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Φιλιππάτος Γεράσιμος, Ρίζος Ιωάννης, Κατσούλας Θεόδωρος
Διερεύνηση της κλινικης χρησιμότητας των ερωτηματολογίων εκτίμησης της ποιότητας ζωής kccq,dasi και sf36 σε ασθενείς με καρδιακή ανεπάρκεια
Aim. The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality of life of
patients with heart failure and the clinical utility of HRQOL questionnaires
assessing SF36, DASI and KCCQ in patients with HF.
Method. The study population consisted of 201 patients with heart failure who
were hospitalized in the Cardiological Department of University Hospital
"Attikon". Patients completed the three scales, underwent the 6mwt. We
calculated the EF% and the range of NT-proBnp.
Results. Of the participants 56.2% suffered from ischemic and 43.8% of dilated
heart failure aetiology. 50.3% was classifified in functional class NYHA III
and 16.6% in NYHA IV. The quality of life of patients demonstrated impaired.
There was an increased mortality of patients during the first quarter
monitoring. NYHA and 6MWT correlated significantly with the used
questionnaires. The existence of co-morbidities associated significantly with
DASI and the NT-ProBnp with the KCCQ and DASI. Each questionnaire (including
their scales) showed the significant correlation with the other two
Conclusions. The QOL is influenced by NYHA and possibly by the range of
NT-proBNP and the existence of co-morbidities. Patients with poor QOL exhibit
lower survival and increased mortality. The KCCQ and DASI demonstrated the
prognostic value for survival and mortality. The combination of two or further
HRQOL questionnaires is useful to export safe conclusions about the QOL of
patients with HF.
Heart failure, Quality of life, Kccq, Sf36, Dasi
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