Health-related quality of life and its predictors among outpatients with coronary heart disease in Singapore

Muhammad, Imran, He, Hong-Gu, Kob, Karen, Thompson, David R., Kowitlawakul, Yanika and Wang, Wenru (2013) Health-related quality of life and its predictors among outpatients with coronary heart disease in Singapore. Applied Nursing Research, 1-23. doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2013.11.008

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Author Muhammad, Imran
He, Hong-Gu
Kob, Karen
Thompson, David R.
Kowitlawakul, Yanika
Wang, Wenru
Title Health-related quality of life and its predictors among outpatients with coronary heart disease in Singapore
Journal name Applied Nursing Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0897-1897
Publication date 2013-11-11
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.apnr.2013.11.008
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 23
Total pages 23
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aims and Background: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of death and disability and negatively impacts on patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This study aimed to explore HRQoL and identify its predictors among outpatients with CHD in Singapore.

Methods: A correlational study was conducted with a convenience sample of 106 outpatients with CHD recruited from a public hospital. HRQoL outcomes were measured using the Short Form-12 Health Survey (SF-12), Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey (MOS-SSS) and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).

Results: Patients reported a generally high level of HRQoL as assessed by SF-12. Those aged over 65 years reported significantly higher mental health and those who were married, had higher levels of education or income reported significantly higher physical health. There were significant negative correlations between physical and mental health and anxiety and depression (p < 0.05). Perceived social support was negatively correlated with anxiety and depression and positively correlated with mental health. Education level and depression significantly predicted physical health, while age, anxiety and depression predicted mental health.

Conclusion: Anxiety, depression, age and education are significant predictors of HRQoL in this patient population and should be assessed routinely and, where appropriate, addressed through individually-tailored interventions.
Keyword Health-related quality of life
Coronary heart disease
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print: 11 November 2013.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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