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dc.contributor.authorSaeed, Nasir
dc.contributor.authorNorekvål, Tone Merete
dc.contributor.authorSteiro, Ole-Thomas
dc.contributor.authorTjora, Hilde Lunde
dc.contributor.authorLangørgen, Jørund
dc.contributor.authorBjørneklett, Rune Oskar
dc.contributor.authorSkadberg, Øyvind
dc.contributor.authorBonarjee, Vernon V S
dc.contributor.authorMjelva, Øistein
dc.contributor.authorOmland, Torbjørn
dc.contributor.authorVikenes, Kjell
dc.contributor.authorAakre, Kristin Moberg
dc.description.abstractObjective: To describe the magnitude and predictors of symptom burden (SB) and quality of life (QoL) 3 months after hospital admission for acute chest pain. Design: Prospective observational study. Setting: Single centre, outpatient follow-up. Participants: 1506 patients. Outcomes: Scores reported for general health (RAND-12), angina-related health (Seattle Angina Questionnaire 7 (SAQ-7)) and dyspnoea (Rose Dyspnea Scale) 3 months after hospital admission for chest pain. Methods: A total of 1506 patients received questionnaires assessing general health (RAND-12), angina-related health (SAQ-7) and dyspnoea (Rose Dyspnea Scale) 3 months after discharge. Univariable and multivariable regression models identified predictors of SB and QoL scores. A mediator analysis identified factors mediating the effect of an unstable angina pectoris (UAP) diagnosis. Results: 774 (52%) responded. Discharge diagnoses were non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) (14.2%), UAP (17.1%), non-coronary cardiac disease (6.6%), non-cardiac disease (6.3%) and non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP) (55.6%). NSTEMI had the most favourable, and UAP patients the least favourable SAQ-7 scores (median SAQ7-summary; 88 vs 75, p<0.001). NCCP patients reported persisting chest pain in 50% and dyspnoea in 33% of cases. After adjusting for confounders, revascularisation predicted better QoL scores, while UAP, current smoking and hypertension predicted worse outcome. NSTEMI and UAP patients who were revascularised reported higher scores (p<0.05) in SAQ-7-QL, SAQ7-PL, SAQ7-summary (NSTEMI) and all SAQ-7 domains (UAP). Revascularisation altered the unstandardised beta value (>±10%) of an UAP diagnosis for all SAQ-7 and RAND-12 outcomes. Conclusions: Patients with NSTEMI reported the most favourable outcome 3 months after hospitalisation for chest pain. Patients with other diseases, in particular UAP patients, reported lower scores. Revascularised NSTEMI and UAP patients reported higher QoL scores compared with patients receiving conservative treatment. Revascularisation mediated all outcomes in UAP patients.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titlePredictors of long-term symptom burden and quality of life in patients hospitalised with chest pain: a prospective observational studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2022 the authorsen_US
dc.source.journalBMJ Openen_US
dc.identifier.citationBMJ Open. 2022, 12 (7), e062302.en_US

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