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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Blum, WF; Shavrikova, EP; Edwards, DJ; Rosilio, M; Hartman, ML; Marín, F; Valle, D; van der Lely, AJ; Attanasio, AF; Strasburger, CJ; Henrich, G; Herschbach, P 
Title:
Decreased quality of life in adult patients with growth hormone deficiency compared with general populations using the new, validated, self-weighted questionnaire, questions on life satisfaction hypopituitarism module. 
Abstract:
To develop reference ranges for the Questions on Life Satisfaction Hypopituitarism Module (QLS-H), a new quality of life questionnaire for patients with hypopituitarism, data from 8177 adults were collected in France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States QLS-H scores declined with age, were lower in females than males, and differed significantly among countries. From these reference ranges we derived equations for z-scores, which adjust for age, gende...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 
Year:
2003 
Journal volume:
88 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
4158-67 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0021-972X 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie