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Health-related quality of life in early Parkinson’s disease: the impact of nonmotor symptoms

Nonmotor symptoms (NMS) are common in patients with established Parkinson’s disease (PD) and have a major impact upon quality of life. We investigated the significance of NMS in relation to health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with newly diagnosed PD. Patients and healthy controls were recruited as part of the Incidence of Cognitive Impairment in Cohorts with Longitudinal Evaluation in Parkinson’s Disease Study.

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Psychological well-being revisited: advances in the science and practice of eudaimonia

This article reviews research and interventions that have grown up around a model of psychological well-being generated more than two decades ago to address neglected aspects of positive functioning such as purposeful engagement in life, realization of personal talents and capacities, and enlightened self-knowledge. The conceptual origins of this formulation are revisited and scientific products emerging from 6 thematic areas

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The prevalence of chronic health conditions impacting on daily functioning and the association with emotional well-being among a national sample of high school students

PURPOSE: This study aims to describe the prevalence of self-reported chronic health conditions among high school students in New Zealand, the extent to which the condition impacts on their activities and socialization, and to explore the association between the level of impact of the illness or disability and the emotional well-being of students with chronic health conditions. METHODS: A two-stage cluster sample of 9,107 students

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Relationships of diabetes-specific emotional distress, depression, anxiety, and overall well-being with HbA1c in adult persons with type 1 diabetes

OBJECTIVE: Emotional problems are common in adults with diabetes, and knowledge about how different indicators of emotional problems are related with glycemic control is required. The aim was to examine the relationships of diabetes-specific emotional distress, depression, anxiety, and overall well-being with glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c). METHODS: Of the 319 adults with type 1 diabetes attending the

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Impact of androgen deprivation therapy on mental and emotional well-being in men with prostate cancer: analysis from the CaPSURE™ registry

PURPOSE: While androgen deprivation therapy can delay cancer progression and reduce tumor burden, its use can be limited by adverse side effects. We evaluated the effect of androgen deprivation therapy on mental and emotional well-being in men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants were enrolled in the national CaPSURE (Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor) registry,

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Outpatient treatment costs and their potential impact on cancer care

Cancer creates a tremendous financial burden. Cancer-related costs are categorized into direct, indirect, and psychosocial costs. Although there have been many reports on medical care costs, which are direct, those on other costs are extremely scarce. We estimated travel time and costs required for cancer patients to receive outpatient treatment. We studied 521 cancer patients receiving anti-cancer treatment between February 2009

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Long-term financial burden of breast cancer: experiences of a diverse cohort of survivors identified through population-based registries

PURPOSE: To evaluate the financial experiences of a racially and ethnically diverse cohort of long-term breast cancer survivors (17% African American, 40% Latina) identified through population-based registries. METHODS: Longitudinal study of women diagnosed with nonmetastatic breast cancer in 2005 to 2007 and reported to the SEER registries of metropolitan Los Angeles and Detroit. We surveyed 3,133 women

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Impact of financial burden of cancer on survivors’ quality of life

PURPOSE: Little is known about the relationship between the financial burden of cancer and the physical and emotional health of cancer survivors. We examined the association between financial problems caused by cancer and reported quality of life in a population-based sample of patients with cancer. METHODS: Data from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) were analyzed. A multivariable regression model was used to

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The buffering effect of tangible social support on financial stress: influence on psychological well-being and psychosomatic symptoms in a large sample of the adult general population

INTRODUCTION: Financial stress is an important source of distress and is related to poor mental and physical health outcomes. The present study investigated whether tangible social support could buffer the effect of financial stress on psychological and psychosomatic health. METHODS: Two separate postal surveys were sent to random samples in five counties in Sweden in 2004 and 2008, with a total of 84 263 respondents. The

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