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Conceptualizations of quality of life in cardiovascular research.

Authors
  • Ferrans, C E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Progress in cardiovascular nursing
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1992
Volume
7
Issue
1
Pages
2–6
Identifiers
PMID: 1518780
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to examine how quality of life has been conceptualized in studies of patients with cardiovascular disorders. To accomplish this purpose the instruments that were used as measures of quality of life in 22 published studies were examined. The majority of conceptualizations could be grouped into five broad categories: social utility, happiness/affect, satisfaction, achievement of personal goals, and normal life. Most of the studies used more than one category to measure quality of life.

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