Are there meaningful longitudinal changes in health related quality of life--SF36, in cardiac rehabilitation patients?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207796
Title:
Are there meaningful longitudinal changes in health related quality of life--SF36, in cardiac rehabilitation patients?
Authors:
McKee, Gabrielle
Affiliation:
Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies in collaboration, with Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit, St. James Hospital Dublin, Ireland., gmckee@tcd.ie
Citation:
Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2009 Mar;8(1):40-7. Epub 2008 May 27.
Journal:
European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on, Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207796
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2008.04.004
PubMed ID:
18504159
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to observe changes in quality of life and minimal clinical important differences of quality of life over time in cardiac rehabilitation patients and to compare these with published normal data. METHODS: In this non-randomised study, SF36 questionnaires were completed by 187 patients recruited to a Phase III cardiac rehabilitation multidisciplinary outpatient programme. Data was collected at beginning, end and six months after Phase III cardiac rehabilitation programme. RESULTS: There were significant improvements in physical functioning, role limitation due to physical function, pain and general health perception scales, over the above time frame, from both a statistically and a mean clinical important difference point of view. These improvements occurred mainly during the cardiac rehabilitation programme phase. CONCLUSIONS: These improvements meant that patients six months post-cardiac rehabilitation were only 5% below the quality of life for an aged matched normal group. However patients still had significant deficits in physical role and emotional role limitations. Suitable measurement of quality of life on an individual basis, supported by normal values is needed. This would facilitate the identification of shortfalls in patient quality of life and the subsequent tailoring of care to address these individualised patient needs.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Aged; Disability Evaluation; Female; *Health Status; Heart Diseases/*psychology/*rehabilitation; Humans; Longitudinal Studies; Male; Middle Aged; Patient Care Team; Program Evaluation; *Quality of Life; Questionnaires/*standards; Rehabilitation Centers/*organization & administration; Reproducibility of Results; Social Behavior
ISSN:
1873-1953 (Electronic); 1474-5151 (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcKee, Gabrielleen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:44:58Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:44:58Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:44:58Z-
dc.identifier.citationEur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2009 Mar;8(1):40-7. Epub 2008 May 27.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1873-1953 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1474-5151 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid18504159en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2008.04.004en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207796-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: This study aimed to observe changes in quality of life and minimal clinical important differences of quality of life over time in cardiac rehabilitation patients and to compare these with published normal data. METHODS: In this non-randomised study, SF36 questionnaires were completed by 187 patients recruited to a Phase III cardiac rehabilitation multidisciplinary outpatient programme. Data was collected at beginning, end and six months after Phase III cardiac rehabilitation programme. RESULTS: There were significant improvements in physical functioning, role limitation due to physical function, pain and general health perception scales, over the above time frame, from both a statistically and a mean clinical important difference point of view. These improvements occurred mainly during the cardiac rehabilitation programme phase. CONCLUSIONS: These improvements meant that patients six months post-cardiac rehabilitation were only 5% below the quality of life for an aged matched normal group. However patients still had significant deficits in physical role and emotional role limitations. Suitable measurement of quality of life on an individual basis, supported by normal values is needed. This would facilitate the identification of shortfalls in patient quality of life and the subsequent tailoring of care to address these individualised patient needs.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshDisability Evaluationen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Health Statusen_GB
dc.subject.meshHeart Diseases/*psychology/*rehabilitationen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshLongitudinal Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshPatient Care Teamen_GB
dc.subject.meshProgram Evaluationen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Quality of Lifeen_GB
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires/*standardsen_GB
dc.subject.meshRehabilitation Centers/*organization & administrationen_GB
dc.subject.meshReproducibility of Resultsen_GB
dc.subject.meshSocial Behavioren_GB
dc.titleAre there meaningful longitudinal changes in health related quality of life--SF36, in cardiac rehabilitation patients?en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTrinity College Dublin School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies in collaboration, with Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit, St. James Hospital Dublin, Ireland., gmckee@tcd.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalEuropean journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on, Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiologyen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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