The health-related quality of life trajectory in patients after percutaneous coronary intervention

Ritin S. Fernandez, Patricia Davidson, Yenna Salamonson, Rhonda Griffiths, Craig Juergens

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Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the trajectory of cardiac patient's perceptions of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) during a 24-month period in a community-based population. METHODS: After obtaining informed consent, a self-administered questionnaire was mailed to participants. Using the MacNew questionnaire, which assesses the emotional, physical, social, and global domains, HRQoL outcomes were assessed. RESULTS: Completed questionnaires were received from 202 participants (75%). Improvements in the emotional, physical, social, and global HRQoL scores were observed until 15 to 17 months after the index percutaneous coronary intervention, after which a decline was observed. However, the scores in all HRQoL domains remained high when compared with the scores at 12 months. No clinical or sociodemographic predictors for HRQoL were identified. CONCLUSIONS: The information obtained from this study will enable clinicians to further understand the process of recovery and adjustment of patients after percutaneous coronary intervention and the development of tailored strategies for patient management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Health-related quality of life
  • MacNew
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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