One-year prospective health-related quality-of-life outcomes in patients treated with conservative method, endovascular treatment or open surgery for symptomatic lower limb atherosclerotic disease.

@article{Koivunen2008OneyearPH,
  title={One-year prospective health-related quality-of-life outcomes in patients treated with conservative method, endovascular treatment or open surgery for symptomatic lower limb atherosclerotic disease.},
  author={Kirsi Koivunen and Hannele Lukkarinen},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={247-56}
}
BACKGROUND There are no many reports on the long-term impacts of different treatments of lower limb atherosclerotic disease (LLAD) on patients' health behaviour, clinical outcome and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). AIMS The purpose of this study was to follow up the HRQoL of LLAD patients before and after the conservative, endovascular or surgical treatment. METHODS Patients who were treated conservatively (64 patients), scheduled for endovascular treatment (85 patients), or for… CONTINUE READING

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