Assessment of Health Related to Quality of Life in Hypertensive and Diabetic Mellitus patients in Kurdistan/Iraq
Keywords:Chronic disease, Health, Quality of life
Background: Hypertension and diabetes mellitus are chronic diseases, therefore; they had negative effect on quality of life of affected patients.
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess health related to quality of life of hypertensive and diabetes mellitus patients through measuring their socioeconomic status, medical conditioning and co-morbidity.
Methodology: This is cross sectional study that has been carried out in Kurdistan- Iraq. Health Survey Questionnaire, Short form-12 was used for measuring health related quality of life. Conventional sampling method was carried out for collecting of data. T-Test was used to analyze the data
Result: Mean Health Survey Questionnaire, Short Form-12 score was 39.0±1.64, mean of physical component summary was 36.6±1.9 and mean of mental component summary of was 41.5±1.6. Health related quality of life among hypertensive and diabetes mellitus patients were poor in Kurdistan. On the other hand, poor health related quality of life was less observed in hypertension patients 39.7±1.7 as compared with diabetic patients 41.9±1.6.
Participants who were female, elder, did not have spouse and did not have job and/or retired were significantly and negatively associated with poor health related quality of life.
Conclusions: Health related quality of life among hypertensive and diabetes mellitus patients were poor in Kurdistan as compared with other countries. Included participants, who were female, elder, did not have spouse, did not have job and/or retired were significantly had poor health related quality of life.
Recommendation: Further recommends study longitudinal for assessing components of health related quality of life in both diseases separately(hypertension and diabetes).
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