Id 766 Is It Possible To Establish A Correlation Between Quality Of Life And Functional Capacity In Patients With Chronic Heart Failure Monitored In Primary Health Care?

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Solà Muñoz S, Azagra Ledesma R, Juncadella García E, Maymó Pijuan N, Fuentes González E, Aguyé Batista A
Spain
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Aim(s) or purpose: To analyse the correlation between the perceived health related quality of life (HRQOL) and functional capacity (FC) in patients with chronic heart failure (HF) in primary care (PC).
Design and method: Design: Transverse descriptive and analytical study in area of primary care. Inclusion criteria: adult patients diagnosed with HF in e-cap database. Exclusion criteria: cognitive disorders, limited mobility, domiciliary oxygen therapy and recent cardiac intervention, among others. Study outcomes: – Classification according to functional class NYHA, grouped in I, II and III-IV. – QL measured up to a validated questionnaire MLWHFq (physical, social and emotional dimension). – Functional capacity measured using a functional test called six-minute walk test (6MWT).
Results: 167 patients (91 women and 76 men) mean 77 years. NYHA I:56 patients (33,5 %), NYHA II:57 (34,1 %) and NYHA III-IV 54 (32,3 %). – Total score in MLWHFq: Functional Class NYHA I: 13,8 points, NYHAII: 24,3; NYHAIII-IV: 45,1, statistical significance in the 3 groups (p Conclusions: Validated questionnaire MLWHFq is a simple useful tool to evaluate QL in primary care. There is a correlation between QL and functional capacity in patients with HF. Moreover, we can establish a correlation between functional capacity and QL.
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Is it possible to establish a correlation between quality of life and functional capacity in patients with chronic heart failure monitored in primary health care?