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belgium macnew valid and reliable

belgium_fluttering_flag_256As part of the international HeartQol project, the Flemish version of the MacNew was successfully tested in 334 Belgian Flemish speaking angina, mi and heartfailure patients. Validity and reliability could be established. Also the three factor structure was replicated.
The MacNew can be recommended as the specific instrument for assessing and evaluating health-related quality of life in Flemish-speaking patients in each of the three major ischaemic heart disease diagnoses: angina, ischaemic heart failure and myocardial infarction.
Overall the MacNew consistently demonstrates to be the leading HRQL for cardiac patients instrument world wide.
Acta Cardiol. 2012 Feb;67(1):31-9.