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Microbiological quality of yoghurt commercialized in Vicosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

RODRIGUES, L. A.; ORTOLANI, M. B. T.; NERO, L. A.
Fonte: ACADEMIC JOURNALS Publicador: ACADEMIC JOURNALS
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Yoghurt consumption has been increasing since 1980 decade due to the search for healthy foods by consumers, including Brazil. In order to evaluate the quality of the yoghurt commercialized in Vicosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 36 samples were collected from markets and analyzed for coliforms (total and thermotolerant) and lactic acid bacteria (LAB) enumeration and pH, considering different times for expiration. Coliforms were not detected at levels higher than 0.3 MPN/g, and only 7 (19.4%) samples showed LAB counts lower than 10(7) CFU/g. However, the mean pH observed in these samples (4.4) was not significantly different when compared to samples with higher LAB counts, suggesting addition of weak starter cultures during the processing. In the samples with less than 15 days for expiration the LAB counts and pH values were 7.4 log CFU/g and 4.1, respectively, and they were lower when compared to samples with more than 16 days of commercial viability, but without significant differences. The obtained results indicate adequate quality of yoghurt commercialized in Vicosa.; FAPEMIG[CVZ-PPM-00093-09]

NEX-LMS: A novel adaptive control scheme for harmonic sound quality control

OLIVEIRA, Leopoldo P. R. de; STALLAERT, Bert; JANSSENS, Karl; AUWERAER, Herman Van der; SAS, Paul; DESMET, Wim
Fonte: ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD Publicador: ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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This paper presents a novel adaptive control scheme. with improved convergence rate, for the equalization of harmonic disturbances such as engine noise. First, modifications for improving convergence speed of the standard filtered-X LMS control are described. Equalization capabilities are then implemented, allowing the independent tuning of harmonics. Eventually, by providing the desired order vs. engine speed profiles, the pursued sound quality attributes can be achieved. The proposed control scheme is first demonstrated with a simple secondary path model and, then, experimentally validated with the aid of a vehicle mockup which is excited with engine noise. The engine excitation is provided by a real-time sound quality equivalent engine simulator. Stationary and transient engine excitations are used to assess the control performance. The results reveal that the proposed controller is capable of large order-level reductions (up to 30 dB) for stationary excitation, which allows a comfortable margin for equalization. The same holds for slow run-ups ( > 15s) thanks to the improved convergence rate. This margin, however, gets narrower with shorter run-ups (<= 10s). (c) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.; K.U.Leuven; University of Sao Paulo (USP); Institute for the Promotion of Innovation through Science and Technology in Flanders (IWT Vlaanderen)

Active sound quality control of engine induced cavity noise

OLIVEIRA, Leopoldo P. R. de; JANSSENS, Karl; GAJDATSY, Peter; AUWERAER, Herman Van der; VAROTO, Paulo S.; SAS, Paul; DESMET, Wim
Fonte: ACADEMIC PRESS LTD ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD Publicador: ACADEMIC PRESS LTD ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Active control solutions appear to be a feasible approach to cope with the steadily increasing requirements for noise reduction in the transportation industry. Active controllers tend to be designed with a target on the sound pressure level reduction. However, the perceived control efficiency for the occupants can be more accurately assessed if psychoacoustic metrics can be taken into account. Therefore, this paper aims to evaluate, numerically and experimentally, the effect of a feedback controller on the sound quality of a vehicle mockup excited with engine noise. The proposed simulation scheme is described and experimentally validated. The engine excitation is provided by a sound quality equivalent engine simulator, running on a real-time platform that delivers harmonic excitation in function of the driving condition. The controller performance is evaluated in terms of specific loudness and roughness. It is shown that the use of a quite simple control strategy, such as a velocity feedback, can result in satisfactory loudness reduction with slightly spread roughness, improving the overall perception of the engine sound. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.; KU Leuven and University of Sao Paulo (USP); Marie Courie RTN project[MC-RTN-2006-035559]

Brazilian flavonoid database: Application of quality evaluation system

MENEZES, Elizabete Wenzel de; SANTOS, Nelaine Cardoso; GIUNTINI, Eliana Bistriche; DAN, Milana C. T.; GENOVESE, Maria Ines; LAJOLO, Franco M.
Fonte: ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE Publicador: ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Much information on flavonoid content of Brazilian foods has already been obtained; however, this information is spread in scientific publications and non-published data. The objectives of this work were to compile and evaluate the quality of national flavonoid data according to the United States Department of Agriculture`s Data Quality Evaluation System (USDA-DQES) with few modifications, for future dissemination in the TBCA-USP (Brazilian Food Composition Database). For the compilation, the most abundant compounds in the flavonoid subclasses were considered (flavonols, flavones, isoflavones, flavanones, flavan-3-ols, and anthocyanidins) and the analysis of the compounds by HPLC was adopted as criteria for data inclusion. The evaluation system considers five categories, and the maximum score assigned to each category is 20. For each data, a confidence code (CC) was attributed (A, B, C and D), indicating the quality and reliability of the information. Flavonoid data (773) present in 197 Brazilian foods were evaluated. The CC ""C"" (as average) was attributed to 99% of the data and ""B"" (above average) to 1%. The main categories assigned low average scores were: number of samples; sampling plan and analytical quality control (average scores 2...

O ensino de engenharia como uma atividade de serviços: a exigência de atuação em novos patamares de qualidade acadêmica; The teaching of engineering as a service activity: the necessity of performance in new ranks of academic quality

Colenci, Ana Teresa
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 17/03/2000 PT
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Atualmente, com a globalização da economia e a alta competitividade imposta por mudanças sociais, reforça-se de maneira inigualável a necessidade de se equacionar a questão da capacitação humana no que se refere à qualificação profissional frente às novas exigências. Essa necessidade é imposta pelos desafios diante de uma atuação competente estabelecida por novos padrões de qualidade e produtividade como única forma de atuação competitiva. Novos padrões de desempenho do trabalho, apoiados em critérios de multidisciplinaridade do conhecimento e multifuncionalidade de competências passam a ser exigidos não só dos produtos e serviços mas dos profissionais de engenharia, enquanto agentes de transformação tanto sociais como mercadológicas. Neste trabalho, abordam-se aspectos relativos à situação do ensino de engenharia e às novas exigências de atuação no cenário globalizado com o objetivo de propor uma estrutura de referência que permita avaliar a qualidade do ensino de engenharia em seus vários aspectos. ; Nowadays, due to economy globalization and the high competitivity impose by social changes, the necessity of solving the question of human capacity concerning professional qualification facing the new exigencies is reinforced. Such necessity is imposed by the challenges of a competent performance established by new quality and productivity patterns as the only way of competitive performance. New patterns of performance at work based on criteria of multidisciplinarity of competences start to be required not only from products and services...

Looking at the past to enrich the future: a reflection on Klein and Myers’ quality criteria for interpretive research

Cardoso, Ana Cristina Henriques; Ramos, Isabel
Fonte: Academic Publishing International Publicador: Academic Publishing International
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2012 ENG
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In the last two decades, interpretive research has become more established and more popular in information systems field. The work of Klein and Myers (1999) consists of a set of principles for conducting and evaluating interpretive research, which provide fair and appropriate criteria for assessing the validity and reliability of such studies and, given the number of citations, has had a significant impact in the interpretive research literature. Our article focuses on understanding how this set of principles has informed research articles published in two of the highest-ranked information systems journals and, specifically, questions if these principles have been translated into common practices when conducting interpretive research in the field of information systems and whether authors incorporate them explicitly when they communicate the results of their research. We reviewed articles published in Management Information Systems Quarterly and Information Systems Research, collected any explicit or implicit evidence of quality criteria that informed the research, and highlighted direct or indirect reference to Klein and Myers criteria. We summarize and compare our findings in a comprehensive table, and note that, apparently...

Digital Educational Resources Repositories in Lower and Middle Education in Portugal: quality criteria in the international context

Castro, Cornélia; Ferreira, Sérgio André; Andrade, António
Fonte: ACI - Academic Conferences International Publicador: ACI - Academic Conferences International
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em /11/2011 ENG
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The thematic of Digital Educational Resources (DER) and digital educational repositories at primary and secondary education levels is of growing centrality in the educational themes in the international debate. In order to make it easier for teachers and students to find the best and relevant learning resources and to encourage teachers’ uptake of innovative materials and learning styles, authorities and/or companies in European countries have launched web based educational repositories. Following this trend, about two years ago, three major institutions in Portugal have launched their repositories: Portal das Escolas (ME), Casa das Ciências (FCG) and BOA (INESC-ID). After examining the state of the art of educational repositories in Europe, it was found that those three Portuguese repositories are not mentioned in recent European reports and so the study here presented seemed to be very relevant. This work aims to develop a descriptive and comparative study, in order to characterize the reality of the Portuguese repositories and compare it with European examples of good practices. To guide this investigation, the following question was theorized: “How are the Portuguese institutional repositories, for primary and secondary education levels...

Quality in Computorized Tomography – From Image Acquisition to Dose, Concepts, Myths and Definitions

ABRANTES, António; RIBEIRO, Luís; ALMEIDA, Rui; PINHEIRO, João; AZEVEDO, Kevin; SILVA, Carlos
Fonte: Scientific & Academic Publishing: American Journal of Biomedical Engineering Publicador: Scientific & Academic Publishing: American Journal of Biomedical Engineering
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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With this review article, we intend to demonstrate the importance of Computerized Tomography (CT) in healthcare quality and safety. The concept of safety in CT is wider than for general healthcare. Safe healthcare provided using CT must include diagnostic image quality and reliability, as this is the only way to ensure diagnostic accuracy. The images must be acquired with the most adequate protocols available and with the lowest achievable radiation dose. In this article we will focus primarily on the concepts of dose, since this variable strongly affects the image quality and the consequent diagnostic accuracy. In methodological terms, 73 papers and 6 catalogues issued by the manufacturers of CT equipment, that included the keywords low dose, ultra-low dose and dose reduction were analysed. After review of these articles we found that about 82% are chest exams, namely the lungs. The remaining were subdivided mainly by studies of the sinuses, heart and bone segments. After this review we selected the only 10 articles that present the keywords and simultaneously quantify the dose reduction. Given the lack of precision associated with these terms, introduced mainly by commercial catalogues of different equipment brands, we intend to demonstrate that the concepts low dose and ultra-low dose are wrapped in unclear marketing strategies...

Joint Quantity/Quality Management of Groundwater

Roseta-Palma, Catarina
Fonte: Kluwer Academic Publishers Publicador: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em /09/2003 ENG
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WOS:000185261800006 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science); Economic literature on groundwater managementhas traditionally been split into two areas: there are papers that evaluate different schemes of dynamicaquifer management, considering that pumping costs vary with stock but ignoring water quality. On the other hand, there are papers that considercontamination problems caused by specificpollutants. This paper presents two alternative models for joint quantity-quality management, and it shows that existing models are in fact special cases of these. The framework isdynamic and considers both the stock of waterquantity and a stock measure of water quality. Optimal taxes are derived, and shown to be different from those in existing quantity-only or quality-only models. Implementationproblems are briefly discussed.

Higher Education Quality Assurance in Sub-Saharan Africa : Status, Challenges, Opportunities, and Promising Practices

Materu, Peter
Fonte: Washington, DC: World Bank Publicador: Washington, DC: World Bank
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This report maps and assesses the status and practice of higher education quality assurance (QA) in Sub-Saharan Africa. It centers on quality assurance in degree-granting tertiary institutions, but also incorporates, where available, information on other types of tertiary education. A main finding is that structured national-level quality assurance processes in African higher education are a very recent phenomenon and that most countries face major capacity constraints. The research for this report was conducted between November 2005 and December 2006 through document and web reviews, interviews and six detailed country case studies covering Cameroon, Ghana, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. This study has two main purposes, one being to establish a baseline on the status of quality assurance in higher education in Africa. A second is to provide information to education policymakers, stakeholders (including employers) and development partners involved in tertiary education in Africa that may assist them with identification and prioritization of capacity enhancement needs for quality improvement.

The health-related quality of life of children and adolescents in home-based foster care

Carbone, J.; Sawyer, M.; Searle, A.; Robinson, P.
Fonte: Kluwer Academic Publ Publicador: Kluwer Academic Publ
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2007 EN
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Objective To compare the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of 326 children and adolescents aged 6–17 years living in home-based foster care in metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia with the HRQL of a random sample of 3,582 children aged 6–17 years living in the community in Australia. Method In both groups, HRQL was assessed using the 50-item version of the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ-PF50) completed by caregivers/parents, and the 87-item self-report version of the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ-CF87) completed by 13–17 year olds. Results Young people in home-based foster care had significantly poorer HRQL in a wide range of different domains than those in the general community. Furthermore, among children in home-based foster care, those with mental health problems had significantly poorer HRQL in many domains than those without mental health problems. Demographic and placement characteristics of the children in home-based foster care were not significantly associated with differences in HRQL. Conclusion The findings highlight the importance of providing services and resources to improve the quality of life of children living in home-based foster care.; Josephine A. Carbone, Michael G. Sawyer, Amelia K. Searle and Philip J. Robinson; The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com

Tooth loss, chewing ability and quality of life

Brennan, D.; Spencer, A.; Roberts-Thomson, K.
Fonte: Kluwer Academic Publ Publicador: Kluwer Academic Publ
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2008 EN
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Objectives Middle-aged and older adults are retaining teeth and avoiding dentures, which should impact quality of life. The aims of our study were to investigate tooth loss and chewing ability and their association with oral- and general-health-related quality of life and life satisfaction. Methods A random sample of 45- to 54-year-olds from Adelaide, South Australia, was surveyed by self-complete questionnaire in 2004–2005 (n = 879, response rate = 43.8%). Health-related quality of life was measured with the Oral Health Impact Profile 14-item version and EuroQol Visual Analogue Scale instruments and life satisfaction by the Satisfaction with Life Scale. Functional tooth units were recorded at oral examinations performed by calibrated dentists on 709 persons (completion rate = 80.7%). Results Number of functional teeth was positively associated with chewing ability (β = 0.31, P < 0.01). In multivariate analyses, controlling for number of functional teeth and other explanatory variables spanning dental visit pattern, dental behaviour, socio-demographics and socio-economic status, chewing ability was negatively associated with oral-health-related impacts (β = −0.37, P < 0.01) and positively associated with general health (β = 0.10...

Development of Quality Indicators of Care for Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Using a Delphi Process

Dixon, E.; Armstrong, C.; Maddern, G.; Sutherland, F.; Hemming, A.; Wei, A.; Sherman, M.; Moore, M.; McKay, A.; Urbach, D.; Labrie, M.; Gordon, L.; Barkun, J.; Quan, M.; Dowden, S.; Bigam, D.; Gallinger, S.
Fonte: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science Publicador: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2009 EN
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Background Very few quality indicators of care exist for surgical procedures. These may be used to both score the quality of care received, and as a method of improving the quality of care delivered (quality improvement initiatives). Materials and Methods The goal of this study was to develop a set of evidence-based quality indicators by expert consensus for patients undergoing hepatic resection of colorectal metastases to the liver. A Delphi approach was used to develop a set of evidence-based quality indicators for patients undergoing hepatic resection of colorectal metastases to liver. A panel of experts was formed through nomination by members of the Canadian Hepatopancreaticobiliary Society (CHPBS). The Delphi process consisted of three iterations of questionnaires. During each round, the panel members were asked to score the potential indicators and suggest any new indicators. Results A list of 70 potential indicators was generated from the literature, of which 27 achieved consensus for inclusion in the final list of quality indicators. After consolidating similar or redundant indicators, the final list had 18 quality indicators. All of the indicators in the final list were from our original literature search. Conclusions This Delphi process has used the best available evidence...

Academic Integrity Standards: A Preliminary Analysis of the Academic Integrity Policies at Australian Universities

Bretag, T.; Mahmud, S.; East, J.; Green, M.; James, C.; McGowan, U.; Partridge, L.; Walker, R.; Wallace, M.
Fonte: Australian Universities Quality Agency; Melbourne Publicador: Australian Universities Quality Agency; Melbourne
Tipo: Conference paper
Publicado em //2011 EN
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As academic integrity is fundamental to assessment practices, it is critical that it is dealt with consistently by staff and taught to students. How a university defines academic integrity in its policy will affect the way it is taught and embedded in the curriculum. While Australian universities all have policy, teaching and learning practices, decision making and review processes relating to academic integrity, these aspects do not always align in a way that reflects a shared understanding of standards of academic integrity, either at intra or inter-university levels. This paper reports on the preliminary findings from the first stage of an ALTC funded project, Academic integrity standards: Aligning policy and practice in Australian universities set to conclude in June 2012. This project seeks to develop a shared understanding across the Australian higher education sector of academic integrity standards with the aim of improving the alignment of academic integrity policies and their implementation. During Stage 1, the project team members analysed the publicly available online academic integrity policies of 39 Australian universities. Our study found that while a significant proportion of academic integrity policies have a punitive element in their approach...

Statistical pattern modeling in vision-based quality control systems

Armingol, José M.; Otamendi, Javier; Escalera, Arturo de la; Pastor, José M.; Rodríguez, Francisco J.
Fonte: Kluwer Academic Publishers Publicador: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em //2003 ENG
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Machine vision technology improves productivity and quality management and provides a competitive advantage to industries that employ this technology. In this article, visual inspection and quality control theory are combined to develop a robust inspection system with manufacturing applications. The inspection process might be defined as the one used to determine if a given product fulfills a priori specifications, which are the quality standard. In the case of visual inspection, these specifications include the absence of defects, such as lack (or excess) of material, homogeneous visual aspect, required color, predetermined texture, etc. The characterization of the visual aspect of metallic surfaces is studied using quality control chars, which are a graphical technique used to compare on-line capabilities of a product with respect to these specifications. Original algorithms are proposed for implementation in automated visual inspection applications with on-line execution requirements. The proposed artificial vision method is a hybrid between the two usual methods of pattern comparison and theoretical decision. It incorporates quality control theory to statistically model the pattern for defect-free products. Specifically, individual control charts with 6-sigma limits are set so the inspection error is minimized. Experimental studies with metallic surfaces help demonstrate the efficacy and robustness of the proposed methodology.

Affiliated Colleges in South Asia : Is Quality Expansion Possible?

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Working Paper; Publications & Research
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South Asia is at the cusp of change. Aside from being blessed with abundant natural resources, it is one of the world's most densely-populated regions, being home to over 1.6 billion people. Most importantly, it had experienced rapid population growth and is now home to a talented young population. At the same time, South Asia's economy is booming. The South Asian countries share many similar characteristics, in their political, societal and cultural, DNAs'. One common feature is that these countries experienced a rapid expansion of their higher education sector in recent decades. This is not surprising, given the increasing quality, access and affordability of primary and secondary education. This is matched concurrently by the region's strong economic growth resulting in higher demand for skilled labor.

Broken Gears : The Value Added of Higher Education on Teachers' Academic Achievement

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe; Nopo, Hugo
Fonte: World Bank Group, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank Group, Washington, DC
Tipo: Publications & Research; Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Good teachers are essential for high-quality educational systems. However, little is known about teachers' skills formation during college. By combining two standardized tests for Colombian students, one taken at the end of senior year in high school and the other when students are near graduation from college, this paper documents the extent to which education majors relatively improve or deteriorate their skills in quantitative reasoning, native language, and foreign language, in comparison to students in other programs. Teachers' skills vis-a-vis those in other majors deteriorate in quantitative reasoning and foreign language, although they deteriorate less for those in math-oriented and foreign language-oriented programs. For native language, there is no evidence of robust differences in relative learning mobility.

The MacNew heart disease health-related quality of life instrument: Reference data for users

Dixon, T; Lim, Lynette; Oldridge, Neil
Fonte: Kluwer Academic Publishers Publicador: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Objective: To report reference data for the heart-specific MacNew Heart Disease Health-Related Quality of Life instrument. Methods: One thousand five hundred and six patients with myocardial infarction (n = 346), heart failure (n = 201), and ischaemic heart disease (IHD, n = 959) were surveyed 4 months after hospital discharge. Quality of life scores were determined, stratified by diagnostic category, age and sex. Changes in scores from 4 to 8 months post-discharge were calculated for a subset of 830 patients, stratified by age and sex. Results: At 4 months there were no significant differences in scores between myocardial infarction and electively admitted IHD patients, however the scores of heart failure patients were significantly lower (indicating poorer quality of life) than those of patients with other diagnoses. There were few significant differences between age groups or sexes when comparing within diagnostic groups. Change from 4 to 8 months was not associated with diagnosis, age, or sex but was associated with events within the period (readmission or revascularisation). The change data suggest that a value of 0.5 may be a useful indicator of the minimal clinically important difference. Conclusions: These reference data will assist in sample size calculations and with comparison of results in other studies...

Assessing quality of life in eating disorder patients

Mond, Jonathan; Hay, Phillipa J; Rodgers, Bryan; Owen, Cathy; Beumont, Pierre J V
Fonte: Kluwer Academic Publishers Publicador: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Objective: To examine quality of life among subgroups of eating disorder patients. Method: Self-report questionnaires which included two quality of life measures were completed by 87 individuals referred for treatment to the Australian Capital Territory Eating Disorders Day Program. Health-related quality of life, as measured by the Medical Outcomes Study 12-item Short Form Mental Component Summary scale, and subjective quality of life, as measured by subscales of the World Health Organization Brief Quality of Life Assessment Scale (WHOQOL-BREF), were compared among individuals who received the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa purging subtype (n = 15), anorexia nervosa restricting subtype (n = 19), bulimia nervosa (n = 40) and binge eating disorder (n = 10), and among a general population sample of young adult women employed as a control group (n = 495). Results: Eating disorder patients, when considered together, showed marked impairment in both health-related and subjective quality of life relative to normal control subjects. However, in both domains, restricting anorexia nervosa patients reported significantly better quality of life than other patient groups, after controlling for levels of general psychological distress. Scores on the Social Relationships subscale of the WHOQOL-BREF among individuals in this subgroup were similar to those of normal control subjects. Conclusions: Reliance on any one instrument is likely to be misleading in assessing the quality of life of eating disorder patients. Careful consideration needs to be given to the assessment of restricting anorexia nervosa patients in particular.

The state and fate of nations: Implications of subjective measures of personal and social quality of life

Eckersley, Richard
Fonte: Kluwer Academic Publishers Publicador: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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The equation of 'more' with 'better' - of standard of living with quality of life - is at the heart of a growing international debate about indicators of progress. At one level, the debate is about the adequacy of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) as the dominant indicator of national performance. However, the debate also reaches far beyond this question to challenge conventional thinking about progress. Quality of life includes both objective and subjective elements, so indicators of progress should include measures of how people feel about their lives. Drawing mainly on Australian data - but also on US and international studies - this analysis examines and differentiates between subjective measures of personal and social quality of life, and discusses their use in evaluating whether life is getting better - or worse.