Development and validation of a patient-centered health-related quality-of-life measure: the chronic heart failure assessment tool.

@article{Dunderdale2008DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of a patient-centered health-related quality-of-life measure: the chronic heart failure assessment tool.},
  author={Karen Dunderdale and David R Thompson and Stephen F. Beer and Gill Furze and Jeremy N. V. Miles},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular nursing},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={364-70}
}
OBJECTIVE Despite the importance of health-related quality of life (HRQL) as an outcome measure in chronic heart failure (CHF), instruments currently available have been developed by clinicians or researchers; none have been derived from the patient's perspective. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a patient-derived, disease-specific HRQL measure. METHODS The psychometric testing of the Chronic Heart Failure Assessment Tool (CHAT) followed 2 phases: testing the psychometric… CONTINUE READING

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