Gender differences in health-related quality of life after coronary bypass surgery: results from a 1-year follow-up in propensity-matched men and women.

@article{Kendel2011GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in health-related quality of life after coronary bypass surgery: results from a 1-year follow-up in propensity-matched men and women.},
  author={Friederike Kendel and Anne Dunkel and Thomas Mueller-Tasch and Kerstin Steinberg and Elke Lehmkuhl and Roland Hetzer and Vera Regitz-Zagrosek},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={280-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine whether the predictive value of gender for health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is independent of clinical health status and depression. Women undergoing coronary bypass surgery generally report a poorer HRQoL than men. METHODS A total of 990 (20% women) patients completed study questionnaires 1 day before coronary bypass surgery and 1 year after surgery. Physical aspects of HRQoL were assessed with the Short Form 36 Health Survey. Depression was measured with the self… CONTINUE READING

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