Usefulness of a single-item general self-rated health question to predict mortality 12 months after an acute coronary syndrome.
ABSTRACT A single-item general self-rated health (GSRH) question consistently predicts mortality in community cohort studies, but has not been examined in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We investigated whether a single-item GSRH question predicted mortality 12 months post-discharge in 800 ACS patients.
Logistic regression was used to assess the relationship of the single-item GSRH question with mortality, controlling for cardiac risk factors, including depressive symptoms.
The single-item GSHR question was associated with mortality on a bivariable basis (odds ratio=0.50, 95% confidence interval=0.28-0.92, P=0.027), but was not significant after controlling for other risk factors (odds ratio=0.80, 95% confidence interval=0.40-1.60, P=0.522).