Editorial: Nutrition and Health-Related Quality of Life: Is It an Ignored Outcome?


Abstract In the last three decades, the dimension “health-related quality of life (HRQoL)” has gained attention to an extent to be considered an important clinical outcome, which reflects the patients' subjective experiences, perceptions and judgments related to their overall wellbeing in relation to diseases as well as treatment. HRQoL is a multidimensional concept of wellbeing encompassing physical and occupational function, psychological state, social interaction, somatic sensation, overall life satisfaction and perceptions of health status. Several questionnaires have been developed and tested, showing validity and reliability in the assessment of HRQoL in different clinical settings and across different populations. Despite this, there is still a lack of a comprehensive understanding of HRQoL and its relationship with dietary patterns, nutrition and food literacy and nutrition-related non-communicable diseases (e.g., obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease).

Journal/Conference Information

Frontiers in Nutrition,DOI: 10.3389/fnut.2021.778816, ISSN: 2296-861X, Volume: 8, Issue: 0, Pages Range: 0-0,