For People with Parkinson’s Disease, Quality of Life Linked to Race, Ethnicity

Among those living with Parkinson’s disease, Black, Hispanic and Asian people were found to have a lower health-related quality of life than white people, according to a new study published in the April 5, 2023, online issue of Neurology® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

New Research Yields Valuable Evidence Regarding the Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life in Children

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today the publication of a series of articles providing new insights on measuring and valuing children’s health-related quality of life.

New Score Measures Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Kidney Failure

• The results of a new study support the validity of a score that considers various patient-reported outcome measures and preferences for assessing health-related quality of life in individuals with kidney failure.
• The score is calculated from assessments of cognitive function, depression, fatigue, pain interference, physical functioning, sleep disturbance, and ability to participate in social roles