The MacNew heart disease questionnaire addresses three major HRQL domains , There is a valid and responsive measure of health-related quality of life for. Psychometric testing of the Chinese Mandarin version of the MacNew Heart Disease Health-related Quality of Life questionnaire for patients with myocardial . Assessment of quality of life using self-reported questionnaires is a way to evaluate and explore the psychological experience of patients with heart problems.

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Further studies are needed to confirm its validity in larger populations with cardiovascular disease.

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Table 4 Baseline data psychometric analysis. These items loaded onto factors that contained items which appeared to be dissimilar in content. The MacNew heart disease health-related quality of life instrument: A quantitative and qualitative analysis of the items suggested that a five factor solution was more appropriate and this was validated by confirmatory factor analysis. The World Health Organisation WHO defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” WHO, Confirmatory factor analysis of suggested five factor structure underlying the QLMI Validation of the Hebrew version of the MacNew heart disease health-related quality of life questionnaire in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.

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It is essential that HRQoL instruments are valid and so there questionnairw a need to examine the content of the MacNew scales, in order to confirm or not the construct validity of this questionnaire. Nevertheless, both generic and disease-specific tools can detect subtle clinical questinnaire quite precisely [ 23 ], especially in cardiac disease. Much has been written about the psychometric properties of the SF and the results concerning the factor structure of this instrument appear to be fairly consistent see Ware et al.


Secondary prevention after acute myocardial infarction. Conclusion Improvements in the health-related quality of life of people with heart disease is an important consideration in the assessment of treatment effectiveness [ 13 ]. Lf section contains peer-reviewed papers addressing the psychometric properties of the MacNew language versions. Furthermore, grouping the items into the structure suggested by the analysis reported here increased the correlations between the MacNew scales and relevant scales on the SF, when compared to the grouping of items suggested by Valenti et al.

Epub Mar 9. Outcome measures used to evaluate HRQL among cardiac patients have been fo [ 34 ] and numerous generic and disease-specific oof have been developed but there is no general consensus on their relative merits.

Physical and global scores improved in men with no change in social and emotional scores. The factor structure proposed by Valenti et al.

Health-related quality of life in patients with coronary artery disease treated for angina: This exploratory study indicates that the grouping of items on this questionnaire may be modified and improved to provide more useful indicators of health-related quality of life. We recommend that researchers should submit scores obtained from items on the MacNew to secondary analyses after being grouped according to the factor structure proposed in this paper, in lire to explore further the most appropriate grouping of items.

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Development and evaluation of the Seattle Angina Questionnaire: MacNew Heart Disease Questionnaire after myocardial infarction: Therefore, it was felt that this item should be excluded.

All scales were transformed so that they had a possible qualigy of 0 towith a higher score indicating a better level of functioning or HRQoL. J Eval Clin Practice. The MacNew scores were transformed using this formula to facilitate comparisons between questionnaires.


In most cases, this expectation was confirmed, but there appears to be greater discrimination between the factors of our proposed structure than between the three factors suggested by Valenti et al.

Quality questionnqire life lf years after acute myocardial infarction: Qual Life Res, Oct;14 8: The Farsi version of the MacNew therefore consists of 26 items. Certain items appear to be allocated to factors that do not have the highest factor loading for those items and with which there is a poor conceptual relationship. Evidence exists to support the reliability, validity and sensitivity of this instrument and its original version the QLMI [ 6 ].

Psychometric properties of the German version of the MacNew heart disease health-related quality of life questionnaire. The large variety of generic and disease specific instruments can confuse researchers contemplating the most appropriate tools for quality of life investigation.

Risks and lifs of coronary angioplasty: This conforms to expectations.

Down in the dumps 0. Next, a ‘backward translation’ was carried out, in which a third mzcnew translator converted the document back into English and this process was repeated until differences on all items had been accommodated. Qual Life Res ; Emotion Restriction Symptoms Perception of others Social 3.

Psychometric properties of the flemish version of the macnew heart disease health-related Quality of Life questionnaire. The MacNew Questionnaire and the SF were administered to newly admitted patients to a tertiary referral centre in Northern Ireland.