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Quality-of-life assessment in an outpatient parenteral antibiotic program.

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Source
Ann Pharmacother. 2002 Dec;36(12):1851-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2002
Author
Alan F Goodfellow
Amy O Wai
Luciana Frighetto
Carlo A Marra
Barbara M Ferreira
M Lynn Chase
Ruth E Nicol
Carole A Leong
Sally Tomlinson
Peter J Jewesson
Author Affiliation
Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical Service Unit, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, British Columbia, Canada.
Source
Ann Pharmacother. 2002 Dec;36(12):1851-5
Date
Dec-2002
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Ambulatory Care - standards - statistics & numerical data
Anti-Bacterial Agents - administration & dosage - therapeutic use
Canada
Communicable Diseases - drug therapy
Female
Hospitals, Teaching
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Outpatients - psychology
Quality of Life
Questionnaires
Time Factors
Abstract
To measure changes and to identify predictors of change of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for enrollees into an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) program.
A multidisciplinary, single-center, prospective investigation was conducted at a 1000-bed Canadian adult tertiary-care teaching hospital. Over a 15-month study period, consenting patients who were enrolled in the OPAT program completed paired Short Form-36 (SF-36) questionnaires within 48 hours prior to discharge from the hospital and again 26-30 days after discharge. Sociodemographic data and clinical variables were also collected for the purpose of determining potential predictors of change in quality of life.
During the study period, 134 patients were enrolled in the OPAT program and 82 completed the paired SF-36 questionnaires. Study participants experienced a significant improvement in 3 SF-36 domains (physical functioning, bodily pain, role emotional) and the mental component summary scale (MCS) scores when they were transferred from the hospital to home setting. The SF-36 scores for all domains and summary scales were lower than the Canadian population average (all p
PubMed ID
12452743 View in PubMed
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