Health-related quality of life in Brazilian pacemaker patients

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dc.contributor.author Oliveira, Bruna G.
dc.contributor.author Velasquez-Melendez, Gustavo
dc.contributor.author Rincon, Leonor G.
dc.contributor.author Ciconelli, Rozana M. [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Sousa, Lidiane A.
dc.contributor.author Ribeiro, Antonio L.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T13:51:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T13:51:41Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8159.2008.01159.x
dc.identifier.citation Pace-pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, v. 31, n. 9, p. 1178-1183, 2008.
dc.identifier.issn 0147-8389
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/30898
dc.description.abstract Background: Most quality of life (QoL) studies of pacemaker patients have been conducted in either North America or Europe and their applicability to Latin American populations is largely unknown. Our aim is to study health-related QoL indices in Brazilian pacemaker patients and their determinants using both a generic (SF-36) and a disease-specific questionnaire (AQUAREL).Methods: the study enrolled 139 clinically stable patients (aged 59 +/- 14, 60.4% female) without any communication or cognitive impairments who went to the Pacemaker Laboratory for postimplantation follow-up. All patients were submitted to a standard protocol, which included an interview, functional class assessment, and QoL questionnaires. Additionally, 74 patients were requested to perform a 6-minute walk test.Results: Female patients and patients without a partner displayed low QoL scores in both the SF-36 mental component summary and the AQUAREL arrhythmia domain. Chagas disease patients displayed low scores only in AQUAREL domains. All health-related QoL scores were low in patients with the worst, high-numbered functional classes, the strongest determinant of low QoL scores in multivariate analysis.Conclusion: in this first systematic study of QoL in a Latin American pacemaker population, AQUAREL detected well-impaired health-related QoL scores in different groups of patients, particularly in those with Chagas disease. Heart failure, evaluated by functional class, was the strongest predictor of low QoL in pacemaker patients. en
dc.description.sponsorship Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG)
dc.description.sponsorship Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
dc.format.extent 1178-1183
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell
dc.relation.ispartof Pace-pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
dc.rights Acesso restrito
dc.subject quality of life en
dc.subject pacemaker en
dc.subject Chagas disease en
dc.title Health-related quality of life in Brazilian pacemaker patients en
dc.type Artigo
dc.rights.license http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-406071.html
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliation Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Pacemaker Lab, Serv Cardiol, Hosp Clin, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Sch Med, Postgrad Course Infectol & Trop Med, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Sch Nursing, Dept Maternal & Child Nursing & Publ Hlth, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Med, Div Rheumatol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Med, Div Rheumatol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2008.01159.x
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000258785000015



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