Health-related quality of life in European women following myocardial infarction: A cross-sectional study

Lidell, Evy; Höfer, Stefan; Saner, Hugo; Perk, Joep; Hildingh, Cathrine; Oldridge, Neil (2015). Health-related quality of life in European women following myocardial infarction: A cross-sectional study. European journal of cardiovascular nursing, 14(4), pp. 326-333. Elsevier 10.1177/1474515114535330

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Background:Coronary heart disease is a major contributor to women's health problems.Design:Self-perceived social support, well-being and health-related quality of life (HRQL) were documented in the cross-sectional HeartQoL survey of European women one and six months after a myocardial infarction.Methods:European women were recruited in 18 European countries and grouped into four geographical regions (Southern Europe, Northern Europe, Western Europe and Eastern Europe). Continuous socio-demographic variables and categorical variables were compared by age and region with ANOVA and χ(2), respectively; multiple regression models were used to identify predictors of social support, well-being and HRQL.Results:Women living in the Eastern European region rated social support, well-being and HRQL significantly lower than women in the other regions. Older women had lower physical HRQL scores than younger women. Eastern European women rated social support, well-being and HRQL significantly lower than women in the other regions. Prediction of the dependent variables (social support, well-being and HRQL) by socio-demographic factors varied by total group, in the older age group, and by region; body mass index and managerial responsibility were the most consistent significant predictors.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Saner, Hugo

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1474-5151

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

David Herzig

Date Deposited:

23 Jan 2015 15:58

Last Modified:

28 Oct 2015 11:27

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/1474515114535330

PubMed ID:

24821717

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Health-related quality of life, myocardial infarction, social support, well-being, women

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/61877

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