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Study of quality of life in heart failure hospitalized patients In Kerman medical university hospital in 2008

(2014) Study of quality of life in heart failure hospitalized patients In Kerman medical university hospital in 2008. Life Science Journal.

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Introduction: Heart failure is a disabling and chronic disease whose progressive symptoms and the subsequent physical limitations lower the quality of life. Improving the quality of life is of a great importance in the health care system academic course. Therefore, evaluating the life quality of patients with heart failure helps nurses to do a more principled care service. The present research was carried out with the aim of examining the quality of life among patients afflicted with heart failure. Methodology: This research is of a descriptive-analytical type and was done on 200 patients suffering from heart failure hospitalized in the heart section or CCU of Shafa and Afzalipour hospitals. In order to check for the life quality of these patients, the common and standard SF36 instrument was employed. The questionnaires were filled out through interviews with the patients. To analyze the data, central tendency, distribution, Mann-Whitney U-test, Kruskal-Wallis and regression were employed using SPSS version 13. Findings: Research findings revealed that 57.5% of the patients were female. Average age was 65.43+12.02. In examining the aspects of life quality using SF36, the highest and lowest scores belonged to mental health and physical problems respectively. Investigating the correlation of individual characteristics and the quality of life among these patients revealed that those of less than 60 years of age who were also married enjoyed a better life quality. From different aspects, women had a lower quality of life than men (p<0.05); patients with lower educational level also showed to have a lower quality life. Investigating the correlation of comorbidities and the quality of life showed that patients who had experienced heart attack, angina, high blood pressure, diabetes, respiratory problems or CABG surgery had an overall lower quality of life. Concerning smoking cigarettes, drug addiction, affliction with kidney diseases, brain stroke, no statistically significant correlation was found (p<0.05). Conclusion: The overall results indicated that patients with heart failure are not privileged with a high quality of life. It is, therefore, suggested that healthcare providers especially nurses provide the required consistent care, proper treatment and facilities in order to improve the quality of life for these patients.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: CCU, Heart failure, Interior of heart section, Quality of life
Subjects: cardiovascular
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Cardiovascular Research Center
Depositing User: مرکز تحقیقات قلب و عروق

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