October 1, 2011

Qualitative interviews vs standardized self-report questionnaires in assessing quality of life in heart transplant recipients


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This recent single center study conducted by Ross et al provides unique insight into the phenomenon of undisclosed distress experienced by heart transplant recipients using mixed methodology qualitative research. The findings suggest that routine quantitative QOL measures may not adequately detect significant concerns in 50% of patients.

 

Cardiac Transplantation

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