Shortened Version of SAQ Now Available
03 September 2014 - 07:16
On September 2, 2014, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes published the development of the 7-item SAQ. This shortened version of the SAQ reduces the scale from 19 to 7 items. While it does not collect the Angina Stability or Treatment Satisfaction scale, it produces extremely valid, reliable and sensitive measures of the Angina Frequency, Physical Limitation and Quality of Life domains, along with a new Summary Score. While some studies may prefer the additional domains in the full version, the shortened version markedly decreases respondent burden and is more practical for routine clinical care – a key direction for patient-reported outcomes measures, as cited in an accompanying editorial.