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Quality of life

Quality of life is an overarching term for the quality of the various domains in human life. It is an expected standard level that consists of the expectations of an individual or society for a good life. These expectations are guided by the values, goals and socio-cultural context in which an individual lives. QOL is a subjective, multidimensional concept that defines a standard level for emotional, physical, material and social well-being. It serves as a reference against which an individual or society can measure the different domains of a personal life. The extent to which ones own lif ...

Asthma Life Impact Scale

The Asthma Life Impact Scale measure is a disease specific patient reported outcome questionnaire which assesses the impact that asthma has on a patient’s quality of life. The questionnaire has 22 items, which goes beyond earlier focus on the symptoms, functioning and environmental triggers of asthma and includes emotional issues.

Bradburn Affect Balance Scale

The Bradburn Affect Balance Scale is a self-report measure of quality of life. The scale consists of ten mood states, and the subject must report if they have been in that state in the last week. The scale was included in the 1978-1979 Canada Health Survey.

Cambridge Pulmonary Hypertension Outcome Review

The Cambridge Pulmonary Hypertension Outcome Review is a disease specific patient-reported outcome measure which assesses quality of life of patients with pulmonary hypertension. It was the first pulmonary hypertension specific questionnaire for assessing patient reported symptoms, quality of life and functioning.

Cardiovascular & pulmonary physiotherapy

Physiotherapists treating patients following uncomplicated coronary artery bypass surgery continue to use interventions such as deep breathing exercises that are not supported by best available evidence. Standardised guidelines may be required to better match clinical practice with current literature.

Electronic patient-reported outcome

An electronic patient-reported outcome is a patient-reported outcome that is collected by electronic methods. ePRO methods are most commonly used in clinical trials, but they are also used elsewhere in health care. As a function of the regulatory process, a majority of ePRO questionnaires undergo the linguistic validation process. When the data is captured for a clinical trial, the data is considered a form of Electronic Source Data