Search for dissertations about: "HRQL"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 69 swedish dissertations containing the word HRQL.

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

    University dissertation from Elisabeth Ståhl, Department of Respiratory Medicine & Allergology, University Hospital, SE-221 85 LUND, Sweden

    Author : Elisabeth Ståhl; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : 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

    University dissertation from Elisabeth Ståhl, Department of Respiratory Medicine & Allergology, University Hospital, SE-221 85 LUND, Sweden

    Author : Joakim Johnson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2013]
    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

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Richard Lewin; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2016]
    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

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro universitet

    Author : Josefin Sundh; Örebro universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; 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

    University dissertation from Jönköping : School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University

    Author : Susann Arvidsson; Högskolan i Jönköping.; [2011]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Caring sciences; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vårdvetenskap; Adult; chronic musculoskeletal pain; empowerment; health factors; HRQL; intervention; patient education; problem-based learning; rheumatic diseases; self-care;

    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