Glossary Terms

Quality of Life

A broad ranging concept that incorporates an individual’s physical health, psychological state, level of independence, social relationships, personal beliefs, and their relationships to salient features of the environment. NOTE: Quality of Life is one way to measure the benefits or negative impacts of an “improvement” measured in terms of a physiological or psychological symptom. QOL research seeks to quantify what an intervention means to a patient’s sense that their life has changed. (CDISC v 9.0)

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