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Comparison of the Short-Form Survey 12 and the MacNew Heart Disease Health-Related Quality of Life Survey among patients with cardiac disease.
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PMID:  18212260     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND:Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is an important outcome, especially for chronic diseases with no cure such as cardiovascular diseases. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the comparability of 2 HRQL instruments, the Short Form-12 (SF-12) survey and the MacNew Heart Disease HRQL survey (MacNew) in patients with cardiac diseases. METHODS: A nonexperimental cross-sectional study was conducted in a lipid clinic in the Houston metropolitan area. Patients with a prior cardiac disease were requested to complete the SF-12 and the MacNew scales while waiting to see the physician during their regular clinic visit. Cronbach's alpha values were estimated to evaluate internal consistency. Spearman's correlation was performed to examine the correlation between the SF-12 and the MacNew scale domains. RESULTS: A total of 118 patients were enrolled in this study. High Cronbach's alpha (from 0.89 to 0.94) were observed from all component scores in the MacNew scales. Physical component scores from the SF-12 and from the MacNew were highly correlated (r = 0.74; p < 0.001), as were the mental component score from the SF-12 and the emotional component score from the MacNew (r = 0.68; p < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: The SF-12 and the MacNew appeared to be strongly correlated to each other for predicting a patient's HRQL in patients with a cardiac disease.
Sujit S Sansgiry; Chloe Chien; Sujata S Jayawant; Aditya Raju
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2008-01-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of pharmacotherapy     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1542-6270     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Pharmacother     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-18     Completed Date:  2008-06-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203131     Medline TA:  Ann Pharmacother     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  200-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Graduate Studies, Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, College of Pharmacy, University of Houston, Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Status Indicators*
Health Surveys*
Heart Diseases / epidemiology*,  psychology
Middle Aged
Quality of Life* / psychology

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