Quality of Life Assessment of Hypertensive Patients in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Jaipur
Background: Hypertension is the well-known risk factor for mortality and morbidity. About 7.1 million population worldwide dies each year due to cause of hypertension. It directly effects persons quality of life. Methods: Total number of 128 Hypertension diagnosed Patient’s data were collected under this study who were admitted to the General Medicine wards of tertiary care teaching hospital. WHO BREF questionnaires were given and filled forms by patients were collected. Result: In physical health 42 Patients are with excellent health, 81 Patients are fall under the moderate health and 5 Patients are with poor physical health status. In psychological assessment 36 Patients are with excellent health 83 Patients are fall under the moderate health and 9 Patients are with poor physical health status. In Social relation, 15 Patients are with excellent health, 98 Patients are fall under the moderate health, and 15 Patients are with poor physical health status. In environmental assessment, 57 Patients are with excellent health, 41 Patients are fall under the moderate health and 31 Patients are with poor physical health status. Conclusion: This study has shown overall moderate QOL with mean 3.25 and SD 0.63 among hypertensive patients according all four domains. Physical activities and marital status were important independent factors affecting both domains in QOL. Older age was associated with lower QOL in physical health. Presence of co-morbidity in hypertension patients are an important health issue influencing their satisfaction in physical health. Interventions targeted towards improving QOL of disadvantage patients are needed in the setting.
Keywords- Mental Health Assessment, WHO BREF, Quality of Life, Hypertension.
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