Psychometric properties of HeartQoL, a core heart disease-specific health-related quality of life questionnaire, in Danish implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients

Graziella Zangger, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler, Selina Kikkenborg Berg, Marie S Kristensen, Charlotte N Grønset, Jamal Uddin, Susanne S Pedersen, Neil B Oldridge, Lau C Thygesen

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Background Patient-reported health-related quality of life is increasingly used as an outcome measure in clinical trials and as a performance measure to evaluate quality of care. The objective of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Danish HeartQoL questionnaire, a core heart disease-specific health-related quality of life questionnaire, in implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients. Design This study involved cross-sectional and test-retest study designs. Method Implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients in the cross-sectional study completed the HeartQoL, the Short-Form 36 Health Survey, and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. The HeartQoL structure, construct-related validity (convergent and discriminative) and reliability (internal consistency) were assessed. HeartQoL reproducibility (test-retest) was assessed in an independent sample of implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients. Results Mokken scale analysis supported the bi-dimensional structure of HeartQoL among 358 implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients. Convergent ( r > 0.72) and discriminative validity were confirmed. The HeartQoL scales demonstrated satisfactory internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha > 0.90). Test-retest reliability (two weeks interval) was assessed in 89 implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients and found to be acceptable for each scale (intra-class correlation > 0.90). Conclusion The Danish HeartQoL questionnaire demonstrated satisfactory key psychometric attributes of validity and reliability in this implantable cardioverter defibrillator population. This study adds support for the HeartQoL as a core heart-specific health-related quality of life questionnaire in a broad group of patients with heart disease including implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Volume25
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)142-149
ISSN2047-4873
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Jan 2018

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Implantable Defibrillators
Psychometrics
Quality of Life
Reproducibility of Results
Cross-Sectional Studies
Quality of Health Care
Surveys and Questionnaires
Health Surveys
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Clinical Trials
Depression
Population

Keywords

  • Implantable defibrillators
  • psychometrics
  • quality of life
  • surveys and questionnaires

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Psychometric properties of HeartQoL, a core heart disease-specific health-related quality of life questionnaire, in Danish implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients. / Zangger, Graziella; Zwisler, Ann-Dorthe; Kikkenborg Berg, Selina; Kristensen, Marie S; Grønset, Charlotte N; Uddin, Jamal; Pedersen, Susanne S; Oldridge, Neil B; Thygesen, Lau C.

In: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Vol. 25, No. 2, 01.01.2018, p. 142-149.

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