Journal article

Health related quality of life trajectories and predictors following coronary artery bypass surgery

Michael R Le Grande, Peter C Elliott, Barbara M Murphy, Marian UC Worcester, Rosemary O Higgins, Christine S Ernest, Alan J Goble

Health and Quality of Life Outcomes | BioMed Central | Published : 2006


BACKGROUND: Many studies have demonstrated that health related quality of life (HRQoL) improves, on average, after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABGS). However, this average improvement may not be realized for all patients, and it is possible that there are two or more distinctive groups with different, possibly non-linear, trajectories of change over time. Furthermore, little is known about the predictors that are associated with these possible HRQoL trajectories after CABGS. METHODS: 182 patients listed for elective CABGS at The Royal Melbourne Hospital completed a postal battery of questionnaires which included the Short-Form-36 (SF-36), Profile of Mood States (POMS) and the E..

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