Search for dissertations about: "HRQL"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 68 swedish dissertations containing the word HRQL.

  1. 1. Health-Related Quality of Life in COPD and Asthma - Discriminative and evaluative aspects

    Author : Elisabeth Ståhl; Lund Lungmedicin och Allergologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Andningsorganen; Respiratory system; evaluative; discriminative; questionnaire; asthma; COPD; HRQL; patient-reported outcome; health-related quality of life;

    Abstract : Background - The effects of intervention can be evaluated in different ways, and objective measurements of changes in lung function are commonly used as the outcome measure. Patient-reported outcome (PRO) is an umbrella term used for all patient-based assessments. READ MORE

  2. 2. TRISMUS Incidence, Effects on Health-Related Quality of Life and Development of the Gothenburg Trismus Questionnaire

    Author : Joakim Johnson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Trismus; Cancer; Head and Neck.; Radiation therapy; TMD; Oncology; PRO; HRQL; Questionnaire; Instrument;

    Abstract : The word trismus is modern latin, derived from the greek word ”trismos” meaning ”grinding” or ”rasping”. Trismus is defined as a limitation in the mouth/jaw-opening ability due to a reduced mandible mobility. A Maximal Interincisal Opening, (MIO) ≤ 35mm is often used as the cut-off point for trismus. READ MORE

  3. 3. Breast Hypertrophy and outcome of Breast Reduction Surgery

    Author : Richard Lewin; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Breast; Reduction; Mammaplasty; HRQL; Complications; Validation; Reliability; Breast Hypertrophy; Questionnaire;

    Abstract : Aim: The overall aim of this thesis was to improve our knowledge of breast hypertrophy in women, its associated problems, and the outcome of breast reduction. Patients and methods: I. Five hundred and twelve woman were studied retrospectively for prevalence of and risk factors for complications. II. READ MORE

  4. 4. Quality of life, mortality and exacerbations in COPD

    Author : Josefin Sundh; Scott Montgomery; Christer Janson; Björn Ställberg; Anne Lindberg; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : COPD; HRQL; CCQ; comorbidity; mortality; DOSE index; SMR; exacerbations; asthma COPD clinic; Medicin; Medicine;

    Abstract : Background: Risk factors for poor health related quality of life (HRQL), mortality and exacerbations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) need to be explored.Objectives: To examine associations of comorbidity and Body Mass Index (BMI) with HRQL using the Clinical COPD Questionnaire (CCQ); to examine the prognostic qualities of the multidimensional instrument DOSE index; to examine the association of health status estimated by the CCQ with mortality; and to examine management of exacerbations and subsequent exacerbation risk. READ MORE

  5. 5. Health promoting factors in people with chronic musculoskeletal pain or with rheumatic diseases: a descriptive and interventional study

    Author : Susann Arvidsson; Bengt Fridlund; Stefan Bergman; Barbro Arvidsson; Birgitta Klang Söderkvist; Högskolan i Jönköping; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Adult; chronic musculoskeletal pain; empowerment; health factors; HRQL; intervention; patient education; problem-based learning; rheumatic diseases; self-care; Caring sciences; Vårdvetenskap;

    Abstract : Aim: The overall aim of this thesis with a salutogenic approach was to describe health promoting factors in people with chronic musculoskeletal pain and in people with rheumatic diseases, and to evaluate the effects of an intervention study with a self-care promoting PBL-program for people with rheumatic diseases having chronic musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbances and/or fatigue. Methods: This thesis is comprised of four samples: a randomly selected sample from a Swedish general population (study I) and three different samples containing people with rheumatic diseases registered at a hospital for rheumatic diseases in the southwest of Sweden (studies II, III and IV). READ MORE