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Table 1 General health and overall quality of life at 4 time-points (n = 108)

From: Quality of life can both influence and be an outcome of general health perceptions after heart surgery

  Baseline 3 months 6 months 12 months
General health 57.7 (21.1) 69.7 (18.8) 67.2 (19.7) 68.7 (21.3)
gQoL 5.0 (1.1) 5.6 (0.9) 5.5 (0.9) 5.6 (0.9)
QoLS-N 86.5 (10.2) 88.0 (10.3) 87.4 (11.0) 88.1 (10.3)
  1. Each observation is presented as mean (standard deviation).
  2. For all three scales, higher scores indicate better health or quality of life.
  3. General health scale range 0–100.
  4. gQoL scale range 1–7.
  5. QoLS-N scale range 16–112.