Health-related quality of life and social support among Chinese patients with coronary heart disease in mainland China

Wang, Wenru, Lau, Ying, Chow, Aloysius, Thompson, David R. and He, Hong-Gu (2014) Health-related quality of life and social support among Chinese patients with coronary heart disease in mainland China. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 13 1: 48-54. doi:10.1177/1474515113476995

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Author Wang, Wenru
Lau, Ying
Chow, Aloysius
Thompson, David R.
He, Hong-Gu
Title Health-related quality of life and social support among Chinese patients with coronary heart disease in mainland China
Journal name European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1474-5151
1873-1953
Publication date 2014-02-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1474515113476995
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 48
End page 54
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aim: This study aimed to explore and identify the relationship between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and
perceived social support among Chinese patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) in mainland China.
Methods: A descriptive correlational study was conducted with a convenience sample of 200 Chinese patients with
CHD recruited from the cardiac outpatient departments of two university-affiliated hospitals in Xi’an, China. The Chinese
Mandarin versions of the Short-form 36-item health survey (CM:SF-36) and the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support
Survey (CM:MOS-SSS) were administered to assess HRQoL and perceived social support.
Results: The results indicated that Chinese patients with CHD reported a poorer HRQoL and lower social support
compared with their Western and Hong Kong counterparts. Multiple regression analyses identified four significant
predictors of deteriorated physical health (increasing age, co-morbidity with heart failure or hypertension, and smoking
status) and two significant predictors of poor mental health (co-morbidity with heart failure and perceived social support).
Conclusions: Health status and social support in Chinese people with CHD should be routinely assessed and, where
feasible, addressed through appropriate individually tailored interventions.
Keyword Health-related quality of life
Social support
Heart disease
Chinese
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