Flashcards in The Impact of Heart Disease on Quality of Life Deck (18)
What is Quality of Life?
The presence of a reasonable amount of pleasurable, successful and meaningful experience
What is Health Related quality of life?
Quality of life relative to one’s health or disease status
What 3 factors does the ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO)) focus on with regard to QOL?
Bodily functions and structures
In the Wilson and Cleary model of HRQOL, characteristics of both the individual and those of the environment are taken into account. What 4 factors do these characteristics branch out into and lead to HRQOL?
General health perceptions
What are the most important properties of HRQOL measurement scales?
Extent to which a measure provides similar values for individuals with a similar underlying QOL
Extent to which it measures what it purports to measure
Extent to which changes in HRQOL measures correlate with true changes in QOL
The extent to which a measure can detect meaningful changes in QOL
In the Seattle Angina Questionnaire, what are type of elements are explored?
Patients physical limitations caused by angina - Frequency of angina
Satisfaction with treatment
Degree to which they perceive their disease to affect their quality of life
What are the 8 domains of the S-36?
1. Physical functioning
2. Physical role functioning
3. Bodily pain
4. General health
6. Social role functioning
7. Emotional role functioning
8. Mental health
What are the 5 determinants of QOL?
• Physical functioning
• Psychological functioning
• Social functioning
• Occupational functioning
• Perception of health status
What are the physiological symptoms of anxiety?
– Fear of losing control
– Impending doom – Sense of dread
– Fear or terror
What are the behavioural symptoms of anxiety?
– Always rushing
What are the cognitive symptoms of anxiety?
– Difficulties concentrating
– Memory problems
– Catastrophic thinking
What are psychological symptoms of depression?
Loss of confidence
Suicidal ideation / self-harm
Feelings of uselessness / worthlessness / hopeless / inadequate
What are biological symptoms of depression?
Changes in sleep (over / under tired)
Mood (diurnal variation)
Changes in appetite (reduced / increased)