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Psychometric properties of the Arabic Macnew heart disease healthrelated quality of life questionnaire

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Aims: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major health problem in Saudi Arabia as well as in other highly developed countries. Notably, 42% of all deaths in Saudi Arabia occur as a result of CVD (WHO, 2011). While there has been a focus on some of the risk factors (smoking and obesity) in Saudi Arabia, there is a paucity of research on secondary prevention practices, healthrelated behaviors and the quality of life for Saudi people following a recent cardiac event. The aim of this study was to examine the health-related behaviors of Saudi people following a recent cardiac event, and identified the factors that influence these behaviors. It was also aim to describe the health-related quality of life of patients in Saudi Arabia after a cardiac event. This paper reports on outcomes of a pilot study undertaken to verify whether the instruments that used to assess health related behaviors and quality of life of Saudi patients following a recent cardiac events is valid and reliable for a Saudi Arabian population after translation into Arabic. Method: A cross-sectional design has been conducted in this study. 60 patients who were visiting the cardiology outpatient clinic at King Fahd General Hospital were recruited. Results: The pilot study has evaluated selected psychometric properties of the MacNew Arabic version based on criteria recommended by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Medical Outcomes Trust. This paper will report the results of this testing. Conclusion: This instrument demonstrated the reliability and validity and used to undertake a large study.

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Rawas, H., et al., Psychometric properties of the Arabic Macnew heart disease healthrelated quality of life questionnaire. Cardiology (Switzerland), 2015. 132: p. 71.


Methods Condition Gender Age Country Setting Sample size
cardiology outpatient Both Saudi Arabia
Healthcare Facility 60

Number of items

27 items


Measure does not require training

Required time

Not available

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