Journal article

Mapping the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) onto the Assessment of Quality of Life 8D (AQoL-8D) utility scores

Max Catchpool, Jay Ramchand, David L Hare, Melissa Martyn, Ilias Goranitis

Quality of Life Research | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: The Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) is a widely used condition-specific measure of quality of life (QoL) in patients with heart failure. To use information from the MLHFQ in an economic evaluation, the MLHFQ must be mapped onto a preference-based measure of QoL. This study aims to develop a mapping algorithm between the MLHFQ and the Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL) 8D utility instrument in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). METHODS: MLHFQ and AQoL-8D data were collected on 61 Australian adults with idiopathic DCM or other non-hypertrophic cardiomyopathies. Three statistical methods were used as follows: ordinary least squares (OLS) regression,..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The study was funded by the members of the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance and the State Government of Victoria (Department of Health and Human Services).