Health-related quality of life in sarcoidosis

Ingrid H.E. Korenromp, Mart A F J van de Laar

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Abstract

Purpose of review: The review presents an overview of the scientific publications in the field of health-related quality of life (HRQL) in sarcoidosis. Recent findings: Literature on HRQL in sarcoidosis is limited. HRQL was mainly used as a primary or secondary endpoint in intervention studies. Moreover, most studies have measured HRQL in sarcoidosis by means of the generic questionnaire 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey. Sarcoidosis-specific questionnaires and computer-adapted testing are innovative approaches to the field. Summary: HRQL as a primary or secondary outcome in sarcoidosis studies is still scarce. In addition to the proper definition of the concept, the mode of measurement of HRQL remains a matter of debate. Because health-economical evaluations require data on gained quality of life, future studies on sarcoidosis should include HRQL as the study endpoint
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-507
JournalCurrent opinion in pulmonary medicine
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • IR-91788
  • METIS-305056

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