Quality of life is central to nursing and commonly aimed at the preservation of health-related quality of life. Few rigorous studies address concept development of health-related quality of life. The purpose of this article was to explore quality of life as it is used in nursing by systematically reviewing published concept development. The results found the need for a more robust and rigorous study of the concept and suggest that forms of analysis be used that explicitly explore the concept in context using empirical data along with a broad and clearly defined literature.
- concept analysis
- health-related quality of life
- quality of life
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TY - JOUR
T1 - A systematic review of analyses of the concept of quality of life in nursing
T2 - Exploring how form of analysis affects understanding
AU - Fulton, Janet S.
AU - Miller, Wendy
AU - Otte, Julie
PY - 2012/4
Y1 - 2012/4
N2 - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
AB - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
KW - concept analysis
KW - health-related quality of life
KW - quality of life
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U2 - 10.1097/ANS.0b013e318253728c
DO - 10.1097/ANS.0b013e318253728c
M3 - Article
C2 - 22565793
AN - SCOPUS:84861085106
VL - 35
JO - Advances in Nursing Science
JF - Advances in Nursing Science
SN - 0161-9268
IS - 2