usual level of activity without, or with minimal, compromise of routine activities; QOL reflects overall enjoyment of life, sense of well-being, freedom from disease Sx, comfort, and ability to pursue daily activities. See Heinrichs-Carpenter Quality of Life Scale, Karnovsky scale, QALE, Q-TWiST, QWB scale, SF-12.

qual·i·ty of life

(Q.O.L.) (kwah'li-tē līf)
An overall assessment of a person's well-being, which may include physical, emotional, and social dimensions, as well as stress level, sexual function, and self-perceived health status.

qual·i·ty of life

(Q.O.L.) (kwah'li-tē līf)
An overall assessment of a person's well-being, which may include physical, emotional, and social dimensions, as well as stress level, sexual function, and self-perceived health status.

quality

purity of contents, care in presentation and finish of a product.

quality assurance
planned and systematic action necessary to provide adequate confidence that a product or service will satisfy given requirements for quality. Quality is built into the product or service, rather than 'inspected in'.
quality control
the use of operational techniques, particularly end-product testing or inspection to ensure that a product or service satisfies its stated or implied role.
quality of life
generally regarded as the balance between pleasant and unpleasant factors and experiences as they apply to an animal's physical and mental state. A term used in discussions of euthanasia or intensive treatment.
protein quality
relates to the content and balance of amino acids in the protein. A good quality protein contains the amino acids in the correct proportions required by the specific animal species.
radiographic quality
depends on the correct positioning of the subject part, good contrast, clear image due to good detail and absence of artifacts.

Patient discussion about quality of life

Q. Do you have an outline of a specific protocol to follow to improve the quality of life when living with FM? Hello my new friends, I have been living with fibromyalgia for more than eight years and about three years ago the symptoms got so bad that I was not able to go to work and barely look after myself. Over the last three years I have tried many different medications and treatments but have not had many long term improvements. I am currently using narcotics, Lyrica, to manage the pain and am going to massage and cranial secreal therapy on a regular basis as I have found they assist with coping. Do you have an outline of a specific protocol to follow to improve the quality of life when living with FM? Anything that may assist with improving would be greatly appreciated.

A. Hi friend, are u ready to Get Well? Our study titled "Effective Treatment of CFS and Fibromyalgia showed that over 90 percent of patients improved with treatment (p. 0001 vs. placebo), with an average improvement in quality of life of 90 percent. Many patients no longer even qualified for the diagnosis of CFS or fibromyalgia after treatment! In support of our work, an editorial in the Journal of the American Academy of Pain Management (the largest multidisciplinary society of pain specialists in United States) noted " the comprehensive and aggressive metabolic approach to treatment detailed in the Teitelbaum study are all highly successful approaches and make fibromyalgia a very treatment responsive disorder. The study by Dr. Teitelbaum et al. and years of clinical experience make this approach an excellent and powerfully effective part of the standard of practice for treatment of people who suffer from fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome”.

Q. my friend has convulsions what can i do to make it stop and improve his life quality?

A. what type of convulsions? my best friend is epileptic, but as long as he get's his meds and sleep well- nothing ever happens. i know that as a child all my friend ever wanted was to go to school like everyone else... and to go to school trips without being afraid.

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