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Health-related quality of life in European women following myocardial infarction: A cross-sectional study
Halmstad Univ, Sweden.
Med Univ Innsbruck, Austria.
Univ Bern, Switzerland.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
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2015 (English)In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1873-1953, E-ISSN 1474-5151, Vol. 14, no 4, 326-333 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Coronary heart disease is a major contributor to women's health problems. Design: Self-perceived social support, well-being and health-related quality of life (HRQL) were documented in the cross-sectional HeartQoL survey of European women one and six months after a myocardial infarction. Methods: European women were recruited in 18 European countries and grouped into four geographical regions (Southern Europe, Northern Europe, Western Europe and Eastern Europe). Continuous socio-demographic variables and categorical variables were compared by age and region with ANOVA and (2), respectively; multiple regression models were used to identify predictors of social support, well-being and HRQL. Results: Women living in the Eastern European region rated social support, well-being and HRQL significantly lower than women in the other regions. Older women had lower physical HRQL scores than younger women. Eastern European women rated social support, well-being and HRQL significantly lower than women in the other regions. Prediction of the dependent variables (social support, well-being and HRQL) by socio-demographic factors varied by total group, in the older age group, and by region; body mass index and managerial responsibility were the most consistent significant predictors.

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2015. Vol. 14, no 4, 326-333 p.
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Health-related quality of life, myocardial infarction, social support, well-being, women
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Nursing
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Health and Caring Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45783DOI: 10.1177/1474515114535330ISI: 000357949600007PubMedID: 24821717OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-45783DiVA: diva2:847454
Available from: 2015-08-20 Created: 2015-08-19 Last updated: 2015-08-20Bibliographically approved

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