Paper Information

Journal:   ACTA MEDICA IRANICA   NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2007 , Volume 45 , Number 6; Page(s) 493 To 500.
 
Paper: 

QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH HEART FAILURE: A NOVEL TWO QUESTIONNAIRE STUDY

 
 
Author(s):  HATMI Z.N.*, SHATERIAN M., KAZEMI M.A.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL MEDICINE, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, MEDICAL SCIENCES/UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Heart failure (HF) is a common disease with high health care costs and high mortality rate Knowledge of the health-related quality of life(QOL) outcomes of HF may guide decision making and be useful in assessing new therapies for population. Yet little is known about QOL of HF patients in Iran. Objectives: To assess health related QOL of patients with HF with two different instrument and to correlate these two measures and to assess the role of relevant factors. Materials and Methods: Analytic cross sectional study was conducted involving 230 adult patients hospitalized with HF, demographic data and health –related quality of life were determined by interview; for assessing of quality of life was used SF-36 and Minnesota questionnaires . Simple random sampling from ward patients list choose patients. Patients had no other man diseases that affected their quality of life. Results: 118 female (53.3%) and 112 male (48.7%) with mean age of 51.4 +/-13.18 were collected. 61 patients (26.5%) were smoker and 100 patients (43.5%) had positive familial hearth disease history. Quality of life in some subscale: Physical functioning, Role physical and vitality, and Minnesota scare affected from patients age. Male patients had better quality of life than female in Minnesota scale and physical functioning, body pain, general health, vitality and emotional well-being. Duration of diagnosis affected Minnesota scale and role physical. Positive familial heart disease history affected physical functioning. Iranian patients have worse quality of life than other patients. This shows patients age, sex, duration of diagnosis, smoking and positive familial hearth disease history affected quality of life in heart failure patients.

 
Keyword(s): QUALITY OF LIFE, HEART FAILURE, RISK FACTOR, CROSS SECTIONAL
 
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