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Predictors of the quality of life of older people with heart failure recruited from primary care.

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Predictors of the quality of life of older people with heart failure recruited from primary care. / Gott, Merryn; Barnes, Sarah; Parker, Chris; Payne, Sheila; Seamark, David; Gariballa, Salah; Small, Neil A.

In: Psychology and Health, Vol. 35, No. 2, 03.2006, p. 172-177.

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Gott, M, Barnes, S, Parker, C, Payne, S, Seamark, D, Gariballa, S & Small, NA 2006, 'Predictors of the quality of life of older people with heart failure recruited from primary care.', Psychology and Health, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 172-177. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afj040

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Gott, M., Barnes, S., Parker, C., Payne, S., Seamark, D., Gariballa, S., & Small, N. A. (2006). Predictors of the quality of life of older people with heart failure recruited from primary care. Psychology and Health, 35(2), 172-177. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afj040

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Gott M, Barnes S, Parker C, Payne S, Seamark D, Gariballa S et al. Predictors of the quality of life of older people with heart failure recruited from primary care. Psychology and Health. 2006 Mar;35(2):172-177. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afj040

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Gott, Merryn ; Barnes, Sarah ; Parker, Chris ; Payne, Sheila ; Seamark, David ; Gariballa, Salah ; Small, Neil A. / Predictors of the quality of life of older people with heart failure recruited from primary care. In: Psychology and Health. 2006 ; Vol. 35, No. 2. pp. 172-177.

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title = "Predictors of the quality of life of older people with heart failure recruited from primary care.",
abstract = "Background: current understanding of quality of life in heart failure is largely derived from clinical trials. Older people, women and those with co-morbidities are underrepresented in these. Little is known about factors predictive of quality of life amongst older people with heart failure recruited from community settings. Objective: to identify factors predictive of quality of life amongst older people recruited from community settings. Design: prospective questionnaire survey. Setting: general practice surgeries located in four areas of the UK: Bradford, Barnsley, East Devon and West Hampshire. Subjects: a total of 542 people aged >60 years with heart failure. Methods: participants completed a postal questionnaire, which included a disease-specific measure (Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire), a generic quality-of-life measure (SF-36) and sociodemographic information. Results: a multiple linear regression analysis identified the following factors as predictive of decreased quality of life: being female, being in New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III or IV, showing evidence of depression, being in socioeconomic groups III–V and experiencing two or more co-morbidities. Older age was associated with decreased quality of life, as measured by a generic health-related quality-of-life tool (the SF-36 mental and physical health functioning scales) but not by a disease-specific tool (the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire). Conclusion: findings from the study suggest that quality of life for older people with heart failure can be described as challenging and difficult, particularly for women, those in a high NYHA class, patients showing evidence of depression, patients in socioeconomic groups III–V, those experiencing two or more co-morbidities and the {\textquoteleft}oldest old{\textquoteright}. Such information can help clinicians working with older people identify those at risk of reduced quality of life and target interventions appropriately.",
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AU - Barnes, Sarah

AU - Parker, Chris

AU - Payne, Sheila

AU - Seamark, David

AU - Gariballa, Salah

AU - Small, Neil A.

PY - 2006/3

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N2 - Background: current understanding of quality of life in heart failure is largely derived from clinical trials. Older people, women and those with co-morbidities are underrepresented in these. Little is known about factors predictive of quality of life amongst older people with heart failure recruited from community settings. Objective: to identify factors predictive of quality of life amongst older people recruited from community settings. Design: prospective questionnaire survey. Setting: general practice surgeries located in four areas of the UK: Bradford, Barnsley, East Devon and West Hampshire. Subjects: a total of 542 people aged >60 years with heart failure. Methods: participants completed a postal questionnaire, which included a disease-specific measure (Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire), a generic quality-of-life measure (SF-36) and sociodemographic information. Results: a multiple linear regression analysis identified the following factors as predictive of decreased quality of life: being female, being in New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III or IV, showing evidence of depression, being in socioeconomic groups III–V and experiencing two or more co-morbidities. Older age was associated with decreased quality of life, as measured by a generic health-related quality-of-life tool (the SF-36 mental and physical health functioning scales) but not by a disease-specific tool (the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire). Conclusion: findings from the study suggest that quality of life for older people with heart failure can be described as challenging and difficult, particularly for women, those in a high NYHA class, patients showing evidence of depression, patients in socioeconomic groups III–V, those experiencing two or more co-morbidities and the ‘oldest old’. Such information can help clinicians working with older people identify those at risk of reduced quality of life and target interventions appropriately.

AB - Background: current understanding of quality of life in heart failure is largely derived from clinical trials. Older people, women and those with co-morbidities are underrepresented in these. Little is known about factors predictive of quality of life amongst older people with heart failure recruited from community settings. Objective: to identify factors predictive of quality of life amongst older people recruited from community settings. Design: prospective questionnaire survey. Setting: general practice surgeries located in four areas of the UK: Bradford, Barnsley, East Devon and West Hampshire. Subjects: a total of 542 people aged >60 years with heart failure. Methods: participants completed a postal questionnaire, which included a disease-specific measure (Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire), a generic quality-of-life measure (SF-36) and sociodemographic information. Results: a multiple linear regression analysis identified the following factors as predictive of decreased quality of life: being female, being in New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III or IV, showing evidence of depression, being in socioeconomic groups III–V and experiencing two or more co-morbidities. Older age was associated with decreased quality of life, as measured by a generic health-related quality-of-life tool (the SF-36 mental and physical health functioning scales) but not by a disease-specific tool (the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire). Conclusion: findings from the study suggest that quality of life for older people with heart failure can be described as challenging and difficult, particularly for women, those in a high NYHA class, patients showing evidence of depression, patients in socioeconomic groups III–V, those experiencing two or more co-morbidities and the ‘oldest old’. Such information can help clinicians working with older people identify those at risk of reduced quality of life and target interventions appropriately.

KW - community

KW - elderly

KW - heart failure

KW - older people

KW - quality of life

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DO - 10.1093/ageing/afj040

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JF - Psychology and Health

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