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Profile and Correlates of Health‑related Quality of Life in Chinese Patients with Coronary Heart Disease Ling Wang1, Yi‑Qun Wu1, Xun Tang1, Na Li2, Liu He3, Yang Cao4, Da‑Fang Chen1, Yong‑Hua Hu1 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing 100191, China 2 Fangshan Science and Technology Committee, Beijing 102488, China 3 Division of Non‑Communicable Disease Control and Community Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China 4 Public Health Emergency Center, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China 1

Abstract Background: Although coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the major cardiovascular diseases, risk factors associated with the health‑related quality of life (HRQoL) of CHD patients remain unclear. The present study was designed to determine the profile and significant factors of the HRQoL in CHD patients. Methods: A cross‑sectional study was conducted in rural communities of Fangshan District, Beijing, China. Socio‑demographic, lifestyle, and comorbidity information of CHD patients were collected by a structured questionnaire and medical records. HRQoL was measured using European Quality of Life 5‑dimensions (EQ‑5D) scale and EQ Visual Analog Scale (EQ‑VAS). Multiple linear and logistic regressions were performed to explore the association of potential risk factors with HRQoL scores and each EQ‑5D, respectively. Results: Totally, 1928 CHD patients (mean age 61.64 ± 9.24 years; female:male = 2.4:1) were enrolled in the study. The mean score of EQ‑5D index and EQ‑VAS were 0.889 ± 0.172 and 71.56 ± 17.65, respectively. Multiple linear regression revealed that marital status, physical activity, moderate alcohol drinking, and family’s population were positive independent correlates of EQ‑VAS, whereas diabetes mellitus and stroke were negative independent correlates (all P 

Profile and Correlates of Health-related Quality of Life in Chinese Patients with Coronary Heart Disease.

Although coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the major cardiovascular diseases, risk factors associated with the health-related quality of life (HR...
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