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Quality of life assessment in musculo-skeletal health

Quality of life assessment in musculo-skeletal health
Quality of life assessment in musculo-skeletal health
Musculoskeletal disorders affect morbidity, quality of life and mortality, and represent an increasing economic and societal burden in the context of population aging and increased life expectancy. Improvement of quality of life should be one of the priorities of any interventions to prevent and treat musculoskeletal disorders in the ageing population. Two main approaches, namely generic and disease-specific instruments, can be applied to measure health-related quality of life. Among the generic tools available in scientific literature, the short form 36 questionnaire (SF-36) and the Euroqol five item questionnaire (EQ-5D) are two of the most popular questionnaires used to quantify the health related quality of life in people with musculoskeletal disorders. However, because generic tools may not always be able to detect subtle effects of a specific condition on quality of life, a specific tool is highly valuable. Specific tools improve the ability to clinically characterize quality of life in subjects with a specific musculoskeletal disorder, as well as the capacity to assess changes over time in the QoL of these subjects. The recent development of specific tools should help to validate preventive and therapeutic interventions in this field.
1594-0667
Beaudart, Charlotte
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Biver, Emmanuel
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Cooper, Cyrus
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Rizzoli, Rene
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Bruyere, Olivier
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Cooper, Cyrus
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Al-Daghri, Nasser
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Reginster, Jean-Yves
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Rizzoli, Rene
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Beaudart, Charlotte, Biver, Emmanuel, Bruyere, Olivier, Cooper, Cyrus, Al-Daghri, Nasser, Reginster, Jean-Yves and Rizzoli, Rene (2017) Quality of life assessment in musculo-skeletal health. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. (doi:10.1007/s40520-017-0794-8).

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Abstract

Musculoskeletal disorders affect morbidity, quality of life and mortality, and represent an increasing economic and societal burden in the context of population aging and increased life expectancy. Improvement of quality of life should be one of the priorities of any interventions to prevent and treat musculoskeletal disorders in the ageing population. Two main approaches, namely generic and disease-specific instruments, can be applied to measure health-related quality of life. Among the generic tools available in scientific literature, the short form 36 questionnaire (SF-36) and the Euroqol five item questionnaire (EQ-5D) are two of the most popular questionnaires used to quantify the health related quality of life in people with musculoskeletal disorders. However, because generic tools may not always be able to detect subtle effects of a specific condition on quality of life, a specific tool is highly valuable. Specific tools improve the ability to clinically characterize quality of life in subjects with a specific musculoskeletal disorder, as well as the capacity to assess changes over time in the QoL of these subjects. The recent development of specific tools should help to validate preventive and therapeutic interventions in this field.

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Accepted/In Press date: 23 June 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 29 June 2017

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Local EPrints ID: 412229
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/412229
ISSN: 1594-0667
PURE UUID: 984918fd-2c7e-4c93-be09-a05c044fdb7a
ORCID for Cyrus Cooper: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3510-0709

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Date deposited: 14 Jul 2017 16:30
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 06:02

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Author: Charlotte Beaudart
Author: Emmanuel Biver
Author: Olivier Bruyere
Author: Cyrus Cooper ORCID iD
Author: Nasser Al-Daghri
Author: Jean-Yves Reginster
Author: Rene Rizzoli

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