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|Title:||Rose Angina questionnaire: Validation with cardiologists' diagnoses to detect coronary heart disease in Bangladesh|
|Citation:||Indian Heart Journal, 2013; 65(1):30-39|
|Publisher:||Cardiological Society of India|
|Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Nicola Spurrier, Mohammad Afzal Mahmood, Mahmudur Rahman , Sohel Reza Choudhury, Stephen Leeder|
|Abstract:||<h4>Aim/objectives</h4>The study aimed to validate the Rose Angina Questionnaire (RAQ) to detect coronary heart disease (CHD) by comparing with cardiologists' diagnoses in Bangladesh.<h4>Methods</h4>Patients aged 40-75 years attending to two cardiac hospitals were diagnosed as either CHD positive or CHD negative by cardiologists. The RAQ was used to reclassify them into CHD positive [RAQ] and CHD negative [RAQ].<h4>Findings</h4>There were 302 CHD positive [cardiologists] and 302 CHD negative [cardiologists] individuals. The RAQ reclassified 194 individuals as CHD positive [RAQ] and 409 individuals as CHD negative [RAQ]. Therefore, the RAQ had 53% sensitivity and 89% specificity. There was no difference in sensitivity and specificity during subgroup analyzes by age and gender; the sensitivity was higher among people from lower socio-economic status.<h4>Conclusion</h4>The RAQ, having moderate sensitivity but high specificity to detect CHD, can be used to screen individuals at risk of CHD in large-scale epidemiological surveys.|
|Keywords:||Humans; Tobacco, Smokeless; Angina Pectoris; Incidence; Risk Factors; Sensitivity and Specificity; Case-Control Studies; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Bangladesh; Female; Male; Interviews as Topic; Surveys and Questionnaires|
|Rights:||Copyright © 2012, Cardiological Society of India. All rights reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Public Health publications|
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