Measurement Issues in the Assessment of Quality of Life in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

  • D. R. Thompson
  • C. R. Martin
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 Quality of life has become an area of important clinical concern within the context of cardiovascular disease. The symptom profile that accompanies the broad spectrum of diagnostic entities that is overarched by the term cardiovascular disease presents an assessment picture that is complex and in many instances, disease-specific. This chapter will explore the salient issues regarding assessment of quality of life in patients diagnosed with  coronary heart disease.


Heart Failure Sickness Impact Profile EuroQOL Group HRQL Score Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire 
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List of Abbreviations:


chronic heart failure assessment tool


coronary heart disease


chronic heart failure questionnaire


cardiovascular limitations and symptoms profile


EuroQOL five dimensions


EuroQOL visual analogue scale


 health-related quality of life


Kansas City cardiomyopathy questionnaire


left ventricular dysfunction questionnaire


MacNew heart disease questionnaire


myocardial infarction dimensional assessment scale


Minnesota living with heart failure


quality of life in severe heart failure questionnaire


short-form 36


short-form 12


short-form 8


sickness impact profile


Seattle Angina questionnaire


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