Health-related quality of life determinants in outpatients with heart failure

Translated title of the contribution: Health-related quality of life determinants in outpatients with heart failure

Viviane Martinelli Pelegrino, Rosana Aparecida Spadoti Dantas, Alexander Michael Clark

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Abstract

This descriptive and exploratory study analyzed variables associated with health-related quality of life among 130 outpatients. Health-related quality of life was measured through the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire. Significant associations were found between patients' health-related quality of life and their age (r=-0.177; p=0.044), vitality (r=-0.625; p=<0.001) as well as mental health (r=-0.672; p=<0.001), which are both SF- 36 domains. The linear regression showed that heart failure symptom severity, vitality and mental health explained 54% of HRQOL measurement variation. To control symptoms and preserve good mental well-being are important to maintain health-related quality of life and to deliver effective heart failure care.

Translated title of the contributionHealth-related quality of life determinants in outpatients with heart failure
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-457
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Mental health
  • Quality of life
  • Symptoms

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