Unemployment and deprivation are associated with a poorer outcome following percutaneous coronary angioplasty

Leslie, S., Rysdale, J., Lee, A., Eteiba, H., Starkey, I., Pell, J. and Denvir, M. (2007) Unemployment and deprivation are associated with a poorer outcome following percutaneous coronary angioplasty. International Journal of Cardiology, 122(2), pp. 168-169. (doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2006.11.052)

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Abstract

This prospective observational study aimed to assess the impact of employment status and deprivation on quality of life 12 months after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Patients completed a questionnaire at baseline and at 1 year follow-up including a health utility score (EQ-5D), symptoms and employment status. Deprivation was assessed using the Carstairs' deprivation category based on area postcodes. The majority (79.6%) of patients of working age returned to work within 12 months. Unemployment was associated with a lower quality of life (QoL) at baseline (0.49 (0.32) vs 0.61 (0.27), p = 0.002) and less improvement in QoL 1 year after PCI (0.15 (0.37) vs 0.26 (0.31), p < 0.012). Furthermore, unemployed patients had significantly less improvement in chest pain score (p = 0.002) and breathlessness (p < 0.001). Unemployed patients from the most deprived areas had lowest QoL at follow-up and least improvement in QoL at 1 year. Unemployment and deprivation are associated with poorer outcomes following PCI.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Eteiba, Dr Hany and Pell, Professor Jill
Authors: Leslie, S., Rysdale, J., Lee, A., Eteiba, H., Starkey, I., Pell, J., and Denvir, M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Journal Name:International Journal of Cardiology
Publisher:Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.
ISSN:0167-5273

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