Predictors of physical and mental health-related quality of life outcomes among myocardial infarction patients

Anna Hawkes, Tania A Patrao, Robert Ware, John J Atherton, Craig B Taylor, Brian Federick Oldenburg

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Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important outcome for patients diagnosed with coronary heart disease. This report describes predictors of physical and mental HRQoL at six months post-hospitalisation for myocardial infarction.Methods: Participants were myocardial infarction patients (n=430) admitted to two tertiary referral centres in Brisbane, Australia who completed a six month coronary heart disease secondary prevention trial (ProActive Heart). Outcome variables were HRQoL (Short Form-36) at six months, including a physical and mental summary score. Baseline predictors included demographics and clinical variables, health behaviours, and psychosocial variables. Stepwise forward multiple linear regression analyses were used to identify significant independent predictors of six month HRQoL.Results: Physical HRQoL was lower in participants who: were older (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 9
Number of pages9
JournalBMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Issue number69
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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