In a series of 83 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting for angina, perceived QOL (quality of life) was rated by the patients and their spouses, preoperatively and at two and 12 months postoperatively, using the SWED-QUAL instrument. One year after surgery, QOL had improved to a level which might be expected of a normal population comparable in age and gender distribution. Good correlation existed between patient and spouse ratings, especially on physical measures.
|Translated title of the contribution||Good quality of life after heart surgery. Comparable ratings by patients and their relatives|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems