In Sweden, about 5000 people every year suffer from a sudden and unexpected cardiac arrest out-of-hospital. Ten per cent of these survive. The quality of life within the patient group suffering from these cardiac arrests has not been studied to any great extent. The quantitative research that has been done on quality of life has mainly focused on functional capability and the broader state of health.
The project Quality of life after a cardiac arrest – development of instruments develops and examines a new ‘quality of life instrument’, in both a smaller population from the Swedish national registry of cardiac arrests out-of-hospital and in a control group. The purpose of the instrument is to measure well-being within this patient group.