Health-Related Quality of Life A Rapid Predictor of Hospitalization in Patients With Cirrhosis
Kok, B., Whitlock, R., Ferguson, T., Kowalczewski, J., Tangri, N., Tandon, P.
The American Journal of Gastroenterology
Patients with cirrhosis experience a worsened quality of life; this may be quantified by the use of health-related QoL (HRQoL) constructs, such as the chronic liver disease questionnaire (CLDQ) and EuroQoL Group—visual analog scale (EQ-VAS). In this multicenter prospective study, we aimed to evaluate HRQoL as a predictor of unplanned hospital admission/early mortality, identify HRQoL domains most affected in cirrhosis, and identify predictors of low HRQoL in patients with cirrhosis