Quality of life in patients with coronary heart disease-I: Assessment tools

Thompson, David R. and Yu, Cheuk-Man (2003) Quality of life in patients with coronary heart disease-I: Assessment tools. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 1 1: 42-46. doi:10.1186/1477-7525-1-42


Author Thompson, David R.
Yu, Cheuk-Man
Title Quality of life in patients with coronary heart disease-I: Assessment tools
Journal name Health and Quality of Life Outcomes   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1477-7525
Publication date 2003-01-01
DOI 10.1186/1477-7525-1-42
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 1
Issue 1
Start page 42
End page 46
Total pages 5
Place of publication London
Publisher BioMed Central
Language eng
Subject 110299 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology not elsewhere classified
Abstract Health-related quality of life (HRQL) assessment is an important measure of the impact of the disease, effect of treatment and other variables affecting people's lives. The review focused on the assessment of HRQL in patient with coronary heart disease (CHD) by appropriate tools. Although no consensus exists about the precise definition of HRQL, a plethora of instruments have been developed to assess it. Two broad types – generic and disease-specific – have been developed but there is some debate about their relative merits. There is a wide selection of instruments available but choice should be based on a careful consideration of an instrument's psychometric properties, the breadth and depth with which it addresses relevant health domains and the specific clinical or research purpose for which it is intended.
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