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The Nottingham Health Profile--a measure of health-related quality of life.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Ostra Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.


Assessment of quality of life has attracted increasing interest in recent years. A standardized way of evaluating quality of life is by using questionnaires. One such, the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP), measures health-related quality of life within the sections of energy, sleep, emotions, pain, mobility and social isolation as well as the frequency of health-related problems pertaining to paid employment, housework, hobbies, family life, social life, sex life and holidays. The NHP is well-documented with regard to reliability and validity, and is useful in describing the impact of chronic disease. The NHP is, moreover, a useful evaluative tool in patients with more pronounced disability.

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