Health outcomes of patients undergoing cardiac surgery: repeated measures using Short Form-36 and 15 Dimensions of Quality of Life questionnaire.

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dc.contributor.author Elliott, D
dc.contributor.author Lazarus, R
dc.contributor.author Leeder, SR
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:34:14Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Heart & lung : the journal of critical care, 2006, 35 (4), pp. 245 - 251
dc.identifier.issn 0147-9563
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/4642
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE: The study assessed health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients before and after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: This was a prospective repeated-measures observational study. SETTING: The study took place in a 650-bed tertiary referral hospital in Sydney, Australia. METHODS: HRQOL was measured using the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36-item health survey (SF-36) and the 15 Dimensions of Quality of Life questionnaire before surgery, at hospital discharge, and 6 months postdischarge. RESULTS: Participants were representative of the cardiac surgery population. Scores for several concepts deteriorated at hospital discharge when compared with presurgery. There were significant improvements in health status at 6 months postdischarge when compared with previous measures for the majority of SF-36 and 15 Dimensions of Quality of Life questionnaire concepts, although mental health and social functioning demonstrated significant deterioration. SF-36 scores were substantially lower than population norms, but similar to previous studies of patients undergoing cardiac surgery except for mental health. CONCLUSION: Deterioration in health status at hospital discharge when compared with presurgery status reinforces the need for further patient care and support after discharge. All dimensions improved after 6 months, except mental health. This information can guide patient expectations regarding rehabilitation posthospitalization, and cardiac surgical services should implement and evaluate formal "outreach programs" for these patients.
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dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2005.10.004
dc.title Health outcomes of patients undergoing cardiac surgery: repeated measures using Short Form-36 and 15 Dimensions of Quality of Life questionnaire.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Heart & lung : the journal of critical care
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 35
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation St Louis, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 245 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 251 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
dc.personcode 998241
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Heart Diseases
dc.description.keywords Questionnaires
dc.description.keywords Mental Health
dc.description.keywords Prospective Studies
dc.description.keywords Cardiac Surgical Procedures
dc.description.keywords Health Status
dc.description.keywords Middle Aged
dc.description.keywords Prognosis
dc.description.keywords Quality of Life
dc.description.keywords Female
dc.description.keywords Follow-Up Studies
dc.description.keywords Male
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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