Quality-of-life measurement in chronic heart failure: do we take account of the patient perspective?

@article{Dunderdale2005QualityoflifeMI,
  title={Quality-of-life measurement in chronic heart failure: do we take account of the patient perspective?},
  author={Karen Dunderdale and David R Thompson and Jeremy N. V. Miles and Stephen F. Beer and Gill Furze},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  year={2005},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={572-82}
}
The modern management of chronic heart failure has led to improved life expectancy, functioning and health-related quality of life (HRQL). HRQL measures the effects of an illness or a treatment from the patient's perspective. It is now recognised that the patient's perspective is as legitimate and valid as the clinician's in monitoring health care outcomes. Although there are a number of quality-of-life measures, which can be separated into two types-generic and disease specific-many have been… CONTINUE READING