A comprehensive analysis of the factors that influence patients' health-related life quality following cardiac surgery
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Objective: The purpose of the study was to investigate differences between patients' clinical conditions and health-related life quality (HRLQ)before and after cardiac surgery (CS) while considering age, and to specify variables that affect changes in HRLQ after surgery. Materials and methods: The SF-36 questionnaire was used in this research for two measurements named before surgery and after surgery. Before surgery, it accounted for both the patients' initial diagnostic traits as well as any potential complications. Results: The study included 310 patients, 69% of whom were men, at the baseline examination. 101 patients (33%) who were older than 70 years old made comprised the older group, with a mean age of 66 (SD±10.8) years. After accounting for age, gender, and type of surgery, the main risk factors for possible non-improvement of HRLQ after CS were higher values of the preoperative Physical component summary (PCS) and mental component summary (MCS) scores. Conclusions: Though their preoperative HRLQ is lower than that of younger patients, older patients with increased operational risk exhibit a similar post-cardiac surgery improvement across most HRLQ areas. Higher preoperative HRLQ status was identified as the main component in the multivariate analysis that might prevent postoperative HRLQ from recovering.
Shweta Singh, Reetesh Pathak, Jigar Manilal Haria A comprehensive analysis of the factors that influence patients' health-related life quality following cardiac surgery. Cardiometry; No.26 February 2023; p.-; DOI: .; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no26-february-2023/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-the-factors