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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

2012AB Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire Source Information

Web site:
http://www.mlhfq.org

Authority
MLHFQ (Minnesota Living With Heart Failure Questionnaire) is developed and maintained by the University of Minnesota, Office for Technology Commercialization

Purpose
The MLHFQ is designed to measure the effects of heart failure and its treatments on an individuals quality of life.

Description
MLHFQ measures the effects of symptoms, functional limitations, and psychological distress on an individuals quality of life. It consists of questions that assess the impact of frequent physical symptoms, the effects of heart failure on physical/social functions, and side effects of treatments, hospital stays, and costs of care.

Metathesaurus Scope
The Metathesaurus representation of MLHFQ is extracted from the LOINC release files.

Audience
MLHFQ is used in clinical care, clinical research, and education.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
MLHFQ is a new source in the 2012AB Metathesaurus release. MLHFQ will be updated in each Metathesaurus release as part of LOINC.

Sites Consulted

  1. 1. Minnesota Living With Heart Failure Questionnaire [Internet]. Saint Paul, MN: University of Minnesota, Office for Technology Commercialization; c2010. [updated 2010 Jun 25; cited 2012 Aug 30]. Available from: http://www.license.umn.edu/Products/Minnesota-Living-With-Heart-Failure-Questionnaire__Z94019.aspx
  2. 2. Health-Related Quality of Life Measures [Internet]. [Wisconsin]: Health Measurement Research Group, University of Wisconsin; c2008. [cited 2012 Aug 30]. Available from: http://www.healthmeasurement.org/Measures.html