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Document Typology: Research
Methodology addressed by the publication:International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Title of document: Quality of life in chronic disease rehabilitation.
Name of author(s): Peter Hobson, Jolyon Meara, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl North Wales, United Kingdom
Name of publisher: United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
Language of the publication: English
Language of the review: English
Summary:
In 2002 the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that worldwide, deaths due to chronic diseases were accountable for around 30 million people. Recently, the shift away from the emphasis of acute health care provision to a more inclusive integrated primary and secondary service has placed providers under increasing pressure to address and understand the burden of chronic conditions. The assessment of QoL should be considered to be an integral part of effective present-day disease management. A number of HRQoL instruments have been able to demonstrate their utility in the evaluation of interventions with patients with chronic diseases and disabilities. Quality improvement and clinical governance are words all clinicians are familiar with, especially in relation to understanding what is important to patients and their families in the management of a chronic condition. This review has hopefully drawn your attention to the strengths and weaknesses of employing HRQoL instruments in the clinical setting. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Reviewer's comments on the document:
Quality improvement and clinical governance are words all clinicians are familiar with, especially in relation to understanding what is important to patients and their families in the management of a chronic condition. This review has hopefully drawn your attention to the strengths and weaknesses of employing HRQoL instruments in the clinical setting
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PsycINFO database http://web.ebscohost.com.offcampus.dam.unito.it/ehost/detail?sid=e82fd276-648f-4ad5-9e7a-2f35ad02a156%40sessionmgr104&vid=1&hid=125&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=psyh&AN=2006-02490-003

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