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Resultat
Poster
2018

A systematic snapshot review of quality of life research in medicine and health sciences

Bidragsytere:
  • Kristin Haraldstad
  • Astrid Klopstad Wahl
  • Randi Andenæs
  • John Roger Andersen
  • Marit Helen Andersen
  • Beisland Elisabeth Grov
  • mfl.

Presentasjon

Navn på arrangementet: Internasjonal Livskvalitetskonferanse, ISOQOL
Sted: Dublin
Dato fra: 24. oktober 2018
Dato til: 28. oktober 2018

Arrangør:

Arrangørnavn: International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL)

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Poster
Publiseringsår: 2018

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Tittel

A systematic snapshot review of quality of life research in medicine and health sciences

Sammendrag

Background: Quality of life (QOL) has become established as a central concept and target for research and practice in the field of health and medicine. However, QOL is a complex concept that is interpreted and defined differently within and between disciplines, and so is also the case in health and medicine. Thus, there is a continuing philosophical debate about the meaning and content of QOL and how it should be measured. Aim: The aim of the present study was to perform a review of QOL research in medicine and health, and describe country of origin, target groups, instruments, design and conceptual issues Methods: A Systematic snapshot review were conducted with literature searches in the databases Scopus, covering Embase, MEDLINE, CINAHL and PsycINFO, to identify research studies on QOL and Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) published during one random week in November 2016. To evaluate the conceptual and methodological rigor, we used the 10 predefined criteria developed by Gill and Feinstein. Results: The findings show that QOL research is truly international, involves a variety of target groups, uses different research designs and a whole host of QOL measures. When it comes to evaluation according to the criteria developed by Gill and Feinstein, most articles still have a low-quality score; only 13 % of the articles provided a definition of the concept of QOL, few studies (6%) distinguished QOL from HRQOL. Criteria that were fulfilled most frequently were; i) stating the domains of QOL to be measured, ii) giving a reason for choosing the instruments they used, and iii) aggregating the results from multiple items. Conclusion. Knowledge about QOL is important for understanding the consequences of illness and treatment, and for medical decision-making. However, based on the current evaluation of the methodological and conceptual clarity of QOL research, we conclude that most QOL studies in health and medicine have conceptual and methodological challenges.

Bidragsytere

Kristin Haraldstad

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for helse- og sykepleievitenskap ved Universitetet i Agder

Astrid Klopstad Wahl

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for tverrfaglig helsevitenskap ved Universitetet i Oslo

Randi Andenæs

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
Aktiv cristin-person

John Roger Andersen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for helse- og omsorgsvitskap ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

Marit Helen Andersen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for tverrfaglig helsevitenskap ved Universitetet i Oslo
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