Publishes 17,300 New Studies on Measuring Quality of Life

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Quality of life is the general well-being of individuals and societies in the context of international development, healthcare, politics and employment. The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine has newly published abstracts of 17,300 studies of how to measure Quality of Life. has newly published 17,300 studies on how to measure Quality of Life. In contrast to Standard of Living which is based primarily on income, Quality of Life includes wealth and employment but also the built environment, physical and mental health, education, recreation and leisure time, and social belonging of individuals and societies. While the site's research category covers all studies on the measurement of Quality of Life, the Life, Earth & Health Sciences Research Section 33 contains 205 previously unpublished articles focusing on the measurement and analysis of Quality of Life.

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Research Chapter 32273 presents a wide range of assessments of Quality of Life incorporating parameters from ecology, economics, politics and culture. It features newly published abstracts on developing a psychiatric research instrument for measuring quality of life, the Missoula-VITAS quality of life index for measuring quality of life for patients with terminal illness, measuring quality of life in patients with cancer, asthma, arthritis, and with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It also includes abstracts on measuring quality of life in dementia, in diabetes and in patients with AIDS.

The most significant and most read Quality-of-Life studies at include articles on psychometric evaluation of the CASP-19 quality of life scale in an older Irish cohort, "ALSQOL-11-A" as a short, subjective, disease-specific, quality-of-life scale for patients with ALS, quality of life of adolescents with autism spectrum disorders in comparison to adolescents with diabetes, quality of life in elderly diabetic patients with peripheral arterial disease, and on assessment of respiration-related quality of life of Chinese patients with silicosis and its influencing factors using the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire SGRQ.

Established in 1998, is a publisher of references in biology, in the applied life sciences agriculture, horticulture and forestry, in the earth sciences, in the environmental sciences, and in the health sciences. The site currently contains a total of 36.9 million bibliographic references and 20.8 million abstracts from as early as 1703.

The site also features expert literature searches on user-requested biological, geographical and health subjects, a mobile version for smartphones and frequently updated accounts at Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

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