A narrative review of the quality of life scales specific for chronic venous diseases
Wu, Z. and Ma, Y.
To review the various quality of life (QoL) scales specific for chronic venous diseases (CVDs) and provide guidance and a reference for researchers to select the ideal measurement scale before studying QoL in patients with CVDs.The EBSCO, Ovid, PubMed, Wanfang, and CNKI databases were searched for the keywords "vein," "quality of life," and "scale/questionnaire," and various scales used to measure QoL in patients with CVDs. The QoL aspects were investigated and researched, and then, the search results were screened and summarized.A total of 10 major scales related to the QoL in patients with CVDs were included. The scales differed in dimension, reliability, validity, scoring method, evaluation method, and scope of application.The investigator should select the chronic venous disease QoL scale according to the research purpose and subjects, and then implement the scale to compare the specific aspects of QoL in patients with different CVDs.