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Table 7 Baseline characteristics of the CardioBBEAT study participants – Quality of life

From: First outline and baseline data of a randomized, controlled multicenter trial to evaluate the health economic impact of home telemonitoring in chronic heart failure – CardioBBEAT

Characteristic All patients n = 621 Usual care n = 319 (51 %) Monitoring n = 302 (49 %) p value
SF-36v2     
  Physical comp. sum – number of patients (% valid) 581 (94) 299 (94) 282 (93)  
   mean ± SD 39 ± 10 39 ± 10 38 ± 10 0.458
   median (IQR) 38 (32–46) 38 (32–46) 38 (32–45)  
  Mental comp. sum – number of patients (% valid) 581 (94) 299 (94) 282 (93)  
   mean ± SD 45 ± 13 45 ± 12 44 ± 13 0.239
   median (IQR) 46 (35–56) 46 (36–55) 45 (34–56)  
  Physical functioning – number of patients (% valid) 591 (95) 304 (95) 287 (95)  
   mean ± SD 51 ± 27 52 ± 27 50 ± 27 0.445
   median (IQR) 50 (30–75) 50 (30–75) 50 (30–70)  
WHO-5     
  Score – number of patients (% valid) 586 (94) 301 (94) 285 (94)  
   mean ± SD 55 ± 25 55 ± 25 54 ± 25 0.588
   median (IQR) 56 (36–76) 56 (36–76) 56 (32–76)  
KCCQ     
  Overall sum – number of patients (% valid) 591 (95) 305 (96) 286 (95)  
   mean ± SD 59 ± 24 59 ± 24 60 ± 23 0.574
   median (IQR) 61 (42–80) 60 (42–80) 62 (42–80)  
  Clinical sum – number of patients (% valid) 591 (95) 305 (96) 286 (95)  
   mean ± SD 63 ± 25 63 ± 26 64 ± 24 0.409
   median (IQR) 67 (45–85) 67 (44–85) 69 (49–84)  
  1. Comp component, IQR interquartile range, KCCQ Kansas City cardiomyopathy questionnaire with 23 items for measuring disease-specific domains in CHF, SF-36v2 short form health survey with 36 questions using norm-based scoring, sum summary, WHO-5 World Health Organization Five, well-being index