Health-related quality of life after cardiac surgery

Colleen Gorman Koch, Farah Khandwala, Eugene H. Blackstone

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Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) assessments are designed to reflect a patient's perspective of how a disease has affected their overall health status. Patient-centered outcomes are of value both for risk assessment and as an outcome measure. Strategies for analyzing HRQOL data are inconsistent primarily because the data frequently do not meet underlying assumptions of traditional methods for statistical analyses and require a careful analytic approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-217
Number of pages15
JournalSeminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Assessment
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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