Health Related Quality of Life after ECT for depression: A study exploring the role of different electrode-placements and pulse-widths

V. Gálvez, A. Li, C. Oxley, S. Waite, N. De Felice, D. Hadzi-Pavlovic, D. Kumar, Andrew C. Page, Geoff Hooke, C.K. Loo

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© 2016 Elsevier B.V.
Introduction Prior research has shown large improvements in HRQOL after a course of ECT for depression. However, the effect of different types of ECT on HRQOL outcomes has not been explored. This is important due to the considerable range of ECT treatment modalities that currently exist in clinical practice. Methods HRQOL data from 355 depressed patients in three Australian clinical hospitals, who received ECT given with a range of treatment modalities (combinations of pulse-width and electrode-placement), were analysed. HRQOL was measured at baseline and after ECT, using the Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire-Short Form (Q-LES-Q-SF). The association between type of ECT and HRQOL after ECT was examined by regression analysis, controlling for variables that may affect HRQOL outcomes. Results There was a significant increase in HRQOL scores after ECT (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-272
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Volume206
Early online date9 Aug 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

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