Relative importance of dimensions of quality of life in persons with heart failure

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161686
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Relative importance of dimensions of quality of life in persons with heart failure
Abstract:
Relative importance of dimensions of quality of life in persons with heart failure
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Baas, Linda, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Cincinnati
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 211 Procter Hall, PO Box 670038, Cincinnati, OH, 45267-0038, USA
Contact Telephone:513.558.5718
Quality of life (QOL) can be examined in terms of global, health-related, or disease-specific assessments. Also, researchers generally agree that multiple dimensions (physical, social, psychological, spiritual, economic) of QOL should be examined. Usually, dimensions are considered to be equally valued by subjects. This study was undertaken to examine the initial psychometric properties of the Relative Importance Survey (RIS), a tool designed to assess the perceived value of QOL dimensions. A sample of 57 persons participating in a longitudinal study of QOL in heart failure completed the RIS. The sample was primarily male (66%) with a mean age of 57 years. Internal consistency was .78 for the 11-item survey. Items were rated from 0 to 4 (not to extremely important). The ability to maintain independence was the most important contributor to QOL(3.25), followed by financial resources, feeling energetic, and valued. A preliminary factor analysis supports a 3-factor structure for the RIS. As the sample size increases, we will examine the utility of weighting responses on tools that measure QOL dimensions with the corresponding item or factor from the RIS to better predict global QOL.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRelative importance of dimensions of quality of life in persons with heart failureen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161686-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Relative importance of dimensions of quality of life in persons with heart failure</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Baas, Linda, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Cincinnati</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 211 Procter Hall, PO Box 670038, Cincinnati, OH, 45267-0038, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">513.558.5718</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">linda.baas@uc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Quality of life (QOL) can be examined in terms of global, health-related, or disease-specific assessments. Also, researchers generally agree that multiple dimensions (physical, social, psychological, spiritual, economic) of QOL should be examined. Usually, dimensions are considered to be equally valued by subjects. This study was undertaken to examine the initial psychometric properties of the Relative Importance Survey (RIS), a tool designed to assess the perceived value of QOL dimensions. A sample of 57 persons participating in a longitudinal study of QOL in heart failure completed the RIS. The sample was primarily male (66%) with a mean age of 57 years. Internal consistency was .78 for the 11-item survey. Items were rated from 0 to 4 (not to extremely important). The ability to maintain independence was the most important contributor to QOL(3.25), followed by financial resources, feeling energetic, and valued. A preliminary factor analysis supports a 3-factor structure for the RIS. As the sample size increases, we will examine the utility of weighting responses on tools that measure QOL dimensions with the corresponding item or factor from the RIS to better predict global QOL.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:25:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:25:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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