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Differences in the Mix of Patients Among Medical Specialties and Systems of Care: Results from the Medical Outcomes Study.
Switches Between Prepaid and Fee-for-Service Health Systems among Depressed Outpatients: Results from the Medical Outcomes Study.
Patients also were assessed with the Medical Outcomes Study HIV Health Survey scores for physical and mental health.
Skobieranda employed a substantially revised, 36-item survey based on a previous survey -- the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) Short Form Health Survey -- developed to measure quality of life and outcomes of care among patient populations.
The exercise group also reported significantly better quality of life than the sedentary group at follow-up in several areas of the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form (SF-36) questionnaire (physical functioning, bodily pain, role-physical, and overall physical composite score).
All participants completed surveys that included the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) scale, the Profile of Mood States (POMS), and the Medical Outcomes Study Survey (MOS).
The patients also scored significantly worse on the Medical Outcomes Study Sleep Scale, which evaluates overall sleep problems during the previous 4 weeks, and the Groningen Sleep Questionnaire, which evaluates sleep problems during the previous night.
These patients had significant improvements in quality of life scores on the Medical Outcomes Study SF-36 Health Survey, compared with a placebo group.
This sub-study analysis published today in Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, demonstrates that quality of life scores that were 10-20% below population norms, as measured by a commonly used health survey called the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36), returned to population norms for patients treated with ablation, but did not change with drugs.
Patients in the intervention group showed a significantly greater improvement than did those who received usual care in the primary outcome measure: mental health-related quality of life (QOL), as measured by the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-12 Mental Component Score.
Improvements in quality of life were measured using two validated surveys: the Impact of Weight on Quality of Life-Lite (IWQOL-Lite) and Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36).
The questionnaires used included the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (General and Prostate Specific), the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC), and the American Urological Association Symptom Index.

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