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Health-Related Quality of Life A Rapid Predictor of Hospitalization in Patients With Cirrhosis

Kok, B., Whitlock, R., Ferguson, T., Kowalczewski, J., Tangri, N., Tandon, P.

The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Study Description

Patients with cirrhosis experience a worsened quality of life; this may be quantified by the use of health-related QoL (HRQoL) constructs, such as the chronic liver disease questionnaire (CLDQ) and EuroQoL Group—visual analog scale (EQ-VAS). In this multicenter prospective study, we aimed to evaluate HRQoL as a predictor of unplanned hospital admission/early mortality, identify HRQoL domains most affected in cirrhosis, and identify predictors of low HRQoL in patients with cirrhosis

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