Validation of the Chinese version of the MacNew Heart Disease Health-related Quality of Life questionnaire

Yu, Doris S. F, Thompson, David R., Yu, C. M. and Oldridge, Neil B. (2008) Validation of the Chinese version of the MacNew Heart Disease Health-related Quality of Life questionnaire. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 14 2: 326-335. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2753.2007.00863.x


Author Yu, Doris S. F
Thompson, David R.
Yu, C. M.
Oldridge, Neil B.
Title Validation of the Chinese version of the MacNew Heart Disease Health-related Quality of Life questionnaire
Journal name Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1356-1294
1365-2753
Publication date 2008-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2007.00863.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 14
Issue 2
Start page 326
End page 335
Total pages 10
Place of publication Oxford, UK
Publisher Blackwell Science
Language eng
Subject C1
920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases
110299 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology not elsewhere classified
Formatted abstract
Rationale: Patient-reported outcomes such as health-related quality of life (HRQL) describe or characterize what patients have experienced as a result of their health care. However, treatment outcome comparisons among different pure or mixed populations of patients with myocardial infarction, angina or heart failure cannot be made using existing coronary heart disease (CHD)-specific HRQL instruments.

Aims and objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the MacNew in a cohort of Hong Kong patients diagnosed with CHD.

Methods: Chinese translations of a CHD-specific HRQL instrument, the MacNew Heart Disease HRQL questionnaire (MacNew), the Short-form 36 Health Survey and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale were administered to 365 Chinese-speaking patients with CHD at baseline and again 3 months later (n = 363). The Medical Outcomes Trust Scientific Advisory Committee criteria were used to examine the psychometric properties of the Chinese MacNew Heart Disease HRQL questionnaire.

Results: The results warrant recommending the use of the MacNew as an outcome measure to enhance treatment evaluation in Chinese patients with CHD and a diagnosis of myocardial infarction, angina or heart failure, substantiating previous psychometric data on the MacNew in a number of different studies in patients speaking seven different languages.

Conclusion: The MacNew questionnaire may have value as a core CHD questionnaire for treatment outcome comparisons among pure or mixed populations of patients with myocardial infarction, angina or heart failure.
Keyword Angina
Coronary heart disease
Health-related quality of life
Heart failure
Myocardial infraction
Psychometric properties
Q-Index Code C1
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