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Physical well-being consists of the ability to perform physical activities and carry out social roles that are not hindered by physical limitations and experiences of bodily pain, and biological health indicators.
Quality of life has been established as a multifaceted concept and health is one of its contributory factors (Guyatt, Feeny, & Patrick, 1993). Health has been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO, 2007, p. 1). With such an encompassing definition of health, quality of life issues have increasingly gained importance in health practice and research.
The concept of health-related quality of life (HRQL) includes the dimensions of physical function, psychological function, social function, and health perceptions (Wilson & Cleary, 1995). These dimensions, in turn, guide the conceptualization of HRQL measurements. HRQL measures...
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