S M Skevington

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bath
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The relevance of spirituality, religion and personal beliefs to health-related quality of life: themes from focus groups in Britain
    Kathryn A O'Connell
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 10:379-98. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Introducing the WHOQOL-SRPB BREF: developing a short-form instrument for assessing spiritual, religious and personal beliefs within quality of life
    Suzanne M Skevington
    WHO Centre for Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
    Qual Life Res 22:1073-83. 2013
  3. doi request reprint A systematic review to quantitatively evaluate 'Stepping Stones': a participatory community-based HIV/AIDS prevention intervention
    Suzanne M Skevington
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, BA27AY, UK
    AIDS Behav 17:1025-39. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Is quality of life poorer for older adults with HIV/AIDS? International evidence using the WHOQOL-HIV
    S M Skevington
    Department of Psychology, WHO Field Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, Bath, UK
    AIDS Care 24:1219-25. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Expecting a good quality of life in health: assessing people with diverse diseases and conditions using the WHOQOL-BREF
    Suzanne M Skevington
    Department of Psychology, WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, Bath, UK
    Health Expect 15:49-62. 2012
  6. doi request reprint 'Skating on thin ice?' Consultant surgeon's contemporary experience of adverse surgical events
    Suzanne M Skevington
    Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, UK
    Psychol Health Med 17:1-16. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint How does psoriasis affect quality of life? Assessing an Ingram-regimen outpatient programme and validating the WHOQOL-100
    S M Skevington
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
    Br J Dermatol 154:680-91. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Investigating the relationship between pain and discomfort and quality of life, using the WHOQOL
    S M Skevington
    W H O Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, UK
    Pain 76:395-406. 1998
  9. doi request reprint Qualities of life, educational level and human development: an international investigation of health
    Suzanne M Skevington
    Department of Psychology, WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, Bath, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 45:999-1009. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Predicting quality of life for people living with HIV: international evidence from seven cultures
    S M Skevington
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
    AIDS Care 22:614-22. 2010

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint The relevance of spirituality, religion and personal beliefs to health-related quality of life: themes from focus groups in Britain
    Kathryn A O'Connell
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 10:379-98. 2005
    ..This research addresses the perceived importance of 18 facets (dimensions) of SRPB, for example, inner peace, to QoL that are not specific to a religion, but address the experience of having this belief, in relation to health...
  2. doi request reprint Introducing the WHOQOL-SRPB BREF: developing a short-form instrument for assessing spiritual, religious and personal beliefs within quality of life
    Suzanne M Skevington
    WHO Centre for Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
    Qual Life Res 22:1073-83. 2013
    ..The aim was to develop and conduct preliminary testing of a short-form measure to assess spiritual, religious and personal beliefs (SRPB) within quality of life (QoL)...
  3. doi request reprint A systematic review to quantitatively evaluate 'Stepping Stones': a participatory community-based HIV/AIDS prevention intervention
    Suzanne M Skevington
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, BA27AY, UK
    AIDS Behav 17:1025-39. 2013
    ..Gender inequity was reduced in India (one in five), but stigma decreased in four studies. Future investigations of diverse cultures and older adults should select high quality biomedical and quality of life measures...
  4. doi request reprint Is quality of life poorer for older adults with HIV/AIDS? International evidence using the WHOQOL-HIV
    S M Skevington
    Department of Psychology, WHO Field Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, Bath, UK
    AIDS Care 24:1219-25. 2012
    ..Energy, negative feelings, cognitions, financial resources and HIV symptoms also contributed. Social interventions for ageing communities would improve well-being. This evidence could support global ageing and HIV policy...
  5. doi request reprint Expecting a good quality of life in health: assessing people with diverse diseases and conditions using the WHOQOL-BREF
    Suzanne M Skevington
    Department of Psychology, WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, Bath, UK
    Health Expect 15:49-62. 2012
    ..However, without robust psychometric performance, PROMs cannot be relied upon to assess individuals. This study investigated the WHOQOL-BREF (UK), with this use in mind...
  6. doi request reprint 'Skating on thin ice?' Consultant surgeon's contemporary experience of adverse surgical events
    Suzanne M Skevington
    Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, UK
    Psychol Health Med 17:1-16. 2012
    ..Although implementing the WHO Checklist averts important problems, social, environmental and organisational contributing factors are largely overlooked here and in existing models...
  7. ncbi request reprint How does psoriasis affect quality of life? Assessing an Ingram-regimen outpatient programme and validating the WHOQOL-100
    S M Skevington
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
    Br J Dermatol 154:680-91. 2006
    ..Additional aims were to monitor the changes to the QOL of psoriasis patients (n = 83) following a course of topical treatment--a modified Ingram regimen--and to compare their QOL with healthy people (n = 105)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Investigating the relationship between pain and discomfort and quality of life, using the WHOQOL
    S M Skevington
    W H O Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, UK
    Pain 76:395-406. 1998
    ..Internal consistency (reliability), discriminant and criterion/concurrent validity were found to be good to excellent, justifying the use of this instrument with a range of chronic and acute pain patients...
  9. doi request reprint Qualities of life, educational level and human development: an international investigation of health
    Suzanne M Skevington
    Department of Psychology, WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, Bath, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 45:999-1009. 2010
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  10. doi request reprint Predicting quality of life for people living with HIV: international evidence from seven cultures
    S M Skevington
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
    AIDS Care 22:614-22. 2010
    ..Positive feelings improved the sex-life of men and those with asymptomatic-HIV. This cross-cultural approach combining assessment with theory, could guide future international interventions and practice...
  11. ncbi request reprint How much do doctors use quality of life information in primary care? Testing the trans-theoretical model of behaviour change
    Suzanne M Skevington
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7A Y, UK
    Qual Life Res 14:911-22. 2005
    ..While there was some support for the model, the TTM did not sensitively and reliably discriminate between users and non-users on all variables, and so has limited value here...
  12. ncbi request reprint The World Health Organization's WHOQOL-BREF quality of life assessment: psychometric properties and results of the international field trial. A report from the WHOQOL group
    S M Skevington
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, UK
    Qual Life Res 13:299-310. 2004
    ..These results indicate that overall, the WHOQOL-BREF is a sound, cross-culturally valid assessment of QOL, as reflected by its four domains: physical, psychological, social and environment...
  13. ncbi request reprint Measuring quality of life in Britain: introducing the WHOQOL-100
    S M Skevington
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, UK
    J Psychosom Res 47:449-59. 1999
    ..Seven UK national items were also assessed for inclusion. The results show that WHOQOL-100 promises to be a comprehensive profile for generic use in the evaluation of contemporary health care...
  14. ncbi request reprint Validation of the WHOQOL-100: pain management improves quality of life for chronic pain patients
    S M Skevington
    WHOQOL Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, UK
    Clin J Pain 17:264-75. 2001
    ..The study aimed to validate a new, multidimensional, multilingual instrument (the WHOQOL-100) for assessing QOL in chronic pain patients...
  15. ncbi request reprint Selecting national items for the WHOQOL: conceptual and psychometric considerations
    S M Skevington
    WHO Field Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, UK
    Soc Sci Med 48:473-87. 1999
    ..Lastly, a case is identified that may provide justification for the establishment of national facets...
  16. ncbi request reprint Advancing cross-cultural research on quality of life: observations drawn from the WHOQOL development. World Health Organisation Quality of Life Assessment
    Suzanne M Skevington
    Department of Psychology, University of Bath, UK
    Qual Life Res 11:135-44. 2002
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  17. ncbi request reprint Developing methods for assessing quality of life in different cultural settings. The history of the WHOQOL instruments
    Suzanne M Skevington
    WHO Field Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Dept of Psychology, University of Bath, BA2 7AY, Bath, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 39:1-8. 2004
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  18. ncbi request reprint Can we identify the poorest quality of life? Assessing the importance of quality of life using the WHOQOL-100
    Suzanne M Skevington
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
    Qual Life Res 13:23-34. 2004
    ..Importance information about specific facets may have limited potential to be used alongside the main instrument to identify areas of the poorest QOL for clinical or social action...
  19. ncbi request reprint Changes in the quality of life of patients receiving antidepressant medication in primary care: validation of the WHOQOL-100
    S M Skevington
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY
    Br J Psychiatry 178:261-7. 2001
    ..The study arises from the need for good quality of life (QOL) assessment and a new comprehensive generic QOL profile for cross-cultural use...
  20. ncbi request reprint Putting the Q into quality of life; the identification of subjective constructions of health-related quality of life using Q methodology
    Paul H D Stenner
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 57:2161-72. 2003
    ..This diversity of views has implications for QOL testing...
  21. doi request reprint The effects of exercise interventions on quality of life in clinical and healthy populations; a meta-analysis
    Fiona Bridget Gillison
    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 68:1700-10. 2009
    ..The implications for future health care practice and research are discussed...
  22. doi request reprint Accepting low back pain: is it related to a good quality of life?
    Victoria L Mason
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
    Clin J Pain 24:22-9. 2008
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  23. ncbi request reprint Development of a pain and discomfort module for use with the WHOQOL-100
    Victoria L Mason
    Department of Psychology, WHO Field Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, UK
    Qual Life Res 13:1139-52. 2004
    ..The web-survey confirmed and validated these new facets. Although the WHOQOL-100 is a reliable and valid measure of QoL for use in CP, this study shows that additional areas must be assessed when measuring the impact of CP on QoL...
  24. ncbi request reprint Does sleep quality predict pain-related disability in chronic pain patients? The mediating roles of depression and pain severity
    Felix Naughton
    Department of Psychology, University of Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
    Pain 127:243-52. 2007
    ..Ideally, future research should evaluate whether targeted interventions to improve sleep can reduce pain severity, depression and ultimately, pain-related disability...
  25. doi request reprint Spiritual, religious, and personal beliefs are important and distinctive to assessing quality of life in health: a comparison of theoretical models
    Kathryn A O'Connell
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 15:729-48. 2010
    ..The study investigates theoretical debates on the contribution of spiritual, religious, and personal beliefs (SRPB) to quality of life (QoL) in health, by examining contrasting models...
  26. doi request reprint Motivation and body-related factors as discriminators of change in adolescents' exercise behavior profiles
    Fiona B Gillison
    School for Health, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
    J Adolesc Health 48:44-51. 2011
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  27. doi request reprint A measure for quality of life assessment in chronic pain: preliminary properties of the WHOQOL-pain
    V L Mason
    Department of Psychology, WHO Field Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, UK
    J Behav Med 32:162-73. 2009
    ..The PDM has fair to good psychometric properties indicating its value as a patient-reported outcome measure for clinical trials...
  28. doi request reprint Assessing the properties of the WHOQOL-Pain: quality of life of chronic low back pain patients during treatment
    Victoria L Mason
    WHO Field Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, UK
    Clin J Pain 26:583-92. 2010
    ..Assessing subjective, patient-reported outcomes such as quality of life (QoL) is essential to health care research. This study aimed to assess the properties of a QoL measure relating to pain and discomfort: the WHOQOL-Pain...
  29. ncbi request reprint To measure or not to measure? Reviewing the assessment of spirituality and religion in health-related quality of life
    Kathryn A O'Connell
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
    Chronic Illn 3:77-87. 2007
    ..Such information could be useful to clinicians working in chronic illness, surgery and terminal care, who seek concept clarification before using an assessment that includes a spiritual domain...
  30. ncbi request reprint Relationships among adolescents' weight perceptions, exercise goals, exercise motivation, quality of life and leisure-time exercise behaviour: a self-determination theory approach
    F B Gillison
    School for Health, University of Bath, Bath, UK
    Health Educ Res 21:836-47. 2006
    ..A role for teachers and parents is proposed with the aim of orienting young people towards intrinsic goals in an attempt to enhance future exercise behaviour and QoL...
  31. doi request reprint On subjective well-being and quality of life
    Laura Camfield
    WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, Bath, UK
    J Health Psychol 13:764-75. 2008
    ..As the concept of SWB recently converged with the longstanding international QoL definition (WHOQOL Group, 1995), we discuss the separate need for SWB. Future collaborative conceptual and pragmatic research is recommended...
  32. ncbi request reprint How can we best assess the quality of life of people with dementia? the Bath Assessment of Subjective Quality of Life in Dementia (BASQID)
    Richard Trigg
    Department of Psychology, World Health Organization Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, England
    Gerontologist 47:789-97. 2007
    ..The study aim was to develop a measure of self-reported quality of life (QoL) for people with mild to moderate dementia based on their views-the Bath Assessment of Subjective Quality of Life in Dementia (BASQID)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Predicting young children's quality of life
    Pragai Jirojanakul
    Department of Psychology and WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
    Soc Sci Med 57:1277-88. 2003
    ..Findings of the effects of social and environmental factors on children's QOL are new in this field and should be further investigated...
  34. ncbi request reprint Can people with mild to moderate dementia provide reliable answers about their quality of life?
    Richard Trigg
    Department of Psychology, WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, UK
    Age Ageing 36:663-9. 2007
    ..However growing evidence suggests that people with mild to moderate dementia may be able to complete standardised questionnaire items and articulate feelings, providing reliable evaluations of their health and QoL...