The impairment of health-related quality of life in patients with intermittent atrial fibrillation: implications for the assessment of investigational therapy.

@article{Dorian2000TheIO,
  title={The impairment of health-related quality of life in patients with intermittent atrial fibrillation: implications for the assessment of investigational therapy.},
  author={P. Dorian and Werner Jung and D. Paul Newman and Miney Paquette and Kathy Wood and Gregory M. Ayers and John Camm and Masood Akhtar and Berndt Luderitz},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={1303-9}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to assess the impact of intermittent atrial fibrillation (AF) on health-related quality of life (QoL). BACKGROUND Intermittent AF is a common condition with little data on health-related QoL questionnaires to guide investigational therapies. METHODS Outpatients from four centers, with documented AF (n = 152), completed validated QoL questionnaires (Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 [SF-36], Specific Activity, Symptom Checklist, Illness Intrusiveness and University of… CONTINUE READING

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