“Consequences of Overdiagnosis for Health Related Quality of Life”

The editors of Quality of Life Research are planning an upcoming special issue to illuminate current and innovative state-of-the-art thinking, evidence, and methodological and clinical approaches to overdiagnosis and its consequences for health related quality of life (HRQL).

Overdiagnosis has been recognized as a key problem in contemporary healthcare. It is an issue across a wide range of services, diseases, and disorders. It is likely to need a response from a wide range of actors involved in treatment, care, and rehabilitation. While the topic is widely recognized, the specific consequences for patients’ and carers’ health related quality of life remain underexplored.

The editors are seeking accessibly written papers that focus on the consequences experienced by patients and/or carers, especially with view to their HRQL. They are looking for innovative theoretical approaches, applications, and research around exploring this issue.


Letters of intent are now due 29 May 2020.

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The International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) is a global community of researchers, clinicians, health care professionals, industry professionals, consultants, and patient research partners advancing health related quality of life research (HRQL).

Together, we are creating a future in which patient perspective is integral to health research, care and policy.