Journal article

Development and validation of a short measure of health status for individuals with acute myocardial infarction: The myocardial infarction dimensional assessment scale (MIDAS)

DR Thompson, C Jenkinson, A Roebuck, RJP Lewin, RM Boyle, T Chandola

QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH | SPRINGER | Published : 2002

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a disease-specific health status measure for individuals with myocardial infarction (MI). The development of the myocardial infarction dimensional assessment scale (MIDAS) followed three main stages. Stage 1 consisted of in-depth, semi-structured, exploratory interviews conducted on a sample of 31 patients to identify areas of salience and concern to patients with MI. These interviews generated 48 candidate questions. In stage 2 the 48-item questionnaire was used in a postal survey to identify appropriate rephrasing/shortening, to determine acceptability and to help identify sub-scales of the instrument addressing different dimensions of ..

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