Quality of life assessment in heart failure interventions: a 10-year (1996–2005) review

The increasing prevalence and poor prognosis associated with heart failure have prompted research to focus on improving quality of life for heart failure patients

Karen Morgan

2009

Scholarcy highlights

  • The increasing prevalence and poor prognosis associated with heart failure have prompted research to focus on improving quality of life for heart failure patients
  • Studies were summarized in terms of aim, population, QoL measures used and QoL findings
  • In 87%, a condition specific QoL measure was used, with the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire being the favoured assessment tool
  • As carried out in other cardiac groups, comparative evaluations of instrument responsiveness are needed in heart failure

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