Rose Angina Questionnaire: validation with cardiologists' diagnoses to detect coronary heart disease in Bangladesh

Indian Heart J. Jan-Feb 2013;65(1):30-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2012.09.008. Epub 2012 Sep 12.

Abstract

Aim/objectives: The study aimed to validate the Rose Angina Questionnaire (RAQ) to detect coronary heart disease (CHD) by comparing with cardiologists' diagnoses in Bangladesh.

Methods: Patients aged 40-75 years attending to two cardiac hospitals were diagnosed as either CHD positive or CHD negative by cardiologists. The RAQ was used to reclassify them into CHD positive [RAQ] and CHD negative [RAQ].

Findings: There were 302 CHD positive [cardiologists] and 302 CHD negative [cardiologists] individuals. The RAQ reclassified 194 individuals as CHD positive [RAQ] and 409 individuals as CHD negative [RAQ]. Therefore, the RAQ had 53% sensitivity and 89% specificity. There was no difference in sensitivity and specificity during subgroup analyzes by age and gender; the sensitivity was higher among people from lower socio-economic status.

Conclusion: The RAQ, having moderate sensitivity but high specificity to detect CHD, can be used to screen individuals at risk of CHD in large-scale epidemiological surveys.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Angina Pectoris / diagnosis*
  • Angina Pectoris / epidemiology
  • Bangladesh / epidemiology
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Male
  • Risk Factors
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*
  • Tobacco, Smokeless