24 May, 2015, Egypt, USA NEWS CORP
'Health Related Quality of Life' is authored by Mona Ibrahim El Lawindi Professor of Public Health, Kasr El Aini - Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. The excellent book on Health Related Quality of Life is published by World’s leading publisher Photon eBooks. Photon Foundation provides excellent platform for innovative Clinicians who make a difference in the world of Public Health. The edition has gone viral around the world with bulk of downloads per day. Photon is actively involved in ensuring public health excellence, accreditation, and establishing quality life standards worldwide.
Health related quality of life (HRQOL) is defined as the people’s subjective evaluations of the influences of their current health status, health care, and health promoting activities on their ability to achieve and maintain a level of overall functioning that allows them to pursue valued goals and that is reflected on their general well-being. Interest in HRQOL assessment has increased in the recent years. The use of HR QOL as a measure of health outcome and in clinical trials is remarkably increasing to the extent that The United States Food and Drug Administration now uses HRQOL measurements in approving new anti-cancer drugs. Multiple measurement tools (over 800) have been developed to assess the HRQOL. Several classifications of these tools are available. The criteria for designing HRQOL studies and selecting reliable and valid indicators were discussed. Also, the issue of comparability of HRQOL across cultures and its pre-requisites were highlighted. Lastly, the recent approaches for assessing disease burden and its role in health economics were thoroughly revised.
Interest in HRQOL is also reflected in the international professional societies. The International Society for Quality of Life (ISOQOL) was founded in 1994 to promote the exchange of information about HRQOL and its evaluation throughout the world (Grant and Rivera, 1998). Other international HRQOL activities include: (a) the development of an integrated, modular approach to HRQOL assessment in patients by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) (Aaronson et al, 1993); (b) the translation of HRQOL questionnaire into eight languages spoken by members of the International Society of Chemo and Immunotherapy (Tuchler et al, 1992); (c) the cultural adaptation of HRQOL instruments with translations of various cancer and non cancer QOL scales into more than 25 languages ( Cultural Adaptation , 1996). Quality of life publications and organization provide further proof of recent interest in HRQOL. Photon Foundation encourages better health policy.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines quality of Life as “individuals’ perceptions of their position in life in the context of the culture and value system in which they live in relation to their goals, standards, and concerns” (WHO, 1993). The definition includes six broad domains: physical health, psychological state, and levels of independence, social relationships, environmental features, and spiritual concerns. You can share this News URL on Facebook or your Social Media Site/ blog. USA NEW SCORP If you have a news you can Submit your News in Comment box> Join us as Journalist > News Content purchase > Corrections > Copyright > Place a Classified Ad > Sell Your Home > Sell Your Business > Commercial Real Estate Ads > Advertise with us > Recruitment & Career Ads > Franchising > Advertise Locally > Contact us > email@example.com