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Table 1 Study characteristics (N = 17 studies)

From: Transitions of care interventions to improve quality of life among patients hospitalized with acute conditions: a systematic literature review

References Country Population of focus Study design Quality of Life Measure Quality assessment summary score/ out of 1.0
Abad-Corpa et al. [38] Spain Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Quasi-Experimental Saint George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) .9090
Aboumatar et al. [24]a and [26] United States Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease RCT Saint George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) .9090; .9285
Boter [39] Netherlands Stroke RCT Short-Form-36 (SF-36) .9285
Chow et al. [32] China Peritoneal dialysis/hemodialysis RCT Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short Form (KDQOL-SFTM) .9642
Claiborne [28] United States Stroke RCT Short-Form-36 (SF-36) .75
Fjærtoft et al. [30] Norway Stroke RCT Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) .857
Hanssen et al. [31] Norway Myocardial infarction RCT Short-Form-36 (SF-36) .821
Harrison et al. [34] Canada Congestive heart failure RCT Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) .964
Hermiz et al. [40] Australia Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease RCT Saint George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) .785
Konstam et al. [27] and Weintraub et al. [25]a United States Congestive heart failure RCT Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) .785;.892
Mehralian et al. [36] Iran Congestive heart failure RCT Short-Form-36 (SF-36) .821
Rezapour-Nasrabad [37] Iran Chronic heart failure RCT Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) .785
Wells et al. [42] United Kingdom Breast cancer RCT Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B) and EQ-5D .884
Whitaker-Brown et al. [29] United States Heart failure Prospective one group pre- and post-test design Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) .95
Wierzchowiecki et al. [41] Poland Chronic heart failure RCT Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) .714
Wong et al. [33] China Stroke RCT Short-Form-36 (SF-36) .892
Woodend et al. [35] Canada Cardiac disease RCT Short-Form-36 (SF-36) .821
  1. RCT, randomized controlled trial
  2. aArticle included to provide context for related article