Attributes of the MIDAS include:
For use in patients in the early recovery period following MI and in the long term.
Sensitive to change in health status
The MIDAS can readily be used to measure the outcome of any therapeutic intervention.
Results show that the MIDAS is highly reliable, both in terms of internal reliability at the patient group level and, given the magnitude of the reliability results, potentially at the individual level.
The MIDAS contains seven dimensions (physical activity; insecurity; emotional reaction; dependency; diet; concerns over medication; side effects) and so addresses a combination of concerns distinctively associated with MI patients.
Easy to use
Short and simple in format, so that it is applicable in a wide range of healthcare applications and results in high response rates. Although predominantly used as patient self-complete questionnaire the MIDAS can be interviewer administered.
Addresses aspects of MI not covered by generic PROs
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