Usefulness of a single-item general self-rated health question to predict mortality 12 months after an acute coronary syndrome

Brett D. Thombs, Roy C. Ziegelstein, Donna E. Stewart, Susan E. Abbey, Kapil Parakh, Sherry L. Grace

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Abstract

A single-item general self-rated health (GSRH) question consistently predicts mortality in community cohort studies, but has not been examined in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We investigated whether a single-item GSRH question predicted mortality 12 months post-discharge in 800 ACS patients. Logistic regression was used to assess the relationship of the single-item GSRH question with mortality, controlling for cardiac risk factors, including depressive symptoms. The single-item GSHR question was associated with mortality on a bivariable basis (odds ratio=0.50, 95% confidence interval = 0.28-0.92, P = 0.027), but was not significant after controlling for other risk factors (odds ratio = 0.80, 95% confidence interval = 0.40-1.60, P = 0.522). Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:479-481.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-481
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • acute coronary syndrome
  • mortality
  • self-rated health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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