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Relationship between provider-based measures of physical function and self-reported health-related quality of life in patients admitted for elective coronary angiography.
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PMID:  16543037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Improving health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is important for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, few clinicians measure HRQOL in clinical practice. More commonly used are two provider-based measures of CAD, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) and the New York Heart Association (NYHA). We explored the relationship of these two provider-based measures with two self-reported HRQOL questionnaires, the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) and the Short Form 36 (SF-36). METHODS: Included were 753 outpatients (74% were men) admitted for elective cardiac catheterization. HRQOL, CCS class, and NYHA status were measured. RESULTS: We found significant associations of CCS and NYHA with HRQOL concerning physical dimensions, but weaker associations for other important dimensions. We also observed weaker associations in women than men, not being previously reported. CONCLUSIONS: HRQOL instruments add broader information in patients with CAD and should supplement provider-based measures. Further research is needed on possible implications of the observed sex differences.
Bjorg Ulvik; Tore Wentzel-Larsen; Berit R Hanestad; Ernst Omenaas; Ottar K Nygård
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0147-9563     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung     Publication Date:    2006 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-17     Completed Date:  2006-08-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-100     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Bergen Norway, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, and Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Coronary Angiography*
Coronary Disease* / radiography
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Status Indicators*
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Quality of Life*
Sex Factors

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