Comparison of disease-specific quality of life tools in patients with chronic venous disease
ABSTRACT Objectives Quality of life (QoL) is an important outcome measure in the treatment for chronic venous disease. The Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire (AVVQ) and the ChronIc Venous Insufficiency quality of life Questionnaire (CIVIQ-14) are two validated disease-specific QoL questionnaires in current use. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between the AVVQ and the CIVIQ-14 to enable better comparison between studies and to compare these disease-specific QoL tools with generic QoL and clinician-driven tools.
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ABSTRACT: Patients with venous diseases may show marked reductions in health-related quality of life. The Freiburg Life Quality Assessment for venous diseases has been shown to be a valid and physical instrument.02/2015; 8. DOI:10.1016/j.wndm.2015.01.002
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