Priority 1 from the Advanced Heart Failure PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Which treatments have the biggest impact on the quality of life of people with advanced heart failure?  (JLA PSP Priority 1)

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JLA question ID


Explanatory note

Generally quality of life is not the primary (main) outcome in clinical studies - although it is likely to appear in exercise studies as a secondary outcome (not the main focus of study), self-management and self-care interventions


No systematic reviews on this topic in past five years 

Health Research Classification System category


Extra information provided by this PSP

Original uncertainty examples

Does involvement of a specialist palliative care team in addition to heart failure nurses improve quality of life for patients and their carers  ~ How can we most effectively improve survival and quality of life in people with HF? ~ I want my quality of life to get better so I am able to do these day to day tasks and more

 ~ Do diuretics improve quality of life? 

Submitted by

3 x health professionals, 1 x patient 
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0098
PSP name Advanced Heart Failure
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 65  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 13 February 2019