emPHasis-10: development of a health-related quality of life measure in pulmonary hypertension

@inproceedings{Yorke2014emPHasis10DO,
  title={emPHasis-10: development of a health-related quality of life measure in pulmonary hypertension},
  author={Janelle Yorke and Paul A. Corris and Sean Patrick Gaine and John Simon Russell Gibbs and David G Kiely and Carl Harries and Val Pollock and Iain Armstrong},
  booktitle={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2014}
}
The aim of this study was to develop a measure of the impact of pulmonary hypertension (PH) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) as there is a need for a short, validated instrument that can be used in routine clinical practice. Interviews were conducted with 30 PH patients to derive 32 statements, which were presented as a semantic differential six-point scale (0-5), with contrasting adjectives at each end. This item list was completed by patients attending PH clinics across the UK and… CONTINUE READING
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