Short-form 6D assessment in compression module of the American College of Phlebology Patient Reported Outcome Venous Registry

Yung-wei Chi, Blythe Durbin-Johnson, Marlin Schul

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Objective: The goal of this American College of Phlebology Patient Reported Outcome Venous Registry analysis was to examine the clinical efficacy of compression stockings using short-form 6D questionnaire (SF-6D). Method: SF-6D scores were modeled over time using linear mixed effects model. Changes of SF-6D score from baseline to the last encounter were examined using a paired t-test. Analysis of variance was used to compare changes from baseline in SF-6D scores between C classifications. All analyses were conducted using SAS software, version 9.4 (SAS Institute, Cary NC). Results: Baseline mean SF-6D score was 0.83 and at follow-up, 0.85. Mean SF-6D change was +0.02 points (P =.001) over an average time period of 5.5 months. Patients’ SF-6D scores were estimated to increase by +0.03 points (P =.005) per year of usage of compression stockings. SF-6D score changes across C classifications did not demonstrate significant differences (P =.265). Conclusion: There was an improvement of SF-6D score in the registry participants who used circular knit compression stockings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-429
Number of pages5
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018



  • compression stockings
  • generic health questionnaire
  • patient-reported outcome
  • SF-6D

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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