Journal article

Validation of the chinese version of the MacNew heart disease health-related quality of life questionnaire

Doris SF Yu, David R Thompson, CM Yu, Neil B Oldridge

JOURNAL OF EVALUATION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

RATIONALE: Patient-reported outcomes such as health-related quality of life (HRQL) describe or characterize what patients have experienced as a result of their health care. However, treatment outcome comparisons among different pure or mixed populations of patients with myocardial infarction, angina or heart failure cannot be made using existing coronary heart disease (CHD)-specific HRQL instruments. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the MacNew in a cohort of Hong Kong patients diagnosed with CHD. METHODS: Chinese translations of a CHD-specific HRQL instrument, the MacNew Heart Disease HRQL questionnaire (MacNew),..

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