Qual Life Res (2017) 26:2421–2434 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1589-2 Impact of marital status and comorbid disorders on health-related quality of life after cardiac surgery 1,2 1 3 1 • • • • Ann Kristin Bjørnnes Monica Parry Ragnhild Falk Judy Watt-Watson 4 5 Irene Lie Marit Leegaard Accepted: 3 May 2017 / Published online: 8 May 2017 Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017 Abstract surgery, with only a gradual change observed from 3 to Purpose To explore associations between HRQL, marital 12 months. Thirty percent (n = 92) of the total sample status, and comorbid disorders in men and women fol- reported a lower 15D total score at 12 months compared to lowing cardiac surgery. preoperative status, of whom 78% (n = 71) had a negative Method A secondary analysis was completed using data minimum important differences (MID), indicating a worse from a randomized controlled trial in which 416 individ- HRQL status. When adjusted for age and marital status, uals (23% women) scheduled for elective coronary artery women had statistically signiﬁcant lower 15D total scores bypass graft and/or valve surgery were recruited between compared to men at 3, 6, and 12 months post surgery. March 2012 and September 2013. HRQL was assessed
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Published: May 8, 2017
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