Short form-36 health survey as an evaluation tool for cardiac rehabilitation programs: is it appropriate?
Hawkes, Anna, Nowak, Madeleine, and Speare, Richard (2003) Short form-36 health survey as an evaluation tool for cardiac rehabilitation programs: is it appropriate? Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 23 (1). pp. 22-25.
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[Extract] Currently, patients are generally offered entry into cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs following cardiac surgery. Cardiac rehabilitation aims to promote optimal recovery and, where possible, to prevent coronary heart disease from progressing. Quality of life (QOL) is usually recommended as a standard component in evaluating CR. The Short Form-36 Health survey (SF-36) has been one of the most widely used general surveys for this purpose.
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