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Chronic Heart Failure Questionnaire (CHFQ)

Name of questionnaire Chronic Heart Failure Questionnaire (CHFQ)
Type of questionnaire-description Designed to assess ongitudinal change over time of patients with chronic heart disease or heart failure.
Number of items Multi-dimensional, 20 items
Number of domains & categories 3 domains
Name of categories/domains   Dyspnoea, fatigue, emotional function
Scaling of items Likert scale (7 point)
Scoring available: with permission or free With permission
Test-retest reproducibility Yes
Internal consistency Yes (alpha=0.83-0.95)
Validity Yes
Language English
Translations in other languages (if yes, then list the languages) Yes, Chinese
Developer name G Guyatt et al.
Developer contact information Mapi Research Trust
Availability of questionnaire: needs permission from developer, cost or freely available Needs permission from McMaster University; contact
References (including original publication) Guyatt GH, Nogradi S, Halcrow S, Singer J, Sullivan M, Fallen EL. 1989 Development and testing of a new measure of health status for clinical trials in heart failure. Journal if General Internal medicine, 4(2), 101-107 ; Guyatt G., Sullivan M., Fallen E., Tihal H., Rideout E., Halcrow S., et al. A controlled trial of digoxin in congestive heart failure. Am J Cardiol 1988;61(4):371-375
Other References Review of all Heart failure QOL questionnaires- Garin O, Ferrer M, Pont A, Rue M, Kotseva A, Wiklund I, VanGanse E, Alonso J. 2009 Disease-specific health-related quality of life questionnaires for heart failure: a systematic review with meta-analyses. Qual Life Res 2009 18:71-85
Limitations Interviewer administered
Comments Interviewer administered; sensitive to patients with different severities of CHF.
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Last Reviewed: June 2016