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Impact of stable angina on health status and quality of life perception of currently treated patients. The bridge 2 survey

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Title:Impact of stable angina on health status and quality of life perception of currently treated patients. The bridge 2 survey
Creators Name:Manolis, A.J. and Ambrosio, G. and Collins, P. and Dechend, R. and Lopez-Sendon, J. and Pegoraro, V. and Camm, A.J.
Abstract:OBJECTIVE: to explore 1) the perception of stable angina (SA) - impact on quality of life (QoL) and current condition related to SA; 2) SA burden - symptoms and frequency of anginal episodes; 3) impairment attributable to SA - limitations in daily activities and impact on work; 4) characteristics that might affect the patients´ perception." METHOD: a proprietary questionnaire was administered on-line to SA patients selected using a purpose-built screening program from general population panels collaborating with IQVIA in Italy, Germany, Spain, and the UK. Exploratory analyses were performed: descriptive statistics on the total sample and different stratifications (gender, age class, time since diagnosis) were provided; we used Chi-square tests to compare subgroups. RESULTS: of more than 25,000 subjects who accessed the survey, 268 were eligible and completed the questionnaire: mean age was 61 years and women accounted for 30%. Despite being treated, about 40% of patients reported that SA impacted "completely" or "very much" their QoL, 10% rated their condition as "not good", and 45.1% stated that they felt "Fair". The majority of patients were still symptomatic and many of them perceived that SA had a major impact on their working life. Women, younger patients and those with a more recent diagnosis reported a worse self-assessment of their condition, QoL and symptom burden. CONCLUSIONS: the results of our survey provide new insights on how patients with SA perceived their own health status and suggest that any patient with SA deserves a more detailed and accurate evaluation by their physicians.
Keywords:Stable Angina, Survey, Patients' Perception, QoL, Symptoms, Limitations
Source:European Journal of Internal Medicine
ISSN:0953-6205
Publisher:Elsevier (The Netherlands)
Volume:70
Page Range:60-67
Date:November 2019
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2019.09.013
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