Associations between disease severity, coping and dimensions of health-related quality of life in patients admitted for elective coronary angiography – a cross sectional study

@article{Ulvik2008AssociationsBD,
  title={Associations between disease severity, coping and dimensions of health-related quality of life in patients admitted for elective coronary angiography – a cross sectional study},
  author={Bj{\o}rg Ulvik and Ottar K. Nyg{\aa}rd and B. Hanestad and Tore Wentzel-Larsen and Astrid Klopstad Wahl},
  journal={Health and Quality of Life Outcomes},
  year={2008},
  volume={6},
  pages={38 - 38}
}
BackgroundIn patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), the overall aim was to analyse the relationships between disease severity and both mental and physical dimensions of health related quality of life (HRQOL) using a modified version of the Wilson and Cleary model.MethodsUsing a cross-sectional design, 753 patients (74% men), mean age 62 years, referred for elective cardiac catheterisation were included. The measures included 1) physiological factors 2) symptoms (disease severity… CONTINUE READING

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