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dc.contributor.authorFreeman, Lisa M.
dc.contributor.authorRush, John E.
dc.contributor.authorClark, Melissa A.
dc.contributor.authorBulmer, Barret J.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:09:56.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T16:49:29Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T16:49:29Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-12
dc.date.submitted2020-06-09
dc.identifier.citation<p>Freeman LM, Rush JE, Clark MA, Bulmer BJ. Validation and preliminary data from a health-related quality of life questionnaire for owners of dogs with cardiac disease. J Vet Intern Med. 2020 May;34(3):1119-1126. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15791. Epub 2020 May 12. PMID: 32396234; PMCID: PMC7255686. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.15791">Link to article on publisher's site</a></p>
dc.identifier.issn0891-6640 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jvim.15791
dc.identifier.pmid32396234
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/41472
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Cardiac disease in dogs impacts the quality of life (QoL) of their owners, but owners' QoL has not been comprehensively assessed in this population. OBJECTIVES: To develop, validate, and provide preliminary data from a health-related QoL (hrQoL) questionnaire for owners of dogs with cardiac disease. SUBJECTS: A total of 141 owners of dogs with cardiac disease were studied. METHODS: An owner hrQoL (O-hrQoL) questionnaire containing 20 items related to areas of a person's life that could be impacted by caring for a dog with cardiac disease was developed and administered to owners of dogs with cardiac disease. The highest possible total score was 100, with higher scores indicating a worse hrQoL. Readability, internal consistency, face and construct validity, and item-total correlations were assessed. RESULTS: Median O-hrQoL score was 35 (range, 0-87). The questionnaire had good internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.933), construct validity (Spearman's r = 0.38-0.53; Kendall's tau = 0.30-0.43; P < .001), and item-total correlation (Spearman's r = 0.44-0.79; Kendall's tau = 0.34-0.66; all P < .001). Fifty percent of owners indicated a negative effect of dogs' cardiac disease on their own QoL, but all owners responded that caring for their dogs either had strengthened (n = 76; 53.9%) or had no effect on their relationship with their dog (n = 65; 46.1%). CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL IMPORTANCE: The O-hrQoL questionnaire had good validity, and results suggest that owners' QoL is significantly impacted by caring for dogs with cardiac disease. Additional research on effective approaches to minimizing the negative effects of a dog's cardiac disease on the owner is warranted.
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dc.subjectquality of life
dc.subjectdog owners
dc.subjectcardiac disease
dc.subjectdilated cardiomyopathy
dc.subjectheart failure
dc.subjectmyxomatous mitral valve disease
dc.subjectEpidemiology
dc.subjectVeterinary Medicine
dc.titleValidation and preliminary data from a health-related quality of life questionnaire for owners of dogs with cardiac disease
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of veterinary internal medicine
dc.source.volume34
dc.source.issue3
dc.identifier.legacyfulltexthttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5269&amp;context=oapubs&amp;unstamped=1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/oapubs/4250
dc.identifier.contextkey18035212
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-23T16:49:29Z
html.description.abstract<p>BACKGROUND: Cardiac disease in dogs impacts the quality of life (QoL) of their owners, but owners' QoL has not been comprehensively assessed in this population.</p> <p>OBJECTIVES: To develop, validate, and provide preliminary data from a health-related QoL (hrQoL) questionnaire for owners of dogs with cardiac disease.</p> <p>SUBJECTS: A total of 141 owners of dogs with cardiac disease were studied.</p> <p>METHODS: An owner hrQoL (O-hrQoL) questionnaire containing 20 items related to areas of a person's life that could be impacted by caring for a dog with cardiac disease was developed and administered to owners of dogs with cardiac disease. The highest possible total score was 100, with higher scores indicating a worse hrQoL. Readability, internal consistency, face and construct validity, and item-total correlations were assessed.</p> <p>RESULTS: Median O-hrQoL score was 35 (range, 0-87). The questionnaire had good internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.933), construct validity (Spearman's r = 0.38-0.53; Kendall's tau = 0.30-0.43; P < .001), and item-total correlation (Spearman's r = 0.44-0.79; Kendall's tau = 0.34-0.66; all P < .001). Fifty percent of owners indicated a negative effect of dogs' cardiac disease on their own QoL, but all owners responded that caring for their dogs either had strengthened (n = 76; 53.9%) or had no effect on their relationship with their dog (n = 65; 46.1%).</p> <p>CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL IMPORTANCE: The O-hrQoL questionnaire had good validity, and results suggest that owners' QoL is significantly impacted by caring for dogs with cardiac disease. Additional research on effective approaches to minimizing the negative effects of a dog's cardiac disease on the owner is warranted.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathoapubs/4250
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
dc.source.pages1119-1126


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