A single-item general self-rated health (GSRH) question consistently predicts mortality in community cohort studies, but has not been examined in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We investigated whether a single-item GSRH question predicted mortality 12 months post-discharge in 800 ACS patients. Logistic regression was used to assess the relationship of the single-item GSRH question with mortality, controlling for cardiac risk factors, including depressive symptoms. The single-item GSHR question was associated with mortality on a bivariable basis (odds ratio=0.50, 95% confidence interval = 0.28-0.92, P = 0.027), but was not significant after controlling for other risk factors (odds ratio = 0.80, 95% confidence interval = 0.40-1.60, P = 0.522). Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:479-481.
- acute coronary syndrome
- self-rated health
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine