Health-related QOL refers to how people are feeling about their health status, including their perception of aspects strictly related to illness—pain, fatigue, and disability—and more general aspects of individual functioning—physical, emotional, and social. Over the last 10 years, an increasing number of generic, population-specific, and disease-specific instruments have been developed to measure QOL, and the number of published articles reporting on this issue has grown exponentially.
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