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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.11.NQ66335

Quality of Life for Patients Using Ventricular Assist Devices: A multi-modality Study

Ibrahim Ayoub, RN, MSN.,Mirna Fawaz,3-Ahmad Rayan,ShereenHamadneh,

Abstract

Introduction:So far, there is no sufficient literature that examined the impact of using Ventricular Assisting Devices (LVAD) among patients and the impact on thepatients’ quality of life (QoL) and the adaptation. This study aimed to assess the QoLin patients with LVAD and to explore the lived experience of patients with LVAD. Methods:A mixed method study included 24 patients who hadan LVAD implanted. The Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire was used to collect data. Interviews were used to gather qualitative data.T-tests, correlations, and ANOVA were utilized as statistical tests.

Keywords

Quality of Life,Heart Failure, Left Ventricular Assist Device.

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