Health-related quality of life and its associated factors in Chinese myocardial infarction patients

Wang, Wenru, Thompson, David R., Ski, Chantal F. and Liu, Meili (2012) Health-related quality of life and its associated factors in Chinese myocardial infarction patients. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, . doi:10.1177/2047487312454757

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Author Wang, Wenru
Thompson, David R.
Ski, Chantal F.
Liu, Meili
Title Health-related quality of life and its associated factors in Chinese myocardial infarction patients
Journal name European Journal of Preventive Cardiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2047-4873
Publication date 2012-07-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/2047487312454757
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Total pages 9
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Healthcare providers are called on to assess and improve the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of patients with myocardial infarction (MI). However, there is lack of empirical data on HRQL of such individuals in mainland China. The purpose of this study is to assess HRQL and identify associated factors in hospitalized Chinese MI patients.

A single group, cross-sectional design was adopted with a sample of 192 hospitalized MI patients at two teaching hospitals in Xi’an, People’s Republic of China. HRQL was assessed using the Chinese Mandarin versions of the Short Form 36 health survey (SF-36), the Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale (MIDAS), and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).

Chinese MI patients reported poor HRQL as measured by both the generic (SF-36) and disease-specific (MIDAS) instruments. Advancing age and the presence of heart failure, anxiety, and depression were significant predictors of overall HRQL. Smoking and hypertension were significant predictors of the physical aspects of HRQL.

Assessing HRQL of hospitalized Chinese MI patients and identifying associated factors may help health professionals in the design and delivery of appropriately tailored and culturally relevant interventions to this group of patients.

Keyword Chinese
Health-related quality of life
Myocardial infarction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print July 5, 2012 ; (formerly European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation 1741-8267)

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