Research associated with Quality of life


Quality of life after liver transplantation


The potential impact of decision role and patient age on end-of-life treatment decision making.
Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Lacey HP, Fagerlin A. Journal of Medical Ethics 2008;34(5):327-31.

It must be awful for them: Healthy people overlook disease variability in quality of life judgments.
Lacey HP, Fagerlin A, Loewenstein G, Smith DM, Riis J, Ubel PA. Judgment and Decision Making 2006;1(2):146-152.

Misremembering colostomies? Former patients give lower utility ratings than do current patients.
Smith DM, Sherriff RL, Damschroder LJ, Loewenstein G, Ubel PA. Health Psychology 2006;25:688-695.

Population-based study of the relationship of treatment and sociodemographics on quality of life for early stage breast cancer.
Fagerlin A, Katz SJ, Lantz PM, Mujahid M, Salem B, Janz NK. Quality of Life Research 2005;14:1467-1479.


The impact of considering adaptation in health state valuation.
Damschroder LJ, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Ubel PA. Social Science and Medicine 2005;61(2):267-277.

Thoughts on Koch's postulates.
Ubel PA. Virtual Mentor 2005;7:np.

Whose quality of life? A commentary exploring discrepancies between health state evaluations of patients and the general public.
Ubel PA, Loewenstein G, Jepson C. Quality of Life Research 2003;12:599-607.

Press Coverage:

Hope and Hopelessness
Business Week Online - November 04, 2009

"Perfectly Happy" in the Boston Globe
May 19, 2009

The Wall Street Journal and Global Warming: Words of Caution
The Huffington Post - April 10, 2007

When the unknown is not so bad
Los Angeles Times - August 28, 2006

Designer genes
NPR - July 28, 2006

Why the future looks happy
NPR - July 12, 2006

Old is gold?and happy
Earth Times - June 17, 2006

Youths more likely to find happiness with age
Scenta - June 16, 2006

Happiness increases as people get older
Regina Leader-Post - June 15, 2006

Study Finds Attitudes About Aging Contradict Reality
Medical News Today - June 14, 2006

Doctors, Patients Take Different View on Tough Medical Choices
Health Day - June 02, 2006

Role-Playing and Health Care Decisions
Ivanhoe Newswire - June 01, 2006

Medical Breakthrough -- Life and Death Decisions
WQAD Channel 8 News - June 01, 2006

Living wills not always a clean solution
November 26, 2004

Living wills, meant to guide tricky medical decisions, often don't work
November 26, 2004