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?

Solà Muñoz S, Azagra Ledesma R, Juncadella García E, Maymó Pijuan N, Fuentes González E, Aguyé Batista A
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?